Agence France-PresseDecember 12, 2013 13:17
US stocks Thursday moved lower following mixed economic data on the retail and job markets.
About 50 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 85.89 points (0.54 percent) at 15,757.64.
The broad-based S&P 500 fell 5.11 (0.29 percent) to 1,777.11, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 4.04 (0.10 percent) to 3,999.77.
The losses followed a sell-off Wednesday amid profit-taking after strong gains in equities this year.