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  • Dow Jones Today Up 61 Points; NLNK and PLUG Soar, BRK.A Hits $200K Dow Jones today

    Dow Jones today, Aug. 14, 2014: U.S. stocks shook off rising jobless claims and rose as concerns abated over geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. This morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin said before government ministers and the Crimean Congress that his country would help end the conflict in the region as soon as possible.

    Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today…
  • Today's Stock Market News Driven by AMZN Spat and Tax Inversion Deals today's stock market news

    Stock market news today, August 12, 2014: U.S. stock markets jumped modestly Monday as they continued to recover from a recent reversal. Investors remain guarded about geopolitical concerns in Ukraine, Gaza, and Iraq, although easing tensions in some of those recent hotspots may be giving stocks a lift.

    The consumer staples led today's gains, propelled by a positive earnings report by Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY), which saw shares increase by more 3% after its announcement. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) were also up 4.5% after the company received another upgrade from Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB).

    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
  • Stock Market Today Gains on KMI Merger News, TSLA Upgrade, and MKND Deal stock market today

    Stock market today, Aug. 11, 2014: U.S. stocks jumped modestly Monday as markets continued to recover from a recent reversal.

    The consumer staples led today's gains, propelled by a positive earnings report by Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY), which saw shares increase by more 3% after its announcement. Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) were also up 4.5% today.

    Here are today’s top stories…
  • Today's Stock Market News Led by Keystone Pipeline, AMZN, and Geopolitical Concerns stock market news

    Stock market news today, August 11, 2014: The DJIA and other U.S. markets soared on Friday after positive economic data indicated fundamental growth in the domestic economy. According to reports, American workers were highly productive in the second quarter, while labor costs were on the rise. The news is a welcome change from the slew of negative data that rocked the first quarter.

    Here’s all the stock market news to follow this Monday morning:
  • Dow Jones Today Sheds 75 Points on Russia Concerns, Plus BAC Fine, DSKY Debut Dow Jones today

    Dow Jones today, Aug. 7, 2014: U.S. stocks fell sharply in the final hour of trading Thursday despite declining jobless claims in the U.S. economy.

    The ongoing standoff between the West and Russia continues to offset confidence in the U.S. economy. This morning, Moscow banned most food imports from Western nations in response to heightened economic sanctions.

    Here are the top stories today…
  • GOOGL, FOXA, PCLN, and CTRP Headline Stock Market News Today stock market news today

    Stock market news today, August 7, 2014: The U.S. stock market was sluggish yesterday (Wednesday), with benchmarks eking out modest gains.

    Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe. A slew of bad data suggests a choppy road ahead for the European Union, which has a combined GDP that is roughly $600 billion larger than the U.S. economy.

    Here are the top stories in stock market news today (Thursday)…
  • U.S. Stock Market Flat Today on European Concerns; S, GRPN, TWX Among Biggest Losers US stock market

    Stock market today, Aug. 6, 2014: U.S. markets were sluggish this afternoon, with benchmarks eking out modest gains. Concerns about geopolitical pressures in Ukraine temporarily abated, but investors are taking notice of brewing economic problems in Europe.

    Gold prices were up nearly 2% on the day, surpassing the $1,300 threshold this afternoon.

    Now, here are the top stories from today…
  • Stock Market Close: Dow Sheds 139 Points; PXD, XOM Lead Energy Sector Sell-Off stock market today

    Stock market close, August 5, 2014: After ending in positive territory yesterday, U.S. markets crumbled again today on concerns of heightened geopolitical tension in Ukraine. The energy sector saw a broad sell-off during the afternoon.

    The CBOE Volatility Index, which gauges investment fear, jumped roughly 11.5% on the day.

    Now, here are the top stories from today…
  • Dow Jones Today Moving on These Top Stories; TGT, GCI, and COH Are Premarket Movers dow jones today

    Dow Jones today, August 5, 2014: U.S. markets roared back on Monday, boosted by strong quarterly results from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A). The company's B-shares (NYSE: BRK.B) were up 3.25% on the day.

    The S&P 500 Index climbed yesterday after the market lost roughly 2.7% last week. The markets also reacted positively to news that the Portuguese government will offer nearly $6.6 billion (4.9 billion euros) in emergency lending to stave off the collapse of its largest financial institution, Banco Espirito Santo. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), which gauges investment fear, slipped more than 12% on the day.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
  • DJIA Today Up 75 Points After Last Week's Dive; GRPN, AMGN Among Gainers DJIA Today

    Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Today, August 4, 2014: U.S. markets roared back on Monday, boosted by strong quarterly results from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A). The company's B-shares (NYSE: BRK.B) were up 3.25% on the day.

    The S&P 500 Index climbed today after the market lost roughly 2.7% last week.

    Here are the top stories from today.
  • U.S. Stock Markets Look to Bounce Back Today After Last Week's Huge Losses U.S. stock market

    Stock market today, August 4, 2014: U.S. stock markets slumped again Friday despite positive news on the employment front. The U.S. economy added another 209,000 jobs in July, a sixth-consecutive monthly gain. However, the estimate fell short of economists' expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% as more Americans search for work. The S&P 500 posted its largest weekly loss since April.

    This week, two bellwether companies will report their earnings: American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS).

    Here’s the news that will be moving the U.S. stock markets today:
  • Dow Jones Today Slips Another 32 Points, Plus FB's Outage, PG Earnings Dow Jones today

    Dow Jones today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets slumped again Friday despite positive news on the employment front. The U.S. economy added another 209,000 jobs in July, a sixth-consecutive monthly gain. However, the estimate fell short of economists' expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% on more Americans searching for work. The S&P 500 posted its largest weekly loss since April.

    Now, here are the top stories from today...
  • The 10 Most Important Pieces of Investment News This Week investment news

    We put together a roundup of the top 10 most important market-moving events that made investment news this week.

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  • Stock Market Trends: S&P 500 Loses July's Gain in One Day stock market trends

    Stock market trends today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline. The DJIA shed 317 points in a heavy sell-off. The S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns across global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 27% to an intraday high of 17.11, its highest level since April.

    This morning (Friday), the dollar hit a 10-month high against other global currencies while stocks around the world slumped. However, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 6.2% on news that the economy gained only 209,000 jobs - falling under economist estimates of 230,000 new jobs during July and an unemployment rate of 6.0%.

    Here’s a roundup of the top stories affecting stock market news today, including stories from TSLA, GoPro, Whole Foods, the latest in the bond defaults, and more…
  • Stock Market Close: Dow Jones Plunges 317 Points in Biggest Drop in 6 Months stock market close

    Stock market close, July 31, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline, with the Dow Jones shedding 317 points in a broad sell-off.

    Meanwhile, the S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns in global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 26% to an intraday high of 16.98, the highest level since April.

    Now, here are the top stories from today...