NEW YORK Oct 7 U.S. stocks ended down slightly
on Friday as a drop in the British pound injected volatility to
markets, while a weaker-than-expected jobs report was not enough
to derail expectations for a Federal Reserve rate hike before
the end of the year.
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial
average was down 28.42 points, or 0.16 percent, to
18,240.08, the S&P 500 had lost 7.03 points, or 0.33
percent, to 2,153.74 and the Nasdaq Composite had
dropped 14.45 points, or 0.27 percent, to 5,292.41.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Meredith