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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...

LNKD, V, and ALTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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Good morning! Stock futures for Friday, May 1, forecasted an 84-point jump from Thursday's close.

The DJIA Index dropped 195 points yesterday, fueled by disappointing economic data and earnings reports. Biotech was a major drag on the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEX: NBI) fell 3%.

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

CRM, BIDU, and XOM Are the Biggest Stocks to Watch Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 30, forecasted a 25-point decline from Wednesday's close. The markets are reacting to shifts in the U.S. dollar and to the Federal Reserve's statements that it will raise interest rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

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

AAPL, BP, and TWTR Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 28, forecasted a 51-point decline from Monday's close ahead of a critical meeting by members of the Federal Reserve and a very busy earnings day.

The DJIA Index fell 42 points yesterday, while the biotech sector dragged down the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEX: NBI) cratered 4.1% in the sector's largest daily decline in nearly a month.

Today's biggest pre-market movers are AAPL, BP, and TWTR. Here's everything you need to know now...

CHART: Stock Market Correction Risks Are Mounting

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There are more warnings of a stock market correction circulating now - especially since the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both reached closing record highs Friday.

The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high on Friday at 5,092.08. That was the first time the index had set a record in more than 15 years. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,117.69. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have now climbed 7.7% and 3% respectively in 2015.

At the same time, more than $79 billion has left U.S. stock funds this year.

This chart shows how fast money is fleeing stocks...

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Lead Today's Stock Market News

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U.S. stock futures for Monday, April 27, forecasted a 52-point gain from Friday's close as tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) prepares to report quarterly earnings.

On Friday, the Nasdaq Composite Index struck another closing high, fueled by strong earnings reports from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

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

Arrest of "Flash Crash" Trader Could Reshape High-Frequency Trading

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The arrest of alleged flash-crash architect Navinder Singh Sarao could reshape the debate over high-frequency trading. The British futures trader reported to be largely responsible for the 2010 flash crash is fighting extradition to the U.S., where he faces a potential 380 year sentence for market manipulation and fraud, according to Bloomberg.

His arrest, and the heavily punitive charges against him are a "very significant" development...

DJIA Futures Up 96 Points Today on These Top 3 Stories

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DJIA futures for Monday, April 20, forecast a 96-point gain from Friday's close.

The DJIA Index fell 279 points on Friday as currency challenges and economic concerns in China and Europe rattled investors. This morning, China's central bank boosted lending power in its financial sector after announcing plans to slash banks' reserve requirements. It will be another intensive week of earnings reports as investors await the effects of winter weather and a stronger U.S. dollar during the first quarter.

Here are the top three stories moving the Dow Jones today...

JPM, NOK, and BBY Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 14, forecast a 25-point dip from Monday's close.

The DJIA slipped 80 points yesterday on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling seven points on the day.

Here's everything you need to know about the stock market today, including today's biggest pre-market movers...

Apple Watch News Tops Stock Market Today

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U.S. stock futures for Monday, April 13, forecast a 31-point decline from Friday's close. Investors are looking forward to a very busy week of earnings reports, as concerns over a stronger dollar could weigh on corporate profits.

Meanwhile, a number of geopolitical concerns could affect stocks and oil prices.

Here's what else you need to know about the stock market today...

GOOG's New YouTube Service Tops Stock Market News Today

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 9, forecasted a 4-point gain from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index added 27 points on Wednesday following a busy day of earnings reports and the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in March.

For April 9, 2015, here are your stock futures, pre-market movers, stocks to watch, and top stock market news today...

Stock Market Predictions Today Point to More Volatility than Usual in Q2 2015

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Stock market predictions are typically bullish in April. According to The Stock Trader's Almanac, the S&P 500 has climbed every single April since 2006 by an average of 3.1%. Since 1950, it has been the best performing month for the Dow Jones.

This monthly spike is usually attributed to strong Q1 earnings reports hitting Wall Street. Numerous companies will also raise their guidance figures for the full year in April.

This year, things aren't as bullish in the short term. Our stock market predictions today call for continued volatility into Q2.

Here's what to watch in the stock market in April, as well as an update on the long-term outlook for 2015...

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