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Housing stocks like Home Depot and Lennar were hit hard, though their business prospects now appear bright.
Gain of 156,000 jobs misses forecasts of about 170,000, as unemployment rate rises to 5% -- but near-stasis helps the leader
The nation's private employers added 154,000 jobs in September, slightly below forecasts, but hiring appears solid in most of the swing states that will determine the next president.