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JPM, NOK, and BBY Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, April 14, forecast a 25-point dip from Monday's close.

The DJIA slipped 80 points yesterday on investor fear that a stronger U.S dollar will negatively affect earnings. The Nasdaq traded briefly above 5,000 before falling seven points on the day.

Here's everything you need to know about the stock market today, including today's biggest pre-market movers...

DJIA Today Adds 56 Points as Oil Prices Rise

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The DJIA today gained 56 points as oil prices rebounded and lifted energy stocks. But the dollar's strength limited today's upside and fueled uncertainty over corporate profits as earnings season gets underway.

Rate chatter continued as investors try to pinpoint when the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy.

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

DJIA Index Gains 27 Points After Fed Minutes Released

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The DJIA Index added 27 points Wednesday. The markets were volatile after the release of the March FOMC meeting minutes.

The minutes revealed a divergence between members of the central bank. Several stated recent economic data warrant a rate hike in June, while others cited recent strength in the U.S. dollar as a reason to delay a hike.

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

Dow Jones Futures Add 38 Points Ahead of FOMC Minutes

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Dow futures for Wednesday, April 8, forecasted a 12-point retreat from yesterday's close.

On Tuesday, The DJIA Index retreated sharply during the last 30 minutes of a busy trading session, erasing an earlier gain of more than 100 points. The sell-off comes the day before earnings season kicks off and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from the most recent FOMC Meeting.

Healthcare stocks were the best performers from the S&P 500, as biotech shares shook off four consecutive days of losses. The Nasdaq Biotech index (INDEXNASDAQ: NBI) and the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) added nearly 1% on the day.

DJIA Index Slips 5 Points Ahead of Earnings Season

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The DJIA Index retreated sharply during the last 30 minutes of a busy trading session, erasing an earlier gain of more than 100 points. The sell-off comes the day before earnings season kicks off and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from the most recent FOMC Meeting.

Healthcare stocks were the best performers from the S&P 500.

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

Oil Prices Pushing Dow Futures Up 22 Points Today

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Dow futures for Tuesday, April 7, forecasted a 22-point gain from yesterday's strong close. As first-quarter earnings season kicks off, investors are keeping an eye on oil prices and statements from members of the Federal Reserve.

On Monday, the DJIA Index gained more than 144 points, fueled by a surge in oil prices and soft data that hints the Federal Reserve will likely avoid an interest rate hike in June. Friday's weak March employment report pushed PNC Financial Services to delay its expected target rate date back to September.

In commodities, gold prices jumped 1.3%, while silver prices gained 1.7%. The weak unemployment report dented expectations of a rate hike, which added a jolt to precious metals.

DJIA Index Soars 118 Points on Surge in Oil Prices, Rate Expectations

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For April 6, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA Index gained more than 144 points on Tuesday, fueled by a surge in oil prices and soft data that hints the Federal Reserve will likely avoid an interest rate hike in June. Friday's weak March employment report pushed PNC Financial Services to delay its expected target rate date back to until September.

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

DJIA Futures Slide 128 Points Today on Jobs Data

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DJIA futures for Monday, April 6, were on the decline by 128 points this morning after Thursday's close.

The DJIA added 65 points on Thursday, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. On Friday, the markets were closed for Good Friday. However, the U.S. reported weaker-than-expected payroll growth. The nation created its smallest amount of jobs in 15 months.

Here's what else you need to know to make it a profitable Monday...

DJIA Today Adds 65 Points on Employment Optimism

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For April 2, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.

The DJIA today added 65 points, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 268,000, better than the 285,000 analysts had expected.

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

Dow Jones Futures Today Slide 65 Points on Iranian Nuclear Talks

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Dow Jones futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 65-point retreat from yesterday's Dow close.

The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday as energy stocks slipped on news of an extended deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal. Basic materials stocks were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

Here's what else is driving the stock market today, in addition to your stock futures, top market news, pre-market movers, and stocks to watch in the stock market today...

DJIA Index Falls 200 Points to End Q1 in the Red

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The DJIA Index plunged 200 points Tuesday. The cause? Energy stocks drove the market downward as Iranian nuclear deal talks weigh down oil prices.

The markets pared gains from Monday's massive rally. Basic materials stocks including Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) were the biggest decliners Tuesday.

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

Healthcare Deals and Energy Stocks Boost DJIA Today

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The DJIA today soared 263 points, bringing 18,000 back into the Dow's line of sight again. The cause for the surge? Several key deals in the healthcare sector plus big gains for energy stocks.

The S&P 500 energy sector jumped more than 1.8% on the day. Today's most active energy stocks were Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), up 2.45%; and Chevron (NYSE: CVX), up 2.51%.

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

3 Candidates for the Next Dow Jones Industrial Average Companies

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The recent addition of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to the roster of Dow Jones Industrial Average companies begs the question of which changes to the DJIA we're likely to see next.

Right now, several big and growing U.S. companies are prime candidates to join the DJIA when the committee makes its next move. And looking at the current list of Dow Jones Industrial Average companies, it's not hard to find those most likely to get the boot.

Three stocks in particular have the best shot to be next to join the Dow Jones...

DJIA Index Moving on these Top 5 Stories Today

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Good Morning!U.S. stock futures for Monday, March 30, forecasted a 10-point retreat from Friday's close. The DJIA index added 33 points Friday to end a four-day losing streak.

What to Watch Today: The Atlanta Federal Reserve conference kicks off, and the central bank will again be in focus. On Friday, Janet Yellen said the bank will tighten monetary policy. However, given that markets have been used to zero-interest rates for seven years, the markets will require a long process with few surprises along the way.

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

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