NEW YORK Dec 31 The euro fell against the dollar to hit near session lows on Monday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said differences remained between the Democrats and Republicans in negotiations to avert the U.S. "fiscal cliff."
The euro fell as low as $1.3179, not far from a session low of $1.3170. It was last down 0.2 percent at $1.3191.
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