Recession realities: Stories from the frontline
Jobs. Foreclosures. Service cuts. Here's what the downturn looks like up close.
A small construction company is taking the state's first economic recovery project to the streets. more
Rhode Island has claimed millions of the $1 billion it expects. CNNMoney.com's coverage of the tiny state with big economic problems continues. more
The people of Rhode Island are feeling the pain and finding solutions. Here's what the recession looks like up close. more
States are cutting services. A Rhode Island senior center that keeps Eva Gomez connected might close - 'I'd feel sad because I'd have to stay home all day.' more
A federal program offers billions to rescue communities from the plague of foreclosures. For states like Rhode Island, it's barely enough to go around. more
More Americans like Alan Moniz are retraining for new careers. Moniz, 31 years in manufacturing, is starting over in health care - 'It takes a lot of work.' more