Summary Box: Stocks finish mixed

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Posted: Feb 02, 2012 5:39 PM
Summary Box: Stocks finish mixed

WE CAME HERE FOR THIS? Stocks traded in a narrow range all day and finished mixed and nearly unchanged. Only the Nasdaq moved more than a tenth of a percent.

SO FAR: Stocks are off to a strong start this year. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 5.4 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 4 percent.

WHAT'S NEXT: Friday job numbers. The government is due to release the number of jobs created last month and the unemployment rate. In December, the country added 200,000 jobs, and the rate was 8.5 percent.