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The United States is 15 months into a recession and there are scant signs that a recovery is on the way, as ABC correspondent Kim Landers reports from Durham in North Carolina.
Throughout the country Americans are enduring the economic turbulence of rising unemployment and a steady drumbeat of housing foreclosures.
The signs of the recession are everywhere. You can even find them riding with a sheriff's deputy in Durham County in North Carolina.
"Anytime the economy hits a low point, we deal with a lot of theft," Corporal Brian Williams says.
"You know, it's a culmination of things, when people aren't working and they need money, then they'll be out during the day 10 times more than they would have been.