With seven states now seeing double-digit unemployment rates, the region is feeling some of the costs of a low-wage economy.
The unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent in December.
The first direct talks since the August war were postponed until Nov. 18 due to a dispute over the role of delegates from the breakaway regions.
Giant sculptures give character to the landscape.
The genius of Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, N.Y., derives from the interplay between colossal sculptures and expansive terrain.