A recent poll by the Associated Press says more than half of all Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy. That news comes just before he delivers his State of the Union speech, which will emphasize job creation.
First of an ongoing series
Until March, Casaundra Bronner, 39, worked for one of the largest and certainly the most famous employers in St. Louis — Anheuser-Busch.
Bronner had been there for 11 years, working her way up to a marketing manager job.
"My last position, I really enjoyed it," says Bronner. "[The layoff was] like a rug taken from under me."
She was among hundreds the company laid off.