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U.S. stocks slip Friday, but still score solid weekly gains

Greece worries offset stellar jobs report


All eyes are on the job market.

U.S. stocks finished lower Friday as investors shrugged off a strong jobs report, which had provided a lift earlier in the day, and turned to fresh concerns about Greece.

The worries were sparked midday Friday after Standard & Poor’s downgraded the country’s long-term sovereign-debt rating to B-minus from B. In addition, a euro zone official said Greece faces a Feb. 16 deadline to apply for an extension of its bailout program.

The main indexes still booked solid weekly gains, however.