Disappointing Jobs Data Weighs Down Markets
A disappointing job creation report sent the markets tumbling to a sharply lower open with the Dow plummeting 152 points to 12,744. Nasdaq plunged 37 points to 2938.
On the upside
US Airways (NYSE: LCC) unveiled a "30 Days for D.C." campaign to celebrate expanded service at Reagan National Airport and the addition of 100 new jobs.
ABC Mart of Japan will pay approximately $137 million to acquire LaCrosse Footwear (Nasdaq: BOOT).
On the downside
Informatica (Nasdaq: INFA) warned that second quarter earnings would fall far short of its previous guidance.
Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT) blamed weakness in North America for warning that second quarter results will fall short of expectations.
Investors locked in profits on Patriot Coal (NYSE: PCX).
In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of more than 5 to 1 on the NYSE and by nearly 5 to 1 on Nasdaq. The Russell 2000 which tracks small cap stocks dropped 9 points to 808.
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