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After falling for three straight days, stocks need a reason to move up. A decent jobless claims report could help. So could a benign day for interest rates.
Shares drop 3% as data provider MSCI reclassifies Greece's markets as emerging-market. Turkish stocks rally, but unrest has hit the markets there hard.
The Dow sells at the open and ends down 117 as investors fret about Japan, interest rates and unrest in Turkey. Expect more ups and downs into next week at least.
Stocks generally are quiet the week after the monthly jobs report. But all the talk about the Fed and interest rates may still push stocks around.
The economy added 175,000 jobs in May, although April's gains were revised lower. The Dow closes up 208 points as stocks continue a rebound that began Thursday.
The market rebounds after testing several key supports. But stocks face big challenges with Friday's big jobs report.
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