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Fears of fiscal cliff send stocks tumbling

The stock market finished one of the worst weeks of the year Friday, pushing Washington to work out a deal to avoid tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1. Stocks began their slide Wednesday in the biggest sell-off of the year after Election Day. Investors immediately turned to worrying about the fiscal cliff.

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