U.S. Stock Futures Extend Losses After Jobs Report

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U.S. stock futures extended modest losses after government data showed 160,000 news jobs were created in April, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5%. The jobs number came in below expectations, sparking speculation that the Federal Reserve is likely to stay pat on raising interest rates over the coming months. The S&P 500 futures were down 9 points, or 0.5%, to 2,034. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 69 points, or 0.4%, to 17,503. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq-100 futures were down 17 points, or 0.4%, at 4,282.

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