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Stocks close lower despite surprisingly strong jobs report
Stocks close lower despite surprisingly strong jobs report

Major U.S. stock indexes ended lower on Friday as a surprisingly strong report on job gains failed to impress investors. Stocks rose in the early going after the government reported that U.S. employers hired at the fastest pace in two years last month. The Standard and Poor's 500 index briefly rose above its record closing high. The market started to slump in late morning trading on news of downed helicopters and killed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Early Friday Ukrainian government forces attacked pro-Russian insurgents in the region. All three indexes wavered between gains and losses for most of the day. Among the biggest losers was LinkedIn. The online professional...

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