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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today as Crude Oil Prices Fall

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Nov. 23, 2015) were up two points as oil prices continued to slide in the United States.

Share of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) were up this morning on news that the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to take a two-month paternity leave after his wife gives birth to their first child.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of Fed Minutes Release

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015) were up 17 points as investors focus on the 2 p.m. release of the minutes from the October Fed Open Market Committee meeting.

In addition, retail earnings reports will lead a busy day of company quarterly updates.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today on These Top Stories

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015) were up 63 points as investors keep an eye out for critical inflation data ahead of the Fed Open Market Committee's monetary policy meeting in December.

In addition, oil prices remain in focus due to rising geopolitical concerns unfolding in the wake of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and military bombing campaigns across Syria by France and tzhe United States as they target ISIL.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today as Oil and Gold Prices Climb

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Nov. 16, 2015) were up 26 points.

This morning, European stock markets were moving higher as investors weigh the ongoing impact of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks that happened Friday night.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today on These Top Stories

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015) were up 30 points this morning as traders prepared for a busy day of economic data.

On the global front, Asian and European markets experienced jitters as expectations for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve have gripped the global markets.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today as Interest Rate Talk Intensifies

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Futures for The Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Nov. 9, 2015) were off seven points this morning. Asian markets rallied today and extended gains.

The Nikkei added nearly 2%, while the Shanghai Composite Index saw gains for more than 1.5%. Meanwhile, investors are keeping an eye on the Dubai Airshow, where firms like Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus Group (OTC: EADSY) will provide insight on the growth of the global airline industry in 2015.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of Janet Yellen Speech

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015) were up 33 points on news that private employers added 182,000 jobs in October, beating consensus expectations by a slim margin.

A busy day of data and testimony by Fed Chair Janet Yellen before Congress will complement a wealth of earnings reports.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Ahead of October Jobs Report

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Nov. 2, 2015) dipped 10 points as this week's November jobs report takes center stage.

Investors are anticipating the November jobs number will play a central role in the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates during next month's Fed Open Market Committee meeting.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Ahead of Apple Earnings

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) slipped 18 points ahead of today's first day of the Fed Open Market Committee's seventh meeting of 2015 and a very busy day of company earnings reports.

The central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in October, but it could change language on its statement regarding exposure to foreign markets. The U.S. dollar was sliding against a basket of currencies due to these expectations.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of FOMC Meeting

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Oct. 26, 2015) were down 20 points as investors prepare for a very busy week of economic data and a critical meeting of the U.S. central bank.

This morning, new home sales will be in focus as the housing market attempts to maintain its positive momentum. The home sales report comes a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's seventh monetary policy meeting of 2015. The Fed Open Market Committee is unlikely to raise interest rates in October, but it could change language on its statement regarding monetary policy.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today Ahead of Janet Yellen Speech

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015) were down 16 points this morning as markets prepare for a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who is expected to offer some insight into the central bank's outlook on monetary policy.

Markets predict there is a 31% chance that the central bank will hike rates in 2015. The odds are more in favor of a rate hike in March 2016.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today on Slowing China Growth

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Oct. 19, 2015) were down 57 points as investors keep an eye on China and a busy week of earnings reports.

Early this morning, China reported an annualized GDP of 6.9%, a little ahead of consensus expectations. In addition, the National Bureau of Statistics of China reported that year-over-year industrial production grew by 5.7%, just below forecasts.

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Don't Ignore This Flashing "Red Alert"

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Stock market investors celebrated the continuing economic downturn by driving stock prices higher again last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 132 points or 0.8% to 17,215.95 while the S&P 500 added 18 points or 0.9% and the Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 1.2% to 4886.69. The worse things get, the more investors believe that the Fed will delay any interest rate increase into 2016.

They are probably being too optimistic. At the rate things are going, we may not see an interest rate increase until Barack Obama leaves office. And if we do, it won't be more than a token 25 basis points that won't amount to a hill of beans.

And that probably isn't a coincidence. Mr. Obama has appointed every member of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. This is highly unusual. The Federal Reserve Act provides for terms of 14 years, but in the past two decades the average tenure of governors has dropped to five years. This has arguably reduced the independence of the board.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Moves Ahead of U.S. Inflation Data, Bank Earnings

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Down Today on These Top Stories

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015) were down 85 points as the global markets reacted to news of weak Chinese trade data and reports that the People's Bank of China is pushing fresh stimulus measures.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 47 points during a light trading session. Investors kept their focus on a falling U.S. dollar and the growing expectation that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates in October or December.

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