The U.S. stock market opened higher on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average heading for a potential fifth straight day of gains, as investors weighed a softer-than-anticipated report on jobs growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

was up 0.5% soon after the opening bell, while the S&P 500

gained 0.5% and the Nasdaq Composite

rose 0.4%, according to FactSet data, at last check. The U.S. economy added 150,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate edged up to 3.9% from 3.8%, according to a report Friday from the Labor Department. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast that the U.S. added 170,000 jobs last month. Treasury yields dropped after the employment report, with the 10-year Treasury yields down 17 basis points on Friday morning at around 4.5%.

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