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U.S. stocks close mixed amid earnings, data
Last Updated: 2019-02-02 09:20 | Xinhua
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U.S. stocks closed mixed on Friday as investors digested the latest corporate earnings reports as well as key economic data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 64.22 points, or 0.26 percent, to 25,063.89. The S&P 500 rose 2.43 points, or 0.09 percent, to 2,706.53. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 17.87 points, or 0.25 percent, to 7,263.87.

Amazon reported fourth-quarter earnings that far exceeded analysts estimates on Thursday after market close.

The company registered earnings per share of 6.04 U.S. dollars on revenue of 72.4 billion dollars. The net sales of Amazon Web Services reached 7.43 billion dollars.

For full year 2018, Amazon's net sales increased 31 percent to 232.9 billion dollars.

However, Amazon shares declined more than 5 percent on Friday after the company warned of increased spending this year.

On the data front, job growth in January beat expectations with total nonfarm payrolls increasing by 304,000 despite a partial government shutdown that was the longest in U.S. history, the Department of Labor said Friday.

Job gains occurred in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, and transportation and warehousing, the department said.

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