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  FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, James Dresch of MND Partners Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Wall Street also appeared headed for gains on the open Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 as renewed efforts got under way in Washington to resolve the impending "fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)