Job seekers fill out applications at a job fair in the Queens borough of New York City earlier this month. Economists say jobs in the middle — in sales, administration and assembly, for example — are being squeezed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Domingo Williams, a participant in the Sasha Bruce Youthwork program, gathers wood to help rebuild a gutted house in the Southeast neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Those who've tried it say fake chicken salad looks and tastes like the real thing. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Protesters are seen behind a banner with a picture of JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon outside a shareholders meeting Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A foreclosed home in Los Angeles. More than 4 million homeowners nationwide are eligible for an independent review of their foreclosure process, but only a small percentage have applied to the program. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Bank of America is offering to reduce an average $150,000 in principal for borrowers who qualify, a bank official says. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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A sign stands in front of a bank-owned home in Las Vegas. Housing counselors say the $25 billion mortgage settlement between major banks and the states has yet to make an impact in communities around the U.S. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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