Good news on the employment front took center stage this morning as the unemployment rate fell to 8.3% and the economy added 243,000 jobs in January. In particular, professional services saw job gains of 70,000, while manufacturing saw a 50,000-job boost. Just before 11 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrials
As you'd expect on a day with such a strong move, most stocks were higher. The good news for manufacturing helped send Caterpillar
But the leader of the Dow was Bank of America
The sole laggard in the Dow was Merck
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