---- — Do you feel the economy is improving?
"I've seen sales pick up, so it has gotten better; maybe not as much here as in other states, but it's gotten better."
Dale Toth, Davenport, retail
"I always try to think positively, so I'd say yes; I've never felt poor."
Linda Kertzman, Morris, artist
"My biggest thing is the high price of gas, so until it goes down, not in my opinion."
Erika Stallard, Oneonta, student
"I would say so; I haven't had much trouble getting jobs."
Earl Millner, Oneonta, contractor
"I'm really worried about my full-time job prospects after school, so I don't think it's improved too much."
Phillip Morgan, Afton, student