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Stock Market Futures Eyeing Syrian Airstrikes, Eurozone Concerns, and CFG IPO

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Stock market today, September 24, 2014: Stock market futuresare up this morning about 0.2% for the major indices, a day after the S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points. This all happened as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. military will continue its airstrikes against ISIS fighters, raising new concerns in the international community.

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Stock Market Futures Down on Underwhelming AAPL Presentation and Interest Rate Fears

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Stock market today, Sept. 10, 2014: Stock market futures were down this morning after markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading yesterday (Tuesday). The slide followed a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and investors heightened cautions over a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve sooner rather than later.

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BBY, SWHC, TSL Top Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch

The S&P 500 Index is on track to finish second-quarter earnings season at historic highs, with just a handful of the benchmarks' members still set to report earnings.

Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list is a hodgepodge of companies posting quarterly results, including a major electronics retailer, a firearms manufacturer, a semiconductor company, and more.

Get all 10 stocks to watch right here...

Stock Market Closes Higher Today with ITMN, BKW, and THI Logging Big Gains

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Stock Market Close, Aug. 25, 2014: U.S. stocks were on the rise again Monday, with the S&P 500 Index cracking the 2,000 level for the first time ever and setting a new all-time closing high just shy of that milestone. The rise was fueled by investor confidence in the financial and biotech sectors, which outweighed concerns about new housing sales falling to a four-month low.

Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Dow Jones Today Shatters 17,000; EBAY, AZN, S Among Day's Big Gainers

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Dow Jones Today, Aug. 21, 2014: U.S. stocks rose on positive data Thursday to kick off the third quarter. American home resales hit a 10-month high last month, while jobless claims slipped again last week by another 14,000 to 298,000. The S&P 500 Index struck its 28th record high this year, ticking closer to the 2,000 level.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Dow Jones Futures Rise 40 Points; Here Are 8 Stories to Know Before Market Open

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Stock market news today, August 21, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up 40 points (0.24%) this morning (Thursday). S&P futures gained 3.75 points (0.19%) and Nasdaq futures were also up 5.25 points (0.13%).

Yesterday saw the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting in July. The minutes revealed that the U.S. Federal Reserve was impressed by job market's resilience, but still decided to wait on its decision of when it will raise interest rates.

Here are the top eight stories in the stock market today...

DJIA Today Logs 91-Point Gain, AMZN and CSIQ Soar, SEAS Tanks

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DJIA Today, Aug. 13, 2014: U.S. stocks rallied broadly Wednesday with weakening consumer spending largely ignored as investors grew more confident over a peaceful resolution in Ukraine. The S&P 500 Index saw a strong afternoon of trading, with all 10 of the sector indexes in the green. The index is now roughly 2% below its all-time high registered back in July.

Now, here's a roundup of the major headlines and happenings from the stock market today...

This Northern Metals Boom Will Give Us More Than 10 Times the Returns of the S&P 500

Junior miners can be among the most speculative, most volatile stocks on earth.

They boom, bust, and repeat. Only they do this with more extreme swings than most any other market.

The Nasdaq Composite for example, home to tech and biotech stocks alike, is up by nearly 120% over the past five years, while junior miners doubled... but then gave it all back.

In the last three years, junior miners have, as a group, lost about 58%, while the S&P 500 is up 52%.

But it's looking increasingly like we're entering a brand new boom phase, with junior gold miners up as much as 45.8% this year - with a lot more in store... Full Story

Stock Market News Today: Another Fine for BAC; Dow Sheds 31 Points After Fed Meeting

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Stock market news, July 30, 2014: U.S. markets failed to rally this morning despite news that the economy grew by 4% in the second quarter and ADP reported that private-sector employers added 218,000 jobs in July.

The markets remained mixed until the afternoon, awaiting announcement from the conclusion of the two-day FOMC meeting. The Dow Jones lost more than 40 points after the Fed said it would cut bond purchases again, but offered little insight into future rate hikes.

Now, here are the top stock market news stories from today...

FOMC Meeting: Fed Keeps Same Narrative, Taper Proceeds - but Markets Move

The U.S. Federal Reserve stuck to its usual script today after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The Fed announced the expected $10 billion cut to its almost two-year-old bond-buying program and reaffirmed its intention to keep interest rates low for a "considerable" period of time.

And yet the markets reacted to this "non-news" as if it were a surprise...

Silver Stock Earnings to Watch: ABX, AEM, HL, CDE

This week is one of the busiest for second-quarter earnings.

Among companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, 148 post results this week, according to FactSet. A couple of key silver stock earnings are among reports to watch today (Wednesday) and tomorrow, and another is on tap to release results next week.

Take a look...