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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.

Stock Market Today

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...

Stock Market Today

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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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:

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Today: Another Fed-Fueled Rally – or a "Quadruple Witching"?

Good morning! The Dow Jones today Friday could ride yesterday's Fed-driven 421-point surge. Or it could fall on "quadruple witching" – a market-dropping phenomenon that occurs when the expirations of single-stock futures, index options, index futures, and stock options all happen the same day.

Today, investors will listen to two speeches from members of the Fed Open Market Committee. They'll also watch for the S&P 500 to continue its 4.5% run since Wednesday morning.

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 Friday...

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RAD Stock Surges in Tandem with Stock Market Futures

Good morning! Stock market futures for Thursday, Dec. 18, forecasted a 138-point gain from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones jumped 288 points Wednesday on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve plans to be "patient" with its timeline for raising interest rates. Markets were also fueled by a surge in energy stocks, which received a slight bump from rising oil prices and declining capex spending across Canada.

Today, investors will focus on Russia, weekly jobless claims, and notable earnings reports from Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN) – and a Wall Street beat just in from Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) that has sent shares up more than 13.5% pre-market.

Here are the other top stock market news stories for Thursday, Dec. 18...

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Fed Meeting Today Sends Dow Jones 288 Points Higher

Today's Fed meeting gave the Dow Jones a boost. The blue-chip benchmark jumped 288 points on news the Federal Reserve plans to be patient with its timeline for raising interest rates.

The S&P 500 jumped 2% on the day, its largest gain for 2014. The VIX, the market's volatility gauge, plunged more than 17% on the day.

Here's a closer look at what moved the markets today...

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