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    Dow Jones Today Driven By EBAY and Ebola Scare

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    Dow Jones today, October 1, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by increased spin-off and merger activity.

    According to reports, U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. On the manufacturing front, the Chicago PMI showed a positive reading in September; however, growth has been fueled by rising inventories, which are climbing at their fastest pace in 41 years.


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  • DJIA Dips 28 Points Today but EBAY Soars 7% on PayPal Spin-Off News DJIA

    The DJIA fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by merger activity and news of an impending spin-off of eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) PayPal division.

    U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the Case-Shiller home price index.

    Here are today’s top stories…
  • Dow Jones Today Slips 41 Points but GPRO, ATHL Log Double-Digit Gains dow jones today

    The Dow Jones today fell 41 points as investors raised new concerns about civil unrest in Hong Kong, where the Chinese government fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in one of the largest political crackdowns in China since the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago.

    The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% this morning as market uncertainty spiked.

    Here are the top stories from today…
  • Will the Dow Jones Bounce Back Today? Dow Jones

    Yesterday (Thursday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.

    The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell for the second consecutive day. AAPL stock dropped 3.8%, falling below $100 per share. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.

    Can the Dow Jones recover Friday? Here are the top stories facing U.S. markets...
  • Dow Jones Today Plunges 264 Points as AAPL and Tech Stocks Drag Down Indexes Dow Jones today

    The Dow Jones today suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.

    The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell 3.8%. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.

    Now, here are more top stories from the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Today Surges 154 Points, plus GDOT Soars 24% on WMT Partnership

    The Dow Jones today soared 154 points as U.S. markets posted their largest gains in five weeks on Wednesday. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans urged the central bank to be "exceptionally patient" when deciding a timeframe on increasing interest rates.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • Dow Futures Soaring as BABA Comes to the Big Apple dow futures

    Dow Futures, September 19, 2014: U.S. markets closed soaring on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both reaching record levels.

    Dow Jones futures today (Friday) were up 63 points. Nasdaq and S&P futures also climbed 13 and 5.25 points respectively. U.K. markets also rallied on news that Scotland voted to stay.

    Here are today’s top financial stories:
  • Dow Jones and S&P 500 Close at Record Highs Today, BABA Frenzy Continues dow jones

    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.

    Here are more top stories from today’s trading…
  • Dow Jones Today Hits Record Close of 17,156 on Fed Meeting News dow jones today 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. Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
  • Dow Jones Today Will Be Watching FOMC Meeting Closely Dow Jones Today

    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 20140916_DJIA_UPS2

    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%.

    Here are today's top stories...
  • Dow Futures Down Today on These Top Five Stories dow futures

    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.

    Here’s what else you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…
  • Dow Jones Today Gains 43 Points but Nasdaq Plunges as FB, NFLX, TSLA Slip Dow Jones today

    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%.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
  • DJIA Sheds 61 Points as Markets Suffer First Weekly Loss in Six Weeks DJIA

    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.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • DJIA Today Dips on Energy News, plus AAPL Slips Further Ahead of Big Reveal DJIA today

    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).

    Here are the top stories in the stock market today…
  • Stock Market Closes Down Today as AAPL Continues Slide, Energy Sector Hit by BP Ruling stock market close_Deepwater Horizon

    U.S. stock markets slipped this afternoon, erasing this morning's gains after new concerns about the U.S. labor force emerged just two days before the release of the August unemployment level. In addition, a major court ruling hammered the U.S. energy sector.

    Here's the scorecard from today's stock market close, and here are the top stories from the stock market today...