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Faces of Unemployment: Columbia Chef Searches for a Job May 18, 2009

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Bob Hine, a former sorority house chef, lost his job this past December. He has been looking for work ever since, and, and although cooking is his passion, he says he will take any job that comes his way right now.

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Faces of Unemployment: Columbia Builder Stays Positive May 18, 2009

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Joseph Serrano waits in line at the Missouri Career Center.

Joseph Serrano waits in line at the Missouri Career Center with his son.

Joseph Serrano talks about recently being laid off from his job at a building company. Serrano said he has never had trouble finding employment before this. Listen now.

Mid-Missouri’s Agricultural Community May 15, 2009

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Business Beat 05/13/09

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits southeast Missouri to talk about the nation’s agriculture community. In Columbia, Eric Durban looks at how the farmer’s market did not receive federal stimulus funding that would have helped finance a new pavilion. Hosted by Sean Powers.

Immigration in Mid-Missouri May 8, 2009

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Rigotto Perez

Rigotto Perez is the shopkeeper of Los Cuates Latin Market on Paris Road. Before moving to Missouri three years ago, Perez lived in Florida.

Business Beat 05/06/09

President Barack Obama may address immigration reform this month. On the campaign trail, Obama promised comprehensive immigration legislation, including a plan to make it easier for immigrants to obtain US citizenship. In Columbia, Eric Durban looks at how Missouri is addressing the immigration issue. Carolina Astrain visits Los Cuates Latin Store in Columbia, a business hurting because fewer immigrants are coming to Missouri. With more on the Faces of Unemployment series, Columbia’s Courtney Flatt has the story of a mid-Missouri immigrant who was recently laid off.

Foreclosure Legislation Could Give Renters More Time May 1, 2009

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Foreclosed home in Huntsville, MO valued at $9,950)

Foreclosed home in Huntsville, MO valued at $9,950

Business Beat 04/29/09

This week, the Obama administration said it would expand its housing aid plan by offering mortgage lenders incentives to lower the rates borrowers’ pay on second mortgages. Missouri Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports on a bill floating through the Missouri General Assembly that could give renters more time to move out of a foreclosed unit. Then, KBIA’s Ken Boehlke talks to ReMax Boone Realty agent Greg Harmon who says Missouri renters of foreclosed properties have more than enough time to plenty of time to find a new home.