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The New York Stock Exchange is seen lit up in green as part of Christmas preparations in New York, December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange is seen lit up in green as part of Christmas preparations in New York, December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The New York Stock Exchange is seen lit up in green as part of Christmas preparations in New York, December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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