Agence France-PresseJanuary 10, 2014 11:47
US stocks turned negative early Friday after the much-watched December US employment report showed the economy added far fewer jobs than expected.
About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 55.54 points (0.34 percent) to 16,389.22.
The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 4.52 (0.25 precent) to 1,833.61, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 9.97 (0.24 percent) at 4,146.22.
The monthly Labor Department report said the US economy added just 74,000 jobs in December, well below the 197,000 expected by analysts.