RPT-U.S. stock futures fall on worries over U.S. 'fiscal cliff'

Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:48pm EST

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TOKYO Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures fell sharply after U.S. House of Representative Speaker John Boehner conceded that his tax bill designed to help avert the "fiscal cliff" lacked the votes to pass.

S&P 500 stock futures fell 1.6 percent, while Dow Jones stock futures and Nasdaq futures both lost 1.5 percent.

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