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How the major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Source : AP
Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 22:00 hrs

"fiscal cliff," a series of sharp government spending cuts and tax increases that begin to kick in Jan. 1 and could cause a recession.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 13.82 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 12,951.78.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.41 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 1,407.05.

The Nasdaq composite fell 5.51 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,996.69.

For the week:

The Dow is down 73.80, or 0.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 9.13, or 0.6 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 13.55, or 0.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 734.22, or 6 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 149.45, or 11.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 391.54, or 15 percent.

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