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Employment Data Aids the Dow; Hiring up, but…

Employment Data Aids the Dow; Hiring up, but.. Stocks were mixed Thursday after disappointing Merck(MRK) earnings and a Pfizer(PFE) recall pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.7 points, or 0.1%, at 12,705, as disappointing news from the two U.S. pharmaceutical giants dragged the index lower. The S&P 500 was rising 1.5 points, or 0.1%, at 1,326. The Nasdaq was up 9.5 points, or 0.3%, at 2,858. Stocks slipped Thursday afternoon as … [Read more...]