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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.
The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.