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The final trading day of a ho-hum week for equities on Wall Street went to the bears. Some disappointing U.S. economic news and a mixed earnings performance from Corporate America likely were behind the profit taking, which saw selling pick up a bit over the final two hours of trading.
The nation added 288,000 jobs in June, with non-farm payrolls strengthening much more than had been anticipated. The consensus expectation for the month had been for job growth of about 215,000.