In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, photo, Specialists Jay Woods, left, and Donald Himpele work at the post that handles Bank of America on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock

 

              In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, photo, Specialists Jay Woods, left, and Donald Himpele work at the post that handles Bank of America on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock
In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, photo, Specialists Jay Woods, left, and Donald Himpele work at the post that handles Bank of America on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures edged higher Thursday, Oct. 25, with some positive numbers coming out of the manufacturing sector and potentially more evidence of an improving jobs picture. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)