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Stocks close flat as investors wait for Friday's jobs report

 

May 6, 2016



NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed mostly unchanged on Thursday, as an earlier rally in oil prices faded and investors waited for the release of a closely watched jobs report on Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 9.45 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 17,660.71. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.49 of a point, less than 0.1 percent, to 2,050.63 and the Nasdaq composite lost 8.55 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,717.09.

As the week comes to a close, the market’s focus is turning to the U.S. jobs report for April due out Friday. Investors will be watching closely to see if it...



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