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Review: U.S. stocks edge down on weaker-than-expected jobs data

U.S. stocks eased in early trade on Friday after an employment report showed employers created less jobs than expected in March, exciting investors already anxious after U.S. missile strikes against Syria.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 0.12 percent, to 20,638.25, the S&P 500 dropped 0.09 percent, to 2,355.48 and the Nasdaq Composite edged down 0.07 percent, to 5,874.83.

U.S. added just 98,000 new jobs in March, according to data of the Labor Department.

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