A section of Highway 12 in Hatteras Island, N.C., was flooded when Hurricane Irene tore through the area on Saturday. The storm cut off the roadway in five locations. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Christian Hernandez stocks shelves earlier this month at a Target store in Miami. Target reported strong profit numbers in the second quarter of 2011 in its continued battle with Walmart stores over discount retail dominance. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists photograph the New York Stock Exchange building on Wall Street. Of the estimated 60 million 401(k) participants, 87 percent have at least a portion of their portfolio in stocks. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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This video image taken from Egyptian state television shows former President Hosni Mubarak, 83, lying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom as his trial began Wednesday. AP hide caption

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC, center) speaks as he and a group of freshman Republican congressmen hold a news conference on the debt ceiling last month in front of the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Leena Allen, 9, tries to beat the miserable heat by standing in front of a misting fan during a visit to the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Mo. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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