Markets Open Mixed
Wall Street opened mixed this morning, following news that private employers shed more jobs than expected in July.
In the first 15 minutes of trading, the Dow is down about 16 points, or nearly flat.
The S&P 500 is slightly down but the tech-heavy Nasdaq is just slightly above water.
The big jobs news comes Friday, when the Labor Department releases its July non-farm employment numbers and we'll see how much higher the official U.S. unemployment rate -- now at 9.5 percent -- creeps up
-- Frank Ahrens
August 5, 2009; 9:54 AM ET
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