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Recession? Depression?

Jim Shively holds a gold Krugerrand coin at his North Dallas shop Thursday. Gold futures hit $1,000 an ounce for the first time Thursday, pushed past the benchmark by the sinking dollar and record crude oil prices. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)

Oil over $111, gold over $1,000 an ounce, home foreclosures up 60%. They are debating if we are in are recession. How do we know if we skipped over that and went straight into a depression? I know I’m depressed every time I fill up/Dan of the County.

Question: Are we in a recession? Are something worse?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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