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DJIA Today Falls 85 Points on Mixed Earnings Reports

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The DJIA today slid 85 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales.

The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here are the day's top stories, including stocks to watch...

DJIA Index Soars 208 Points Monday for Biggest Gain in 3 Weeks

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The DJIA Index rose 208 points Monday. The rally was fueled by better than expected earnings reports and news that China slashed commercial bank reserve requirements by 1%.

In its second industry-wide cut in two months to this metric, the nation has freed up roughly $200 billion for lending in an effort to stave off slowing economic growth.

Here's a look at the other top stories from today's trading session, including top stocks to watch...

DJIA Futures Up 96 Points Today on These Top 3 Stories

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DJIA futures for Monday, April 20, forecast a 96-point gain from Friday's close.

The DJIA Index fell 279 points on Friday as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. This morning, China's central bank boosted lending power in its financial sector after announcing plans to slash banks' reserve requirements. It will be another intensive week of earnings reports as investors await the effects of winter weather and a stronger U.S. dollar during the first quarter.

Here are the top three stories moving the Dow Jones today...

China Woes, Strong Dollar Push DJIA Index to 279-Point Loss Friday

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The DJIA Index fell 279 points today as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. China's GDP growth rate hit the lowest level in six years.

Oil prices declined today after Baker Hughes Inc. announced the U.S. rig count fell to the lowest level since 2010. WTI crude slipped 1.23% to hit $56.01 per barrel. Brent oil fell 0.52% to $63.65 per barrel.

Here are the day's top market stories...

DJIA Futures Slide 142 Points Friday on Europe Sell-Off

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For Friday, April 17, 2015, DJIA futures forecasted a 142-point decline from Thursday's close as a sell-off in Europe is rattling markets.

Yesterday, the Dow gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning, but the moving average remains near a 15-year low.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Friday...

DJIA Today Sheds 6 Points in Choppy Session

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The DJIA today gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports and lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning.

The S&P 500 energy index dropped by more than 1% earlier today, before rallying back in the later afternoon on rising oil prices.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

Oil Price Rally Powers DJIA Index to 75-Point Gain Today

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The DJIA Index rose 75 points Wednesday on strong energy stock gains and improving confidence in first-quarter earnings. A strong U.S. dollar, winter weather, and a massive West coast port shutdown may not have affected companies in Q1 as much as previously expected.

Oil prices continued to rise today on expectations that the United States will begin to see falling production. WTI crude gained nearly 6%.

Here are the day's top market stories...

JPM, Energy Stocks Push DJIA Index to 59-Point Gain Tuesday

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For April 14, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA Index gained 59 points as reduced expectations for quarterly profit outlooks were offset by energy sector gains and strong earnings results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). Shares of the banking giant gained 1.5% on the day.

Here are more top stories from today...

DJIA Today Sheds 80 Points on Earnings Jitters

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The DJIA today slipped 80 points on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling 7 points on the day.

The Obama administration proposed new regulations for offshore oil and natural gas development aimed at preventing another disaster like the oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010.

Here are the top market stories from today, including stocks to watch...

DJIA Today Adds 56 Points as Oil Prices Rise

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The DJIA today gained 56 points as oil prices rebounded and lifted energy stocks. But the dollar's strength limited today's upside and fueled uncertainty over corporate profits as earnings season gets underway.

Rate chatter continued as investors try to pinpoint when the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy.

Here are more of the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

DJIA Index Gains 27 Points After Fed Minutes Released

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The DJIA Index added 27 points Wednesday. The markets were volatile after the release of the March FOMC meeting minutes.

The minutes revealed a divergence between members of the central bank. Several stated recent economic data warrant a rate hike in June, while others cited recent strength in the U.S. dollar as a reason to delay a hike.

Here are the day's top market stories, plus our new profit tip for investors.

DJIA Index Slips 5 Points Ahead of Earnings Season

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The DJIA Index retreated sharply during the last 30 minutes of a busy trading session, erasing an earlier gain of more than 100 points. The sell-off comes the day before earnings season kicks off and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from the most recent FOMC Meeting.

Healthcare stocks were the best performers from the S&P 500.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

DJIA Index Soars 118 Points on Surge in Oil Prices, Rate Expectations

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For April 6, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA Index gained more than 144 points on Tuesday, fueled by a surge in oil prices and soft data that hints the Federal Reserve will likely avoid an interest rate hike in June. Friday's weak March employment report pushed PNC Financial Services to delay its expected target rate date back to until September.

Here are the day's top stories plus our new profit tip for investors...

DJIA Today Adds 65 Points on Employment Optimism

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For April 2, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA today added 65 points, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 268,000, better than the 285,000 analysts had expected.

Here are the day's top stories plus our new profit tip for investors...

Weak Economic Data Moves DJIA Index to 77-Point Decline

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The DJIA Index plunged 77 points amid disappointing economic data as the second quarter begins. The S&P health care sector slipped 0.5% as investors sold stocks and took gains from a strong first quarter.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500, while the Nasdaq was weighed down by a sell-off in biotech.

Here's the top stock market news, stocks to watch based on today's market moves, and our investor tip of the day...

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