FILE- In this Tuesday, July 17, 2012, file photo, specialists Charles Boeddinghaus, left, and Douglas Johnson, work at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Strong earnings from IBM... more 
FILE- In this Tuesday, July 17, 2012, file photo, specialists Charles Boeddinghaus, left, and Douglas Johnson, work at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Strong earnings from IBM and other technology companies nudged the stock market higher Thursday, but a trio of weak economic reports kept the gains in check. IBM. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Richard Drew, File
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 8:36 AM EDT