Dow Up 17 as Jobs Stats Stall Stocks

Stock indexes finish week up 3%
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 3:09 PM CST
A trader shouts into his mobile phone headset as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks rose slightly today after analysts upgraded GE—a striking sign of confidence, given the troubles at its finance arm over the previous year. But any enthusiasm was tempered by the news that unemployment hit 10.2% in October, the highest level since 1983.

  • The Dow rose 17.46 points to close at 10,023.42.
  • The Nasdaq added 7.12, settling at 2,112.44.
  • The S&P 500 gained 2.67 to close at 1,069.30.