Wall Street falls after economic data

Thu May 31, 2012 9:58am EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Thursday after a slew of economic data, including readings on the labor market, a report on overall economic growth, and manufacturing in the Midwest pointed to a slowdown in the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI dropped 6.28 points, or 0.05 percent, to 12,413.58. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX lost 0.34 points, or 0.03 percent, to 1,312.98. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC shed 0.92 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,836.44.

(Reporting By Edward Krudy, editing by Dave Zimmerman)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid