Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is a business reporter for NPR News, based at NPR's New York bureau.

Mitt Romney addresses the Latino Coalition's 2012 Small Business Summit in Washington earlier this month. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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CEO In Chief? A Business Background Is Rare For Presidents

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CBO Report: U.S. Economy Could Slide Into Recession

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Prosecutor Links Rajat Gupta To Raj Rajaratnam

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JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon cited "many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment" in announcing a $2 billion loss due to a hedging strategy. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Losing Bet Tarnishes Wall Street Titan JPMorgan

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JPMorgan Chase Loses $2 Billion In Risky Trades

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Consumers spent more than expected in the first quarter of 2012, partly because they dipped into their savings, but businesses spent less. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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Mixed Signals: Weaker Growth, Higher Profits

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Small Banks Struggling Under TARP Rules

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President Obama signs the economic stimulus bill in February 2009, as Vice President Biden looks on. Experts disagree over the impact of the administration's economic policies on the recession. Darin McGregor/AP hide caption

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Did Obama's Policies Help, Or Hinder, The Economy?

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President Obama makes a case for the tax proposal dubbed the "Buffett rule" Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Marc Serota/Getty Images hide caption

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Would The Buffett Rule Help The U.S. Economy?

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Job Numbers: 'One Month Does Not Make A Trend'

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The Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village apartment complexes in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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City Rents Rise As Buyers Wait Out Housing Bust

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Former MF Global Holdings Ltd. Chairman and CEO Jon Corzine testified on Capitol Hill in December. On Wednesday, a former executive at the company refused to answer lawmakers' questions about events in the run-up to the firm's collapse. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Former MF Global Exec Takes 5th At Hearing

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A driver pumps gas into his Toyota Prius hybrid at a gas station in Sunnyvale, Calif., in 2007. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Are High Gas Prices A Plot To Cut Consumption? GOP Says Yes

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Federal Reserve Releases Bank 'Stress Test'

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