Wall Street

November 29, 2012 - 12:33 PM
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Hopes that U.S. political leaders may be inching towards a budget deal that will avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases have given markets a big boost Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)