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Wall Street sinks after election as "fiscal cliff" eyed

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen without flags or banners because of an upcoming storm, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen without flags or banners because of an upcoming storm, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen without flags or banners because of an upcoming storm, November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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A Wall Street sign is seen in front of the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A Wall Street sign is seen in front of the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A Wall Street sign is seen in front of the exterior of the New York Stock Exchange November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen without flags or banners because of an upcoming storm November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen without flags or banners because of an upcoming storm November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange is seen without flags or banners because of an upcoming storm November 7, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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Traders handle last minute trade orders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

Traders handle last minute trade orders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

Traders handle last minute trade orders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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James Sciulli, a floor trader for Barclays, makes a final trade as the family of William "Billy" Bott ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

James Sciulli, a floor trader for Barclays, makes a final trade as the family of William "Billy" Bott ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

James Sciulli, a floor trader for Barclays, makes a final trade as the family of William "Billy" Bott ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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A sign for Wall Street is seen with a giant American flag in the background across from the New York Stock Exchange November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A sign for Wall Street is seen with a giant American flag in the background across from the New York Stock Exchange November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

A sign for Wall Street is seen with a giant American flag in the background across from the New York Stock Exchange November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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Brian Bartsch (C) works on last minute trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

Brian Bartsch (C) works on last minute trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

Brian Bartsch (C) works on last minute trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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Traders handle last minute trade orders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

Traders handle last minute trade orders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East

Traders handle last minute trade orders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange just before the closing bell, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East
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