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Why the Market Is Up Today

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The DJIA Index surged 267 points Friday as a strong jobs report suggests the U.S. economy is gaining steam. The U.S. Labor Department said the economy added 228,000 jobs and the unemployment rate hit 5.4% in April.

The news could press the U.S. Federal Reserve to provide a clearer timeline for when it will raise interest rates.

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

Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008, Bolsters Stock Futures Today

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Good morning! Stock futures today, May 8, 2015, popped after the unemployment rate for April came out this morning and touched on a record level.

Top stocks to watch today include AAPL, YHOO, and BABA. Our pre-market movers are MSFT, YELP, and MCD.

Get a roundup of today's biggest stories, including the numbers behind the April jobs report, and the top stocks to keep your eye on today, here...

Pre-Market Movers Today Include BABA, TSLA, ANN

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Dow futures today (Thursday) forecasted a 40-point decrease from Wednesday's Dow close, with pre-market movers including TSLA, BABA, and ANN.

Stocks slumped Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said there are "dangers" in current U.S. stock valuations. This hamstrung pre-market momentum and raised new concerns about the markets at a time when economic data suggests the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter after years of Fed-induced stimulus and loose monetary policy.

Here's what else is moving the markets today...

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 Futures up 60 Points on HLF Surge and Job Figures

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DJIA futures for Wednesday, May 6, forecasted a 60-point increase over Tuesday's Dow close.

On Tuesday, 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 your stock futures, top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

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...

VRX, MDLZ, and HLF Are Today's Biggest Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 5, forecasted an 8-point increase over Monday's close.

On Monday, The DJIA Index jumped 46 points as healthcare stocks surged higher. Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) pushed the financial sector into the green. New U.S. factory goods orders notched their highest jump in eight months as a stronger dollar continues to bolster profits for domestic companies.

Today's biggest pre-market movers are VRX, MDLZ, and HLF. Here's everything you need to know now...

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...

DJIA Futures Up 67 Points Today Ahead of Fed Speeches

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DJIA futures for Monday, May 4, forecasted a 56-point increase over Friday's close.

On Friday, markets jumped more than 183 points on news that monthly consumer sentiment increased. U.S. automotive vehicle sales in April were higher than expected for manufacturers like General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F).

Here's everything else investors need to know about the stock market today...

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...

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...

AAPL, BP, and TWTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 28, forecasted a 51-point decline from Monday's close ahead of a critical meeting by members of the Federal Reserve and a very busy earnings day.

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

Today's biggest pre-market movers are AAPL, BP, and TWTR. Here's everything you need to know now...

DJIA Index Slips 42 Points Ahead of Fed Meeting

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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...

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