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Trader James Dresch works on the floor Thursday of the New York Stock Exchange. Financial indicators showed investors are quickly losing hope that the economy can keep growing.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in New York. Stocks were sharply lower worldwide over indications that the global economy is in for a long slump. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
A television screen at the post of specialist Stephen Ruiz (left) displays the decision of the Federal Reserve on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 9, 2011. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that it will likely keep interest rates at record lows for the next two years after acknowledging that the economy is weaker than it had thought and faces increasing risks. (Associated Press)