Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs at a 2011 campaign speech in Las Vegas. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit in Washington earlier this month. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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A financial news stock ticker on Morgan Stanley headquarters carries a headline about Facebook on Wednesday. Some investors wonder whether Facebook and Morgan Stanley withheld information before the Facebook stock offering. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon cited "many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment" in announcing a $2 billion loss due to a hedging strategy. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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People attend a demonstration in Madrid organized by unions against financial cuts in health and education on April 29. Dominique Faget /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumers spent more than expected in the first quarter of 2012, partly because they dipped into their savings, but businesses spent less. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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Many of the most troubled European banks, like the French-Belgian Dexia, lost money in subprime mortgages and Greek bonds. Yves Logghe/AP hide caption

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President Obama signs the economic stimulus bill in February 2009, as Vice President Biden looks on. Experts disagree over the impact of the administration's economic policies on the recession. Darin McGregor/AP hide caption

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President Obama makes a case for the tax proposal dubbed the "Buffett rule" Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Marc Serota/Getty Images hide caption

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Former MF Global Holdings Ltd. Chairman and CEO Jon Corzine testified on Capitol Hill in December. On Wednesday, a former executive at the company refused to answer lawmakers' questions about events in the run-up to the firm's collapse. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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A driver pumps gas into his Toyota Prius hybrid at a gas station in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2007. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum addresses an election night party in Steubenville, Ohio, on Tuesday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens. Greece toughened its stance to push creditors to accept a debt swap and take heavy losses, just one day before the Thursday deadline for completion of the deal to avert default. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A welder at Specialty Fab in North Lima, Ohio, works March 1 on a piece of a compressor skid frame that is bound for the Ohio Shale project. Manufacturing companies such as Specialty Fab could receive tax breaks if a proposal from the Obama administration goes through. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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