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Dow Jones Futures Up Today Following S&P 500's Flirtation with Record Highs

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Stock market news today, August 14, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up 17 points (0.10%) this morning (Thursday) following U.S. stocks' rally in the last trading session. Nasdaq 100 futures and S&P 500 futures were also both in the green. Yesterday, the S&P 500 Index saw a strong afternoon of trading, with all 10 of its sector indices making gains. The index is now roughly 2% below its all-time high registered back in July.

But it wasn't all good stock market news - reduced consumer spending figures for July had an adverse effect on retail, and Brent oil prices jumped back from their 13-month low.

Here’s a roundup of the top stories ahead in the stock market today…

Today's Stock Market News Led by Keystone Pipeline, AMZN, and Geopolitical Concerns

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Stock market news today, August 11, 2014: The DJIA and other U.S. markets soared on Friday after positive economic data indicated fundamental growth in the domestic economy. According to reports, American workers were highly productive in the second quarter, while labor costs were on the rise. The news is a welcome change from the slew of negative data that rocked the first quarter.

Here’s all the stock market news to follow this Monday morning:

GOOGL, FOXA, PCLN, and CTRP Headline Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, August 7, 2014: The U.S. stock market was sluggish yesterday (Wednesday), with benchmarks eking out modest gains.

Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe. A slew of bad data suggests a choppy road ahead for the European Union, which has a combined GDP that is roughly $600 billion larger than the U.S. economy.

Here are the top stories in stock market news today (Thursday)…

Stock Market Trends: S&P 500 Loses July's Gain in One Day

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Stock market trends today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline. The DJIA shed 317 points in a heavy sell-off. The S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns across global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 27% to an intraday high of 17.11, its highest level since April.

This morning (Friday), the dollar hit a 10-month high against other global currencies while stocks around the world slumped. However, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 6.2% on news that the economy gained only 209,000 jobs - falling under economist estimates of 230,000 new jobs during July and an unemployment rate of 6.0%.

Here’s a roundup of the top stories affecting stock market news today, including stories from TSLA, GoPro, Whole Foods, the latest in the bond defaults, and more…

Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC Meeting, BP, and HSP News

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Stock market today, July 29, 2014: U.S. stock market numbers were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that the federal government will release this week. This morning, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins.

On Wednesday, the markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate. Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…

10 Must-See Stock Market News Stories from This Week

Stock market news, week ending July 25, 2014: The S&P 500 hit record highs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average struggled this week to stay over the 17,000 point threshold it first obtained on July 3.

In the week before, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down, likely by separatist rebels in Ukraine, causing the Dow to tumble to 16,976.81 on July 17. It opened this week at 17,092.02 points, and finished at 16,960.28.

These were the top stories in stock market news...

A Triple-Digit Loss as Easy as 1-2-3 for Dow Jones Today

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The Dow Jones today (Friday) posted a 123-point loss, while other U.S. markets also finished in the red, on poor earnings outlooks and news that the economy may not have recovered as much as expected in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, gold prices bounced back from a five-week low, recovering to finish above $1,300 an ounce.

Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, and the top stories that affected the stock market today…

How to Play the Stock Market Today Following Dow's Triple-Digit Loss

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The stock market today (Tuesday) sputtered and was highlighted by a 150-point drop this morning by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones today traded as low as 16,874.79 after spending much of the previous two trading days above the 17,000 mark.

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson had been predicting that the Dow would break 17,000 and then experience a pullback. That's exactly what traders are seeing.

Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." this afternoon and told investors the most important factors to watch and what they can expect from the stock market now.

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