Some housing experts say New York's zoning code has discouraged the building of affordable housing by requiring that all apartments be at least 400 square feet. The city is interested in finding ways to rewrite the rules. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A crowd of jobseekers attends a health care job fair on Thursday in New York. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio walks outside the chapel during a Mass at the Barracas neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2003. Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis, is said to have the same position as his predecessors on economic matters. AP hide caption

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Prices at stores like Forever 21 are so low, "it's virtually impossible to walk out empty-handed," says Elizabeth Cline, who writes about fast fashion. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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Internet gambling has become legal in New Jersey and Nevada, but experts say enforcement and regulations still need to be straightened out. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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In a lawsuit, the Justice Department alleges Standard and Poor's misled investors with fraudulent credit ratings. The agency could seek more than $5 billion in damages. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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Masaaki Shirakawa, the governor of the Bank of Japan, speaks before the press in Tokyo on Friday. The central bank announced new measures to stimulate the economy Tuesday. Rie Ishii/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This undated image shows the Amenas natural gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages last week. Dozens of hostages and their captors were killed when Algerian forces subsequently raided the facility. BP/AP hide caption

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Mourners gather for a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., on Friday night. Andrew Gombert/AP hide caption

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Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, warns that consumer spending will drop if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal on spending cuts and tax increases. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ernest Shallo, of Carteret, N.J., throws a ruined air conditioner onto a pile of debris in front of a small home in Seaside Heights, N.J. Residents were allowed back in their homes for a few hours Monday, two weeks after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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Waves break Oct. 31 in front of a destroyed amusement park wrecked by Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Santo stands in what used to be the kitchen of his house after it was destroyed by storm surge flooding on the south side Staten Island in New York City following Superstorm Sandy on Friday. Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Staff and visitors walk past the lobby at the Huawei office in Wuhan, China. Beijing has urged Washington to "set aside prejudices" after a draft congressional report said Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE were security threats that should be banned from business in the U.S. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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