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Stock Market Today: GE-Alstom Deal News, McDonald's Dividend Hike, and More

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Stock market today, May 28, 2014: The stock market today (Wednesday) ended its streak of four-straight session gains. U.S. Treasury prices surged, putting the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield at its lowest level this year on a closing basis.

Here's the scorecard from this session:

DOW: 16,634.40, -0.25%
S&P 500: 1,909.77, -0.11%
NASDAQ: 4,225.08, -0.28%

And here are the top stories from the stock market today.

Dow Jones Today to Ride High on Positive Economic Data

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Dow Jones today, May 28, 2014: The Dow Jones Today (Wednesday) will likely continue to benefit from positive economic data released earlier in the week, including growing consumer confidence and expansion in the U.S. service sector.

Tuesday saw the Dow close up nearly 70 points, while the S&P 500 hit a new record.

Here are the top stories affecting the Dow Jones today and other U.S. markets...

Ten Stocks to Watch Today

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Stocks to watch for May 28, 2014: A number of key industry players post numbers Wednesday and land on our stocks to watch list. Included on the roster are an upscale apparel retailer, a designer shoe warehouse, and a luxury home builder. Also making the list is an automaker that's been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Take a look at 10 companies in the news today, and what could send their shares soaring or swooning.

Stock Market News Today: Home Prices, Cyber Spying, and Poultry Profits

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Stock market news today, May 27, 2014: The big stock market news today (Tuesday) was the S&P 500's climb to an intraday record. Fueling U.S. stock markets' rise were positive economic data, including growing consumer confidence, and expansion in the U.S. service sector.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,675.50, +0.42%
S&P 500: 1,911.91, +0.60%
NASDAQ: 4,237.07, +1.22%

And here are the top stories in Tuesday’s stock market news:

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS) Stock Up 18% With This Winning Retail Formula

This morning (Tuesday), Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS) announced a 59% increase in revenue for its fiscal 2014 Q3 report ending Dec. 28, 2013, compared to Q3 2013, marking the 31st consecutive quarter of growth for the global luxury brand.

Kors' quarterly earnings per share (EPS) climbed 73.4% to $1.11 per share, shattering the consensus estimates of $0.86. Wholesale net sales increased 68.2% to $461.4 million and licensing revenue increased 59.0% to $47.4 million.

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