Stocks Finish Flat After Wild Start

NEW YORK (September 6, 2013)—Stocks ended the day flat Friday after a morning of wild swings as traders weighed a weak jobs report for August and tensions between the U.S. and Syria on Friday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than a point, or 0.01 percent, to close at 1,655.17.

The Dow Jones industrial average ended down 14 points, or 0.1 to percent, to end at 14,922.50 after dropping as much as 148 points shortly after trading began.

The Nasdaq composite rose one point, or 0.03 percent, to close at 3,660.01.

The yield on 10-year Treasury notes fell as investors anticipated that the Federal Reserve would keep up its bond purchases to help the economy.

The yield dropped to 2.93 percent from 3 percent late Thursday.

U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs last month, fewer than economists expected.

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