US STOCKS-Profit-taking drags Wall Street lower

martes 11 de marzo de 2014 16:53 GYT

* GM shares fall; federal prosecutors open criminal probe -source

* Fuel-cell stocks tumble after short-seller note

* Copper prices fall to lowest since July 2010

* Men's Wearhouse to acquire Jos. A. Bank Clothiers

* Indexes off: Dow 0.4 pct, S&P 0.5 pct, Nasdaq 0.6 pct

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with selling picking up late in the session, as investors cashed in some of the recent market gains, but the S&P 500 finished less than 1 percent away from a record high set last week.

Indexes had swung between gains and losses in the first half of the session, as the lack of major corporate earnings or market-affecting data kept trading directionless, but they closed near the day's lows.

Shares of retailers American Eagle and Urban Outfitters fell sharply after disappointing outlooks.   Continuación...