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Stock market news today, August 27, 2014: U.S. stock markets struck multiple intraday records on Tuesday, as strong consumer data suggested further momentum for the economy. The S&P 500 hit another record, fresh off its first intraday rise over the 2,000 level yesterday.
All eyes will be on the international markets today, as investors look to the European Central Bank to get a better understanding of whether Brussels will ramp up stimulus spending to refuel sputtering economies in the region. Investors may also be wary of events in Eastern Europe, where Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko for a one-on-one meeting. Following the discussion, Putin said it is up to leaders in Kiev to settle geopolitical problems with pro-Russian forces settled toward the eastern Ukraine border.
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