Global food giant Nestle is among several major employers that have announced increases in family leave benefits this year. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Specialist Michael O'Mara on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Stocks closed down 200 points after starting the day with a rally. But there's more going on in the economy than the drama on Wall Street. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A trader fills orders Monday in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Watching market numbers plummet can make investors queasy, but analysts say keeping a level head through volatility is the best course. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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When you answer your phone and there's no one on the other end, it could be a computer that's gathering information about you and your bank account. Jonathan Kitchen/Getty Images hide caption

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Traders signal offers Monday in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Major market indexes tumbled around the world amid worries about China's slowing economy. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Students protest the rising costs of college loans in Los Angeles in 2012. Citing bank bailouts, the protesters called for student debt cancellations. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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In the years before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says Richard Cordray, who heads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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