Dow Up 69 After Jobs Data
Oil hits $70.47, a 2-month low
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2009 3:16 PM CST
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong, right, visits the trading post that trades his company's stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and gets an explanation from specialists Ned Zelles, left,...   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks posted solid gains today following a weekly jobs report that showed a boost in initial unemployment filings but a fall in the number of claims lasting longer than 1 week, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow rose 68.78 points to close at 10,405.83.
  • The Nasdaq added 7.13, settling at 2,199.86.
  • The S&P 500 gained 6.40, closing at 1,102.35.