Recession realities: Stories from the frontline
Jobs. Foreclosures. Service cuts. Here's what the downturn looks like up close.
(3:03) Local leaders are struggling to keep revitalized areas from going bad.
(2:10) Rhode Islanders are retraining in industries like marine trades.
(2:10) Banks commit to loan millions as the state vows to boost economy.
(2:10) Rhode Island's governor on how to close $350 million deficit.
(3:35) Renters are getting caught in the mortgage meltdown.
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
America's Money Crisis
House Oversight Committee hears testimony from bailout overseer on nearly $1.8 billion in bonuses promised by troubled insurer AIG. More
Ben Bernanke and the Fed have lent and spent trillions, but as the recovery takes hold, they'll have to rein some of that back in. More
Troubled lender to small businesses is trying to slash $5.7 billion of debt off its books through an exchange offer, or face bankruptcy. More