Pumps at a gas station in Laconia, N.H., show higher prices for fuel on Monday. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Cybex President Art Hicks says business is up strongly amid demand from overseas. The Medway, Mass., company makes exercise equipment for health clubs. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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A woman walks past a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office in La Habra, Calif. Many mortgage brokers say the Federal Reserve's new rules favor big banks. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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A foreclosed house for sale in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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The cooling towers of Three Mile Island's Unit 1 plant pour steam into the sky in Middletown, Pa. In 1979, Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear power plant was the scene of the nation's worst commercial nuclear accident. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Joe Pelton operates a computer-controlled machine that drills a tiny hole into a needle that is used to make microchips. He works at AccuRounds, an advanced manufacturing facility in Avon, Mass. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, testifies before Congress. He will step down from his position in March. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, testifies before Congress. He will step down from his position in March. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Real estate professionals worry that cutting the mortgage tax deduction could put a damper on homeownership. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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