U.S. equities ended the day higher, led by the energy and financials sectors. In economic news, the U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs in November, well above expectations. The unemployment rate dropped to a 50-year low of 3.5%, and wage growth was solid at 3.1%. Corporate news was light. The Treasury yield rose as prices fell today. For the week, the Dow Jones index fell 36 points, or 0.1%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was up 337 points or 1.2% to 28,015
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 28 points or 0.9% to 3,146
The NASDAQ Composite Index was up 86 points or 1.0% to 8,657
The 30-year Treasury yield is trading higher at 2.28%
And the 10-year Treasury yield is trading higher at 1.84%
The spot price of gold fell $18.30 to $1,464.80
And the price of crude oil rose $0.63 to $59.06
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