They're issues that many of us deal with every day, people losing their jobs, businesses going bankrupt, and just overall tough economic times. So when are we going to get out of this recession?
State and local officials met in Greenville Tuesday to discuss that question.
North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell talked about the tough decisions she is trying to make for our state.
When asked about the future of our state's economy, she said she does see it going up eventually, but not any time soon.
Cowell said she is trying to make sure the state makes smart investments in this tough time and that right now people do not have to worry about losing their pensions.