Stocks hold firm ahead of Friday jobs report
U.S. stocks are tracing the flatline early Thursday as investors' recent enthusiasm for stocks cools a tad ahead of the key U.S. jobs report Friday and after a big rally that has recouped the bulk of the 2016 losses.
About 30 minutes before Thursday's opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down about 15 points, or 0.1%. Since the 2016 market low on Feb. 11, the blue chip stock gauge has rallied more than 1,200 points, or 7.9%, trimming its year-to-date loss to 3%. The Dow has also climbed out of correction territory, defined as a 10% drop from a high, as it is now... read more