NEW YORK Oct 6 Major U.S. stock indexes were little changed on Thursday even as declining names outnumbered advancers, ahead of job market data seen as key to determine whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates before the end of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 11.36 points, or 0.06 percent, to 18,269.67, the S&P 500 gained 1.1 points, or 0.05 percent, to 2,160.83 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 9.17 points, or 0.17 percent, to 5,306.85. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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