Ukraine weighs heavily on market

US stocks ended slightly lower as corporate earnings were mixed, overcoming enthusiasm about a pick-up in hiring last month.

Stocks ended the week lower on Wall Street
Stocks ended the week lower on Wall Street

Escalating tensions in Ukraine also weighed on the market..

LinkedIn slumped 8% after reporting its largest quarterly loss since going public. Estee Lauder rose 5% after its earnings beat analysts' estimates.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost two points, or 0.1% to 1,881.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 46 points, or 0.3% to 16,512. The Nasdaq composite fell three points, 0.1%, to 4,123.

The government reported that US employers added 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.59%, near its lowest level of the year.