U.S. stocks largely made back some of their earlier loss Friday, ending a volatile day of trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 27,682.81 points, down 0.5% for the day. At its lowest point, the index was at 27,478. The other major indexes had similar drops hours after President Donald Trump announced he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
The S&P 500 closed at 3,248.44 for a 1% drop and the Nasdaq fell to 11,075.02 for a 2.2% drop.
For the week, though, the three indexes finished in the black, with the Dow gaining about 500 points, the S&P gaining about 50 points and the Nasdaq gaining about 160 points.
The market’s open follows a report by the Labor Department Friday that said the U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs for the month of September, about 200,000 fewer than many analysts had projected.
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