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U.S. Stock Market News: LOCO and FDO Surge, RSX Slumps

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Stock market today, July 28, 2014: U.S. stock markets were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that will be released by the federal government this week.

Today, a report indicated that the services sector reached a four-and-a-half-year high, creating new optimism about the nation's economic recovery. On Wednesday markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate.

Here are the top stories from the U.S. stock market today…

DJIA Today Looks to Rebound; DLTR, FDO, and LOCO Lead News

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DJIA today, July 28, 2014: The Dow Jones posted a 123-point loss on Friday, 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.

Shipments of capital goods slipped by 1% in June, marking the third consecutive month of declining volumes. Meanwhile, gold prices bounced back from a five-week low, recovering to finish above $1,300 an ounce. All eyes will be on the initial release of second-quarter GDP on Wednesday.

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…

Stock Market Today: FB Gains Offset by CAT Losses; Z and TRLA Zoom

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Stock market today, July 24, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed on Thursday on lackluster economic data. Industrial giant Caterpillar Inc.'s (NYSE: CAT) poor quarterly report offset gains from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Shares of Caterpillar were off more than 3% after the company raised its yearly outlook but posted a quarterly decline. Shares of Facebook were up more than 6.5% hitting a new intraday record.

And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today…

Dow Jones Futures Up Pre-Market – Here Are Today's Top Stock Market News Stories

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Stock market news today, July 24, 2014: Following the S&P 500's record high Wednesday, U.S. stock futures were all green in pre-market this morning (Thursday). Dow Jones futures were up 0.16%, S&P futures were up 0.23%, and Nasdaq futures were up 0.35% as of 8:15 a.m. EDT.

Here are the stock market news stories shaping U.S. markets Thursday...

S&P 500 Dings New Record High; Fast Food Stocks, GM, and PBYI in Focus

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Stock market close, July 23, 2014: The S&P 500 today (Thursday) gained 0.18% to set a new record high. The Nasdaq also gained, but the Dow Jones Industrial Index slipped. The International Monetary Fund slashed the 2014 growth forecast for the U.S. economy, cutting the expected growth rate from 2.0% to 1.7% for the year. It cited a slowdown in the first half of the year due to winter weather and decreased spending. The agency predicts the U.S. economy will grow by more than 3% for the balance of 2014.

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

Dow Jones Today Rebounds; Bill Ackman's Herbalife "Deathblow" Fails

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Dow Jones today, July 22, 2014: U.S. markets were up today after positive housing data instilled confidence in the recovering market, and geopolitical concerns remained muted. In a surprise announcement this morning, Saudi Arabia, whose stock market has been off-limits to foreign investors, will allow foreign capital and the purchasing of shares next year. The nation is aggressively seeking to draw new capital to its economy, which is valued at nearly $750 billion.

And here are the top stories from today:

New AAPL iPhone Report Leads Today's Stock Market News

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Stock Market News, July 22, 2014: The DJIA slumped on Monday, as military action continues in the Gaza Strip and geopolitical tensions remain high in Ukraine. The United States and European allies have strengthened economic sanctions against Russian interests and are threatening further action against Vladimir Putin if he doesn't pull support from pro-Russian militants in Eastern Ukraine.

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U.S. Stock Markets Slump Today on HLF, BBT, HAS News

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U.S. stock markets slumped on Monday, as military action continues in the Gaza Strip and geopolitical tensions remain high in Ukraine. The United States and European allies have strengthened economic sanctions against Russian interests and are threatening further action against Vladimir Putin if he doesn't pull support from pro-Russian militants in Eastern Ukraine.

And here are the top stories from today:

DJIA Today Moving on GE, MS, MCD, and YUM News

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DJIA today, July 21, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's 161 point drop. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies Thursday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.

The rebound on Friday suggests that investors are paying more attention to second-quarter earnings than events in Ukraine and Gaza.

Here’s the news moving the DJIA today:

DJIA Rallies Back with 123-Point Gain After Thursday's Dive; Here Are the Top Stories

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Stock market close, Friday, July 18: The DJIA bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's worst performance since early April. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies yesterday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories from AMZN, Google, GE stock, the VIX, and more...

Today's Stock Market News Includes the ABBV-SHPG Merger, Alibaba, and More

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Stock market news today, July 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared when a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukraine. Suspicions swirled on whether it was shot down by Russians or pro-Russian separatists. Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.

Here are the top stock market news stories for Friday, including a new Alibaba IPO date, details from the ABBV-SHPG merger, MS earnings, and more...