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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...

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...

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 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...

LNKD, V, and ALTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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Good morning! Stock futures for Friday, May 1, forecasted an 84-point jump from Thursday's close.

The DJIA Index dropped 195 points yesterday, fueled by disappointing economic data and earnings reports. Biotech was a major drag on the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEX: NBI) fell 3%.

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

AAPL, BP, and TWTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 28, forecasted a 51-point decline from Monday's close ahead of a critical meeting by members of the Federal Reserve and a very busy earnings day.

The DJIA Index fell 42 points yesterday, while the biotech sector dragged down the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEX: NBI) cratered 4.1% in the sector's largest daily decline in nearly a month.

Today's biggest pre-market movers are AAPL, BP, and TWTR. Here's everything you need to know now...

CHART: Stock Market Correction Risks Are Mounting

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There are more warnings of a stock market correction circulating now - especially since the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both reached closing record highs Friday.

The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high on Friday at 5,092.08. That was the first time the index had set a record in more than 15 years. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,117.69. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have now climbed 7.7% and 3% respectively in 2015.

At the same time, more than $79 billion has left U.S. stock funds this year.

This chart shows how fast money is fleeing stocks...

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...

U.S. Stock Market: Record Highs for Nasdaq, S&P 500 Today

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The Nasdaq Composite struck another closing high Friday, fueled by strong earnings reports from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). The S&P 500 also hit a new record close today.

The DJIA only saw modest gains today. Blue chips were unable to offset the losses of oil giants Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and financial stocks.

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

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...

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...

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