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Dow Jones and S&P 500 Close at Record Highs Today, BABA Frenzy Continues

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U.S. markets soared again Thursday, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both closing at record levels. Investors continue to eye the Federal Reserve, which said it will maintain a low interest rate for some time but plans to increase the rate in quick spurts as the economic recovery continues.

All eyes are on the Alibaba IPO, with BABA shares to begin trading on the NYSE Friday.

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Dow Jones Today Hits Record Close of 17,156 on Fed Meeting News

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The Dow Jones today closed at a record high after the Federal Reserve released a statement that indicates its intent to maintain low interest rates for "a considerable time." Markets were quiet for most of the day, as investors were looking to determine whether the central bank plans to boost interest rates before the consensus expectations of mid-2015.

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Dow Jones Today Will Be Watching FOMC Meeting Closely

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Dow Jones Today, September 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the U.S. Federal Reserve and expected the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.

Yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee kicked off a two-day meeting, where the central bank will be under intensive scrutiny from investors to determine what action Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her team will take on interest rates in the next nine months.

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DJIA Soars 100 Points Today as Rising Oil Prices Lift Energy Stocks

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The DJIA rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the Federal Reserve and expect the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.

Today saw strong its strongest gains in the energy sector, fueled by rising oil prices. Brent crude, priced in London, increased 1.4%, while U.S. crude futures in New York were up 2%.

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Dow Futures Down Today on These Top Five Stories

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Dow Futures, September 16, 2014: On Monday, markets remained highly anticipative of Chinese e-com giant Alibaba Holding Group's initial public offering, slated for this week.

But the news isn't all rosy for investors around the world. Dow Jones futures are down 29 points today. According to Bloomberg, Chinese residents are angry that they lack the financial resources or qualifications to invest in Alibaba stock.

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Dow Jones Today Gains 43 Points but Nasdaq Plunges as FB, NFLX, TSLA Slip

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The Dow Jones today was on the rise as markets gear up for Chinese e-comm giant Alibaba Holding Group's initial public offering, slated for Friday.

The tech sector took a hit this afternoon. The Nasdaq slipped roughly 1% today, with Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) falling 9% and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) both off nearly 4%.

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DJIA Sheds 61 Points as Markets Suffer First Weekly Loss in Six Weeks

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed down 61 points Friday, dipping beneath the 17,000 mark, while the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% intraday.

Economic concerns tied to the new round of sanctions against Russian oil and gas companies weighed heavily on oil stocks this afternoon.

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Stock Market Futures Down on Underwhelming AAPL Presentation and Interest Rate Fears

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Stock market today, Sept. 10, 2014: Stock market futures were down this morning after markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading yesterday (Tuesday). The slide followed a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and investors heightened cautions over a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve sooner rather than later.

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DJIA Today Dips on Energy News, plus AAPL Slips Further Ahead of Big Reveal

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The DJIA today dipped due to a slide in energy prices, and U.S. stocks were mixed overall. Global growth concerns weighed heavily on crude oil prices, with Brent crude prices slipping below $100 per barrel for the first time in more than a year.

This dragged down prices of global producers and oilfield service providers such as BP (NYSE: BP) and Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB).

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Stock Market Today Rises with S&P 500 Hitting Record High, Dow Gains 67 Points

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U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, the structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates.

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DJIA Today Adds 10 Points, but AAPL’s 4% Tumble Weighs on Nasdaq

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DJIA Today, Sept. 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to eke out a 10-point gain Wednesday, but overall U.S. markets were mixed as global tensions and strong auto sales offset one another. The Nasdaq was weighed down heavily by the tech sector this afternoon, as shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) slumped more than 4%.

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Cybersecurity Issues for AAPL and HD Headline Stock Market News Today

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Stock Market News Today, September 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 30 points Tuesday after a rash of geopolitical concerns hit markets, and crude oil prices slipped to a 15-month low. Rising concerns in Pakistan, Iraq, and Ukraine outweighed positive news on the U.S. economy.
This morning, U.S. futures and European stocks were on the rise as hopes for a ceasefire in Ukraine emerged. The European Union (EU) is hoping to avoid issuing further sanctions on Russia following the invasion of eastern Ukraine.

DJIA Today Dips on Ukraine Concerns, but AAPL a Bright Spot with Sept. 9 Event

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) today shed 42 points today and gold prices rose for the third consecutive session as investors sought safety from rising geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. This morning, Russian forces invaded Ukraine via the eastern border.

The losses remained tempered by a batch of strong economic data that saw U.S. second-quarter GDP growth revised upward to 4.2%.

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