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DJIA Index Craters 195 Points Today on Economic Woes

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The DJIA Index lost 195 points Thursday, fueled by disappointing economic data and earnings reports. Biotech stocks were a major drag on the Nasdaq, with the Nasdaq Biotech Index falling 3%.

The price of oil per barrel rallied higher toward $60 today. The month-long surge in oil prices inspire confidence that Brent and WTI will continue to rise to new yearly highs.

Here are the day’s top stories, plus top stocks to watch...

DJIA Index Slips 42 Points Ahead of Fed Meeting


The DJIA Index fell 42 points today, while the biotech sector dragged down the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq Biotech Index cratered 4.1% in the sector's largest daily decline in nearly a month.

On Tuesday, U.S. investors will be back on "Fed Watch," as the Fed Open Market Committee kicks off a two-day meeting to discuss monetary policy.

Here are more top stories from today, plus stocks to watch...

MCD, Visa Stock Move DJIA Index to 88-Point Gain Today

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The DJIA Index gained 88 points today after investors weighed earnings reports from a number of prominent companies.

Currency swings are heightening pressures on many multinational companies. But strong housing numbers and a change in China's financial policy that will allow U.S. credit card processors to operate in the massive market gave the markets a boost today.

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

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...

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 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 Falls 200 Points to End Q1 in the Red

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The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday. The cause? Energy stocks drove the market downward as Iranian nuclear deal talks weigh down oil prices.

The markets pared gains from Monday's massive rally. Basic materials stocks including Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

Here are more top stories from today, plus our new profit tip for investors...

S&P Futures Today Retreat on Regional Fed President Discussions

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S&P futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 9-point drop from yesterday's S&P close. Dow futures followed a similar path.

S&P futures today are moving in anticipation of January's Case-Shiller housing index numbers as well as chatter about a potential hike to interest rates. Today features three presentations from Federal Reserve presidents.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers, as well as what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

Healthcare Deals and Energy Stocks Boost DJIA Today

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The DJIA today soared 263 points, bringing 18,000 back into the Dow's line of sight again. The cause for the surge? Several key deals in the healthcare sector plus big gains for energy stocks.

The S&P 500 energy sector jumped more than 1.8% on the day. Today's most active energy stocks were Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), up 2.45%; and Chevron (NYSE: CVX), up 2.51%.

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

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