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In this  Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, passengers use the self service check-in at the U.S. Airways gate at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, in Grapevine, Texas. According to a three-month AP investigation released in January 2013, five years after the start of the Great Recession, instead of relying on someone else in the workplace or their personal lives, people are using technology to do tasks independently. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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