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David Jackson (left) and Dave Petrillo of Coffee Joulies brought in more than $300,000 using Kickstarter.com. Paul Agus/Courtesy of Coffee Joulies hide caption

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Obama Taps Army General To Lead Joint Chiefs

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Obama Taps Army Leader As New Joint Chiefs Head

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Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the president and special adviser to the Treasury secretary on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testifies before a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumer Agency: A Political Lightning Rod

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Jobless Rate Ticks Up To 9 Percent

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Petraeus speaks during a news conference in Washington in January, as White House adviser Elizabeth Warren looks on. Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Lisa Howland says her husband, Randy, smiles a lot more now that he's working, even though the job doesn't pay enough to cover all their bills. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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