Wall St extends losses; Nasdaq off 1 pct

NEW YORK Thu Feb 7, 2013 9:42pm IST

A flag is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A flag is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, January 4, 2013.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell further on Thursday, with the Nasdaq falling 1 percent, as a sharp drop in the euro against the safe-haven dollar and yen curbed investors' appetite for risky assets.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 119.84 points, or 0.86 percent, at 13,866.68. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 12.31 points, or 0.81 percent, at 1,499.81. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 30.76 points, or 0.97 percent, at 3,137.72.

(Reporting By Angela Moon; Editing by Kenneth Barry)

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