The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off 21.73 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 9,275.88. It had spent much of the day swinging around in negative territory, with a decline in the US Treasury market adding pressure.
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US STOCKS drifted lower as investors focused on rising long-term interest rates and looked toward to a jobs report due on Friday with hope that it will suggest the Federal Reserve's next move.