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In this July 21, 2010, photo, trader John Bowers uses his handheld device as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures are barely off their highs of the morning after the government says weekly jobless claims jumped more than expected last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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In this July 21, 2010, photo, trader John Bowers uses his handheld device as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures are barely off their highs of the morning after the government says weekly jobless claims jumped more than expected last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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