Hot stocks to watch today: Second-quarter earnings, up 10% with three-quarters of S&P 500 companies reporting to date, have handily beat consensus forecasts of 7%, according to FactSet. Revenue, up 5% on average, is also coming in ahead of projections.
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Stock market today, July 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up yesterday (Wednesday) for its 15th record-breaking close in 2014. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress, reiterating that the economy remains vulnerable to a struggling job market and stagnating wages - two reasons why the central bank will continue its loose monetary policy in 2014.