News Summary: Stocks jump on strong jobs report

Updated at: 12/06/2013 3:36 PM
The Associated Press

GOOD NEWS ON JOBS: Stocks rose sharply, breaking a five-day slump, after the government reported a fourth straight month of solid jobs growth in November, boosting investor confidence in the economy.

INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH: Industrial companies like General Electric and Boeing were among the biggest gainers after the report showed that manufacturing companies added the most jobs since March 2012.

CHECKING THE BOOKS: Barnes & Noble slumped after the bookseller said it was cooperating with the Securities and Exchange Commission on an investigation into its accounting.

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