Annica Trotter prepares for a day at work at her new job as a receptionist. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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In some parts of the country, like San Diego (above), gas prices are above $4 a gallon. Some Republicans are trying to tie those higher prices at the pump to President Obama's energy policies. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will cut the amount of time a worker can get unemployment. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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