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Wall Street ends flat, tech shares dip after Sandy shutdown

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell in New York October 31, 2012. U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the first trading session since the massive storm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast forced a two-day market closure. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell in New York October 31, 2012. U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the first trading session since the massive storm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast forced a two-day market...more

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell in New York October 31, 2012. U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the first trading session since the massive storm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast forced a two-day market closure. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following its reopening in New York October 31, 2012. U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the first trading session since the massive storm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast forced a two-day market closure. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following its reopening in New York October 31, 2012. U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the first trading session since the massive storm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast forced a two-day...more

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange following its reopening in New York October 31, 2012. U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in the first trading session since the massive storm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast forced a two-day market closure. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30...more

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Lights illuminate the New York Stock Exchange amid darkened buildings without power in lower Manhattan October 31, 2012. Major U.S. stock exchanges expect to reopen on Wednesday after Sandy, the worst storm to hit New York in nearly 75 years, closed trading for two days. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Lights illuminate the New York Stock Exchange amid darkened buildings without power in lower Manhattan October 31, 2012. Major U.S. stock exchanges expect to reopen on Wednesday after Sandy, the worst storm to hit New York in nearly 75 years, closed...more

Lights illuminate the New York Stock Exchange amid darkened buildings without power in lower Manhattan October 31, 2012. Major U.S. stock exchanges expect to reopen on Wednesday after Sandy, the worst storm to hit New York in nearly 75 years, closed trading for two days. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A man sits on a bench in the early morning hours outside the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A man sits on a bench in the early morning hours outside the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at...more

A man sits on a bench in the early morning hours outside the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Traders and staff report to work at the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders and staff report to work at the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m....more

Traders and staff report to work at the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30...more

Traders stand outside the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening bell October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Traders and staff report to work at the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders and staff report to work at the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m....more

Traders and staff report to work at the New York Stock Exchange October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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The New York Stock Exchange is seen in the early hours before reopening October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The New York Stock Exchange is seen in the early hours before reopening October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m....more

The New York Stock Exchange is seen in the early hours before reopening October 31, 2012. Stock exchanges plan to open Wednesday after monster storm Sandy receded from New York, the New York Stock Exchange will renew normal operations at 9:30 a.m. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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