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Traders gather July 26, 2012, at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the IPO of Northern Tier Energy. U.S. stocks soared at the opening bell after the president of the European Central Bank vowed to do what it takes to preserve the continent's monetary union. (Associated Press)
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Traders gather July 26, 2012, at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the IPO of Northern Tier Energy. U.S. stocks soared at the opening bell after the president of the European Central Bank vowed to do what it takes to preserve the continent's monetary union. (Associated Press)

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