Stocks Closing Mixed After Jobs Report

(New York, NY) — Stocks are closing mostly flat following today’s report that showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 20 points to close at 17-049. The Nasdaq gained five points to 45-92 and the S&P 500 edged up over a point to end the session at 19-97. Gains in financial stocks like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase helped offset the day’s losses.