A jittery morning for stocks, after factory orders and jobs data, gives way to some tentative...

|By:, SA News Editor

A jittery morning for stocks, after factory orders and jobs data, gives way to some tentative steps into positive ranges at midday. The Dow +0.2% to 9325; S&P 500 +0.1% to 999; Nasdaq +0.2% to 1972. Crude +0.3%. Natural gas -2%. Silver +2.5%. Gold +2.4% now to $979.40, a three-month high.