In U.S. economic news, payroll processor ADP said that 175,000 jobs were added in January. That was in line with expectations but was the slowest level of growth since August. The government will release its latest figures about job growth and the unemployment rate Friday.
The dollar lost ground against the euro and the pound, but gained ground versus the yen. Light sweet crude oil for March delivery added
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 5.01, or 0.03 percent, to 15,440.23. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 3.56, or 0.20 percent, to 1,751.64. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index dropped 19.97, or 0.50 percent, to 4,011.55.
--SPA 11:15 LOCAL TIME
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