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'Cliff' deal talk, Apple lift US stocks at year-end

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US markets closed out the year Monday with a sharp jump on news that Congress was close to a deal to avert the fiscal cliff -- but also on a 4.4 percent gain by market giant Apple. 

Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 31, 2012 in New York City. US markets closed out the year Monday with a sharp jump on news that Congress was close to a deal to avert the fiscal cliff -- but also on a 4.3 percent gain by market giant Apple.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 166.03 points (1.28 percent) at 13,104.14.

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