'How is the economy affecting your life?'

"My wife lost her job due to the economy. I did, as well. We're moving back to Portland where there's more jobs."

Alex Taylor

Astoria

"We're a little tighter on our budget. We have two children in college. We're certainly not as frivolous with what we spend."

Shannon Elliott

Elizabeth City, N.C.

"Not too negatorily. I've been able to keep my job and keep going. It's not too bad."

Matthew Hummasti

Svensen

"It's not, really, at this point. I'm a student living at home with my parents. It's affecting their lives, though."

Jessica Freiberg

Astoria

"Not at all. I'm retired."

Louis Ruljancich

Astoria

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