It's a story that can offer hope to millions of Americans struggling with unemployment, and to working Americans everywhere who fear losing their jobs in this economy.
Forrest Graves was an executive for a major corporation when he was laid off last Christmas. He has a wife and two daughters to support.
Forrest made a choice: to turn unemployment into an opportunity. He chased his career dream.
Thanks in no small part to the ways he harnessed free tools on the Internet, Forrest made it work. Now, he tells me, he's glad he was laid off.
Here's how he turned a $600 investment into a growing business with clients around the world.
From CNN's Betty Nguyen:
It's a city within a city. A massive 67-acre, 18-million-square-foot web of hotels, spas, a casino and so much more.
It's called CityCenter. And it officially opened for business last week on the Vegas Strip, creating much-needed jobs - thousands of them.
I recently caught up with some workers who took a gamble on CityCenter - and won.
Some 170,000 people applied for the 12,000 permament jobs at CityCenter.
But with Vegas tourism down 6% this year, and the convention business dropping by almost 1/3, it might be a while before there's a full return on the billion-dollar investment.
A major snowstorm has moved out of the Washington, DC area and is now socking New England. Three deaths in Virginia are blamed on the storm. Our Reynolds Wolf reports from Fredericksburg, Virginia this morning.
We'll have a live report from London after severe wintry weather has forced Eurostar to cancel all train service this weekend.
Now that the health care reform bill has the crucial backing needed to avoid a Republican filibuster in the Senate, what's next? CNN Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar joins us this morning with that.
And Josh Levs brings us PolitiFact.com's "Lie of the Year," described as "the most signifant falsehood of 2009."
Betty, Reynolds and Josh are here on this CNN Sunday morning, along with Rob Marciano in for TJ Holmes, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.
If you do, you aren't alone. The holidays can be a time of lonliness and sadness for a lot of folks. Our Betty Nguyen gets some tips from social worker Rita Grayson on how to beat the holiday blues.
Join Betty Nguyen on this CNN Sunday Morning, along with Rob Marciano in for TJ Holmes beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.