U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Weaker-Than-Forecast Jobs, Factory Data

April 1, 2015 3:17 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fell, after a ninth straight quarterly gain, as weaker-than-estimated data on hiring and manufacturing reinforced concern that economic growth may be slowing.

American Airlines Group Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. slumped 4 percent after Deutsche Bank cut its ratings on the shares amid concerns about their international business. Boeing Co. dropped 1.6 percent, while Merck & Co. Inc. slipped 1.6 percent.

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