Laffer Tengler Investments CIO Nancy Tengler in Reuters

Stocks, markets mixed as Wall Street deciphers diverging signals

BOSTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Stocks, Treasuries and other major markets were mixed Wednesday after July data showed that U.S. jobs growth slowed but demand for services increased, all as Federal Reserve officials signaled a likely pullback in market support.

U.S. private payrolls increased far less than expected in July, likely constrained by shortages of workers and raw materials. Employers added 330,000 jobs last month, the ADP National Employment Report showed on Wednesday.

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