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  • Morning Jolt: U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in February

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    The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than was expected, according to the Department of Labor. The numbers top January's as well. The unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent.
    Happening today
    The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel of sorts to the bloody "300'; and a film at the opposite end of the spectrum, the gentle PG "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," an animated tale about the titular characters.
    Opening bell
    The Dow Jones opened at 16,421.89 after finishing up 61.71 points Thursday.
    Quote of the day
    "I am the one who knocks." - Bryan Cranston as Walter White on "Breaking Bad." Today is Cranston's birthday.
    Hot video: Pitcher throws perfect game on same night brother does play-by-play
    University of Miami pitcher Javi Salas threw a perfect game on the same night his little brother Jorge was on the play-by-play call for student radio station WVUM. It made for an incredible family moment that the Salas brothers won't soon forget.
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