NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slid sharply on Friday, sending the benchmark S&P 500 down more than 1 percent during the last half-hour of the session as investors pared back exposure to riskier assets amid worries about fiscal turmoil in Europe.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI dropped 24.41 points, or 0.24 percent, to 10,096.05. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index .SPX lost 7.60 points, or 0.70 percent, to 1,076.93, after hitting an intraday low at 1,071.59. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC fell 26.66 points, or 1.22 percent, to 2,152.34. (Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Jan Paschal)