Dow Up 2 on Weak Data
Lukewarm improvement for service-sector activity, jobs
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2010 3:20 PM CST
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

(Newser) – Stocks remained stuck in neutral on a lukewarm December jobs report and slight expansion in the non-manufacturing sector, though raw-materials firms saw gains, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow rose 2 points to close at 10,574.
  • The Nasdaq fell 8 points, closing at 2,301.
  • The S&P 500 added 1 point to settle at 1,137.