Wall Street

November 19, 2012 - 2:33 PM
FILE -In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. stocks shook off their post-election slump Monday and recorded big gains as investors appeared more optimistic about a deal to avoid a federal budget crisis and were encouraged by a pair of corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)