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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...

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...

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...

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...

DJIA Today Dips 128 Points as FOMC Meeting Kicks Off

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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...

DJIA Index Rallies Triple Digits Ahead of Fed Meeting

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The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's second meeting of the year.

The cause? A weakening dollar abated concerns about its impact on corporate earnings abroad.

Oil prices were also a big story again today, as both WTI crude and Brent crude slid on oversupply concerns.

Here are the other top market stories - plus our new profit tip for investors...

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