Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index treaded water for much

 

              Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index treaded water for much of the day, then slid into the red around 2 p.m. Eastern, after the Fed released the minutes from its December meeting. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)