Hard Times You're having a hard time making ends meet after getting laid off. You're dealing with guilt from having to lay others off. Or, you're worried about holding on to your job and are trying to come up with a "Plan B." Whatever your scenario, All Things Considered has created a series so you can share your stories dealing with these hard economic times.

Looking For A Silver Lining Amid Hard Times

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Happy Customer Saves Mont. Video Store

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Loudon Wainwright III: 'Times Is Hard'

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The Job-Loss Butterfly Effect: From Peoria To Vegas

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Signs Of The Recession

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More Signs Of Economic Hard Times

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