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U.S. Stocks Fall as Fed, Jobs Data Fuel Stimulus Concern

U.S. stocks fell, after yesterday’s rebound in benchmark indexes, as Federal Reserve minutes and better-than-estimated payrolls data fueled concern stimulus cuts may be accelerated.

Twitter Inc. dropped 3.5 percent, falling for a third day, amid an analyst downgrade. Ford Motor Co. gained 1 percent after Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally ruled himself out from a race for the top job at Microsoft Corp. Micron Technology Inc. jumped 9.9 percent after reporting quarterly revenue that topped estimates. Forest Laboratories Inc. climbed 18 percent as it agreed to buy Aptalis Pharma for $2.9 billion.