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How Is the Stock Market Doing Today?

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How is the stock market doing today, May 26, 2015: The stock market slumped nearly 180 points as Greece woes, Federal Reserve rate chatter, and a stronger dollar fueled a sell off.

Here are the final numbers...

How Did the Stock Market Do Today? S&P 500 Hits New Record

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How did the stock market do today?

The S&P 500 hit yet another record today thanks to earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates until next year. The DJIA Index ticked upward marginally.

Here are the final numbers, stocks to watch, and key investing news for today...

FOMC Meeting Minutes and Other Top Stock Market News Today

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The DJIA Index and S&P 500 retreated from record highs during an afternoon sell-off late in the trading session. Earlier, the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its April FOMC meeting, and oil prices rose on geopolitical tensions and falling inventory levels.

Here's the top stock market news today, including how the stock market did, earnings reports, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Hits New Record Close

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average today eked out a 13-point gain to hit another closing high. The S&P 500 remained in the red, however, as energy stocks slid and retailers reported weak earnings for the March-ending quarter.

This morning, U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest levels in roughly seven and a half years, while new permits rose.

Here are the day's top stories, stocks to watch, and need-to-know financial news...

DJIA Index Hits New Record as Rate Concerns Subside

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The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit new record highs today as concerns about interest rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.

Investors also largely ignored concerns raised over the weekend regarding Greece's ongoing debt woes and worries that the nation is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Get the day's top stories, stocks to watch, plus more investing news here...

Why the Market Is Up Today: S&P 500 Hits New Record Close

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Why the Market Is Up Today: The S&P 500 soared to a new closing high and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that jobless claims remained near a 15-year-low.

A falling U.S. dollar fueled optimism about the possibility of stronger international sales for domestic-based companies.

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

DJIA Index Erases Early Gains, Ends Session with 7-Point Loss

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The DJIA Index erased early gains to end today's session down 7 points on news that retail sales slumped in April, fueling new concerns that second-quarter growth may not rebound as projected by economists.

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said markets are facing another "taper tantrum" when the central bank increases interest rates in the near future.

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

Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Fell 36 Points

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The DJIA Index pared early triple-digit losses as U.S. Treasury prices reversed course, but the index still lost 36 points on the day.

Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) was the biggest drag on the Dow today, slipping 1.73%. Other big movers today include AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), Pall Corp. (NYSE: PLL), and Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE: RAX).

Find out what's behind their big moves, plus get more top stories from today's trading session...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today: 85-Point Decline

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average today slipped 85 points on renewed concerns over Greece's debt problems and a downturn in the Chinese economy.

In addition, falling oil prices weighed down the energy sector this afternoon. Shares of Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) all fell more than 1% today.

Here are the day's biggest stories plus top stocks to watch...

Why the DJIA Index Rose Today – 82-Point Gain

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The DJIA Index jumped 82 points, fueled by a rally in tech stocks and a downturn in global interest rates.

This morning, weekly jobless claims slipped to their lowest level in 15 years, creating even more anticipation for tomorrow's monthly employment report.

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

Why the Market Is Down Today

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Why the market is down today: Stocks slumped this morning after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said there are "dangers" in current U.S. stock valuations.

"I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said. The report erased premarket momentum and raised new concerns about the markets.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today - plus stocks to watch...

DJIA Index Plunges 142 Points on Weak Trade Data

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The DJIA Index slumped 142 points on weak economic trade data that suggests the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter.

Although GDP registered at 0.2% growth during the first reading last week, a surge in imports to levels not seen since October 2008 hints that future revisions might trend downward.

Here are the day's top market stories, plus stocks on the move today...

DJIA Index Gains 46 Points as Healthcare Stocks Jump

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The DJIA Index jumped more than 46 points on Monday as healthcare stocks surged higher and shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) pushed the financial sector into the green.

Merger talks reemerged in the cable industry as Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) executives have reached out to Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) management to discuss a possible deal.

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

LNKD, V, and ALTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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Good morning! Stock futures for Friday, May 1, forecasted an 84-point jump from Thursday's close.

The DJIA Index dropped 195 points yesterday, fueled by disappointing economic data and earnings reports. Biotech was a major drag on the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEX: NBI) fell 3%.

Here are your pre-market movers, earnings reports, stocks to watch, and top market news in the stock market today...

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