CNN/MONEY VIDEO: ‘Hard times in the heartland; Factory layoffs and a flood mean suffering for [Amana Colonies]’ October 17, 2008Posted by John in Agriculture, Business.
Tags: Al Powell, Amana Colonies (Iowa), economy, farming, flooded areas, Flooding, Floods of 2008, John Vought, tourism, Whirlpool
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AMANA COLONIES, Iowa (CNNMoney.com) — The turmoil on Wall Street has come to the Pit Stop, a bar in the blue-collar town of Marengo, Iowa.
That’s where Al Powell spent a recent Sunday afternoon thinking about his future after he and his wife were laid off from their assembly line jobs at the nearby Whirlpool factory. …