REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St falls as shutdown continues, jobs data weighs

Wed Oct 2, 2013 2:09pm EDT
 
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* Fewer-than-expected private sector jobs added in Sept: report

* Consumer staples lead decliners, all 10 sectors lower

* Monsanto's stock drops after fourth-quarter loss, lower outlook

* Blackberry shares hit 11-month low after restructuring costs revised

* Indexes down: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.02 pct

By Julia Edwards

NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, the second day of a partial U.S. government shutdown, as congressional leaders and President Barack Obama planned to meet in the White House to discuss the budget impasse and raising the U.S. debt limit.

All ten S&P 500 sectors were lower, with consumer staples stocks the weakest, off 0.73 percent. Dow component Coca-Cola was one of the sector's worst performers, falling 1.3 percent to $37.47.   Continued...