Stocks slide after strong jobs report diminishes hopes for Fed rate cut this month | 7/5/2019 | Staff
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Stocks fell on Friday after the strong jobs report lowered expectations for an interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve this month.

The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite had rallied to all-time highs on Wednesday.

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The financials sector of the S&P 500 was the benchmark index's biggest gainer, boosted by a rally in bank stocks.

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US stocks slipped from record levels on Friday after a stronger-than-expected jobs report dimmed expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later this month.

All the three major indices had rallied to record highs during a shortened trading session Wednesday ahead of Independence Day.


Here's how they closed on Friday:

A report from the Labor Department showed that employers added 224,000 nonfarm payrolls in June, rebounding from an unexpectedly weak showing in May.

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The robust gains prompted traders to review their expectation that the Fed will cut interest rates to support the economy. According...
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