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TWC, CHTR, and AAPL Are the Top Stocks to Watch Today

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U.S. stock futures forecast a 20-point dip from Friday's close. The U.S. markets were closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

On Friday, the DJIA Index was flat as investors reacted negatively after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the central bank is on pace to raise interest rates in 2015 and that the process was expected to be gradual.

Here are the top earnings reports, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch today based on today's market moves...

A Money Murder Mystery: Who Killed the Stock Market?

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Liquidity, the "life blood" that allows the world's capital markets to function, has been murdered.

It was choked violently in the bond market by the gloved hands of its erstwhile babysitter - the broker-dealers - but it bled to death in the stock market from a thousand cuts.

We should be afraid. The lurking henchmen who worked as lookouts on "the job" are the very regulators and guardians of the stock and bond markets who should've stopped it.

Worse, they don't understand their own crime.

That's scary enough, but what's more frightening is how the wheels of both the stock and bond markets could seize and come to a shredding halt at any time.

Investors who don't want to be murder victims need to examine the evidence.

Here it is, in black and white with red all over...

LL Stock Plunges 17%, Today's Biggest Pre-Market Mover

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Good morning! For Thursday, May 21, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 17-point decline from yesterday's close. This morning, U.S. jobless claims remained at a near 15-year low. Claims registered at roughly 274,000, a little higher than economist expectations of 271,000.

Lumber Liquidators stock (NYSE: LL) is today's biggest pre-market mover. Here's why LL stock is crashing, plus all of today's biggest stock market news...

WMT, AAPL, and HD Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 19, forecasted a 36-point gain from yesterday's close on stronger-than-expected housing data and optimism over retailer earnings reports.

The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Monday as concerns about interest-rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.

WMT, AAPL, and HD are today's biggest pre-market movers. Here's everything else you need to know today...

Stock Futures Today Slip 24 Points on SYY, POM, and BRK.A News

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Stock futures today forecast a decline of 23 points from Friday's close.

The dip comes against a big week of speeches from Members of the Fed Open Market Committee and a number of earnings reports from big-box retailers, who are coming off a weak March-ending quarter due to supply chain problems and harsh winter weather.

Here's the rest of the stock market news investors need to know today...

Pre-Market Movers LOCO, GMCR Falling Fast Early Friday

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Good morning! For May 14, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point increase from Thursday's close as continued weakness in the dollar squeezes out even more from the markets' bull run.

The S&P 500 soared to a new high on Thursday and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that weekly jobless claims remained near a 15-year-low. A falling U.S. dollar fueled optimism about the possibility of stronger international sales for domestic-based companies.

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

GOOG, WMT, BABA Top Stocks to Watch Today as Futures Gain 110 Points

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, May 15, forecasted a 110-point increase from Wednesday's close.

Companies reporting quarterly earnings include Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO), and SINA Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA). Investors will also tune into weekly jobless claims and an update on the Producer Price Index (PPI).

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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