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Stocks slide as impasse over budget deficit looms

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Indexes fell sharply as investors held out little hope of a quick ­compromise on the so-called fiscal cliff. Even signs from the Federal­ Reserve that it would expand its bond-buying program failed to ease the Wall Street’s mood. A Commerce Department report that Americans cut their spending in October also weighed on the markets.

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