US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Wall St opens down before talks on 'cliff' deal
NEW YORK Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell at the open on Friday as President Barack Obama and top lawmakers planned to make a last-ditch attempt at a budget deal to prevent the United States from going over the "fiscal cliff."
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 76.30 points, or 0.58 percent, to 13,020.01. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index dropped 8.93 points, or 0.63 percent, to 1,409.17. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 19.94 points, or 0.67 percent, to 2,965.97.
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- UK troops in largest armoured deployment in Eastern Europe for six years
- France's Sarkozy wants EU to lose half its powers
- Putin says Russia is not isolated over Ukraine crisis - TASS
- India approves $2.6 billion mounted gun purchase - official
- West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb 'mea culpa' in deal