US shares ended the day in mixed colors as minutes from the Federal Reserve showed officials expressed concern about risks to financial stability and payrolls data topped estimates after equities rebounded yesterday from a three-day retreat. If truth be told Fed Officials saw throughout this last two-day meeting held on December 17 th and 18 th decreasing benefits from month bond purchases after that the previous meeting where the Federal Reserve took the decision and cut back on its asset purchases program amid crystal clear signs that the economy is strengthening. Now today's ADP report showed that the private sector added 238,000 jobs in December, the highest from February 2012 , following a revised 229,000 gain in November, surpassing analysts' forecast of 200,000 jobs gain. The buoyant figures added to expectations the Fed may speed up the pace of stimulus reduction that would begin this month. The infamous jobs report due on Friday is expected to show that American employers added 195,000 jobs in December, following a 203 jobs gain in November. Unemployment probably lingered at a four-year low of 7.0 percent. Standard and Poor`s dropped 0.06% to reach 1836.84 points, as of 16:15 EST . As of 16:15 EST , Dow Jones edged down 0.41% to 16462.74 points, and NASDAQ rose by 0.24% to 4163.08 points. After tomorrow's market close, Alcoa Inc. will open the earnings season by announcing its fourth quarter results.
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