Stocks fell, halting a five-day rally in U.S. benchmark indexes, and the euro weakened amid concern Greece will fail to qualify for more financial aid needed to avoid default. Treasuries rose, sending two-year yields to a record low, and copper and oil slid.
U.S. stocks fell, led by technology and commodity companies, after President Barack Obama warned the crisis in the Ukraine may escalate and Facebook Inc. dropped the most since 2012. Losses extended in the last hour as investors sold companies that have led the bull market.
The number of U.S. chief executive officers planning to trim capital expenditures has risen amid the political standoff over more than $600 billion in federal tax increases and spending cuts, the Business Roundtable said.