Dow Up 11 Despite Jobs Report
Stocks make gains for first trading week of 2010
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2010 3:15 PM CST
Gennaro Saporito of Banc of America Specialist Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the final trading day of 2009, Thursday, Dec. 31, in New York.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

(Newser) – Stocks spent most of the day down modestly but pulled up sharply at the close, as traders proved relatively unmoved by disappointing December unemployment figures, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow rose 11.33 points to close at 10,618.19.
  • The Nasdaq added 17.12, closing at 2,317.17.
  • The S&P 500 gained 3.29 to settle at 1,144.98.