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Leaving the bull (and bear) on Wall Street

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The "charging bull" statue in the financial district is still a popular destination for many tourists. But in the midst of a bear market, fewer visitors are buying bullish souvenirs. (Photo by Yoree Koh/CNS)


Rapten Lhawon, a street vendor in the financial district, sells framed photos of well-known New York sights. Lhawon can't remember the last time he ordered framed photos of Wall Street, saying they have become less popular among tourists since the financial crisis gained momentum last fall. (Photo by Yoree Koh/CNS)

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In no mood to emulate Wall Street titans, consumers pass on the bull-shaped cuff links and dollar-sign money clips.