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Dow Jones Today: Markets Slammed on Amazon, Ford’s Friday Slump

Dow Jones Today: A sharp Friday selloff turned markets negative for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 139.87 points to finish the week at 16,361.78. The Nasdaq dropped 72.78 points to finish at 4,075.56 and the S&P 500 was down 15.20 points to close at 1,863.41.

Consumer discretionary stocks like Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co. were off big in afternoon trading. Ford announced quarterly profits fell by 39% due to an increased allocation of money to fix defects and currency devaluations in South America.

In addition, uncertainty over Russia’s decision on how to handle Ukraine is wearing on investors.

Here’s your recap of today’s major market events...

Stock Market Today: Historic Merger Mania, Buffett on the Bubble, and More

It could be a tough day for markets. Violence in Ukraine has escalated, triggering concerns that Russia may invade the nation in the coming days. Following the killing of pro-Moscow rebels by Ukrainian soldiers, Russia has begun war games along the border.

Aside from the conflict in Ukraine, here are the five stories you need to know in the stock market today, including AMZN earnings, $1 trillion in merger mania, Warren Buffett on the "bubble," and more...

Dow Jones Today: Markets Snap Out of Winning Streak

U.S. stocks slid on the Dow Jones today (Wednesday). The index lost 0.08% to close at 16,501.65. The Standard and Poor's 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite were both unable to deliver a seventh consecutive winning session. The S&P dropped 0.22% to close at 1,875.39, while the Nasdaq fell 0.83% to finish at 4,126.97.

Despite the downturn, it was an extremely busy day on Wall Street and in the financial world, especially for tech giant Amazon and coffee king Starbucks.

Here's a recap of major events affecting U.S. markets today...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is a Big Lie

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Tag page copy: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most inaccurate and distorted of all stock indices - and yet it remains the most followed stock market index.

Many of the Dow's flaws are well-known, but that hasn't stopped people who should know better from following its every move.

There are plenty of reasons why the retail investor needs to take the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a grain of salt - and at least one of them will surprise you.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today: Your 5 Must-Read Stories

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For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell 16 points to 16,408.5; the S&P 500 gained 2.5 points to 1,864.8; the Nasdaq rose 9.2 points to 4,095.5.

Here a recap of today's major market events.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains 146 Points; Here's Your Top News

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The U.S. markets jumped on Monday, with all three major benchmarks posting gains after stronger than expected retail data overshadowed concerns about geopolitical problems in Ukraine.

U.S. retail sales ticked up 1.1% in March to a seasonally adjusted $433.9 billion, according to the Commerce Department. This was the largest monthly gain in retail sales since September 2012.

Get all the major stories that moved today's markets here, in addition to the day's three biggest profit opportunities.

Top Stock Market News Today: How China Is Beating Up on Bitcoin

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Stock market news today, April 11, 2014: The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish Thursday at 4,054.11, its worst one-day drop since 2011 as investors ditched biotech, Internet, and other high-growth stocks. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surged 17%, its largest one-day jump since late January.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 267 points to finish at 16,169.90, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points yesterday to 1,833.09.

Here's the stock market news for today...

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