Marketplace Money for Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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America is coming back. The recovery may be tentative, but it feels as though we’re leaving the Great Recession behind at last. Every day we hear stories about people who hit bottom during the bad times, but who are now putting their lives back together. They’re stories of determination, heroism, adaptability and inspiration; brought to you in a special partnership between Marketplace Money and The New York Times.

Nailing a comeback

Connecticut contractor Peter Schneider is surviving the recession thanks to his hard-won skills, hard-working attitude, and a little bit of luck.
Posted In: bethel, Connecticut, housing market, financial crisis, construction

Turning the neighborhood around

Jennifer Kuzara is doing her part to spur a recovery, both in her Atlanta suburb and the wider housing market.
Posted In: home improvement, Atlanta, New York Times, refinance

Slow and steady returns

An investment portfolio owes its comeback to diversification and time.
Posted In: Investing, recession, portfolios, balance

From heavy industry to intensive care

Workers in Detroit who've been laid off from traditional industry are finding new and unexpected opportunities in the caring professions.
Posted In: nursing, Detroit, employment, Unemployment, second career

Go North, young man!

The promise of steady work is attracting workers of all ages to Williston, N.D., and creating a new boom town on America's energy frontier.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, man camp, Williston, employment, debt, energy

Broken trust: A Ponzi scheme victim bounces back

After falling victim to Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, Carol Lovil is getting her life back on track. But she worries she may never be able to trust anyone again.
Posted In: New York Times, Allen Stanford, ponzi, scheme, texas, Investing, retirement savings

Shooting for the stars, learning to manage debt

A Seattle family learns the hard way how to manage its finances.
Posted In: Seattle, family budget, mortgage, financial crisis

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Web Of Deception
Thievery Corporation
Surprise Hotel
Fool's Gold
Tin Flower
RJD2
Homecoming ((Edited)) [feat. Chris Martin] [Clean]
Kanye West
God vs. Money (Instrumental)
Matlock

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