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After a gloomy jobs report, stocks slide

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Stocks fell sharply after Friday’s report the US gained just 120,000 jobs in March, half the December-to-February pace. Of the Dow’s 30 stocks, only McDonald’s and Hewlett-Packard rose. ‘The economy does continue to grow, but slowly,’ said John Carey, at Pioneer Investments in Boston, ‘and I think that’s been the source of frustration for a lot of investors.’

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