U.S. markets slide as government budget battle mounts
U.S. markets slid Friday, giving up much of the gains made on the Federal Reserve’s no-taper decision, as the country girded for a disruptive Washington budget and debt showdown.
At the closing bell the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 181.09 points (1.16 percent) at 15,455.56.
The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 12.56 (0.73 percent) to 1,709.78, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite fell 14.56 (0.39 percent) at 3,774.73.
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