JOBS NEWS: The unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent. That gave stocks a boost in the morning, but the gains didn't last. The market closed mixed, with the Dow up slightly but other indexes posting small losses.

DOW MILESTONE: The Dow's close at 13,610.15 was its highest since December 2007. It's still short of its all-time high of 14,164.53 reached in October 2007.

WHAT'S NEXT: Third-quarter corporate earnings start with Alcoa on Tuesday.