John Liotti, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Another failed attempt find a compromise in U.S. budget negotiations

 

              John Liotti, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.  Another failed attempt find a compromise in U.S. budget negotiations
John Liotti, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Another failed attempt find a compromise in U.S. budget negotiations sent world stock markets plummeting Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 as investors feared the world's largest economy could teeter into recession if no deal is found. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)