A weaker-than-expected jobs report Friday from the Department of Labor stalled movement on the Dow Jones industrial average, which managed a meager 15-point gain for the week. Non-farm payrolls increased by an anemic 21,000 in February, some 100,000 less than economists expected, triggering worries that the economy may not be recovering as quickly as hoped. Tech stocks were down following a report from Intel in which the computer-chip maker said it expected first-quarter sales to be softer than predicted.
Ad holding company stocks all saw modest declines for the first week of March. On the Big Board, Omnicom shares fell 0.6 percent to close the week at $81.34, while IPG's stock price slid 2.5 percent to $16.61. WPP, trading as American Depository Receipts on the Nasdaq, fell 1.2 percent to close at $54.59.