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Dow Up 12 as Stocks Claw Back From Abyss

Dow off 170 midday on European credit woes

(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
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Jobs Are Coming Back—and Soon

Employers laid off so many they'll have to hire

(Newser) - The rosier-than-expected unemployment numbers released today are encouraging, Floyd Norris writes, but it’s actually the very precipitous nature of the original falloff that makes him optimistic about the future. So many jobs were lost, Norris argues, that If employers want to fill any but the most meager of orders,... More »

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