Wall St. declines after data; automakers fall

April 2, 2015 3:09 AM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected data spurred concerns over economic growth ahead of Friday's jobs report and first-quarter earnings.

Leading the day's declines for a second day was the S&P health care sector .SPXHC, which fell 1.2 percent. Health care was the strongest sector in the first quarter, appreciating 6.2 percent.

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