Anthony Maglica (right), the founder of Mag Instrument, visits the factory floor in Ontario, Calif., nearly every morning. He is dedicated to manufacturing the company's flashlights in the U.S. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Prospective homebuyers visit a foreclosed home last month in Seymour, Conn. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrew Lowenthal (left) receives his $50 gift card from Red Velvet Cupcakery employee Lauren Knight at the company's store in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 customers purchased the cards for $25 through a deal with LivingSocial. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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