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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...

CRM, BIDU, and XOM Are the Biggest Stocks to Watch Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 30, forecasted a 25-point decline from Wednesday's close. The markets are reacting to shifts in the U.S. dollar and to the Federal Reserve's statements that it will raise interest rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

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

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...

CHART: Stock Market Correction Risks Are Mounting

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There are more warnings of a stock market correction circulating now - especially since the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both reached closing record highs Friday.

The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high on Friday at 5,092.08. That was the first time the index had set a record in more than 15 years. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,117.69. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have now climbed 7.7% and 3% respectively in 2015.

At the same time, more than $79 billion has left U.S. stock funds this year.

This chart shows how fast money is fleeing stocks...

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Lead Today's Stock Market News

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U.S. stock futures for Monday, April 27, forecasted a 52-point gain from Friday's close as tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) prepares to report quarterly earnings.

On Friday, the Nasdaq Composite Index struck another closing high, fueled by strong earnings reports from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Here's the rest of today's stock market news that investors need to know...

All Eyes on Greek Drama in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 24, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point gain from Thursday's close.

The Nasdaq Composite Index struck a new high Thursday, beating the previous record set more than 15 years ago during the dot-com bubble. The S&P 500 hit a new intraday high but failed to beat its previous record close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20 points yesterday.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in, the Eurozone summit on Greek debt unfolds, the deal between Comcast and Time Warner falls apart, and these stories...

Nasdaq Hits New Record Close Today

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Nasdaq hits new record close: The Nasdaq Composite Index struck an all-time closing high Thursday, beating the previous record set more than 15 years ago during the dot-com bubble.

The S&P 500 hit a new intraday high but failed to beat its previous record close. The DJIA Index gained 20 points today.

Here's a look at the day's top stories, plus top stocks to watch...

EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 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's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...

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...

DJIA Futures Up 96 Points Today on These Top 3 Stories

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DJIA futures for Monday, April 20, forecast a 96-point gain from Friday's close.

The DJIA Index fell 279 points on Friday as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. This morning, China's central bank boosted lending power in its financial sector after announcing plans to slash banks' reserve requirements. It will be another intensive week of earnings reports as investors await the effects of winter weather and a stronger U.S. dollar during the first quarter.

Here are the top three stories moving the Dow Jones today...

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