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Dow Jones Today Falls 17 Points in Volatile Trading, but HPQ Gains 4% on Split News

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The Dow Jones today slipped 17 points in a busy day for the tech and healthcare sectors. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, was up 6.25% on the day.

In a surprise announcement, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) said it will split into two separate companies and lay off nearly 5,000 employees, causing HPQ shares to gain more than 4% on the day.

Here are the top stories from today’s trading…

U.S. Stock Market Slump Is a Chance to Buy

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The past couple of weeks have been rough on the U.S. stock market, with all indexes down from their mid-September highs.

So is now the time to take profits and throw in the towel?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald doesn't think so. In fact, Fitz-Gerald says he wouldn't mind seeing the U.S. stock market dip a little lower to make his picks even cheaper.

To find out where Fitz-Gerald sees the best buying opportunities right now, check out this video.

Dow Jones Today Driven By EBAY and Ebola Scare

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Dow Jones today, October 1, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by increased spin-off and merger activity.

According to reports, U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. On the manufacturing front, the Chicago PMI showed a positive reading in September; however, growth has been fueled by rising inventories, which are climbing at their fastest pace in 41 years.

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DJIA Dips 28 Points Today but EBAY Soars 7% on PayPal Spin-Off News

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The DJIA fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by merger activity and news of an impending spin-off of eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) PayPal division.

U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the Case-Shiller home price index.

Here are today’s top stories…

Dow Jones Today Slips 41 Points but GPRO, ATHL Log Double-Digit Gains

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The Dow Jones today fell 41 points as investors raised new concerns about civil unrest in Hong Kong, where the Chinese government fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in one of the largest political crackdowns in China since the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago.

The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% this morning as market uncertainty spiked.

Here are the top stories from today…

Why the Stock Market Today Is Jittery Over the Hong Kong Riots

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Unrest in Hong Kong could have very bad consequences for the markets, says Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, including the U.S. stock market.

Reports of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong overnight was the primary reason the stock market today was lower this morning (Monday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down as much as 170 before recovering somewhat later in the day.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald explains how Americans investors will be affected by the riots in Hong Kong...

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Will the Dow Jones Bounce Back Today?

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Yesterday (Thursday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.

The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell for the second consecutive day. AAPL stock dropped 3.8%, falling below $100 per share. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.

Can the Dow Jones recover Friday? Here are the top stories facing U.S. markets...

Dow Jones Today Plunges 264 Points as AAPL and Tech Stocks Drag Down Indexes

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The Dow Jones today suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.

The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell 3.8%. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.

Now, here are more top stories from the stock market today...

Stock Market Futures Eyeing Syrian Airstrikes, Eurozone Concerns, and CFG IPO

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Stock market today, September 24, 2014: Stock market futuresare up this morning about 0.2% for the major indices, a day after the S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points. This all happened as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. military will continue its airstrikes against ISIS fighters, raising new concerns in the international community.

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Dow Futures Soaring as BABA Comes to the Big Apple

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Dow Futures, September 19, 2014: U.S. markets closed soaring on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both reaching record levels.

Dow Jones futures today (Friday) were up 63 points. Nasdaq and S&P futures also climbed 13 and 5.25 points respectively. U.K. markets also rallied on news that Scotland voted to stay.

Here are today’s top financial stories:

Dow Jones and S&P 500 Close at Record Highs Today, BABA Frenzy Continues

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U.S. markets soared again Thursday, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both closing at record levels. Investors continue to eye the Federal Reserve, which said it will maintain a low interest rate for some time but plans to increase the rate in quick spurts as the economic recovery continues.

All eyes are on the Alibaba IPO, with BABA shares to begin trading on the NYSE Friday.

Here are more top stories from today’s trading…

Dow Jones Today Hits Record Close of 17,156 on Fed Meeting News

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The Dow Jones today closed at a record high after the Federal Reserve released a statement that indicates its intent to maintain low interest rates for "a considerable time." Markets were quiet for most of the day, as investors were looking to determine whether the central bank plans to boost interest rates before the consensus expectations of mid-2015.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Dow Jones Today Will Be Watching FOMC Meeting Closely

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Dow Jones Today, September 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the U.S. Federal Reserve and expected the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.

Yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee kicked off a two-day meeting, where the central bank will be under intensive scrutiny from investors to determine what action Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her team will take on interest rates in the next nine months.

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DJIA Soars 100 Points Today as Rising Oil Prices Lift Energy Stocks

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The DJIA rose Tuesday after investors took a hard look at language used by the Federal Reserve and expect the central bank to be less hawkish on interest rates in the near term.

Today saw strong its strongest gains in the energy sector, fueled by rising oil prices. Brent crude, priced in London, increased 1.4%, while U.S. crude futures in New York were up 2%.

Here are today's top stories...

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