New recession-related billboards have appeared on buses and interstates across the country. The billboards' purpose is to spread the message that these tough economic times will get better.
"Recession 101" billboards began appearing this month on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island, which has one of the nation's highest unemployment rates.
One billboard message read, "Interesting facts about recessions...they end."
The project was funded by an anonymous donor who was depressed about the country's reaction to the meltdown. The billboard designer said his client wants people to realize Americans have made it through recessions before.