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Wall Street flat after jobs data; Syria worries spur caution

The U.S. August payrolls report showed about 169,000 jobs were added, fewer than the 180,000 that had been expected

Reuters  |  New York 

U.S. stocks closed little changed in choppy trade on Friday after labor market data removed some uncertainty about Federal Reserve policy, but concerns remained about possible military action by the West against Syria.   The U.S. August payrolls report showed about 169,000 jobs were added, fewer than the 180,000 that had been expected, and July's figure was revised sharply lower. The unemployment rate fell to 7.3%, its lowest since December 2008, though the decline reflected a drop in the share of working-age Americans who either have a job or are looking for ...

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First Published: Sat, September 07 2013. 05:32 IST
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