The drumbeat of negative economic news has continued at an alarming rate. For residents of some regions in the U.S., the noise is even louder.
These are the areas where the already tottering recovery is faltering even more than most. Many, such as Detroit, were caught in the downturn of the auto industry. Others, including Miami, were decimated by the decline in the real estate market. These are weaknesses that are difficult though not impossible to overcome.