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DJIA Today Dips 128 Points as FOMC Meeting Kicks Off

The DJIA today slipped 128 points. The cause? Investor jitters about interest rates as the FOMC meeting gets underway, coupled with falling oil prices and new concerns about the U.S. economy.

Nine of the 10 industry sectors of the S&P 500 Index dropped. Shares of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) were the biggest drag on the S&P 500 today, falling roughly 1.3%.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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DJIA Today Soars 259 Points to Turn Positive for the Year

The DJIA today surged 259 points, gaining back most of Tuesday's losses. Nine of the S&P 500's 10 indices were on the rise this afternoon, with the energy sector the lone decliner.

The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, fell 8.7% on the day.

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

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Why the DJIA Index Was Down Again Today

The DJIA Index closed with a 27-point loss Wednesday, failing to hold onto earlier gains. The decline comes a day after markets saw their broadest sell-off in two months over concerns of a pending interest-rate hike.

The dollar rose again today, gaining more than 1%. It's now at a 12-year high against the euro.

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

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Pre-Market Quotes Forecast Sharp Decline in the Dow Jones Today

Pre-market quotes forecasted a sharp decline from yesterday's Dow close (Monday) as increased pressures from falling energy prices smothered Dow futures.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138 points on M&A activity and rising energy shares. Yesterday's big gain comes after Friday's slump that saw a 300-point drop in the Dow Jones in afternoon trading and the S&P 500's worst decline in two months.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers and what 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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Pre-Market Trading Activity Busy on European Central Bank Announcement

Pre-market trading today (Thursday) shows DJIA futures posting a 44-point increase from the Dow close yesterday. 
This morning, the pre-market trading suggests investors are keeping a sharp eye on a meeting by the European Central Bank in Cyprus. 

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...

DJIA Today Falls Triple Digits on Mixed Economic Data

The DJIA today shed 106 points. The cause? A slew of mixed economic data stoked investor caution and a wait-and-see approach to the markets ahead of Friday's unemployment report.

Nine of 10 S&P 500 sectors were in the red today. Healthcare stocks were the lone bright spot.

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

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Why the DJIA Index Was Down Today

The DJIA Index fell 85 points Tuesday, retreating from record territory. The cause? Lower than expected auto sales and mixed retail earnings reports.

The Nasdaq dipped back below the 5,000 level, giving up most of Monday's gains. The tech-heavy index was pulled down by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), which fell 1.3% and 2.15% on the day, respectively.

Here are the top stories from today, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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Today's Pre-Market Movers Are C, BBY, and LL

Good Morning! U.S. stock futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 42-point decrease for the DJIA from yesterday's close. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Best Buy Co Inc. (NYSE: BBY), and Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) are today's pre-market movers.

What to Watch Today: Investors will be watching a slew of earnings reports from retail companies. Firms reporting this morning include JD.Com Inc. (ADR) (Nasdaq: JD), Kate Spade & Co. (Nasdaq: KATE), Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), and Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV).

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

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DJIA Today Hits New Record, Nasdaq Tops 5,000 Again

The DJIA today surged another 155 points, hitting a new record. The S&P 500 also hit a new record, while the Nasdaq crossed the 5,000 level for the first time since March 2000.

What caused the surge? Tech stocks led the way, fueling increased optimism in the sector. China also made a surprise announcement with its monetary policy. The news offset concerns about domestic data.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

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DJIA Futures Up Today on These Top 7 News Stories

Good Morning! DJIA futures today forecast a 23-point increase from Friday's close as investors await new economic data and an update on consumer spending.

What to Watch Today: Markets will react to a slew of economic data including updates on U.S. consumer spending, income levels, and construction figures.

Still, the real news in focus today is that China has slashed its interest rate for the second time in three months. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) cut its benchmark interest rates by another 25 basis points to 5.35% on Saturday.

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

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