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Stock Market News Update for Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Wednesday saw U.S. stocks end a choppy session mixed, as cautious investors mulled two reports showing continued weakness in the job market. The news comes ahead of the closely-watched monthly jobs report due Friday.

After racking up a robust gain the day before, the market took a breather today as investors mulled over a couple of sobering data points. The enthusiasm evaporated Wednesday, as the dour jobs numbers weighed on investor sentiment ahead of the government's September jobs report on tap for Friday.

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