Petraeus speaks during a news conference in Washington in January, as White House adviser Elizabeth Warren looks on. Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Lisa Howland says her husband, Randy, smiles a lot more now that he's working, even though the job doesn't pay enough to cover all their bills. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Many entrepreneurs are earning money from posting how-to videos on YouTube on a range of subjects including tying ties. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Annica Trotter prepares for a day at work at her new job as a receptionist. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Roni Chambers, executive director of Go! Network (right), checks in Jennifer Barfield, 47, and her husband, Brian Barfield, 53, at a job networking meeting in downtown St. Louis. Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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Annica Trotter, 25, is feeling financially stressed by her job search. She recently had to cancel her Internet service and car insurance. Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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Former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines (right) testifies on Capitol Hill in December 2008. Former Freddie Mac CEO Leland Brendsel (center) and former Fannie Mae chief Daniel Mudd (left) listen. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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JPMorgan Chase admitted to overcharging more than 4,000 active-duty military personnel on their home loans and said it foreclosed in error on 14 of them. The company will send out $2 million worth of refunds to 4,000 active-duty customers who were affected. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Randal Howland, 50, of St. Louis, lost his job over a year ago. Whitney Curtis for NPR hide caption

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A bank-owned home in Miami, Fla., where foreclosure sales made up 39.7 percent in the most recent quarter, according to RealtyTrac. Analysts expect more foreclosures in early 2011. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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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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