Article Photos: Va. escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead 10/13

  FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama stops for a photo with members of the Vox Harmonia Visual and Performing Arts Academy Salem High School at a campaign event at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach, Va. Obama and Mitt Romney are dueling over the size of government and defense cuts, pouring tens of millions of dollars into this crucial battleground, a state where military spending adds enormous sums to the local economy. The winner will claim Virginiaís 13 critical electoral votes - and most likely, better odds for capturing the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)