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

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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

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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...

TWTR Soars 35% After Hours; Dow Jones Today Falls 68 Points on UPS, HLF, OSK

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Dow Jones Today, July 29, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday, with Europe and the United States expanding sanctions against Russian interests and sales of new single family homes dipping in May. This afternoon, the International Monetary Fund warned that rising inflation rates and sliding emerging market growth could slash up to 2% of global growth over the next five years.

Now, here are the top stories from today – check out what’s happening with TWTR, UPS, HLF, and more…

Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC Meeting, BP, and HSP News

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Stock market today, July 29, 2014: U.S. stock market numbers were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that the federal government will release this week. This morning, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins.

On Wednesday, the markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate. Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…

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...

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