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U.S. Stock Market News: LOCO and FDO Surge, RSX Slumps

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Stock market today, July 28, 2014: U.S. stock markets were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that will be released by the federal government this week.

Today, a report indicated that the services sector reached a four-and-a-half-year high, creating new optimism about the nation's economic recovery. On Wednesday markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate.

Here are the top stories from the U.S. stock market today…

Stock Market Today: FB Gains Offset by CAT Losses; Z and TRLA Zoom

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Stock market today, July 24, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed on Thursday on lackluster economic data. Industrial giant Caterpillar Inc.'s (NYSE: CAT) poor quarterly report offset gains from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Shares of Caterpillar were off more than 3% after the company raised its yearly outlook but posted a quarterly decline. Shares of Facebook were up more than 6.5% hitting a new intraday record.

And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today…

How to Play the Stock Market Today Following Dow's Triple-Digit Loss

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The stock market today (Tuesday) sputtered and was highlighted by a 150-point drop this morning by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones today traded as low as 16,874.79 after spending much of the previous two trading days above the 17,000 mark.

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson had been predicting that the Dow would break 17,000 and then experience a pullback. That's exactly what traders are seeing.

Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." this afternoon and told investors the most important factors to watch and what they can expect from the stock market now.

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What's Driving the U.S. Stock Market to Record Highs – Again

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The U.S. stock market continues to reach new highs every week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 17,000 and the S&P 500 nears 2,000.

And while investors are clearly profiting from this extended bull market, it's important to know why the markets continue to trend higher and where they are headed from here.

Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and discussed the factors pushing the markets higher, and why investors should remain cautious in this bull market...

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Argentina Stock Market Crash Reverses After Today's Deal – for Now

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Monday, a stock market crash to the tune of a 12.22% drop hit the Merval Argentina (BCBA: IAR), the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The index fell to 5,847.78 by market close on Monday – 15% from its all-time high hit just six days prior.

But today, Argentina’s stock market got relief. Stocks are up 1.14% after the country’s lawyer said it will negotiate with a group of hedge funds that are suing over $1.33 billion in bonds.

The move is historic since Argentina had said it would never negotiate with the group – but, after what happened this week, they had little choice...

Can ISIS Crash the Whole Stock Market?

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Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about Iraqi terrorism's effect on the stock market right now.

Market bears see ISIS and this geopolitical turmoil as a "black swan" that could "take down the whole stock market," according to host Stuart Varney.

Watch the video to see if the ISIS threat could actually trigger a stock market crash in coming days...

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Stock Market News: Two-Day Dow Decline for the First Time Since Mid-May

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Stock market news today, June 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for a second-straight session Thursday for the first time since mid-May. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished in the red.

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

DOW: 16,733.33 (-0.66%)
S&P 500: 1,930.06 (-0.71%)
NASDAQ: 4,297.63 (-0.79%)

Here's a roundup of the other top stock market news stories from today...