Wall Street, dollar fall after private jobs data; oil up

April 1, 2015 6:21 PM

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NEW YORK: US stocks fell for a second straight day on Wednesday and the dollar dipped after weaker-than-expected private sector employment data spurred concerns that the keenly awaited monthly US jobs report on Friday could point to slowing economic growth.

Oil futures rallied as US stock builds came in at a lower level than feared and talks over Iran's nuclear program dragged on, curbing expectations of an immediate deal that would allow Iranian crude on to an already saturated market.

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