Job seekers participate in a career counseling session targeted to an over-50 demographic in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Human resources professionals say there are fewer leadership positions available, so it may take middle-aged workers longer to find a good job. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif. The solar energy company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 31. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (left) speaks to reporters just before work began on a bridge project near Tuscumbia, Mo., in 2009. The state awarded the contract moments after President Obama signed the 2009 stimulus package. Kelley McCall/AP hide caption

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An employee leaves Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company fired its chief executive officer earlier this week. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Customers shop for kitchen appliances at a Home Depot store in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers line up to see recruiters during a career fair in Plano, Texas, on Aug. 15. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple CEO Wednesday. And now many are left wondering what's next for the company. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Meredith Perry demonstrates her invention at All Things Digital, an annual tech conference. Asa Mathat/AllThingsD hide caption

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Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America all have billions of dollars invested in troubled European countries. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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