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DJIA Futures Slide 142 Points Friday on Europe Sell-Off

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For Friday, April 17, 2015, DJIA futures forecasted a 142-point decline from Thursday's close as a sell-off in Europe is rattling markets.

Yesterday, the Dow gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning, but the moving average remains near a 15-year low.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Friday...

DJIA Today Sheds 6 Points in Choppy Session

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The DJIA today gave up mid-afternoon gains to end the session down 6 points amid mixed earnings reports and lackluster economic data. Weekly jobless claims jumped to a six-week high this morning.

The S&P 500 energy index dropped by more than 1% earlier today, before rallying back in the later afternoon on rising oil prices.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

Pre-market Movers NFLX and UL Can't Erase Oil-Driven Market Decline

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Red-hot pre-market movers like Netflix and Unilever benefitting from an earnings bump can't erase today's decline in the markets.

Dow Jones futures for Thursday, April 16, forecasted a 58-point decline from Wednesday's Dow close as investors maintain a tight eye on financial earnings and housing data.

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

Oil Price Rally Powers DJIA Index to 75-Point Gain Today

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The DJIA Index rose 75 points Wednesday on strong energy stock gains and improving confidence in first-quarter earnings. A strong U.S. dollar, winter weather, and a massive West coast port shutdown may not have affected companies in Q1 as much as previously expected.

Oil prices continued to rise today on expectations that the United States will begin to see falling production. WTI crude gained nearly 6%.

Here are the day's top market stories...

Dow Jones Futures Gain 55 Points on BAC, NFLX Earnings

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Dow Jones futures for Wednesday, April 15, forecasted a 55-point increase from Tuesday's Dow close, while S&P futures forecasted a 5.5-point increase.

The markets will continue to focus on company filings as earnings season kicks into full swing, this morning saw an earnings beat by BAC and expect NFLX earnings later this afternoon.

Here are today's Dow Jones futures and S&P futures numbers, as well as top market news, earnings reports, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

JPM, Energy Stocks Push DJIA Index to 59-Point Gain Tuesday

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For April 14, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA Index gained 59 points as reduced expectations for quarterly profit outlooks were offset by energy sector gains and strong earnings results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). Shares of the banking giant gained 1.5% on the day.

Here are more top stories from 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...

DJIA Today Sheds 80 Points on Earnings Jitters

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The DJIA today slipped 80 points on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling 7 points on the day.

The Obama administration proposed new regulations for offshore oil and natural gas development aimed at preventing another disaster like the oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010.

Here are the top market stories from today, including stocks to watch...

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GE Deal Leads DJIA Futures Up 30 Points Friday Morning

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DJIA futures were up 30 points, S&P futures rose 2.75 points, and Nasdaq futures were flat this morning. Markets are reacting to General Electric Co.'s (NYSE: GE) announcement of a major real estate deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 56 points on Thursday as oil prices rebounded and lifted energy stocks. But the dollar's strength limited the market's upside and fueled uncertainty over corporate profits as earnings season gets underway.

For April 10, 2015, here's your top market news, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the market today...

DJIA Today Adds 56 Points as Oil Prices Rise

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The DJIA today gained 56 points as oil prices rebounded and lifted energy stocks. But the dollar's strength limited today's upside and fueled uncertainty over corporate profits as earnings season gets underway.

Rate chatter continued as investors try to pinpoint when the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy.

Here are more of the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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...

DJIA Index Gains 27 Points After Fed Minutes Released

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The DJIA Index added 27 points Wednesday. The markets were volatile after the release of the March FOMC meeting minutes.

The minutes revealed a divergence between members of the central bank. Several stated recent economic data warrant a rate hike in June, while others cited recent strength in the U.S. dollar as a reason to delay a hike.

Here are the day's top market stories, plus our new profit tip for investors.

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