Article Photos: Stocks inch lower as investors wait on budget 1/1

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Uncertainty over whether U.S. leaders can resolve a critical budget deadlock and figures showing the eurozone's unemployment rate at a record high capped any gains to be made in the markets Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)