Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, May 4, 2009. Brightening news about the economy sent investors rushing into stocks Monday and put Wall Street close to break-even for the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, May 4, 2009. Brightening news about the economy sent investors rushing into stocks Monday and put Wall Street close to break-even for the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Associated Press
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, May 4, 2009. Brightening news about the economy sent investors rushing into stocks Monday and put Wall Street close to break-even for the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Associated Press

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