Satila Higgins, of Evansville, Ind., speaks with a prospective employer at a career fair in San Diego. Gregory Bull/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Kenneth Reitz plans to spend his tax money on Apple products, e-books, apps and possibly a dinner with his fiancee. Courtesy of Kenneth Reitz hide caption

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Magan's mother, Marcy Hebert, says Magan was interested in hunting before her brother was. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Oysterman Mitch Jurisich steers a small boat around his family's oyster beds off the coast of Empire, La. He hasn't harvested many oysters since oil from the BP spill drifted into the area in June. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Investors in mortgage-backed securities are going after Bank of America to get the bank to take back loans that have gone bad. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Homeowners can deduct the mortgage interest they pay each year while submitting their taxes, but a new proposal by President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission would eliminate that deduction. Past attempts to cut the incentive have made little headway in Congress. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Community leaders and homeowners who have lost their homes to foreclosure protest at a rally in Los Angeles last month. Bank of America has acknowledged finding some mistakes in its foreclosure files. Mark Ralston/AFP hide caption

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