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EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...

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Pre-market Movers Today Include DD, UA, HRL

Pre-market movers for today include DuPont Co. (NYSE: DD), Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA), and Hormel Foods Corp. (NYSE: HRL).

This is on a day where Dow futures for Tuesday, April 21, forecasted a 69-point increase from Monday's Dow close.

Markets are moving on news out of China, a busy day of earnings, and the prospect of rising interest rates. Here's what you need to know.

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DJIA Futures Up 96 Points Today on These Top 3 Stories

DJIA futures for Monday, April 20, forecast a 96-point gain from Friday's close.

The DJIA Index fell 279 points on Friday as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. This morning, China's central bank boosted lending power in its financial sector after announcing plans to slash banks' reserve requirements. It will be another intensive week of earnings reports as investors await the effects of winter weather and a stronger U.S. dollar during the first quarter.

Here are the top three stories moving the Dow Jones today...

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Apple Watch News Tops Stock Market Today

U.S. stock futures for Monday, April 13, forecast a 31-point decline from Friday's close. Investors are looking forward to a very busy week of earnings reports, as concerns over a stronger dollar could weigh on corporate profits.

Meanwhile, a number of geopolitical concerns could affect stocks and oil prices.

Here's what else you need to know about the stock market today...

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Oil Prices Pushing Dow Futures Up 22 Points Today

Dow futures for Tuesday, April 7, forecasted a 22-point gain from yesterday's strong close. As first-quarter earnings season kicks off, investors are keeping an eye on oil prices and statements from members of the Federal Reserve.

On Monday, the DJIA Index gained more than 144 points, fueled by a surge in oil prices and soft data that hints the Federal Reserve will likely avoid an interest rate hike in June. Friday's weak March employment report pushed PNC Financial Services to delay its expected target rate date back to September.

In commodities, gold prices jumped 1.3%, while silver prices gained 1.7%. The weak unemployment report dented expectations of a rate hike, which added a jolt to precious metals.

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DJIA Futures Slide 128 Points Today on Jobs Data

DJIA futures for Monday, April 6, were on the decline by 128 points this morning after Thursday's close.

The DJIA added 65 points on Thursday, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. On Friday, the markets were closed for Good Friday. However, the U.S. reported weaker-than-expected payroll growth. The nation created its smallest amount of jobs in 15 months.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Monday...

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DJIA Today Adds 65 Points on Employment Optimism

For April 2, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA today added 65 points, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 268,000, better than the 285,000 analysts had expected.

Here are the day's top stories plus our new profit tip for investors...

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MCD to Raise Pay, WMT Slumps, and Other Stock Market News Today

Stock market news today, Thursday, April 2, features a big wage announcement from MCD, a WMT stock sell-off, GoDaddy's second day on the New York Stock Exchange, and more.

U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point retreat from yesterday's close.

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

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Stock Market Predictions Today Point to More Volatility than Usual in Q2 2015

Stock market predictions are typically bullish in April. According to The Stock Trader's Almanac, the S&P 500 has climbed every single April since 2006 by an average of 3.1%. Since 1950, it has been the best performing month for the Dow Jones.

This monthly spike is usually attributed to strong Q1 earnings reports hitting Wall Street. Numerous companies will also raise their guidance figures for the full year in April.

This year, things aren't as bullish in the short term. Our stock market predictions today call for continued volatility into Q2.

Here's what to watch in the stock market in April, as well as an update on the long-term outlook for 2015...

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DJIA Index Falls 200 Points to End Q1 in the Red

The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday. The cause? Energy stocks drove the market downward as Iranian nuclear deal talks weigh down oil prices.

The markets pared gains from Monday's massive rally. Basic materials stocks including Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

Here are more top stories from today, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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