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US city turns tough times into 'co-ops'
Submitted by miraluna on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 4:58pm
In Richmond, a city in the US state of California with 17 per cent unemployment, many jobless are turning to community co-operative ventures, or "co-ops", to create new economic opportunities. By pooling their talents and resources, residents in one of America's most dangerous cities, are hoping to lure new businesses and opportunities. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Richmond, California. Watch this report.