French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is widely considered Europe's first choice for the now-vacant position of IMF chief. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Visitors enjoy Pillar Point Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Exxon said its profits soared 69 percent during the first three months of 2011. Donna McWilliam/AP hide caption

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People try to browse at a supermarket with no electricity in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. Businesses are especially worried about weathering Japan's sweltering summers without air conditioning. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Newly recruited Toyota Motor employees bow their heads in prayer for disaster victims at a ceremony in Toyota City in Aichi prefecture on April 1. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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