Stocks little changed as unemployment falls

By @ibtimes on

Stocks were modestly lower in choppy trading on Friday after data showed the unemployment rate declined in January, even as employers unexpectedly cut jobs.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> slipped 25.62 points, or 0.26 percent, to 9,976.56. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was off 3.07 points, or 0.29 percent, to 1,060.04. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 0.28 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,125.71.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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