A woman takes in the sunshine while reading in Central Park on Feb. 1 in New York City, where temperatures topped 60 degrees. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Employment has been rising in recent months, but most economists say Congress should keep trying to boost consumer spending. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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In December, Freddie Mac CEO Charles Haldeman (from left), FHFA acting Director Edward DeMarco and Fannie Mae CEO Michael Williams testified on Capitol Hill about the Federal Housing Finance Agency's performance. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pauses during a hearing before the House Budget Committee on Feb. 28, 2007. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A giant "like" icon made popular by Facebook is seen at the company's new headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A sign for Freddie Mac in front of its headquarters in McLean, Va. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A guard stands next to a logo of the World Economic Forum at the Congress Center in the Swiss resort of Davos. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before entering politics in the 1990s, Romney co-founded Bain Capital, one of the nation's largest and most profitable private equity funds. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A trader watches a figure showing the fall of the euro in Paris on Friday. The euro fell to a 17-month low against the dollar on news reports that France's credit rating was downgraded by Standard & Poor's. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue at a press conference Thursday in Washington. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman checks stock indexes of a bank in Milan. Some analysts say the turmoil in Europe may actually help the U.S. economy. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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