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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.

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

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...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets 161 Points After Malaysian Plane Crash

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukrainian war zone on suspicions it was struck by a missile. In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.

Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.

Here is where U.S. markets closed on Thursday, plus the top stories that affected the stock market today...

The Stock Market Today's Top Stories, Including DIS, FOX, GE, AAL and More

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Stock market today, July 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up yesterday (Wednesday) for its 15th record-breaking close in 2014. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress, reiterating that the economy remains vulnerable to a struggling job market and stagnating wages - two reasons why the central bank will continue its loose monetary policy in 2014.

Here are the top headlines in the stock market today you should know to make your Thursday profitable...

Dow Jones Today Notches Another Record High; AAPL, YHOO, INTC in Top News

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Stock market today, July 16, 2014: The Dow Jones today (Wednesday) closed up for its 15th record-breaking close in 2014.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress again today. She reiterated that the economy remains vulnerable to a struggling job market and stagnating wages - two reasons why the central bank will continue its loose monetary policy in 2014. Still, in its Beige Book this afternoon, the Federal Reserve said that the economy was expanding at "a modest to moderate pace."

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

Today's Stock Market Moving on FOX, TWX, and AAPL News

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Stock market today, July 16, 2014: U.S. stock markets slacked on Tuesday after statements by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in front of the Senate Banking Committee indicated that some sectors might be overvalued. Biotech and social media shares slumped in the afternoon. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) slumped by more than 2.5% after Yellen's testimony.

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

Stock Market Today Sees Biotech and Social Media Stocks Slump after Yellen Testimony

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Stock Market Today, July 15, 2014: U.S. markets slacked on Tuesday after statements by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in front of the Senate Banking Committee indicated that some sectors might be overvalued. Biotech and social media shares slumped in the afternoon. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) slumped by more than 2.5% after Yellen's testimony.

And here are the top stories from the stock market today...

YHOO, JPM, and GS Earnings Top Today's Wall Street News

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Wall Street news today, July 15, 2014: U.S. markets rallied on Monday as concerns over European debt subsided and investors took a more optimistic stance on second-quarter profit season. The financial sector led the charge ahead of their earnings this week. Today's futures were mixed as the markets prepare for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's semiannual testimony before Congress.

Investors will also keep a close eye today on earnings reports from Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), among others.

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

Stock Market News: DJIA Hits Another Record, BAC, JPM, and GS Lead Financial Sector

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Stock Market News, July 14, 2014: U.S. markets rallied on Monday as concerns over European debt subsided and investors took a more optimistic stance on second-quarter profit season. The financial sector led the charge ahead of their earnings this week. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) were all up more than 1% on the day.

Here are the top stock market news stories of the day: