NEW YORK • Stocks fell in early trading after the U.S. economy added fewer jobs than forecast in July, blunting optimism that the economy is poised to pick up strength in the second half of the year.
The U.S. economy added 162,000 jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate to 4½-year low of 7.4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. The number of jobs created was the lowest since March and well below the 183,000 that economists polled by FactSet were expecting.
“The jobs number was very uni...
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