Stocks Slip on Jobs , Greek Fears

New York — Stocks ended a short and tumultuous trading week with slight losses on Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend. Investors bought at the opening of trading after a Labor Department report on job creation suggested the economy was improving, though not so fast as to raise the specter of inflation and higher interest rates. But the gains vanished after a downbeat report from the International...

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Greece Default Fears Shake Stock Markets

New York — Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders were making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply, and the selling spread across the Atlantic. By the close of U.S. trading Friday, stocks across industries were lower, with four of five stocks down. Investors shifted money into German...

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