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Stock Market Today Closes 2014 with These Top Stories

Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today (Wednesday) will open up slightly on the final day of trading in 2014. Today, the markets will close at 2 p.m. ahead of the New Year's Holiday.

What to Watch Today: The markets are reacting to weekly jobless gains, which came in higher than expected at 298,000. European markets remained balanced this morning despite ongoing drama from Greece, where its political future remains uncertain.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Wednesday:

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Dow Jones Today Sheds 55 Points on the Final Full Trading Day of 2014

The Dow Jones today dropped more than 55 points on a day of light trading volumes and profit-taking on the last full trading day of 2014.

Concerns about falling oil prices remained central to the energy sector, while utilities were the biggest decliners of the day.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), markets will close early on New Year's Eve. Here's what you need to know to end the year...

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Stock Market Futures Down on Falling Oil and Greek Political Turmoil

Stock market futures today are down 15 points, falling on Greek political turmoil and a continued decline in oil prices.

Among the top stories in the market today are new numbers from the holiday season, including optimistic news on Apple devices and shipping delivery estimates from two industry giants.

Here's what else will be moving markets today (Tuesday)...

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Stock Market Futures Down Today on Greece Election Crisis

Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast a 53 point dip for the Dow Jones. On Friday, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit new records, while the Nasdaq hit its highest level in 14 years.

What to watch today: Investors will keep a close eye on events in Greece. On Monday, the nation's parliament will hold a vote to decide whether the body's leading coalition is able to gather enough votes to elect a new president.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Monday:

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Stock Market Today Reacts to New Sony Hack

Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Friday, Dec. 26, forecasted a 31-point gain. On Wednesday, the DJIA rose six points to close at a record high. Investor optimism continued on news that the economy is strengthening. Third-quarter GDP hit 5%, while the U.S. economy has seen 2.7 million new jobs added this year – its best performance since 1999.

Today, investors will keep an eye on the energy sector. Despite Wednesday's record-setting session, 20 of the largest 25 daily losers were energy stocks for the session. Large, multinational giants like Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., and BP Plc were all up marginally in premarket hours as oil prices ticked upward Friday morning.

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Dow Jones Today Passes 18,000 for First Time in History

The Dow Jones today struck an all-time high, surpassing the 18,000 mark for the first time and marking the fastest 1,000-point gain in history.

The markets were fueled Tuesday by a strong GDP report. The U.S. Department of Commerce said the U.S. economy grew at a pace of 5% in Q3, its strongest level in more than a decade.

Here's a look at the top stories from the stock market today...

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2015 Market Outlook: Where to Place Your Bets

The 2015 market outlook isn't much different from what we experienced in 2014.

There will be some gains, and some panicked sell-offs – and much will depend on the actions of central banks.

Here's where our expert sees the 2015 stock market heading.

Plus get two of our favorite stocks to buy now...

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Dow Jones Today Eyes 18,000 on These Top Stories

Good morning! Futures indicate the Dow Jones today (Tuesday) will gain from Monday's close. Yesterday, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record highs, with tech shares leading the surge.

What to watch today: Investors will hope the Dow Jones cracks the historic level of 18,000, while paying attention to a slew of economic data.

Here's what else you should know about the DJIA today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

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S&P 500 Hits 50th Record Close of 2014

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Monday to close at record highs, with tech shares leading the surge.

Shares of Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) jumped 2.3%, while International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) gained 1.85%.

Here's today's scorecard, plus the top stories from the stock market today...

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Stock Market Futures Up Today on Xiaomi, SPLS, and ABBV News

Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast a 52-point gain for the Dow Jones from Friday's close. Higher oil prices and news that the Russian ruble is on the rise are the main contributors.

What to watch today: Investors will pay attention to the Chicago Fed National Activity Index and an update on home sales in a Holiday-shortened week.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Monday:

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