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MarketWatch for Friday, September 27, 2013

If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Friday, September 27, 2013...
If you're keeping on top of the stock markets this morning, Friday, September 27, 2013...

The Nikkei is down 39.05 to 14,760.07
The Dow is up 55.04 to 15,328.30
The Nasdaq is also up 26.33 to 3,787.43

The Doe and S&P 500 snapped a five-day losing streak following better than expected news on jobs. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a six year low -- proof that very few companies are laying off workers.

Investors who bought Facebook's stock when it went public over a year ago and held on are being rewarded.  Facebook's stock topped $50 a share for the first time Thursday and is now up 88 percent for the year. The company went public at $38 a share in May of last year, only to see its stock fall when its IPO suffered technical difficulties at the Nasdaq. Facebook's stock is now 32 percent above its IPO price thanks to success in selling ads on mobile devices.

There have been two arrests in one of the nation's deadliest outbreaks of food borne illness in 25 years. Brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen owned Jensens Cantaloupe Farm in Colorado. They're accused of selling contaminated melons that led to a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people. Jensen's farm has since gone bankrupt.
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