Stocks open mixed following weak U.S. jobs report

Stocks open mixed following weak U.S. jobs report

By Bernard Condon The Associated Press
Published Sep 7, 2012 07:13AM MDT
New York • Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news that the U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in August. The Dow Jones industrial average is up nine points at 13,301 shortly after the opening bell Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is up two at 1,434 and the Nasdaq is down seven at 3,129. The government reported that 96,000 jobs were created in the U.S. last month, fewer than economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent, but only b...
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