A woman walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, in Beijing. Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Workers frame a home in Gilbert, Ariz., near Phoenix, in July 2012. Developers are buying up half-built and vacated subdivisions amid renewed demand for housing. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Want to invest in coffee futures? One roaster says when it comes to the price of coffee, it "is like a roller coaster." Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, waves Monday from a window where he is being held by angry workers inside his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park on the outskirts of Beijing. He remained confined to the plant on Wednesday. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Las Vegas, the recession's foreclosure capital, is seeing a surge in single-family home prices. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tech workers looking for jobs may think twice before looking at job ads that are targeted at Americans but actually are intended for foreigners. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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McKesson CEO John Hammergren, seen here in 2005, has what analysts call the largest pension on record, at $159 million. In his 14 years in a leadership role, the drug distributor's revenues have quadrupled. George Nikitin/AP hide caption

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A long line for a men's room at a 2009 tech conference in Omaha, Neb. Photos of this situation have now inspired a Twitter feed. SleepyJeanne/Flickr hide caption

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