U.S. stocks pared early losses on Friday and the Nasdaq turned positive, led by gains in iPhone maker Apple Inc
Stocks opened lower after government data showed many more jobs were lost in September than economists anticipated.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> fell 24.41 points, or 0.26 percent, at 9,484.87. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dropped 2.32 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,027.53. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 2.72 points, or 0.13 percent, at 2,060.20.
(Editing by Padraic Cassidy)