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American equity markets pull back despite upbeat Jobless claims

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The US stock market experienced a slightly negative opening after two straight days of gains. In particular, US data helped steady nerves today, as the Initial Jobless Claims (April 6) came in at 346K, against expectations of 365K.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ fell -0.24% as it settles in region of 3289.43, down -7.93 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in negative territory, operating at 1586.56, descending -0.87 points or -0.05% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has edged lower at the opening, trading in the zone of 14794.41, presently -0.05% after a movement of -7.83 points.

Sectors are mostly mixed at the opening, however the Consumer Cyclical and Services sectors have distinguished themselves as the main loser thus far, rising +0.90 and +0.30% respectively. In other news, the price of crude is testing USD $94.00/bbl Thursday.

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