New York -- U.S. markets were mixed Friday after soaring in the previous session due to the Federal Reserve restarting a bond purchasing program.
The $600 billion program announced Wednesday pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to a height not seen since September 2008, the month Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers collapsed.
On Friday, the Department of Labor said the economy gained 151,000 jobs in October, which was not enough to lower the unemployment rate, which held at 9.6 percent.
In early afternoon trading, the DJIA gave up 8.59 points, 0.08 percent, to 11,426.25. The Standard & Poor's 500 added 0.25 percent, 3.11 points, to 1,224.17. The Nasdaq composite of tech-dominated stocks gained 0.01 percent, 0.14, to 2,577.48.