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Why the Dow Jones Fell Today – 44-Point Loss

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The Dow Jones shed 44 points Thursday. Market uncertainty remains over Greece's ability to reach a compromise over its debt. The German finance ministry rejected a Greek proposal to extend its international bailout program.

Oil prices fell again today due to oversupply concerns after data revealed another huge glut from weekly crude inventories.

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U.S. Stock Futures Take a Small Step Back on Greece, Oil Price Concerns

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Feb. 19, forecasted a 20-point decrease from yesterday's close. Oil futures are down roughly 4%, and Greece-EU negotiations rage on.

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones slipped 17 points after the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its January Federal Open Market Committee meeting. It seems the central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in the near future.

Today, investors shifted focus back to Europe, and kept an eye on global crude oil prices. Greece's leftist government announced plans to submit a request to extend its loan agreement for another six months. The news raises hopes for a last-minute deal to keep the country's finances in order.

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Dow Jones Today Sheds 17 Points on Fed News

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The Dow Jones today slipped 17 points. The cause? The U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its January Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

The verdict: The central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in the near future. Gold prices ticked up from a seven-week low after the release of the minutes. Brent crude oil prices slumped nearly 4%, while WTI fell 3.5%.

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Dow Jones Today Gains 28 Points on This News

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The Dow Jones today gained 28 points after reversing losses from earlier in the session, and the S&P 500 hit a new closing record high.

What turned stocks around? Growing optimism about a Greece-EU deal on news the beleaguered country will seek an extension for its debt obligations.

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Dow Futures Today Flat as Russian Ceasefire and Greek Debt Talks Falter

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Dow futures today were flat this morning compared to the Dow close on Friday.
This morning the DJIA will be keeping an eye on events in Europe, as geopolitical concerns threaten a sustained rally for equities markets.

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Stock Market Futures Edge Higher on Surprising Europe News

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Feb. 13, forecasted a 34-point increase from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones gained more than 110 points Thursday on strong earnings reports, good economic data, and renewed hopes for a deal between the EU and Greece.

Friday has already brought surprising news that the German economy expanded by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. The number shattered consensus expectations of a 0.3% increase, and helped restore some hope of the economic bloc's largest economy and the broader euro zone.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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...

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