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Industrial heartland showing signs of life

The economy in Elkhart, Ind., is growing again, but the recovery is two tales of one city: one told by those who are hiring or being rehired, and another by those who have been left behind. Full story

Elkhart rebound

   The data show the recession-battered economy in Elkhart, Ind., is slowly recovering, but many who are still without work say they don’t see any evidence of that.

The economy talks in Elkhart

   Are there signs of economic recovery in Elkhart, Ind.? It depends on who you ask.

THINK donates 15 electric cars to Indiana

   Fully-electric cars are rolling off the assembly line in Elkhart, Ind., and Indiana's Department of Natural Resources is taking full advantage. WNDU-TV's Stephanie Stang reports.

Norway electric carmaker Think starts U.S. production

Norwegian electric carmaker Think has started production of its City urban runabout car at an assembly plant in Elkhart, Indiana. Full story

Class of the Recession, one year later

   Elkhart, Ind. graduates reflect on life in the ‘real world’ a year after high school.

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