US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St pares losses after strong U.S. data

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 01, 2013 15:10 hrs

NEW YORK, March 1 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared losses on Friday after data showed that the pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up to its fastest in more than a year and a half in February.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 50.7 points or 0.36 percent, to 14,003.79, the S&P 500 lost 6.87 points or 0.45 percent, to 1,507.81 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 18.85 points or 0.6 percent, to 3,141.34.

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