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Stock Market Futures Down Today on Greek Credit Downgrade

Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast an 85-point decline for the Dow from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: With a light economic calendar today, investors will focus on the worrisome game of chicken transpiring in Europe.

With Greece facing a downgrade late on Friday afternoon, the ripples – which our Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald explained last week – may not be done for the U.S. market just yet.

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 Will Move on This Good-but-Bad Jobs News

Stock market today, February 6, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Friday, Feb. 6, showed a 7-point increase from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones added 212 points Thursday on rising oil prices and news that Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) will purchase Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP) for $17 billion, or $90 per share.

This morning, investors will look past gloomy European economic data and focus on earnings reports and the U.S. jobs report.

The good news: at 8:30 a.m., the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the U.S. created approximately 257,000 jobs, handily topping consensus expectations of 234,000. The bad news: the unemployment rate in January unexpectedly climbed from 5.6% to 5.7%.

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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Stock Market Today: Data Breach Hits Second-Largest U.S. Health Insurer

Stock market today, February 5, 2015: Stock market futures for Thursday, Feb. 5, showed a 77-point increase from yesterday's close. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones erased a 100-point gain to end the day just 6 points higher than where it started. Investors turned cautious as oil prices fell once again.

The stock market today opens with news that hackers struck Anthem Inc (Nasdaq: ANTM) – the second-largest health insurer in the U.S.

Today's biggest news will come from Europe. The European Central Bank abruptly canceled an agreement that would exchange Greek bonds for new funding. This will require the Greek Central Bank to pump money into its banking system with emergency liquidity over the next two months.

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 Thursday...

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Dow Jones Ends Choppy Trading Session with 6-Point Gain

The Dow Jones erased a 100-point gain Wednesday to end the day just 6 points higher than where it started. What happened? Investors turned cautious as oil prices fell once again.

West Texas Intermediate prices fell more than 8% this afternoon on news that crude oil inventories rose by another 6.3 million barrels last week.

Here are the other top market stories from today - plus our new profit tip for investors...

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Why the DJIA Rose Today – 305-Point Gain

The DJIA added another 305 points Tuesday. The cause? Oil prices surged once again.

Higher energy prices helped Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) all jump more than 2.5% on the day.

Soaring auto sales and hopes for a Greek debt deal also lifted stocks today.

Here's a closer look at why the DJIA rose today -- plus our new tip for investors...

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Stock Market Futures Up Today as Crude Oil Prices Climb

Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 43-point increase for the Dow from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones jumped 196 points Monday in a volatile trading session. Why the rise? Oil prices surged again after a massive strike at U.S. refineries created supply concerns and speculation continued over production cuts from domestic oil firms.

What to Watch Today: This morning, optimism for a debt deal between Greece's new left-wing leadership and the European Union boosted the markets.

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 Tuesday:

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Stock Market Today Moving on XOM, AAPL, and SHAK News

Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today (Monday) forecasted a 31-point increase for the Dow from Friday's close ahead of the last busy week of the earnings season.

What to Watch Today: Investors will react to Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) earnings and figures on consumer spending. Last quarter, consumer spending hit its largest decline since December 2009.

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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Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

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 Thursday...

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Dow Jones Today Falls 195 Points After Fed Statement

The Dow Jones today shed 195 points. The cause? A U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

The energy sector also dragged down the markets today. Both Barclays Plc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.issued negative research notes on the price of oil.

Here are the other top market stories - plus today's new profit tip for investors...

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Does the NYSE Close for Snow? Rare, but Yes

New York Stock Exchange weather-related closures are rare. Indeed, even with New York declaring a state of emergency today (Tuesday), it was business as usual for the NYSE.

Even with blizzard warnings remaining in effect for large swaths of the Empire State and the Big Apple bought to a standstill, the NYSE opened for trading.

But there have been NYSE snow days. Take a look...

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