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    Stock Market Today: May 7, 2021
    Robert Mitkowski  |  05/07/2021
    The reopening of the economy remains the driving force lifting stock prices these days, with shares of companies whose fortunes are tied closely to business conditions faring the best.
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    Stock Market Today: May 6, 2021
    William G. Ferguson  |  05/06/2021
    The penultimate trading day of the first week of May will have investors looking to the business beat for direction. With the first-quarter earnings season starting to slow down a bit, the economy is getting more attention from Wall Street and, for the most part, it has proven supportive for equities. But with the sharply recovering economy—reflected in the recent strong reports on April manufacturing and nonmanufacturing activity—have come concerns about it overheating and inflationary pressures intensifying as the year progresses.
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    Stock Market Today: May 5, 2021
    Adam Rosner  |  05/05/2021
    The U.S. stock market put in a generally weak session yesterday, with notable losses in the technology names. Traders did not react well to remarks from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, which sparked concerned about inflationary pressures, and the potential for higher interest rates in the future. Nonetheless, it seems investor sentiment may now be turning around, as the U.S. equity futures are up nicely, indicating a higher start to today’s session.
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    Stock Market Today: May 4, 2021
    John E. Seibert III  |  05/04/2021
    The stock market started the week on a mostly positive note yesterday. The futures market was in negative territory last night, as the indices gave back a portion of the day’s gains, though they have recovered somewhat this morning, retracing some of the initial losses, but are still pointing to a lackluster start to the trading day.
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    Stock Market Today: May 3, 2021
    William G. Ferguson  |  05/03/2021
    Trading in the month of May—fresh off a 30-day stretch that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 Index, and the NASDAQ Composite produce respective gains of 2.7%, 5.2%, and 5.4%--will begin with investors focused on many of the same issues that drove the market in April.