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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today: Your 5 Must-Read Stories

For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell 16 points to 16,408.5; the S&P 500 gained 2.5 points to 1,864.8; the Nasdaq rose 9.2 points to 4,095.5.

Here a recap of today's major market events.

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Dow Jones Today Surges on Yellen's Confidence

The Dow Jones today ended up 1.00% to 16,424.65 on U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments that the U.S. economy was on the rise.

Yellen said the Fed expects the economy to reach maximum employment and meet inflation targets by the end of 2016.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 1.05% to 1,862.31, and the Nasdaq rose 1.29% to 4,086.23.

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

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Alibaba's Soaring Profits Top Today's Stock Market News

U.S. stock futures were back in the green this morning, on news that China's economy growth will hit 7.4% this year. Despite the fact that its first quarter growth slipped to a 24-year low, the figure still beat analyst expectations.

Here are the five stories you need to know to make your day profitable, including updates on the Alibaba IPO and a new project from Google.

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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.

Get all the major stories that moved today's markets here, in addition to the day's three biggest profit opportunities.

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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.

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