NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower in a shortened session on Monday as investors continued to worry that Congress would be unable to reach a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 51.76 points, or 0.39 percent, at 13,139.08. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 3.49 points, or 0.24 percent, at 1,426.66. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 8.41 points, or 0.28 percent, at 3,012.60.
(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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