Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

 
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, December 18, 2012. Signs of compromise in U.S. talks to stop automatic tax hikes and spending cuts hurting the economy next year pushed world shares to their highest level since September on Tuesday and weakened investor appetite for safe-haven bonds and the dollar. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid