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Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Futures Gain 14 Points Ahead of Yellen Speech

Good morning! For Friday, May 22, Dow Jones futures forecasted a 14-point gain ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Although both the Dow Jones and the S&P are hovering near record levels, investors can expect lower volumes today as the Memorial Day holiday approaches and the quarterly earnings season ends.

Here are today's top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

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FOMC Meeting Minutes and Other Top Stock Market News Today

The DJIA Index and S&P 500 retreated from record highs during an afternoon sell-off late in the trading session. Earlier, the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its April FOMC meeting, and oil prices rose on geopolitical tensions and falling inventory levels.

Here's the top stock market news today, including how the stock market did, earnings reports, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Hits New Record Close

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today eked out a 13-point gain to hit another closing high. The S&P 500 remained in the red, however, as energy stocks slid and retailers reported weak earnings for the March-ending quarter.

This morning, U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest levels in roughly seven and a half years, while new permits rose.

Here are the day's top stories, stocks to watch, and need-to-know financial news...

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WMT, AAPL, and HD Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 19, forecasted a 36-point gain from yesterday's close on stronger-than-expected housing data and optimism over retailer earnings reports.

The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Monday as concerns about interest-rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.

WMT, AAPL, and HD are today's biggest pre-market movers. Here's everything else you need to know today...

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Stock Futures Today Slip 24 Points on SYY, POM, and BRK.A News

Stock futures today forecast a decline of 23 points from Friday's close.

The dip comes against a big week of speeches from Members of the Fed Open Market Committee and a number of earnings reports from big-box retailers, who are coming off a weak March-ending quarter due to supply chain problems and harsh winter weather.

Here's the rest of the stock market news investors need to know today...

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GOOG, WMT, BABA Top Stocks to Watch Today as Futures Gain 110 Points

Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, May 15, forecasted a 110-point increase from Wednesday's close.

Companies reporting quarterly earnings include Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO), and SINA Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA). Investors will also tune into weekly jobless claims and an update on the Producer Price Index (PPI).

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

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DJIA Index Erases Early Gains, Ends Session with 7-Point Loss

The DJIA Index erased early gains to end today's session down 7 points on news that retail sales slumped in April, fueling new concerns that second-quarter growth may not rebound as projected by economists.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said markets are facing another "taper tantrum" when the central bank increases interest rates in the near future.

Here are more top stories from today, plus stocks to watch...

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