Stocks finish lower on unemployment report

Stocks recovered from a gruesome unemployment report and the first drop in factory orders in five months to finish with fractional losses Friday.

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) shed 22 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 9,488, while the broader S&P 500 ($INX) dipped five points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,025. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to finish at 2,054.