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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is Up on Home Sales and These Top Stories

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained Thursday on positive news in the housing market. Data from the National Association of Realtors indicated a 1.3% increase in home sales in April. This is the first increase of the year.

Also contributing to the Dow's rise were abating concerns about the Chinese manufacturing sector.

Here are closing numbers for U.S. markets, and the top stories from today…

Dow Jones Industrial Average Rises Today on These Top Stories

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up on Monday despite the fact that a megadeal between the world's leading drug companies has fallen through. Tech and small-cap stocks saw the strongest performances on the day.

Here are today's closing numbers from the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq today:

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 16,511.86, +0.12%
S&P 500: 1,885.08, +0.38%
Nasdaq: 4,125.81, +0.86%

Now here are the top stories from the stock market today:

Stock Market Today Slammed; Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls 167 Points

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Stock Market Today, May 15, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped as many as 200 points on Thursday on lukewarm housing numbers, poor retail earnings, and a sell-off in small-cap stocks.

Here are the closing numbers:

DOW: 16,447, -1.00%
S&P 500: 1,871, -0.93%
NASDAQ: 4,069, -0.77%

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

Here's When the Dow Jones Industrial Average Will Hit 17,000

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson knows we've had a quiet recovery in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since February and that has him pointing to his calendar. Because he's confident the Dow is going to hit 17,000 by this date in 2014.

Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and told viewers why the markets are going up and when he expects the Dow to surpass 17,000. He also discussed why the recent news of an AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) deal with DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) is so important to AT&T.

See for yourself, here...

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