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Stock Market Close Today Sees Another Record High for the Dow Jones

Stock market today, June 5, 2014:Today's (Thursday) stock market close was in positive territory andthe Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high again after the European Central Bank announced plans to cut interest rates and possibly consider stimulus efforts. The ECB slashed its main refinancing rate to a historic low from 0.25% to 0.15%. It also cut its deposit rate to -0.1%.

Here’s the scorecard and today’s top stories:

Dow Jones Futures Climb Today Ahead of Big Financial News

Stock market news today, June 5, 2014: Dow Jones futures pointed toward a 0.02% gain on Thursday ahead of the highly anticipated policy statement from the European Central Bank (ECB). The rise comes fresh off of yesterday's (Wednesday's) notable surge, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new intraday high and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit its 16th record high of the year.

Here’s what you should know to make your Thursday profitable...

Dow Jones Futures Higher Today Following Friday's Record-Breaking Session

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Dow Jones futures today, June 2, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up this morning (Monday) after the Dow Jones Industrial Average squeezed out a record-breaking close on Friday. The Standard and Poor's 500 followed suit, setting up for a positive start today following its own record-high on Friday. Nasdaq futures were also higher before market open.

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

What the Stock Market Did Today: More Record Highs

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What the Stock Market Did Today, May 30, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) was flat on weaker-than-expected consumer spending data. Consumer spending represents a little more than 70% of all U.S. economic activity. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that consumer spending slid by 0.1% in April, the first downturn in a year.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,717.17, +0.11%
S&P 500: 1,923.57, +0.18%
NASDAQ: 4,242.62, -0.13%

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

Stock Market News Today: Home Prices, Cyber Spying, and Poultry Profits

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Stock market news today, May 27, 2014: The big stock market news today (Tuesday) was the S&P 500's climb to an intraday record. Fueling U.S. stock markets' rise were positive economic data, including growing consumer confidence, and expansion in the U.S. service sector.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,675.50, +0.42%
S&P 500: 1,911.91, +0.60%
NASDAQ: 4,237.07, +1.22%

And here are the top stories in Tuesday’s stock market news:

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…

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