U.S. budget woes weigh on stocks, yen falls
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
A cameraman films rises in share prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
Traders are pictured at their desk in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Remote/Pawel Kopczynski
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