Stocks opened flat on Thursday as a weak reading on the labor market and rumors of a French sovereign debt downgrade offset better-than-expected results from Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.
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New claims for weekly jobless benefits came in above forecasts, dampening hopes of a pick-up in job creation in April.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 3.70 points, or 0.03 percent, at 13,036.45. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 0.12 points, or 0.01 percent, at 1,385.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 1.66 points, or 0.05 percent, at 3,029.79.
(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)