Around the World's Markets: NEW YORK

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NERVOUS TRADERS pushed leading stocks on Wall Street slightly higher in thin pre-holiday trading. Mixed labour figures - higher than expected payroll figures but rising unemployment - boosted hopes that another interest rate rise is months off. By mid-morning the Dow Jones was up 30 at 11,100 - just short of the 11,130 intraday record.

The market closes for the 4 July Independence Day holiday on Monday, which sees the crucial Japanese Tankan manufacturing survey.