U.S. stocks closed mixed to mostly higher Thursday as investors struggled to digest concerns about job losses from coronavirus lockdowns and rising case counts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
-0.15%

lost about 40 points, 0.2%, to close near 26,080, while the S&P 500
SPX,
+0.05%

rose about 2 points or 0.1%, closing near 3,115. The Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP,
+0.32%

closed near 9,943, up 33 points or 0.3%. A report on weekly jobless claims showed 1.5 million Americans filed for benefits for the first time, more than the 1.3 million forecast by economists. Francesca’s Holdings Corp.
FRAN,
-2.98%

shares fell 5.4% after the retailer said there are doubts about its ability to continue as a going concern.


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