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

By Anora Mahmudova Markets MarketWatch Pulse

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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