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Today's Stock Market News Abuzz from Brewing Lawsuit Over PFE's Lipitor

Today's stock market news, August 8, 2014: U.S. stocks fell sharply in the final hour of trading Thursday despite declining jobless claims in the U.S. economy.

On Thursday, Moscow banned most food imports from Western nations in response to heightened economic sanctions. The deal isolates Russians from global trade to a level that hasn't been seen since the end of the Cold War, with specific imports from the United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union, and Norway banned.

Here are the top stories in stock market news today...

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Dow Jones Today Sheds 75 Points on Russia Concerns, Plus BAC Fine, DSKY Debut

Dow Jones today, Aug. 7, 2014: U.S. stocks fell sharply in the final hour of trading Thursday despite declining jobless claims in the U.S. economy.

The ongoing standoff between the West and Russia continues to offset confidence in the U.S. economy. This morning, Moscow banned most food imports from Western nations in response to heightened economic sanctions.

Here are the top stories today…

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GOOGL, FOXA, PCLN, and CTRP Headline Stock Market News Today

Stock market news today, August 7, 2014: The U.S. stock market was sluggish yesterday (Wednesday), with benchmarks eking out modest gains.

Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe. A slew of bad data suggests a choppy road ahead for the European Union, which has a combined GDP that is roughly $600 billion larger than the U.S. economy.

Here are the top stories in stock market news today (Thursday)…

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U.S. Stock Market Flat Today on European Concerns; S, GRPN, TWX Among Biggest Losers

Stock market today, Aug. 6, 2014: U.S. markets were sluggish this afternoon, with benchmarks eking out modest gains. Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe.

Gold prices were up nearly 2% on the day, surpassing the $1,300 threshold this afternoon.

Now, here are the top stories from today…

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Stock Market Close: Dow Sheds 139 Points; PXD, XOM Lead Energy Sector Sell-Off

Stock market close, August 5, 2014: After ending in positive territory yesterday, U.S. markets crumbled again today on concerns of heightened geopolitical tension in Ukraine. The energy sector saw a broad sell-off during the afternoon.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which gauges investment fear, jumped roughly 11.5% on the day.

Now, here are the top stories from today…

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DJIA Today Up 75 Points After Last Week's Dive; GRPN, AMGN Among Gainers

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Today, August 4, 2014: U.S. markets roared back on Monday, boosted by strong quarterly results from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A). The company's B-shares (NYSE: BRK.B) were up 3.25% on the day.

The S&P 500 Index climbed today after the market lost roughly 2.7% last week.

Here are the top stories from today.

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Dow Jones Today Slips Another 32 Points, Plus FB's Outage, PG Earnings

Dow Jones today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets slumped again Friday despite positive news on the employment front. The U.S. economy added another 209,000 jobs in July, a sixth-consecutive monthly gain. However, the estimate fell short of economists' expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% on more Americans searching for work. The S&P 500 posted its largest weekly loss since April.

Now, here are the top stories from today...

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Stock Market Trends: S&P 500 Loses July's Gain in One Day

Stock market trends today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline. The DJIA shed 317 points in a heavy sell-off. The S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns across global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 27% to an intraday high of 17.11, its highest level since April.

This morning (Friday), the dollar hit a 10-month high against other global currencies while stocks around the world slumped. However, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 6.2% on news that the economy gained only 209,000 jobs – falling under economist estimates of 230,000 new jobs during July and an unemployment rate of 6.0%.

Here’s a roundup of the top stories affecting stock market news today, including stories from TSLA, GoPro, Whole Foods, the latest in the bond defaults, and more…

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Stock Market Close: Dow Jones Plunges 317 Points in Biggest Drop in 6 Months

Stock market close, July 31, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline, with the Dow Jones shedding 317 points in a broad sell-off.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns in global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 26% to an intraday high of 16.98, the highest level since April.

Now, here are the top stories from today...