Ryan Gressett (left) and Todd Schilla (right) pilot a remotely operated vehicle into the Gulf of Mexico with the goal of placing a small pollution containment chamber to contain an oil leak. U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley/AP hide caption

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Fishing boats sit idle on the docks at Bayou La Batre, Ala. Fishermen are just one of the groups that may file lawsuits against BP and other companies for damages or other losses as a result of the Gulf oil spill. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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A man picks up federal tax Form 1040 at a post office in Palo Alto, Calif., last April. Some of the wealthiest people in the U.S. want to pay higher taxes to help reduce the deficit. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Shana Berenzweig holds Wills, a friend's son whom she babysits to make extra money while looking for a full-time job. Berenzweig graduated with a master's degree two years ago. Courtesy of Shana Berenzweig hide caption

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Michael J. Madsen just sent his notice giving up his part-time gig teaching commercial photography. He says he's happy staying at home with his son, Jenson, and when he enters the workforce again, he'll be a baby photographer. Courtesy of Michael J. Madsen/michaeljmadsen.com hide caption

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Sharon Phillips, William Wright and Tim Paliwoda fill out applications while attending a job fair in Detroit. Some economists predict that private employers will be slow to hire more full-time workers because productivity increased a lot in the past year. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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With her life jacket securely fastened, Lucy the black Labrador retriever plays in the water. Courtesy of Christopher Libertelli hide caption

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