Wall St closes lower on Oracle, Cyprus

NEW YORK Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:13am IST

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, March 21, 2013.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after Oracle Corp ORCL.O fell short of revenue expectations and worries about Cyprus's effect on the euro zone intensified.

The Dow Jones industrial average slid 90.39 points, or 0.62 percent, to end unofficially at 14,421.34. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index lost 12.91 points, or 0.83 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,545.80. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 31.59 points, or 0.97 percent, to close unofficially at 3,222.60.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Jan Paschal)

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