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US stocks close mixed after jobs report


06:40 AM December 8th, 2012

December 8th, 2012 06:40 AM

NEW YORK—A surprise fall in the US unemployment rate to 7.7 percent for November gave markets an initial boost Friday, but stocks ended the session mixed.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 80.25 points (0.61 percent) to 13,154.29 in closing trade.

The S&P 500 gained 4.02 (0.28 percent) to 1,417.96, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 11.48 (0.38 percent) at 2,977.79.

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