December 28, 2012 / 8:46 PM / 5 years ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St extends losses, Dow slides 1 pct

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NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended their losses on Friday, with the Dow falling 1 percent as President Barack Obama and top lawmakers met in a last-ditch attempt at a budget deal to prevent the United States from going over the "fiscal cliff."

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 125.33 points, or 0.96 percent, to 12,970.98. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 11.66 points, or 0.82 percent, to 1,406.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 16.81 points, or 0.56 percent, to 2,969.09.

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