Exchange traded funds indexed to U.S. stocks and gold were little changed before Friday’s opening bell as markets awaited December’s employment report.

Economists are predicting nonfarm payrolls rose to 150,000 from 120,000 the previous month.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) is up about 2% so far in a young 2012.

Here are some of the other top stories making the rounds online this morning:

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