U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday, pushed down by disappointing holiday sales and the looming "fiscal cliff" in Washington.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 24.49, or 0.2 percent, to 13,114.59.
The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 6.83, or 0.5 percent, to 1,419.83.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 22.44, or 0.7 percent, to 2,990.16.
For the week:
The Dow is down 76.25, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 10.32, or 0.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 30.85, or 1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 897.03, or 7.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 162.23, or 12.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 385.01, or 14.8 percent.
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