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  • U.S. Stocks Slip at End of Big Week

    U.S. stocks wavered Friday as the latest employment report showed the economy added more jobs than expected last month, though uncertainty surrounding fresh government stimulus threatened to crimp a recovery. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million and that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from...

  • U.S. Stocks Slip at End of Big Week

    U.S. stocks wavered Friday as the latest employment report showed the economy added more jobs than expected last month, though uncertainty surrounding fresh government stimulus threatened to crimp a recovery. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million and that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from...

  • U.S. Stock Futures Slip at End of Big Week

    U.S. stock futures slipped Friday as the latest employment report showed the economy added more jobs than expected last month, though the pace of the recovery stalled. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million and that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from 11.1% in June.

  • U.S. Stock Futures Slip on U.S.-China Tensions

    U.S. stock futures trimmed their declines Friday after the latest employment report showed the economy added more jobs than expected last month, though the pace of the recovery stalled. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million and that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from 11.1% in June.

  • U.S. Stock Futures Slip on U.S.-China Tensions

    U.S. stock futures pared their declines Friday after the latest employment report showed more jobs were added than expected last month but the pace of the recovery has lost momentum. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million and that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from 11.1% in June.

  • Global Stocks Slip on U.S.-China Tensions

    Global stocks fell Friday amid building tensions between Washington and Beijing after President Trump moved to impose new limits on two Chinese social-media apps. Futures tied to the S&P 500 ticked down 0.3%, suggesting the benchmark could drop after the opening bell in New York. The gauge is still on course to close the week up about 2%.

  • U.S. Stocks Up as Jobless Claims Edge Lower

    U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came in below expectations, but still held at historically high levels. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% to 3349.2 as of the 4 p.m close of trading in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.7%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq increased 1.0%.

  • U.S. Stocks Up as Jobless Claims Edge Lower

    U.S. stocks rose slightly Thursday as the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came in below expectations, but still held at historically high levels. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 3333.68, near its record close in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.2%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up 0.4%.

  • U.S. Stocks Waver as Jobless Claims Edge Lower

    U.S. stocks wavered Thursday as the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came in below expectations, but still held at historically high levels. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% to 3335.20, near its record close in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.1%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq was about flat.

  • U.S. Stocks Higher as Jobless Claims Edge Lower

    U.S. stocks rose Thursday as the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits came in below expectations, but still held at historically high levels. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 3331.43, within 2% of its record close in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq increased 0.1%.

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