With its massive electronic billboards now dark, Tokyo's Shibuya fashion district is far more subdued than it was before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans are once again trying to eliminate money for public broadcasting. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Frog Design and ECOtality created the Blink family of recharging stations for the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and other electric vehicles. frogdesign.com hide caption

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Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of the Galleon Group, a major hedge fund, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York in February. Louis Lanzano/AP hide caption

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National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks to protesters in Wisconsin's Capitol rotunda Friday during a rally opposing Gov. Scott Walker's bill threatening collective bargaining rights. Mark Hirsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday as a merger with the German exchange, Deutsche Boerse, moved forward. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Frank Russo, a retired resident of Nassau County, pays nearly $16,000 in property taxes a year. Local government officials say the high taxes are driving people out of the county. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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