We watch the US shares fluctuate throughout the closing session today as retailers plummeted and investors awaited tomorrow's jobs report for further clues to whether the Federal Reserve will accelerate the pace of stimulus cuts. Other than that today a report showed that first-time jobless Americans asking for benefits dropped to 330,000 in the week ended January 4 , from a revised of 345,000 a week before, better than forecast of a drop to 335,000. The ADP Research Institute said on Wednesday the jobs added by the private sector last month reached 238,000, the highest from February 2012 , following a revised of 229,000 jobs in November. The improvement in the labor market is providing hopes the world's biggest economy is moving on the right track. As of 16:15 EST , Dow Jones plunged by 0.11% to 16444.76 points, and NASDAQ fell by 0.23% to 4156.20 points. Standard and Poor's rose by 0.03% to reach 1838.13 points, as of 16:15 EST .
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