Smurfs cheer up Wall Street traders

July 29, 2011 1:33:06 PM PDT
There was a little comic relief for Wall Street investors Friday morning. The Smurfs rang the opening bell.

Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Clumsy Smurf were there to celebrate the new "Smurfs in 3-D" movie, which opened nationwide Friday.

But investors weren't in the mood to "smurf" around: The financial markets grew increasingly anxious as the U.S. edges closer to defaulting on its debt.