Acura MDX sport utility vehicles roll off the assembly line at a Honda plant in Lincoln, Ala., in May. Overseas investors have U.S. assets totaling nearly $4 trillion, including auto plants, banks and mines. Joe Songer/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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"I apologize," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday at a congressional hearing on problems with HealthCare.gov. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., asks about website security questions Wednesday at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on problems with HealthCare.gov. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Marilyn Tavenner was the first Obama administration official to testify before Congress about the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, (who we're sure was not intentionally making the "choke" sign) and Marilyn Tavenner, head of the HHS agency that oversaw the Obamacare website project. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., isn't letting the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act website dampen her enthusiasm for the law. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Gone is the smiling young woman who used to grace HealthCare.gov. Now it's time to get down to work. www.HealthCare.gov hide caption

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President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr in Russia in September in happier times before revelations that the NSA electronically eavesdropped on U.S. allies. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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An attempt to draw out the various parts of HealthCare.gov's tech system, based on the testimony of its contractors. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Mike Bracken is executive director of digital for the U.K. government. Lisbon Council/Flickr hide caption

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Detroit officially makes its case for bankruptcy before a federal judge on Wednesday. The city is currently saddled with $18 billion in long-term debt, and officials see bankruptcy as their only choice. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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