Breaking news: The October jobs report has come in much stronger than expected. The Labor Department says there were 204,000 new jobs created when expectations were for just about 120,000. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3% from 7.2% in September which was the lowest level in nearly five years. For instant analysis of the numbers watch show host Lauren Lyster speak with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Aaron Task and Senior Columnist Mike Santoli.
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Twitter (TWTR) is up fractionally at this hour on the NYSE. The stock ended yesterday's regular session at $44.90 up almost 73% from the offering price of $26. The high for the day was $50.09. Overall the IPO went smoothly with nearly 118-million shares trading hands. At this point, Twitter has a market cap of $24.5-billion.
Sprouts (SFM) has been down nearly 5% since reporting earnings after yesterday's close. This is despite beating estimates with 13-cents a share when analysts were looking for 10-cents. Sales alsoRead More »from October Jobs Report; Twitter Post-IPO; France Credit Rating Cut