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Dow Jones Dips 6 Points Wednesday in Choppy Trading Session

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The Dow Jones recovered from a triple-digit loss Wednesday afternoon to finish down just six points after a choppy trading session.

The energy and the utilities sectors weighed on stocks today, while investors continue to eye negotiations between Germany and Greece about the latter country's perilous debt situation.

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

Dow Jones Today Falls 95 Points as Greek Debt Woes Continue

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The Dow Jones today slipped 95 points. The cause? Concerns over Greek debt and the Chinese economy offset optimism about an improving energy sector.

China's export levels slipped 3.3% from a year ago, while its imports dropped a staggering 19.9%. The announcement was far worse than economists expected and raised new concerns about the world's second-largest economy.

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

Stock Market Today Will Move on This Good-but-Bad Jobs News

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Stock market today, February 6, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Friday, Feb. 6, showed a 7-point increase from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones added 212 points Thursday on rising oil prices and news that Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) will purchase Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP) for $17 billion, or $90 per share.

This morning, investors will look past gloomy European economic data and focus on earnings reports and the U.S. jobs report.

The good news: at 8:30 a.m., the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the U.S. created approximately 257,000 jobs, handily topping consensus expectations of 234,000. The bad news: the unemployment rate in January unexpectedly climbed from 5.6% to 5.7%.

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...

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...

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