U.S. stock benchmarks fell Friday, with February jobs data beating forecasts, but investors were focused on a worsening conflict between Russia and Ukraine which resulted in a fire at a nuclear power plant earlier in the day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
was down around 400 points, or 1.2%; the S&P 500 index
traded 1% lower at around 4,321; while the Nasdaq Composite Index
retreated 0.6% at 13,466.