With everyone concerned about the economy, you'd think that good news on the employment front would trigger a big rally in stocks. But even after the Labor Department said that the economy had added 200,000 jobs in December, pushing the unemployment rate down to 8.5%, stocks initially dropped sharply.
But apparently, bullish investors saw the light later in the morning. After falling as much as 80 points during the session, the Dow Jones Industrials
The biggest loser in the Dow was Alcoa
Among sectors, tech stocks were mixed. Intel
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