Dow Up 33 After Jobs Data

Weekly jobs numbers beat expectations
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2010 3:27 PM CST
In this photo from Dec. 10, 2009, traders John Strazza, left, and Peter Tuchman, center, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks registered slight gains as weekly jobless claims beat expectations and analysts were upbeat on commercial real estate, despite a rate hike by the Chinese central bank, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow rose 33 points to close at 10,607.
  • The Nasdaq fell 1 point to 2,300.
  • The S&P 500 added 5 points, closing at 1,142.

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