Finance: Americans Adapt to the 'New Normal'

The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and the ensuing recession have forced Americans to change their lives in ways large and small. It's a world of "new normals," with more belt-tightening, less income and, in many cases, a newfound gratitude for the most basic human comforts: family, home and health. asked readers to tell us how they're adapting to today's economic conditions and they didn't hold back. Here's a selection of some of their responses. Cutting to...Full Story
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