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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:

Yellen Addresses Rate Hikes Ahead of DJIA Index Close

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The DJIA Index added 33 points Friday to end a four-day losing streak. The cause? Biotech and healthcare stocks rebounded to pull markets upward as investors search for value after this week's sell-offs.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech on monetary policy in San Francisco 15 minutes before the closing bell. Yellen indicated that rate increases this year are likely, but the pace will be gradual.

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

How Well Do You Know the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

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Most investors check on the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the end of every trading day, if not more frequently.

Over its 119-year history, the DJIA has become synonymous with the markets. But while investors big and small rely on the Dow Jones to measure how well or how poorly stocks are doing, how much do most people really know about it?

Check out these five key facts that show how the Dow came to be what it is now...

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

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...

DJIA Today Suffers Fourth Straight Decline, 39-Point Loss

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The DJIA today managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points. The S&P 500 struggled to its fourth-straight daily decline.

Investors brushed aside concerns about a pending interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve and jitters over the upcoming earnings season.

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

Nasdaq Pre-Market Falling on This Week's Biotech Woes

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The Nasdaq pre-market showed further signs of trouble, with Nasdaq futures plunging 46 points. This was the day after the Nasdaq Composite fell 118 points - its steepest one-day decline in almost a year.

Likewise, Dow futures today forecasted a 130-point slide from the Dow close yesterday, when the DJIA index plunged 292 points.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers in the stock market today, as well as your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

DJIA Today Fell 292 Points – Here's What Happened   

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The DJIA today fell 292 points. The Nasdaq suffered its steepest one-day decline in almost a year.

What happened? A wide sell-off in the biotech and technology sectors outpaced gains fueled by news of a merger between Kraft Foods Group (Nasdaq: KRFT) and H.J. Heinz Co. Continued weakness in Europe also remains a central concern to investors.

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

KRFT among Pre-Market Movers on News of Heinz Merger

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Today's pre-market movers include Kraft Foods Group Inc., who saw its stock skyrocket on news of a merger with H.J. Heinz Co.

However, the broader stock market today is hardly getting the same kind of lift. Dow futures forecasted a small decline from the Dow close yesterday.

Here's what else is going on in the stock market today, including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

DJIA Index Falls Triple Digits on Rate-Hike Chatter

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The DJIA index dipped 104 points Tuesday. Why the decline? Expectations for a faster rate increase by the Federal Reserve outweighed improving economic data.

New home sales hit a seven-year high in February, a sign of surging demand in the housing market. Existing home sales were also up 1.2% in February despite bad weather.

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

The Dow Jones Today Soars 169 Points on Biotech News, NKE Earnings

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed a streak of three consecutive weekly losses and added 201 points on Friday.

Why the gain? Declining dollar raised corporate earnings enthusiasm, while the markets got a boost from Nike Corp. (NYSE: NKE) earnings and exciting news in biotech.

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

DJIA Today Moving on these Top 7 News Stories

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Good Morning!Stock futures for Friday, March 20, forecasted a 141-point gain for the DJIA today from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 117 points on Thursday thanks to a slump in oil and commodity prices and a stronger dollar that weighed down energy and material stocks.

What to Watch Today: Keep an ear to two speeches from Members of the Federal Reserve, Charles Evans and Dennis Lockhart. They will be scrutinized for any insight on when the central bank could increase interest rates.

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

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Falls Triple Digits – Here's Why

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average today shed 117 points. The reason? A slump in oil and commodity prices and a stronger dollar weighed down energy and material stocks.

The markets pulled back after yesterday's announcement that the central bank will not increase interest rates until the nation sees an improvement in its jobs picture and inflation begins to rise.

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

Apple Stock Debuts on Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]

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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