US stocks sink as 'cliff' battle looms

US stocks tumbled Wednesday as President Barack Obama challenged Republicans to accept tax increases for the wealthy in a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff.

After opening higher helped by Cisco Systems's strong earnings, share prices slid and then turned more sharply downward after Obama laid out his terms for a deal in his first post-re-election news conference.

At the close the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 184.92 points (1.45 percent) at 12,571.26.

The broad-market S&P 500 lost 19.03 (1.38 percent) at 1,355.50, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite gave up 37.08 (1.29 percent) at 2,846.81.

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    Currencies
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    1,174.10+16.60+1.43%
    GCJ16.CMX
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    SIH16.CMX
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    Bonds
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    1.250.00
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    1.85-0.02
    ^TNX
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