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Consumers Vs. Economists: How Perception Differs

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Job seekers line up to see recruiters during a career fair in Plano, Texas, on Aug. 15. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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In Pompton Lakes, N.J., earlier this week, Gino Borova stood in the driveway of his house — which was flooded by water from the Ramapo River. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Steve Inskeep and Adam Davidson on Irene's economic effects

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Will Hurricane Cleanup Stimulate The Economy?

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Obama Names Krueger Chief Economic Adviser

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Irene destroyed much of the two-mile boardwalk in Spring Lake, N.J. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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LaMont Rump of Fez Enterprises guides an excavator during the demolition of a house in Cleveland. Mhari Saito for NPR hide caption

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'Land Bank' Knocks Out Some Foreclosure Problems

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About 46 million people get government help in the form of food stamps when buying food. That's roughly 15 percent of the population. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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