September 10, 2009 4:17 PM

In picking winners and losers, the recession has done its job

The nation's economic fortunes have been a roller coaster ride for many since the fall of Lehman Brothers triggered financial chaos around the world. Massive job losses, bank bailouts, foreclosures. And programs to alleviate these: stimulus, expanded unemployment insurance, "Cash for Clunkers." Here are a few stories about the winners and losers in the recession of 2009.

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