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General News    H3'ed 12/2/15

Why a poor Southern city's only hope was a Chinese company moving in

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How the arrival of a Chinese factory in rural Alabama raised hopes for economic renewal but ended up disappointing locals.   The state gave large tax breaks and other benefits to lure the Chinese company, which promised wages $15 to $17 dollars an hour. In fact, wages were significantly lower and many workers struggled to survive.  The area is impoverished and poorly educated.  Republican policies perpetuate that poverty by under-funding education.

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