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Top Stock Market News Today: Tesla Puts Up a Fight

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Top stock market news today, April 3, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 40.39 points yesterday to finish at 16,573.00. The Nasdaq increased 8.42 points, finishing at 4,276.46, while the S&P 500 climbed 5.38 points to finish at 1,890.90. The S&P 500 touched another record yesterday on positive economic data. February factory orders increased, while private-sector hiring in March increased to its fastest rate in three months.

Stock futures were up this morning, following news that China will likely increase stimulus efforts in the coming months in order to support its 7.5% targeted growth rate.

Here are the 5 biggest stories in the top stock market news today...

Where to Buy a Tesla - and Where Tesla Sales Are Banned

Electric car enthusiasts wondering where to buy a Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) Model S sedan can cross another state off their list of locations.

The state of New Jersey announced last week that automakers will no longer be allowed to sell vehicles directly to customers. That brings the list of states that have banned direct Tesla sales to five: Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia.

the rules are all over the map...

Why Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Will Brush Off New Jersey Sales Fight

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If you live in New Jersey and want to purchase a Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) signature Model S, you have until March 31 to do so.

Tesla announced yesterday (Tuesday) that as of April 1 it will no longer sell its vehicles in New Jersey, following the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's ruling that automakers must sell their vehicles through auto dealerships.

The Most Interesting Companies of 2013

Today (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the most interesting companies of 2013 will make for next year's best investments.

The four "interesting" companies highlighted by host Stuart Varney: Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA).

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