Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Sunday cautioned that while there were some encouraging signs in the latest report on economic growth, the recovery will be choppy and uneven.
"This is going to be a different recovery than in the past because Americans are going to have to save more," he said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." "A lot of damage was caused by this crisis. It's going to take some time for us to grow out of this."
When asked if the recession is over, Geithner said "the real test of recovery will be when we have unemployment coming down," he said.
Unemployment reached a 26-year high of 9.8 percent in September, and economists say that number could be even worse in October.
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Police: Mom stabbed son over custody fear
BERGENFIELD, N.J. —A New Jersey mother whose inability to understand English apparently misled her to believe that her children would be taken away stabbed her 8-year-old son with a steak knife, then tried to kill herself, police said.
Elida Marroquin was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, child endangerment and weapons offenses following Saturday's incident at the family's home in Bergenfield. Both she and the child were expected to recover from their wounds.
Authorities said the 37-year-old married mother of three, who does not read English well, grew upset and mistakenly feared she would lose custody of her children after receiving several letters from their school in recent weeks.