US stocks' second day slide
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(Close): US stocks declined for a second day after a labour market survey produced a weaker-than-expected result.
A survey of private employers by ADP said companies added 212,000 jobs in February, below forecasts of 220,000. The survey comes ahead of the key non-farm payrolls figures due on Friday.
The Nasdaq index was 12.76 points lower at 4,967.14.
Shares in Abercrombie & Fitch dropped 15.5% after it reported a fall in sales during the quarter to 31 January.
The clothing retailer said total comparable sales fell 10% in the quarter, with the strong dollar being blamed for some of the fall.