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.
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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.
Bank of Italy Gov. Mario Draghi speaks to bankers in Rome last month. Financial market participants worry that Italy will be the next big shoe to drop in Europe's debt crisis.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Stocks sank again as investors continued to fret about the struggling economies in Europe and slow growth in the U.S.