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Stocks fall over fear of government shutdown and debt ceiling showdown

US stocks Wednesday moved lower as investors remained cautious amid a partisan budget squabble in Washington. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 35.75 (0.23 percent) to 15,298.84. The broad-based S&P 500 lost 4.98 (0.29 percent) at 1,692.44, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped…

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