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May 6, 2021, 9:37 a.m. EDT

Dow edges higher, Nasdaq falls after jobless-claims data

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By William Watts

Stocks were off to a mixed start Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average building on the previous session's record close and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite remaining under pressure. The Dow /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.53% was up 29 points, or 0.1%, neat 34,259, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.38% edged 0.1% lower to 4,162. The Nasdaq Composite was down 0.5% near 13,519. Ahead of the opening bell, data showed first-time jobless claims fell last week, totaling less than 500,000 for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,210.39
-183.36 -0.53%
Volume: 100.75M
June 15, 2021 11:39a
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,238.93
-16.22 -0.38%
Volume: 613.15M
June 15, 2021 11:39a
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