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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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What's Driving the U.S. Stock Market to Record Highs – Again

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The U.S. stock market continues to reach new highs every week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 17,000 and the S&P 500 nears 2,000.

And while investors are clearly profiting from this extended bull market, it's important to know why the markets continue to trend higher and where they are headed from here.

Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and discussed the factors pushing the markets higher, and why investors should remain cautious in this bull market...

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Dow Jones Futures Slip as Violence in Iraq Escalates, Plus These Top Market Stories

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Stock market news today, June 13, 2014: The conflict in Iraq weighed on Dow Jones futures Friday. S&P 500 futures were also down, while Nasdaq Composite futures were flat.

Here's the top stock market news to make your Friday profitable, including a $48 billion communications merger, Alibaba news, a shocking Tesla disclosure, and more...

Stock Market News: Two-Day Dow Decline for the First Time Since Mid-May

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Stock market news today, June 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for a second-straight session Thursday for the first time since mid-May. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished in the red.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,733.33 (-0.66%)
S&P 500: 1,930.06 (-0.71%)
NASDAQ: 4,297.63 (-0.79%)

Here's a roundup of the other top stock market news stories from today...

Stock Market Today: Top News and Profit Plays to Make Now

The stock market today soared and the Dow Jones Industrial Average struck another record high on Friday after a positive jobs report and increased support from the European Central Bank.

After a sluggish start to 2014, the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth consecutive month of strong gains. Although the labor participation rate remained at a concerning 62.8%, the official unemployment rate remained at 6.3%.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session and the top stories from the stock market today...