Stock market today, July 16, 2014: U.S. stock markets slacked on Tuesday after statements by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in front of the Senate Banking Committee indicated that some sectors might be overvalued. Biotech and social media shares slumped in the afternoon. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) slumped by more than 2.5% after Yellen's testimony.
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Stock market today, May 23, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased on Thursday on positive news in the housing market. Data from the National Association of Realtors indicated a 1.3% increase in home sales in April. This is the first increase of the year.