Dow Off 25 Ahead of July Jobs

Monthly unemployment report will show recovery's progress
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 3:38 PM CDT
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Stocks closed lower today ahead of a July unemployment report due tomorrow, the Wall Street Journal reports. Procter & Gamble weighed on the Dow with a 4.7% decline, over doubts about its sales strategy. The Dow fell 25 points to close at 9,256. The Nasdaq lost 20 points, settling at 1,973, and the S&P 500 shed 6 points to close at 997.