President Obama and congressional leaders work to strike a deal to raise the debt limit at the White House, July 14. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Customers walk past a Toyota FJ Cruiser. Toyota brought in 19 percent of African-American buyers, 22 percent of Latino buyers and 33 percent of Asian-American buyers. Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images hide caption

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Although the recession ended two years ago, Americans are still feeling the effects. Consumers are continuing to rely on thrifty measures to push their money further. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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People looking for jobs wait in line to speak with potential employers at the Brooklyn Job Fair on April 13 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A salesman looks at Ford Fusion cars with customers on the lot at the Serramonte Ford dealership in Colma, Calif. This year, Ford Motor Co. reported its best first-quarter earnings since 1998, at $2.6 billion. David Paul Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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A man walks outside a Chevrolet dealership in Beijing. American automotive companies are expanding, taking brands like Buick and Chevrolet overseas. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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The 2012 Hyundai Veloster gets a polish on the floor of the the New York International Auto Show in April. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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