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July 4, 1996 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades, Alta Wadlow has toughed it out alone on this hard-scrabble prairie. But like most cattle ranchers in the Southwest this year, Wadlow, 65, got caught in an economic squeeze not seen since the great droughts of the 1930s. Scorching sun, lashing winds and scant rainfall--combined with record high feed costs and low beef prices--drove her too deep into the red.
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July 4, 1996 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades, Alta Wadlow has toughed it out alone on this hard-scrabble prairie. But like most cattle ranchers in the Southwest this year, Wadlow, 65, got caught in an economic squeeze not seen since the great droughts of the 1930s. Scorching sun, lashing winds and scant rainfall--combined with record high feed costs and low beef prices--drove her too deep into the red.
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BUSINESS
November 1, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widely predicted economic downturn appears to have begun in earnest, but its impact so far appears to be spotty. Pockets of the country, notably the Southwest and Midwest, so far have avoided a severe slump, while New England, New York and a few other areas have already fallen into a recession, a report by regional Federal Reserve banks showed Wednesday. California, meanwhile, seems to fall in between.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widely predicted economic downturn appears to have begun in earnest, but its impact so far appears to be spotty. Pockets of the country, notably the Southwest and Midwest, so far have avoided a severe slump, while New England, New York and a few other areas have already fallen into a recession, a report by regional Federal Reserve banks showed Wednesday. California, meanwhile, seems to fall in between.
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