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Dow Jones Futures Gain 14 Points Ahead of Yellen Speech

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Good morning! For Friday, May 22, Dow Jones futures forecasted a 14-point gain ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Although both the Dow Jones and the S&P are hovering near record levels, investors can expect lower volumes today as the Memorial Day holiday approaches and the quarterly earnings season ends.

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

What’s Next for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Stock After Solid Earnings?

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It’s been a good year for Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) stock.

The cloud computing pioneer was already on a tear but really began to pick up steam in the last month on Wall Street’s sudden excitement over cloud.

Here’s the story behind Salesforce.com and why as cloud computing matures, this is the company investors will look at as the first-mover…

LL Stock Plunges 17%, Today's Biggest Pre-Market Mover

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Good morning! For Thursday, May 21, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 17-point decline from yesterday's close. This morning, U.S. jobless claims remained at a near 15-year low. Claims registered at roughly 274,000, a little higher than economist expectations of 271,000.

Lumber Liquidators stock (NYSE: LL) is today's biggest pre-market mover. Here's why LL stock is crashing, plus all of today's biggest stock market news...

FOMC Meeting Minutes and Other Top Stock Market News Today

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The DJIA Index and S&P 500 retreated from record highs during an afternoon sell-off late in the trading session. Earlier, the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its April FOMC meeting, and oil prices rose on geopolitical tensions and falling inventory levels.

Here's the top stock market news today, including how the stock market did, earnings reports, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Hits New Record Close

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average today eked out a 13-point gain to hit another closing high. The S&P 500 remained in the red, however, as energy stocks slid and retailers reported weak earnings for the March-ending quarter.

This morning, U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest levels in roughly seven and a half years, while new permits rose.

Here are the day's top stories, stocks to watch, and need-to-know financial news...

WMT, AAPL, and HD Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 19, forecasted a 36-point gain from yesterday's close on stronger-than-expected housing data and optimism over retailer earnings reports.

The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Monday as concerns about interest-rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.

WMT, AAPL, and HD are today's biggest pre-market movers. Here's everything else you need to know today...

DJIA Index Hits New Record as Rate Concerns Subside

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The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit new record highs today as concerns about interest rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.

Investors also largely ignored concerns raised over the weekend regarding Greece's ongoing debt woes and worries that the nation is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Get the day's top stories, stocks to watch, plus more investing news here...

Stock Futures Today Slip 24 Points on SYY, POM, and BRK.A News

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Stock futures today forecast a decline of 23 points from Friday's close.

The dip comes against a big week of speeches from Members of the Fed Open Market Committee and a number of earnings reports from big-box retailers, who are coming off a weak March-ending quarter due to supply chain problems and harsh winter weather.

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

Pre-Market Movers LOCO, GMCR Falling Fast Early Friday

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Good morning! For May 14, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point increase from Thursday's close as continued weakness in the dollar squeezes out even more from the markets' bull run.

The S&P 500 soared to a new high on Thursday and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that weekly jobless claims remained near a 15-year-low. A falling U.S. dollar fueled optimism about the possibility of stronger international sales for domestic-based companies.

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

Altria Stock Poised to Gain from Growing E-Cig Market (NYSE: MO)

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Altria stock needs a fresh catalyst, and it has the makings of one in its small-but-growing e-cigs business.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) stock had a 64% from last February to march of this year. But with pressure on smoking as a health hazard rising, the company’s traditional business is expected to shrink in the years ahead. That’s why Altria has jumped into the e-cig market, which is growing exponentially.

What’s more, a lot of pieces have started to fall into place for Altria to take advantage of the e-cig revolution…

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