(AP) - THE SCENE: The Komotini industrial zone in northern Greece, a bustling hive of activity in its heyday just over a decade ago, is now a picture of desolation dotted with abandoned and looted factories.
THE PLAYERS: Even in the companies that are still running, salaries have been reduced, workers are asked to take unpaid leave and people have been laid off in droves.
THE BACKGROUND: Credit has essentially dried up for businesses as Greek banks struggle and wary lenders from abroad hesitate to trust businesses with bleak futures.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Which big cat had some trouble coughing this up? (Photos)
A Philly bike courier takes his cat on cycling adventures. (Videos)
Doctors saved this boy's life with a medical first involving a printer.
Some cockroaches only take five years to evolve to avoid poison.