U.S. Stocks Open Lower After Jobs Data, Earnings

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U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Friday and were on track to book weekly losses. Investors grappled with a mixed jobs report that had a weak headline number, but sharp improvements in wage growth and participation rate. The S&P 500 opened 8 points, or 0.4%, lower at 1,907. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 34 points, or 0.2%, at 16,381 at the open. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite began the day down 24 points, or 0.5%, at 4,486.

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