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Faces of the Recession

  • The Student: Recession Ate My Internship Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 7:44 AM ET

    Kevin Sullivan thought it wouldn't be too hard to find an internship in his chosen field. He quickly found out differently.

  • The Restaurateur: Like Hoops of Fire Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Daniel Maestri has seen it all as the owner of a restaurant started during the depression by his grandmother.

  • The Nun: Day Laborer Outreach Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:39 AM ET

    Sister Margaret Smyth used to help day laborers -- legal and illegal -- find work. There's so little work these days, there's almost no one left to help.

  • The Mother: Yard Sale Bust Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 6:33 AM ET

    Diane Rawles had a lot of experience -- and success -- making money from yard sales, until she decided to raise money recently for her daughter's honeymoon.

  • The Entrepreneur: Time to Bootstrap It Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 5:43 AM ET

    Anthony Timperman thought his new business venture was about to take off. Then recession hit.

  • The Layoff Victim: Networking Newbie Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    Jennifer Flowers was laid off from her job with a non-profit organization the morning of Monday, September 14. By that afternoon, she was petitioning President Obama for a job.

  • The Community Developer: Health Care Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 5:29 AM ET

    For community developer and church pianist Marsha Jones, the recession wasn't the impetus for her work to help the residents in the Harrisburg neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia, but it certainly was well timed.

For community developer and church pianist Marsha Jones, the recession wasn't the impetus for her work to help the residents in the Harrisburg neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia, but it certainly was well timed.