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US stocks close mixed after jobs report

/ 06:40 AM December 08, 2012

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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