Economy: Spain and the US

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Any 'green shoots' of recovery in Spain have yet to be seen by those affected by recession there. Pascale Harter considers the burden the older generations have taken on to shield their families from the brunt of the downturn. But what happens to those who lack that safety net?

Nowadays, Michael Wendling struggles to find products on sale in the US which were manufactured there. Yet he visits a shop which sells nothing but American-made goods. Could this be the start of a trend?

Presenter: Tony Grant
Producer: John Murphy

Photo: 48 year old former door factory worker Angel Perez Fernandez (second right) eats paella together with his 40-year old wife, Maria Regine Bueno Villar (right), who worked as a cleaning lady at door factories, and their unemployed 20-year daughter Maria Regina (second left), at the home of his mother in law.
Photo Credit:Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

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Fri 14 Feb 2014 20:50 GMT

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