In this Dec. 15, 2011 photo, specialist Patrick Kenny, left, and trader Timothy Pastina work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stocks were buoyed Friday, Dec. 16, by improving U.S. ... more 
In this Dec. 15, 2011 photo, specialist Patrick Kenny, left, and trader Timothy Pastina work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. World stocks were buoyed Friday, Dec. 16, by improving U.S. economic indicators and the expected approval in Italy of an austerity plan intended to get the country's finances under control. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Richard Drew
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 7:18 AM EST