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              Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange observe a minute of silence before the opening bell in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families, Friday, Dec.

    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange observe a minute of silence before the opening bell in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families, Friday, Dec.

    Posted: 12/21/2012 11:48:39 AM EST
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange observe a minute of silence before the opening bell in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after House Republicans called off a vote on tax rates and left federal budget talks in disarray 10 days before sweeping tax increases and government spending cuts take effect. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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              Trader Joseph Lawler, left, and specialist Jay Woods work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after Hous

    Trader Joseph Lawler, left, and specialist Jay Woods work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after Hous

    Posted: 12/21/2012 11:48:39 AM EST
    Trader Joseph Lawler, left, and specialist Jay Woods work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after House Republicans called off a vote on tax rates and left federal budget talks in disarray 10 days before sweeping tax increases and government spending cuts take effect. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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              Specialist Christopher Culhane works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after Republicans i

    Specialist Christopher Culhane works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after Republicans i

    Posted: 12/21/2012 11:48:39 AM EST
    Specialist Christopher Culhane works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Stocks opened sharply lower Friday on Wall Street after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives called off a vote on tax rates and left federal budget talks in disarray 10 days before sweeping tax increases and government spending cuts take effect. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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              Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., returns to his office after speaking to reporters on the fiscal cliff negotiations,

    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., returns to his office after speaking to reporters on the fiscal cliff negotiations,

    Posted: 12/21/2012 10:48:49 AM EST
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., returns to his office after speaking to reporters on the fiscal cliff negotiations, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Hopes for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" that threatens the U.S. economy fell Friday after fighting among congressional Republicans cast doubt on whether any deal reached with President Barack Obama could win approval ahead of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts kick in Jan. 1. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  •  - U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Cantor speaks to the media on the Spending Reduction Act in Washington

    U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Cantor speaks to the media on the Spending Reduction Act in Washington

    Posted: 12/20/2012 11:50:27 AM EST
    U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks to the media on the Spending Reduction Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. Cantor said on Thursday that House Republicans will have enough votes to pass their "Plan B" alternative package of tax increases on income above $1 million coupled with spending cuts. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
  •  - Pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen

    Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

    Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    The former customs building where French actor Gerard Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen

    Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

    Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:27:51 AM EST
    The former customs building where French actor Gerard Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:11:40 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks in the centre of Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:11:40 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen

    Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:11:40 AM EST
    Road signs indicating the direction to Nechin, a town just across the border from France, are seen December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:11:40 AM EST
    A pedestrian walks past a tobacco store in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
  •  - Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

    Former customs building where French actor Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin

    Posted: 12/20/2012 10:11:40 AM EST
    The former customs building where French actor Gerard Depardieu will be lodged by a friend, according to local media, is seen in Nechin, a town just across the border from France December 19, 2012. French actor Gerard Depardieu, accused by French government leaders of trying to dodge taxes by buying a house over the border in Nechin, Belgium, has retorted that he was leaving because "success" was now being punished in his homeland. A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old Depardieu is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country after tax increases by the Socialist government. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol