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Dow Jones Today Adds 39 Points Ahead of ECB Meeting

The Dow Jones today rose 39 points ahead of tomorrow's critical announcement by the European Central Bank on its stimulus plans. But the Dow's gains were capped by a decline in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, slipped 5% on the day.

Here's a look at the top stories from today's trading session...