NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging lower in early trading after the government reported lukewarm jobs growth last month.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 87 points, or 0.6 percent, to 14,850 in the first few minutes of trading Friday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,648. The Nasdaq composite fell 15 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,641.
Bonds yields fell as investors anticipated that demand for bonds would remain strong if the Fed keeps 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.
VeriFone Systems jumped $2, or 10 percent, to $22.74 after reporting results that beat analysts' expectations.
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Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
Firefighters had to withdraw from a smoky fire in Blasdell at a multi-dwelling home on South Park Avenue Friday night because the flames were so intense.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.
State Police in Pennsylvania are investigating an alleged pedophile pastor already facing charges in Western New York.