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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).

Find out what's behind their big moves, plus get more top stories from today's trading session...

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…

Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008, Bolsters Stock Futures Today

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Good morning! Stock futures today, May 8, 2015, popped after the unemployment rate for April came out this morning and touched on a record level.

Top stocks to watch today include AAPL, YHOO, and BABA. Our pre-market movers are MSFT, YELP, and MCD.

Get a roundup of today's biggest stories, including the numbers behind the April jobs report, and the top stocks to keep your eye on today, here...

Why the DJIA Index Rose Today – 82-Point Gain

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The DJIA Index jumped 82 points, fueled by a rally in tech stocks and a downturn in global interest rates.

This morning, weekly jobless claims slipped to their lowest level in 15 years, creating even more anticipation for tomorrow's monthly employment report.

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

Pre-Market Movers Today Include BABA, TSLA, ANN

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Dow futures today (Thursday) forecasted a 40-point decrease from Wednesday's Dow close, with pre-market movers including TSLA, BABA, and ANN.

Stocks slumped Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said there are "dangers" in current U.S. stock valuations. This hamstrung pre-market momentum and raised new concerns about the markets at a time when economic data suggests the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter after years of Fed-induced stimulus and loose monetary policy.

Here's what else is moving the markets today...

Why the Market Is Down Today

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Why the market is down today: Stocks slumped this morning after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said there are "dangers" in current U.S. stock valuations.

"I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said. The report erased premarket momentum and raised new concerns about the markets.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today - plus stocks to watch...

DJIA Futures up 60 Points on HLF Surge and Job Figures

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DJIA futures for Wednesday, May 6, forecasted a 60-point increase over Tuesday's Dow close.

On Tuesday, the DJIA Index slumped 142 points on weak economic trade data that suggests the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter. Although GDP registered at 0.2 growth during the first reading last week, a surge in imports to levels not seen since October 2008 hints that future revisions might trend downward.

Here are your stock futures, top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

DJIA Index Plunges 142 Points on Weak Trade Data

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The DJIA Index slumped 142 points on weak economic trade data that suggests the U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter.

Although GDP registered at 0.2% growth during the first reading last week, a surge in imports to levels not seen since October 2008 hints that future revisions might trend downward.

Here are the day's top market stories, plus stocks on the move today...

VRX, MDLZ, and HLF Are Today's Biggest Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 5, forecasted an 8-point increase over Monday's close.

On Monday, The DJIA Index jumped 46 points as healthcare stocks surged higher. Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) pushed the financial sector into the green. New U.S. factory goods orders notched their highest jump in eight months as a stronger dollar continues to bolster profits for domestic companies.

Today's biggest pre-market movers are VRX, MDLZ, and HLF. Here's everything you need to know now...

DJIA Index Gains 46 Points as Healthcare Stocks Jump

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The DJIA Index jumped more than 46 points on Monday as healthcare stocks surged higher and shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) pushed the financial sector into the green.

Merger talks reemerged in the cable industry as Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) executives have reached out to Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) management to discuss a possible deal.

Here are the day's top stories, plus top stocks to watch...

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...

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