While annual deficits have shrunk dramatically since the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government is still adding to its overall debt. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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Paper can make the abstract tangible in a way that digital devices don't. Alejandro Escamilla/Unsplash hide caption

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Los Angeles started offering a $3.75 rebate on every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-friendly landscape. The drought is a boost in business for local conservation entrepreneurs. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty hide caption

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Seattle Space Needle elevator operator Michael Hall says despite the success of the attraction, his pay hasn't budged in four years. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (center) gestures next to Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis (left) and Interior and Administrative Reconstruction Minister Nikos Voutsis. Voutsis says Greece may miss its next debt payment. Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Bakers pose for a photo at the Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y. For more than 30 years, the industrial facility has been hiring local residents, including people other businesses might consider unhirable. Courtesy of Greyston hide caption

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The Bank of England in London in a photograph taken in March. The central bank inadvertently revealed that it was planning for a possible withdrawal of the U.K. from the European Union. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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