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Turning the neighborhood around

Mar 21, 2012
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

Mar 21, 2012
An investment portfolio owes its comeback to diversification and time.
Posted In: Investing, recession, portfolios, balance

From heavy industry to intensive care

Mar 21, 2012
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!

Mar 21, 2012
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

Mar 21, 2012
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

Mar 21, 2012
A Seattle family learns the hard way how to manage its finances.
Posted In: Seattle, family budget, mortgage, financial crisis

Nailing a comeback

Mar 21, 2012
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
 
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About this collection

While the numbers are starting to look better, every survivor of the Great Recession has a tale to tell of spiraling downward and the efforts they've taken to rebound. This section, prepared in collaboration with the New York Times, shares stories of people attempting their own comebacks and examines the most illuminating data on our nascent economic recovery. We're calling it "The Comeback Chronicles."

 
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