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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

Nasdaq hits new record close

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...

China Woes, Strong Dollar Push DJIA Index to 279-Point Loss Friday

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The DJIA Index fell 279 points today as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. China's GDP growth rate hit the lowest level in six years.

Oil prices declined today after Baker Hughes Inc. announced the U.S. rig count fell to the lowest level since 2010. WTI crude slipped 1.23% to hit $56.01 per barrel. Brent oil fell 0.52% to $63.65 per barrel.

Here are the day's top market stories...

DJIA Today Sheds 6 Points in Choppy Session

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The DJIA today gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports and lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning.

The S&P 500 energy index dropped by more than 1% earlier today, before rallying back in the later afternoon on rising oil prices.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

Oil Price Rally Powers DJIA Index to 75-Point Gain Today

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The DJIA Index rose 75 points Wednesday on strong energy stock gains and improving confidence in first-quarter earnings. A strong U.S. dollar, winter weather, and a massive West coast port shutdown may not have affected companies in Q1 as much as previously expected.

Oil prices continued to rise today on expectations that the United States will begin to see falling production. WTI crude gained nearly 6%.

Here are the day's top market stories...

JPM, Energy Stocks Push DJIA Index to 59-Point Gain Tuesday

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For April 14, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA Index gained 59 points as reduced expectations for quarterly profit outlooks were offset by energy sector gains and strong earnings results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). Shares of the banking giant gained 1.5% on the day.

Here are more top stories from today...

JPM, NOK, and BBY Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 14, forecast a 25-point dip from Monday's close.

The DJIA slipped 80 points yesterday on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling seven points on the day.

Here's everything you need to know about the stock market today, including today's biggest pre-market movers...

DJIA Today Sheds 80 Points on Earnings Jitters

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The DJIA today slipped 80 points on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling 7 points on the day.

The Obama administration proposed new regulations for offshore oil and natural gas development aimed at preventing another disaster like the oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010.

Here are the top market stories from today, including stocks to watch...

Apple Watch News Tops Stock Market Today

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U.S. stock futures for Monday, April 13, forecast a 31-point decline from Friday's close. Investors are looking forward to a very busy week of earnings reports, as concerns over a stronger dollar could weigh on corporate profits.

Meanwhile, a number of geopolitical concerns could affect stocks and oil prices.

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

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