NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are bouncing back from an early loss as traders take in stride a tepid jobs report and simmering tensions between the U.S. and Syria.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 33 points, or 0.2 percent, at 14,969 at noon Eastern Friday. The Dow was down as much as 148 points earlier.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up five points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,660. The Nasdaq composite rose seven points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,666.
Bond yields fell as investors anticipated that the Federal Reserve would keep up its bond purchases. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.91 percent from 3 percent late Thursday.
The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 169,000 jobs last month, fewer than economists expected.
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A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York on December 11, 2013.
A local family is still seeking justice for a father's violent death. This comes after the man originally convicted of the crime--- was set free--- after police say they had the wrong man all along. But the victim's family says otherwise.
Lewiston Police say they were able to follow tracks through the snow to the home of a suspected burglar, where they recovered $6,000 in stolen property.
New York's Mohawk Valley, North County, Capital Region, Southern Tier and Long Island are the big winners in this year's round of competitive state economic development grants. Each region won more than $80 million in tax breaks, funding …