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Yes, the Dow Jones Fell 460 Points Today – Here's What Happened

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The Dow Jones dropped sharply Wednesday, falling as much as 460 points during the session amid weak economic data and renewed concerns about the Ebola virus. The DJIA rebounded in the afternoon, but still suffered a 173-point decline.

The S&P 500 fell again on the day, its sixth decline in eight sessions.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Why the Dow Jones Today Fell Triple Digits Again

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The Dow Jones today dropped another 223 points, shedding earlier gains as investors continued to express concerns about global uncertainty.

The S&P 500 Index fell below the 1,900 level today ahead of an important earnings week. The S&P 500 Volatility Index jumped another 15%. Gold prices climbed to a four-week high on a weaker dollar and increasing geopolitical uncertainty.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today…

DJIA Plunges 334 Points Today in Biggest Drop of 2014

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plummeted 334 points Thursday, giving back all of yesterday's gains. U.S. markets tumbled on lingering concerns about global economic growth and after St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said the market's view on pending interest rate hikes and the Fed's view are conflicting.

The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared 25% on the day.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Why the Dow Jones Had Its Biggest Gain of 2014 Today

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 274 points Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee's release of its September meeting minutes. The release marked the last of the Quantitative Easing 3 era.

According to the minutes, many Fed officials are seeking a new way to convince others that they are not prepared to raise interest rates according to the previous timeline.

Here are the top stories from today’s trading…

Dow Jones Today Plunges 272 Points in Biggest Drop Since July 31

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The Dow Jones today slumped heavily after renewed concerns about global growth reemerged and investors took money off the table ahead of earnings season.

This afternoon the International Monetary Fund announced it had slashed its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year.

Here are the other top stories from today’s trading session…

Dow Jones Today Falls 17 Points in Volatile Trading, but HPQ Gains 4% on Split News

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The Dow Jones today slipped 17 points in a busy day for the tech and healthcare sectors. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, was up 6.25% on the day.

In a surprise announcement, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) said it will split into two separate companies and lay off nearly 5,000 employees, causing HPQ shares to gain more than 4% on the day.

Here are the top stories from today’s trading…

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

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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

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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…

Dow Jones Makes It Clear That Inversion Deals Are Unwanted Trend

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Dow Jones Industrial Average officials just made membership requirements for its elite index even more stringent, prompted by a surge in inversion deals made to avoid the high U.S. corporate tax rate.

The committee overseeing the storied blue-chip benchmark just updated the definition for index inclusion. The classification now states that companies that conduct business in the United States, but are incorporated abroad, are not eligible for admission in the 30-stock index.

The Dow tweaked the language used in its process of accepting components into the coveted index to officially read that member companies must be incorporated and headquartered in the United States. Additionally, the United States must be a company’s largest revenue-generating country.

That means the new eligibility requirements clearly exclude companies that have moved overseas via inversion deals.

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