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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...

What Happened to the First DJIA Stocks?


The first DJIA stocks bore little resemblance to the Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks of today.

Most of the original DJIA stocks are completely unknown now.

The names paint a gritty picture of the U.S. corporate powers of the day. The very first DJIA stocks included two gas companies, two agricultural companies, and representatives from the chemical, steel, leather and rubber industries.

This is a complete list of the first 12 DJIA stocks. It includes when each company was dropped from the index as well as what became of it...

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...

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...

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...

Don't Dump Dow Jones Industrial Average Stocks Just Because the Index Did

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Most of the mainstream financial media is frothing over what Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) will do for the Dow.

Apple will join 29 other Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks after the close of trading March 18. When it replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T).

But a look at how Dow stocks do after changes to the index says AT&T stock is headed up.

You see, when you compare the performance of previous Dow Jones rejects with the stocks that replaced them, on average the rejects come out ahead.

And not by just a small margin...

Why the DJIA Index Was Down Again Today

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The DJIA Index closed with a 27-point loss Wednesday, failing to hold onto earlier gains. The decline comes a day after markets saw their broadest sell-off in two months over concerns of a pending interest-rate hike.

The dollar rose again today, gaining more than 1%. It's now at a 12-year high against the euro.

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

Pre-Market Quotes Forecast Sharp Decline in the Dow Jones Today


Pre-market quotes forecasted a sharp decline from yesterday's Dow close (Monday) as increased pressures from falling energy prices smothered Dow futures.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138 points on M&A activity and rising energy shares. Yesterday's big gain comes after Friday's slump that saw a 300-point drop in the Dow Jones in afternoon trading and the S&P 500's worst decline in two months.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers and what you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

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