US Stocks Down In Afternoon Trading

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February 05, 2014 AT 2:04 PM
The U.S. stock market was headed for another day of losses Wednesday afternoon, as a survey on hiring did little to ease uncertainty over the health of the economy. The decline was broad, snaring consumer products, transportation and technology companies, and effectively wiped out modest gains from a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 2 points, or 0.02 percent, to 15,442 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, but it was teetering between gains and losses.