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Dow Jones Today: Markets Snap Out of Winning Streak

U.S. stocks slid on the Dow Jones today (Wednesday). The index lost 0.08% to close at 16,501.65. The Standard and Poor's 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite were both unable to deliver a seventh consecutive winning session. The S&P dropped 0.22% to close at 1,875.39, while the Nasdaq fell 0.83% to finish at 4,126.97.

Despite the downturn, it was an extremely busy day on Wall Street and in the financial world, especially for tech giant Amazon and coffee king Starbucks.

Here's a recap of major events affecting U.S. markets today...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Jumps Today with These Stocks in Focus

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U.S. stocks jumped Tuesday as traders celebrated big news and deals across the pharmaceutical sector and better than expected economic data.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended today up 0.4% to 1,879.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained for a sixth straight session - its longest streak since September - rising 0.41% to 1,871.89. And the Nasdaq Composite gained 1% to 4,161.56.

Here's your recap of today's major market events.

Stock Market Today: NFLX, GM, XOM Making Headlines

Investors seem confident that the economy is picking up as warmer weather takes hold...

But problems continue within the housing sector, where sales and construction forecasts were recently slashed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Existing home sales are expected to remain flat when they are reported this morning.

Here are the five stories you need to know to make your Tuesday profitable.

Delays for Keystone XL Pipeline Lead Today's Stock Market News

Last week, the S&P 500 had its best week since July 2013.

Markets rebounded from a sharp tech sell-off with support from strong earnings in banking, retail, and Internet stocks. For now, positive data from China and the U.S. has overshadowed concerns about the possibility of increased conflict in Eastern Europe.

It sets up an interesting week on the horizon.

Here are the five stories you need to know to make your Monday profitable...

Alibaba's Soaring Profits Top Today's Stock Market News

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U.S. stock futures were back in the green this morning, on news that China's economy growth will hit 7.4% this year. Despite the fact that its first quarter growth slipped to a 24-year low, the figure still beat analyst expectations.

Here are the five stories you need to know to make your day profitable, including updates on the Alibaba IPO and a new project from Google.

Top Stock Market News Today: How China Is Beating Up on Bitcoin

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Stock market news today, April 11, 2014: The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish Thursday at 4,054.11, its worst one-day drop since 2011 as investors ditched biotech, Internet, and other high-growth stocks. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surged 17%, its largest one-day jump since late January.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 267 points to finish at 16,169.90, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points yesterday to 1,833.09.

Here's the stock market news for today...

Stock Market News Today: The U.S. Treasury's $2.38 Billion IPO

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Stock market news today, April 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average roared on Wednesday following an announcement that the U.S. Federal Reserve unanimously decided to ditch the thresholds it had set on dealing with unemployment and raising interest rates.

At the closing bell Wednesday, the Dow Jones rose 181 points to finish at 16,437. The Nasdaq gained 70 points to finish at 4,183, while the S&P 500 added 20 points to end the day yesterday at 1,872.

Here are the five things you should know to make your day profitable:

Stock Market Today: New Rules for Big Banks

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Stock market news today, April 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points yesterday to finish at 16,256. The Nasdaq increased 33 points to finish at 4,112, while the S&P 500 added 6 points to end the day at 1,851.

Today, the FOMC will release minutes from its March meeting. Investors are seeking clues on when Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the central bank will exercise an increase in interest rates.

Here are the five things to know to make your day profitable:

Earnings Calendar: Here's What Matters This Season After a Rough Winter

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The earnings calendar for companies' first-quarter reports gets busy this week, and the perennial excuse of companies blaming poor weather for bad earnings will carry a bit more legitimacy this year - which only means more weather-whining than usual.

Expect the sectors most directly affected by the weather - transportation, autos, retail, restaurants - to focus on the brutal winter, but they certainly won't be the only ones.

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U.S. blue chips suffered their biggest drop in five weeks recently because the latest round of economic reports are fostering a lot of uncertainty about the prospects for continued global growth.
For most investors, it's been that kind of year.
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