Stocks edge lower after disappointing jobs data

Stocks drifted slightly lower in early trade after data showed the U.S. economy added just 194,000 jobs in September, compared with expectations for around 500,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 70 points, or 0.2%, while the S&P 500 declined 0.1% to 4,396.42. The Nasdaq Composite was off 0.2% at 14,628.58. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Stocks edge lower after disappointing jobs data
Stocks drifted slightly lower in early trade after data showed the U.S. economy added just 194,000 jobs in September, compared with expectations for around 500,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 70 points, or 0.2%, while the S&P 500 declined 0.1% to 4,396.42. The Nasdaq Composite was off 0.2% at 14,628.58. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.