In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo, James Dresch of MND Partners Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Wall Street also appeared headed for gains at the opening on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, as renewed efforts got under way in Washington to resolve the impending "fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Photo by: Henny Ray Abrams

In this Nov. 7, 2012, photo, James Dresch of MND Partners Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Wall Street also appeared headed for gains at the opening on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, as renewed efforts got under way in Washington to resolve the impending "fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)