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Could Brooklyn hipsters help save the middle class?

Updated: July 15 2014,
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Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine — these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at some of these businesses and the challenges of carving out one’s own career.