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  •  - Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris

    Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris

    Posted: 1/15/2012 1:13:09 PM EST
    Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's (S&P) in Paris, January 15, 2012. S&P downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries on Friday, with France and Austria stripped of their coveted triple-A status. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris

    Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris

    Posted: 1/15/2012 1:10:08 PM EST
    Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's (S&P) in Paris, January 15, 2012. S&P downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries on Friday, with France and Austria stripped of their coveted triple-A status. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris

    Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's in Paris

    Posted: 1/15/2012 1:03:39 PM EST
    Demonstrators from the left-wing Parti de Gauche political party demonstrate outside the offices of Standard and Poor's (S&P) in Paris, January 15, 2012. S&P downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries on Friday, with France and Austria stripped of their coveted triple-A status. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Students protest rising tuition on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles

    Students protest rising tuition on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles

    Posted: 1/10/2012 4:48:51 PM EST
    Student demonstrators protest rising tuition rates on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus in this file photo taken November 28, 2011. Since the end of 2000, the S&P 500 stock index dropped 3 percent while tuition and fees at a public four-year school when adjusted for inflation climbed on average 72 percent in the last decade, according to the College Board, and financially strapped states have in many cases reduced or frozen funding for education. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS POLITICS)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 3:40:50 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 20. 2010 file photo, the corporate logo for Hewlett-Packard Co., is displayed at an HP Innovation Summit, in New York. Since the start of the recession in Dec. 2007, S&P 500 companies have borrowed an additional 40 cents for every dollar they've hoarded in cash. For many companies, debt has risen more than cash. Drugmaker Pfizer added $3.5 billion to cash from the start of the recession through June. But it added $28 billion of debt, according to FactSet. PepsiCo added $22 billion more debt than cash. Hewlett-Packard added $16 billion more, Wal-Mart $6.5 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 3:40:50 PM EST
    FILE - This Oct. 10, 2011 file photo, shows the Pepsi logo on a can of Pepsi, in Philadelphia. Since the start of the recession in Dec. 2007, S&P 500 companies have borrowed an additional 40 cents for every dollar they've hoarded in cash. For many companies, debt has risen more than cash. Drugmaker Pfizer added $3.5 billion to cash from the start of the recession through June. But it added $28 billion of debt, according to FactSet. PepsiCo added $22 billion more debt than cash. Hewlett-Packard added $16 billion more, Wal-Mart $6.5 billion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 3:40:49 PM EST
    FILE - This Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, shows a sign at Pfizer world headquarters in New York. Since the start of the recession in Dec. 2007, S&P 500 companies have borrowed an additional 40 cents for every dollar they've hoarded in cash. For many companies, debt has risen more than cash. Drugmaker Pfizer added $3.5 billion to cash from the start of the recession through June. But it added $28 billion of debt, according to FactSet. PepsiCo added $22 billion more debt than cash. Hewlett-Packard added $16 billion more, Wal-Mart $6.5 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)
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    Posted: 11/17/2011 1:00:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, the Wal-Mart logo is displayed in Springfield, Ill. Since the start of the recession in Dec. 2007, S&P 500 companies have borrowed an additional 40 cents for every dollar they've hoarded in cash. For many companies, debt has risen more than cash. Drugmaker Pfizer added $3.5 billion to cash from the start of the recession through June. But it added $28 billion of debt, according to FactSet. PepsiCo added $22 billion more debt than cash. Hewlett-Packard added $16 billion more, Wal-Mart $6.5 billion. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
  •  - File photo of Caterpillar heavy equipment at a storage yard in Denver

    File photo of Caterpillar heavy equipment at a storage yard in Denver

    Posted: 10/24/2011 2:16:08 PM EST
    The logo on a piece of Caterpillar heavy equipment is pictured at a storage yard in Denver in this July 22, 2008 file photo. U.S. stocks rose on October 24, 2011, adding to three weeks of gains by the S&P 500, after strong earnings from Caterpillar and some proposed acquisitions boosted investor sentiment. Caterpillar Inc jumped 5.6 percent to $92.30 and led the Dow higher after the world's largest heavy equipment maker reported a 44 percent jump in quarterly profit on record revenues. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of Caterpillar construction machines in Hammond, Indiana

    File photo of Caterpillar construction machines in Hammond, Indiana

    Posted: 10/24/2011 2:13:35 PM EST
    Caterpillar construction machines sit parked at the Patten Cat dealership in Hammond, Indiana, in this October 20, 2006 file photo. U.S. stocks rose on October 24, 2011, adding to three weeks of gains by the S&P 500, after strong earnings from Caterpillar and some proposed acquisitions boosted investor sentiment. Caterpillar Inc jumped 5.6 percent to $92.30 and led the Dow higher after the world's largest heavy equipment maker reported a 44 percent jump in quarterly profit on record revenues. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Posted: 9/29/2011 1:39:58 PM EST
    Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
  •  - Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Posted: 9/29/2011 1:39:13 PM EST
    Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 7:05:50 PM EST
    Traders react in the S&P 500 Futures pit at the CME Group in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, as the Federal Reserve announced it will use more than $400 billion to try to drive down long-term interest rates, make home loans cheaper and invigorate the economy. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 7:05:50 PM EST
    Trader Bryan P. Cooley, top, and others work the floor in the S&P 500 Futures pit at the CME Group in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, during the Federal Reserve's announcement it will use more than $400 billion to try to drive down long-term interest rates, make home loans cheaper and invigorate the economy. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 7:05:50 PM EST
    Traders work in the S&P 500 Futures pit at the CME Group in Chicago, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, as the Federal Reserve announced it will use more than $400 billion to try to drive down long-term interest rates, make home loans cheaper and invigorate the economy. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  •  - Trader Bryan P. Cooley works in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Trader Bryan P. Cooley works in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Posted: 9/21/2011 4:38:18 PM EST
    Trader Bryan P. Cooley works in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) September 21, 2011. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ramped up its aid to the beleaguered U.S. economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates and increase its support for housing. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Trader Bryan P. Cooley works in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Trader Bryan P. Cooley works in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Posted: 9/21/2011 4:36:55 PM EST
    Trader Bryan P. Cooley works in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)September 21, 2011. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ramped up its aid to the beleaguered U.S. economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates and increase its support for housing. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade

    Posted: 9/21/2011 4:33:57 PM EST
    Traders in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) September 21, 2011. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ramped up its aid to the beleaguered U.S. economy, launching an effort to put more downward pressure on long-term interest rates and increase its support for housing. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - A man is reflected in a window as he passes near clocks at the Warsaw Stock Exchange

    A man is reflected in a window as he passes near clocks at the Warsaw Stock Exchange

    Posted: 9/20/2011 10:57:42 AM EST
    A man is reflected in a window as he passes near clocks at the Warsaw Stock Exchange September 20, 2011. Central European stock markets recovered some losses on Tuesday, but the Hungarian forint and Polish zloty hovered at multi-month lows after S&P cut Italy's rating in another sign the euro zone debt crisis is worsening. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - A man looks at the main hall of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw

    A man looks at the main hall of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw

    Posted: 9/20/2011 10:56:38 AM EST
    A man looks at the main hall of Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw September 20, 2011. Central European stock markets recovered some losses on Tuesday, but the Hungarian forint and Polish zloty hovered at multi-month lows after S&P cut Italy's rating in another sign the euro zone debt crisis is worsening. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS)