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Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.
Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.
For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for American television viewing.
The January nonfarm payroll number was a disappointment—36,000 vs. consensus of 150,000, though the headline of 9 percent unemployment was well below consensus of 9.5 percent.
IPO strength continues into February; big year shaping up. While the Street is preoccupied with renewed violence in Egypt and commodity inflation, two successful launches today indicate strong demand for IPOs continue.
Stocks closed modestly higher, but the Dow lost ground in the final minutes of trading to close below 12,000 after rising above and below that level much of the session. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Boeing fell.
Large corporate clients are aiming to do business with the first consumers in the developing world, the CEO of the ratings consumer ratings enterprise Nielsen Company, David Calhoun, told CNBC Wednesday, on the day of its long-awaited IPO.