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S&P 500 Falls for Third Straight Session on Syria Airstrikes, Weak European Data

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The S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets.

Gold prices took a turn today, finally rebounding from a streak of nine-month lows in recent trading sessions.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today…

S&P 500 Suffers Steepest Decline in Almost 7 Weeks Today Amid China Concerns

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The S&P 500 suffered its biggest drop since Aug. 5. on Monday as U.S. markets pulled back amid poor data in the U.S. housing market and ongoing concerns about manufacturing levels in China.

According to reports, China's finance minister said the country does not plan to increase stimulus efforts in the near term.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Dividend-Paying Stocks: MSFT, MCD, and 22 More New Dividend Boosts

The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.

Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 - the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.

Last week Microsoft </strong>(Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's </strong>(NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.

BABA Soars 38% in Debut, but U.S. Stock Market Ends the Day Flat

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U.S. Stock Market, Sept. 19, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) saw mixed trading. The Dow Jones closed at another record high with just a small gain, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended the day down.

The day was dominated by Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), which finally went public after months of hype. The stock opened at $92 and ended its first day of trading at $93.89.

Here are more top stories from today...

Stock Market Today Moving on BABA and AAPL Updates

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Stock market today, Sept. 15, 2014: All three major U.S. stock markets were down Friday, while the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% intraday. Economic concerns tied to the new round of sanctions against Russian oil and gas companies weighed heavily on oil stocks.

This week, investors will turn their attentions to the Fed Open Market Committee, which kicks off a meeting on Tuesday.

Here's what else you should know to make your Monday profitable...

TSLA, DRI, ULTA and GM Lead Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, September 12, 2014: A light economic schedule that includes an update on U.S. retail prices is in store today (Friday). In Europe, gold prices were down a little more than $1 per ounce, while Brent crude prices were up more than $1 a barrel. Investors grow more cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week - many have suggested the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Despite the concern, the U.S. dollar is at a six-year high against the Yen.

Here’s a list of the top stories in Friday’s stock market news…

BBRY, LULU, and GOGO Among Biggest Gainers in the Stock Market Today

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U.S. markets were mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 eking out modest gains and the Dow Jones shedding 19 points on news that the EU has issued new sanctions against Russian energy companies.

Investors also grew more cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting next week, with many suggesting the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Futures Down on Underwhelming AAPL Presentation and Interest Rate Fears

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Stock market today, Sept. 10, 2014: Stock market futures were down this morning after markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading yesterday (Tuesday). The slide followed a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and investors heightened cautions over a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve sooner rather than later.

Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:

AAPL, HD in Focus as S&P 500 Gets Slammed Today

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U.S. markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading this afternoon (Tuesday) after a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

All 10 sectors in the S&P 500 were in the red this afternoon, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to be weighed by companies like The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which was down another 2% on the day.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Today Moving on AAPL, FB, and TWTR News

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Stock market today, Sept. 9, 2014: The U.S. stock markets were mixed Monday afternoon following a slide in energy prices. Brent crude prices slipped below $100 per barrel in London for the first time in more than a year.
Gold prices also slipped another 1% to hit a three-month low as the dollar continued its surge.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable, including news stories from AAPL, FB, and TWTR…

Alibaba IPO Price Update Is Biggest Story in the Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, Sept. 8, 2014: U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, with the economy adding a meager 142,000 jobs, investors saw a silver lining in the eight-month hiring low: The structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates in the near term.

Stock Market Today Rises with S&P 500 Hitting Record High, Dow Gains 67 Points

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U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, the structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Closes Down Today as AAPL Continues Slide, Energy Sector Hit by BP Ruling

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U.S. stock markets slipped this afternoon, erasing this morning's gains after new concerns about the U.S. labor force emerged just two days before the release of the August unemployment level. In addition, a major court ruling hammered the U.S. energy sector.

Here's the scorecard from today's stock market close, and here are the top stories from the stock market today...