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Justin Bock holds his daughter, Lina, at his graduation from basic training earlier this year. Bock decided to enlist in the Navy after both he and his wife, Ashley, were laid off.
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Sarah Bullard with her four children, Liam, Fay, Olivia and Joshua. They bought a house in Bristol, R.I., but then Bullard's husband got orders to work at the Pentagon. So now they live apart.
President Obama shakes hands with former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray after announcing his nomination to serve as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Elizabeth Warren, who helped build the agency, look on.
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A lawn maintenance worker mows the lawn of a foreclosed Lanham, Md., home. Fannie Mae spends tens of millions of dollars a year just on lawn maintenance for the more than 150,000 foreclosed properties on its books.