Stocks Stumble as Jobs Data Disappoints

Stocks fell on Friday, in the wake of a payrolls report that was much weaker than expected. The Dow Jones  industrial average fell 40.86 points or 0.28 percent, to 14,565.25, the S&P 500 lost 6.70 points or 0.43  percent, to 1,553.28 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 21.12 points or 0.65 percent, to 3,203.86. For the  week, the Dow fell 0.1 percent, the S&P lost 1 percent and the Nasdaq dropped 1.9 percent.

MF Global on Friday won court approval of a plan to liquidate its assets, pay back creditors and end the  $40 billion bankruptcy that rocked the financial world in 2011.

Hewlett-Packard’s Raymond Lane is stepping down as chairman, the company said Thursday. The move comes amid  shareholder dissatisfaction over H-P’s acquisition of U.K.

The Securities and Exchange Commission may have booted Henry Blodget off Wall Street, but the former  Merrill Lynch & Co. Internet analyst has attracted some big fans for Business Insider Inc., which he co-  founded in 2007.

Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) will pay $4 million to settle claims that harmful chemicals accidentally released at  some of its facilities caused injuries, damage and a fatality, the Department of Justice and Environmental  Protection Agency said.

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