Oil also fell as the dollar strengthened. Benchmark crude dropped 79 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $95.83.
In grains trading, wheat for March delivery fell 5.5 cents to $7.56 a bushel. Corn for March also dropped, falling 11.75 cents to $7.1075 a bushel.
Soybeans for March delivery dropped a fraction of a cent to end at $14.8675 a bushel.
In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline for March fell 3.98 cents to $2.9999 per gallon. Natural gas for the same month fell 13 cents to $3.2850 per 1,000 cubic feet. Heating oil for March gained 1.37 cents to finish at $3.1995 a gallon.