Not having a summer or after-school job affects more than just a kid's wallet. It also has real consequences for his or her personal and economic development.While the overall unemployment rate is stuck at 9.1 percent, the unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds has been going up since February.
Whether you think the recession is over or not, it’s been hard on many people in the Midwest and the country.So, our Changing Gears team went out to find some people whose circumstances have forced them make some tough choices that are, perhaps, working out for the better.Here are three storie
With about one in 10 workers unemployed, people are getting creative as they try to make ends meet. Some are turning to a website called Etsy -- kind of an Amazon.com for artists and crafters to sell their handiwork.