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Kevin Hill, a San Diego landscape designer, was doing well financially before the downturn. Now, he says he feels "lost." John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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People walk past the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A supporter of French President-elect Francois Hollande wears a mask of outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in a line at a job fair on April 10, 2012, in Gresham, Ore. Employment grew by 115,000 last month, but the unemployment rate dip was likely due to people leaving the workforce rather than people getting hired, analysts say. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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On Jobs, Bad News Is Bad. The Good News Is Bad, Too

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has issued cautions about the economy. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed Chief Bernanke To Discuss Sluggish Economy

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced Friday that the IMF had raised $430 billion, surpassing its stated goal. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde made the case for an international crisis fund at a briefing in Washington on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Oil field workers drill into the Gypsum Hills near Medicine Lodge, Kan. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to coax out oil and gas has led to a natural gas boom that the U.S. market is having trouble absorbing. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Jobless Rate Slips; Fewer New Jobs Than Expected

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Job seekers attend a career fair in New York City. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the quick drop in unemployment might have been a reversal of overzealous cutbacks during the financial crisis. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Just How Strong Is The Job Market?

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