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Michael Capolino, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks fluctuated, after equities rebounded yesterday from a three-day retreat, as investors weighed a private report showing companies added more workers than forecast last month.

Twitter Inc. dropped 3.5 percent, falling for a third day, amid an analyst downgrade. Ford Motor Co. gained 1.2 percent after Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally ruled himself out from a race for the top job at Microsoft Corp. Micron Technology Inc. jumped 9.8 percent after reporting quarterly revenue that topped estimates. Forest Laboratories Inc. climbed 16 percent as it agreed to buy Aptalis Pharma for $2.9 billion.

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