US STOCKS-Wall St down on China, Greek worry; energy gains
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By Sinead Carew
NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pared their losses on Monday as investors took increased tensions over Greek debt negotiations and disappointing Chinese economic data in stride, helped by a rise in oil prices that boosted energy stocks.
After Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ruled out any extension of its international bailout on Sunday and announced moves to reverse some of the reforms imposed by its lenders European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Greeks should not expect the euro zone to accept the latest terms proposed by Greece.
Investors are waiting for the Greek situation to be resolved and found some reassurance the market did not collapse after the weekend's news, said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.
"In the end, he's going to be the one to blink," he said, referring to Greece's Tsipras. "If the market was really concerned then you'd see much more to the downside."
China's exports fell 3.3 percent from a year ago while imports tumbled 19.9 percent, well short of expectations, raising concerns about the world's second-largest economy. Continuación...