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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...

WMT, AAPL, and HD Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 19, forecasted a 36-point gain from yesterday's close on stronger-than-expected housing data and optimism over retailer earnings reports.

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

WMT, AAPL, and HD are today's biggest pre-market movers. Here's everything else you need to know today...

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.

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Stock Futures Today Slip 24 Points on SYY, POM, and BRK.A News

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Stock futures today forecast a decline of 23 points from Friday's close.

The dip comes against a big week of speeches from Members of the Fed Open Market Committee and a number of earnings reports from big-box retailers, who are coming off a weak March-ending quarter due to supply chain problems and harsh winter weather.

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Pre-Market Movers LOCO, GMCR Falling Fast Early Friday

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Good morning! For May 14, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point increase from Thursday's close as continued weakness in the dollar squeezes out even more from the markets' bull run.

The S&P 500 soared to a new high on Thursday and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that weekly 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 your stock futures, top market news, earnings reports, and pre-market movers to watch in the stock market today...

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...

GOOG, WMT, BABA Top Stocks to Watch Today as Futures Gain 110 Points

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, May 15, forecasted a 110-point increase from Wednesday's close.

Companies reporting quarterly earnings include Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO), and SINA Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA). Investors will also tune into weekly jobless claims and an update on the Producer Price Index (PPI).

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

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.

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Pre-Market Movers Include SHAK, AXP, CSCO as Futures Gain 55 Points

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Dow Jones futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 55-point increase from Tuesday's Dow close.

Pre-market movers included Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) and Cisco Systems Inc. (NYSE: CSCO).

Here's what you need to know about the stock market today...

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).

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DJIA Futures Today Moving on JPM, C, RBS Forex Scandal

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DJIA futures today forecasted a 100-point decrease from Monday's Dow close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today slipped 15 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. And a slew of big banks are bracing themselves for guilty pleas in regards to rigging forex markets.

Here's what else is going on in the stock market today...

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...

AAPL, DISH, and ROSE Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Monday, May 11, forecasted a two-point increase from Friday's close.

On Friday, The DJIA Index surged more than 260 points as a strong April jobs report suggested the U.S. economy is gaining steam. The news could press the Federal Reserve to provide a clearer timeline for when it might raise interest rates.

AAPL, DISH, and ROSE are today's biggest pre-market movers. Here's everything else you need to know today...

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…

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