US STOCKS-Wall St retreats after two-day advance; jobs data mixed

viernes 9 de enero de 2015 17:49 GYT

* U.S. payrolls increase but wages fall

* U.S. crude prices fall

* Bed, Bath & Beyond stumbles after results, outlook

* Indexes off: Dow 1 pct, S&P 0.8 pct, Nasdaq 0.7 pct (Updates to close)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Friday following a two-day rally as December's jobs report gave a mixed view of the economy, with financial shares leading the way lower.

All three major indexes posted slight losses for the week and fell back into negative territory for 2015.

U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose in December, topping Wall Street expectations, but wages unexpectedly fell.

"There was this tale of two cities, with very strong job gains but on the flip side a continued real moderation in wage growth. I think the market looked at that and was sort of confused about what that means," said Burt White, chief investment officer for LPL Financial in Boston.   Continuación...