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Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains 146 Points; Here's Your Top News

The U.S. markets jumped on Monday, with all three major benchmarks posting gains after stronger than expected retail data overshadowed concerns about geopolitical problems in Ukraine.

U.S. retail sales ticked up 1.1% in March to a seasonally adjusted $433.9 billion, according to the Commerce Department. This was the largest monthly gain in retail sales since September 2012.

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Top Stock Market News Today: How China Is Beating Up on Bitcoin

Stock market news today, April 11, 2014: The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish Thursday at 4,054.11, its worst one-day drop since 2011 as investors ditched biotech, Internet, and other high-growth stocks. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surged 17%, its largest one-day jump since late January.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 267 points to finish at 16,169.90, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points yesterday to 1,833.09.

Here's the stock market news for today...

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5 Top Stories as Dow Jones Industrial Average Sinks 267 Points Today

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 267 points to finish at 16,169.90. The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish at 4,054.11, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points to 1,833.09.

Markets plunged on Thursday despite positive economic data on unemployment benefits. The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level in almost seven years. The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2012 as biotech and online firms slumped the hardest.

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Stock Market News Today: The U.S. Treasury's $2.38 Billion IPO

Stock market news today, April 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average roared on Wednesday following an announcement that the U.S. Federal Reserve unanimously decided to ditch the thresholds it had set on dealing with unemployment and raising interest rates.

At the closing bell Wednesday, the Dow Jones rose 181 points to finish at 16,437. The Nasdaq gained 70 points to finish at 4,183, while the S&P 500 added 20 points to end the day yesterday at 1,872.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 181 Points in Best Day This Month

The Dow Jones Industrial Average roared on Wednesday following an announcement that the U.S. Federal Reserve unanimously decided to ditch the thresholds it had set on dealing with unemployment and raising interest rates.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones rose 181 points to finish at 16,437. The Nasdaq gained 70 points to finish at 4,183, while the S&P 500 added 20 points to end the day at 1,872.

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Stock Market Today: New Rules for Big Banks

Stock market news today, April 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points yesterday to finish at 16,256. The Nasdaq increased 33 points to finish at 4,112, while the S&P 500 added 6 points to end the day at 1,851.

Today, the FOMC will release minutes from its March meeting. Investors are seeking clues on when Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the central bank will exercise an increase in interest rates.

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Dow Jones Today Climbs as IMF Issues World Economic Outlook

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points to finish at 16,256. The Nasdaq increased 33 points to finish at 4,112, while the S&P 500 added 6 points to end the day at 1,851.

Among the top news moving the Dow Jones today was the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announcing that emerging markets could rattle the global economy in 2014. The IMF released its bi-annual "World Economic Outlook" and said slower growth in Brazil and Russia, two premier emerging markets, could batter manufacturing nations like Japan and Germany thanks to reduced trade flows.

Here's a recap of five other major events moving markets today:

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Chinese Currency Concerns Top Today's Stock Market News

Stock market news today, April 8, 2014: U.S. markets slumped for a third consecutive trading session on Monday following a sharp selloff in social media, Internet, and biotech stocks.

All three major indices slipped by more than 1%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166 points yesterday to finish at 16,245. The Nasdaq dropped 47 points to finish at 4,079, while the S&P 500 lost 20 points to end the day at 1,845.

Here are the five things you should know to make your day profitable:

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Slammed Today – Here's What You Need To Know

The S&P 500 is on track to have its worst three days since January, after the market sell-off continued. Internet and tech stocks continued to shed value. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166 points to finish at 16,245. The Nasdaq dropped 47 points to finish at 4,079, while the S&P 500 lost 20 points to end the day at 1,845.

Here's a recap of other major events today...