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Finance Latest News: Stocks Hold Onto Gains After Strong Jobs Report

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The stock market is slightly higher after giving up early gains fueled by a strong jobs report. When you're music royalty, dancing sometimes involves holding fancy drinks and busting a move to your own song. That's exactly what Beyonce and Jay-Z did in Brooklyn on Wednesday night at the release party for Jay's Magna Carta Holy Grail. Donning jean shorts and a white lace blazer, Queen Bey sipped on a beverage while dancing (in heels, naturally), while Hova stayed comfortable in a casual black-and-white ensemble and white sneakers. Stock index futures jumped as investors looked ahead to the monthly payrolls report, which is expected to show solid jobs growth while not being strong enough to influence Federal Reserve policy. The central bank's bond-buying stimulus program has been widely credited with both the steep stock market gains thus far in 2013, as well as recent volatility as market participants question the timeline for the program ending.

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