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Biotechnology firms actually added jobs while other industries, like construction, lost them during the Great Recession. In the finale of our series, we explore whether biotech can offer jobs to unemployed carpenters and real estate agents.
December 02, 2011
Some Mexican shoppers traveled a long way to get in on Black Friday sales along the U.S.-Mexico border.
November 25, 2011
Tired of waiting in line at the supermarket during this holiday season? There may be some food you can harvest right outside your back door.
November 23, 2011
More than 100 janitors and supporters demonstrated in front of San Diego's federal building. Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, they expressed their displeasure about the lack of immigration reform.
November 18, 2011
Mexico and the U.S. are working on a broad deal that would better manage water from the Colorado River.
November 14, 2011
Hundreds of Iraqis in San Diego County await relatives living as refugees in Middle Eastern countries. In the final part of our series, the process of resettling these refugees to the U.S. has faced major setbacks recently, especially those caught in the strife in Syria.
November 04, 2011
The "surf fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border that extends into the ocean is undergoing reconstruction, despite some environmental concerns.
November 03, 2011
It's hard to find a job these days; even harder if you've just landed in the country – as many Iraqi refugees have. In the second part of our series, we look at efforts by local resettlement agencies to connect highly skilled refugees with potential employers.
November 03, 2011
About 60,000 Iraqi refugees have come to the U.S. since 2007, many settling in Texas, Arizona and California. In the first of a three-part series, we report the federal government efforts to resettle the refugees has left some schools, hospitals and other local services overwhelmed.
November 02, 2011
UPDATED with a video. Mexico has a long and successful tradition of producing world champion boxers. Now, with the rise of mixed martial arts in the U.S. and Mexico, Tijuana has become a training ground for a new generation of fighters.
October 31, 2011

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