Stock Market Today: Stocks Rise as Jobless Claims Jump, Big Tech Bounces

While many tech and tech-adjacent stocks bounced Thursday, video game retailer GameStop plunged on a C-Suite shocker.

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A slow start for stocks Thursday turned into a firm finish after the latest jobs data lowered expectations for another rate hike at next week's Fed meeting. 

A bounce in several Big Tech stocks created tailwinds for the broader market, too, with all three benchmarks ending the day with solid gains. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.