LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, center right with beard, and Reid Hoffman, center background with glasses, listen to traders during their company's listing on May 19 on the New York Stock Exchange. The company reached a market value of $9 billion last week, leading to fears of another dot-com bubble. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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In Kesennuma, garbage covers much of the city, particularly in the harbor. Some baseball fields and parks nearby have been converted into areas where cranes can sort through the debris. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Michihiro Kono is the ninth-generation chief executive of soy sauce maker Yagisawa Co. in Rikuzentakata, Japan. His factory, storeroom, customer records and two of his employees were washed away in the tsunami. But he's determined to rebuild. Chie Kobayashi for NPR hide caption

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Newly minted second-graders in Rikuzentakata, Japan, begin their school year more than two weeks late after a tsunami wiped out most of the town. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Japanese performers dance at a temple in the tsunami-devastated area of Rikuzentakata, Japan, on April 17. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Katsunobu Yatagawa surveys the spinach crop he had to destroy because of radiation concerns. Farmers like Yatagawa in the Ibaraki prefecture are facing a ban on the sale of some of their products, and an uncertain future. Chie Kobayashi for NPR hide caption

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Frank Wallace, who is unemployed, displays a sign during a vigil in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Unemployment Project and other organizations gathered to draw attention to federal unemployment benefits that are scheduled to expire. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Companies report that many employees are reluctant to relocate because of the depressed housing market. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A house under foreclosure that is now bank-owned in Las Vegas. Many homeowners facing foreclosure remain skeptical about offers of assistance. Mark Ralston/AFP hide caption

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Grace Chen and her husband, Antonis Orphanou, stand outside their home in Mountain View, Calif. Courtesy Grace Chen hide caption

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Realtor Teresa Sciubba (left) talks to real estate investor Kristin Gragg outside a foreclosed property in Chandler, Ariz. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Homeowners speak with bank consultants in Los Angeles in September at an event put on by the  Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. The organization's CEO, Bruce Marks, says foreclosure suspensions at three major banks and several states may actually help stabilize the economy. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some landlords have eased their credit standards to allow people with credit blemishes from foreclosures to rent apartments -- a practice that was largely taboo in the past. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A "bank owned" sign is posted in front  of a foreclosed home in Miami. Borrowers trying to rebuild their lives after foreclosure say there's a stigma attached to having a low credit score. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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