Wall Street opens flat after jobless data

Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:38am EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks opened flat on Thursday after weekly jobless claims came in above expectations, another sign of possible slowing economic growth.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was down 10.98 points, or 0.08 percent, at 13,079.74. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index .SPX was down 3.11 points, or 0.22 percent, at 1,387.58. The Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC was down 1.22 points, or 0.04 percent, at 3,028.41.

(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 20, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid