US STOCKS-Wall St pares gains on weak services data

martes 6 de septiembre de 2016 11:33 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 6 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index and the Dow pared gains on Tuesday as financial stocks were weighed down by weak services data.

The U.S. economy's service sector expanded in August but at a slower pace than in July, and the fall from the previous month was the largest since the 2008 financial crisis, a report by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) showed.

The report follows Friday's weaker-than-expected employment data, which raised doubts about the health of the economy and its ability to absorb an interest rate hike in the near term.   Continuación...