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Wall Street: Jobs report helps stocks rise

October 7, 2011 |  8:15 am

Wall Street: Jobs report helps stocks rise
Gold: Trading now at $1,651 an ounce, down 0.1% from Thursday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 11,213.39, up 0.8% from Thursday.

Jobs and stocks. The jobs report this morning did not paint a pretty picture, but it had some good headline numbers that appeared to be enough to help send stocks up again.

Big leak. A leaked version of the so-called Volcker rule -- designed to stop proprietary trading on Wall Street -- has sent law firms and regulators and bankers into a tizzy.

Romney rising. With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ruling out a presidential run, Mitt Romney is picking up new Wall Street names to add to his already big lead on the street.

OccuPie Wall Street. A pizza shop near that Wall Street protests has been raking it in with a $15 pepperoni-heavy OccuPie pizza -- though the owner of the shop is warning that he is not taking sides. 

-- Nathaniel Popper in New York

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