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Stock Market Today: Data Breach Hits Second-Largest U.S. Health Insurer

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Stock market today, February 5, 2015: Stock market futures for Thursday, Feb. 5, showed a 77-point increase from yesterday's close. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones erased a 100-point gain to end the day just 6 points higher than where it started. Investors turned cautious as oil prices fell once again.

The stock market today opens with news that hackers struck Anthem Inc (Nasdaq: ANTM) - the second-largest health insurer in the U.S.

Today's biggest news will come from Europe. The European Central Bank abruptly canceled an agreement that would exchange Greek bonds for new funding. This will require the Greek Central Bank to pump money into its banking system with emergency liquidity over the next two months.

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...

Dow Jones Ends Choppy Trading Session with 6-Point Gain

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The Dow Jones erased a 100-point gain Wednesday to end the day just 6 points higher than where it started. What happened? Investors turned cautious as oil prices fell once again.

West Texas Intermediate prices fell more than 8% this afternoon on news that crude oil inventories rose by another 6.3 million barrels last week.

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

Dow Jones Futures Today Down On Fading Oil Price Rally

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Dow Jones futures today forecasted a 24-point decrease from yesterday's close on concerns that rising oil prices are fading.

The DJIA surged another 305 points Tuesday after oil prices rose for a fourth-consecutive trading session. Improving auto sales and hopes for a Greek debt deal also lifted stocks on the day.

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 Wednesday...

Why the DJIA Rose Today – 305-Point Gain

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The DJIA added another 305 points Tuesday. The cause? Oil prices surged once again.

Higher energy prices helped Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) all jump more than 2.5% on the day.

Soaring auto sales and hopes for a Greek debt deal also lifted stocks today.

Here's a closer look at why the DJIA rose today -- plus our new tip for investors...

Dow Jones Climbs 196 Points on Oil, Energy Sector Gains

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The Dow Jones jumped 196 points Monday in a volatile session. Why the rise? Oil prices surged again after a massive strike at U.S. refineries created supply concerns.

The ISM manufacturing index hit 53.5 in January, well below expectations of 54.5. Meanwhile, consumer spending in December saw its largest decline since 2009 despite falling energy prices.

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

Dow Jones Drops 251 Points Friday as Oil Prices Surge

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The Dow Jones fell 251 points today. The cause? An afternoon oil-price surge caught the market off guard.

West Texas Intermediate crude jumped 8% in New York after Islamic State militants attacked Kurdish forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and news emerged that the U.S. rig count, an indicator of forward production, slipped by 7% this week.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today - plus today's profit tip for investors...

Super Bowl Indicator Says Root for This Team Sunday

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Superstitious investors will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb.1.

That's because the "Super Bowl Indicator" tells us a Seahawks victory will propel the markets higher in 2015.

This might sound absurd, but the Super Bowl Indicator is strangely accurate... In fact, it's been right more than 80% of the time.

Here's a closer look at the trend...

Stock Market Futures Forecast 147-Point Decline, Shake Shack Makes NYSE Debut

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 30, forecasted a 147-point decline from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones gained 225 points on Thursday on strong earnings reports from a number of Blue Chip companies and an upswing in oil prices.

Today, markets will focus the fourth-quarter GDP estimate - the broadest measure of aggregate economic activity that covers every sector of the economy. Analysts anticipate growth of roughly 3.1%. That's a decrease from 5% in the third quarter of 2014.

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...

Dow Jones Today Jumps Triple Digits on This News

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The Dow Jones today gained 225 points. What fueled the surge? Strong earnings reports from a number of Blue Chip companies and an upswing in oil prices.

The good news started today before trading opened. Job cuts slipped to 15-year lows last week, a positive sign for the U.S. employment situation.

Here are the other top market stories plus today's new profit tip for investors...

Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

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Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

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...

Dow Jones Today Falls 195 Points After Fed Statement

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The Dow Jones today shed 195 points. The cause? A U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

The energy sector also dragged down the markets today. Both Barclays Plc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.issued negative research notes on the price of oil.

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

Dow Jones Today Falls on Weak Earnings from MSFT, CAT

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The Dow Jones today tumbled 291 points amid poor earnings reports and conflicting economic data ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement on Wednesday.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) were two of the day's worst-performing stocks. Microsoft had its worst day since July 2013.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today...

DJIA Shakes Off Greek Election Results to End Slightly Higher

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The DJIA dipped Monday due to concerns regarding the weekend's election in Greece but ended the choppy session slightly higher. Greek voters elected its anti-austerity party into office, and new concerns have emerged about the country potentially departing the euro.

The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, slipped 6.48% on the day.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

Dow Jones Fell Triple Digits Today – Here's Why

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The Dow Jones fell 141 points Friday as weak earnings and soft economic data offset confidence spurred by another pending global stimulus package.

Crude oil prices continued to fall, pulling down energy and materials stocks in the process. West Texas Intermediate slipped nearly 2% on the day, with the price per barrel settling at $45.59.

Here are the top stories from today's trading session...

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