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In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, Paul Wyman, a realtor and Republican County Commissioner, poses outside a foreclosed home for sale in Kokomo, Ind. In 2009, 40 percent of home sales in Kokomo were foreclosures, says Wyman. At its worst, in the first quarter of that year, average home sale plummeted to about $30,000, compared with $110,000 in the previous two years. The U.S. auto industry has staged an amazing comeback, and the town's largest employer, Chrysler, has pledged to invest nearly $1.3 billion into its plants here, added about 1,000 workers and helped boost Kokomo's fortunes - it was honored in 2011 by the state chamber as Community of the Year. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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