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Wall Street Steady Midday Amid "Noisy" January Job Report

· 02/05/2021 07:35

12:19 PM EST, 02/05/2021 (MT Newswires) -- US stocks held on to early gains in midday trading on Friday, keeping key indexes around record levels on hopes of an economic recovery this year driven by heavy stimulus packages and COVID-19 vaccine rollouts amid a "noisy" January job market report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 75.92 points, or 0.24%, to 31,131.78. The S&P 500 rose 13.81 points, or 0.36% to 3,885.55 and the Nasdaq Composite added 53.42 points, or 0.39%, to 13,831.16, with both indexes stretching deeper into unchartered territories.

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