Wall Street came back to work after the Thanksgiving weekend and faced leftover worries about the “fiscal cliff” and the European debt crisis. Stocks retreated after one of their best weeks of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 42.31 to 12,967.37. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index declined 2.86 to 1,406.29. The Nasdaq composite index rose 9.93 to 2,976.78.