FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a pair 

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a pair of traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hopes that the U.S. is back in recovery mode has helped stocks start the new month on a relative high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a pair of traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hopes that the U.S. is back in recovery mode has helped stocks start the new month on a relative high. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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