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NEW YORK, Nov 30 AFP

December 01 2012, 02:05AM

US stocks have shrugged off a second day of market gains around the world, trading mixed in early deals amid signs that fiscal cliff negotiations are going nowhere.

Twenty minutes into trade on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up a bare 2.45 points (0.02 per cent) at 13,024.27.

The S&P 500 slipped 1.30 (0.09 per cent) to 1414.65, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 4.16 (0.14 per cent) at 3007.87.