FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Michael O'Connor, right, of Getco Securities and a fellow trader work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Futures are edging higher ... more 
FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Michael O'Connor, right, of Getco Securities and a fellow trader work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Futures are edging higher Wednesday, Sept. 19, ahead of a pair of reports regarding the U.S. housing market that are expected to provide more hope for the beleaguered industry. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Henny Ray Abrams, File
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 8:09 AM EDT