NEW YORK Nov 14 U.S. stocks extended losses and the Dow fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday as investors worried over U.S. budget negotiations and a flare-up of violence in the Middle East.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 139.78 points, or 1.10 percent, at 12,616.40, after briefly falling more than 1 percent. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 14.78 points, or 1.08 percent, at 1,359.75. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 29.64 points, or 1.03 percent, at 2,854.25.
The Pentagon releases photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.