In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, photo, a trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Asian stocks rose Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 a day after the U.S. reached a

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In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, photo, a trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Asian stocks rose Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 a day after the U.S. reached a deal to stave off the so-called fiscal cliff, but enthusiasm waned by the time European markets opened. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) less 

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