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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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. Riccardo De Luca/AP hide caption

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A trader studies his computer screen in the VIX pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange on April 27. Brian Kersey/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama signs the financial reform bill into law in 2010 as Vice President Biden and lawmakers look on. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Jin Lee/AP hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks to ABC's This Week host Christiane Amanpour about the debt ceiling on Sunday. Fred Watkins/AP/ABC News hide caption

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