Dow Up 12 as Stocks Claw Back From Abyss

Dow off 170 midday on European credit woes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2010 3:19 PM CST
Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Michael Sollitto, center, react on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly dips below 10,000, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Stocks regained their opening levels after severe losses that saw the Dow off 170 points at midday today. Despite better-than-expected US employment figures, worries about the creditworthiness of some troubled European nations exerted downward pressure on stocks, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow Jones closed up 10.05 points at 10,012.23.
  • The Nasdaq gained 15.69 to close at 2,141.12.
  • The S&P 500 added 3.07 to settle at 1,066.18.

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