Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:19 AM ET
By: Bobby Raines
Stocks opened higher Thursday, in what is likely to be a low-volume session ahead of the July 4 holiday. The big economic news of the day is the nonfarm-payroll report for June showed 223,000 jobs were created last month, which was under the estimate for 230,000 new jobs. The headline unemployment rate fell to 5.3% as the labor-force participation rate also fell. The somewhat lackluster report has analysts speculating that the Federal Reserve could delay its first interest-rate increase.
At present, stocks are up. The S&P 500 is up... Read More