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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%.

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

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.

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

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.

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 Tuesday...

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.

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 Futures Today Digesting TSLA Earnings and Greek Debt Talks

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Stock market futures for Thursday, Feb. 12, forecasted a 94-point increase from yesterday's close.

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

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today to make it a profitable Thursday...

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 Futures Slipping Ahead of Greek Debt Talks

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Dow Jones futures for Wednesday, Feb. 11, forecasted a 29-point drop from yesterday's close.

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 139 points on growing investor optimism about a pending deal to address Greece's debt crisis.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today to make it a profitable Wednesday...

Why the DJIA Rose Today – 139-Point Gain

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The Dow Jones added 139 points Tuesday. The cause? Investor optimism about a pending deal to address Greece's debt crisis.

Also fueling upward momentum for the DJIA were better than expected earnings from companies such as The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO).

Here's a closer look at why the DJIA rose 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...

Dow Jones Today Falls 60 Points on Greek Debt Downgrade

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The Dow Jones today shed 60 points. The cause? Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece's long-term sovereign-debt rating.

The news offset early gains fueled by U.S. jobs and wage growth. January was the 11th consecutive month of U.S. job gains above 200,000.

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

Why the Dow Jones Rose Today – 211-Point Gain

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The Dow Jones added 212 points Thursday. The cause? Rising oil prices and M&A activity.

Crude oil prices surged on increased violence in Libya and central bank action in China. WTI crude oil futures for March delivery rose 4.5%. Brent crude prices rose nearly 5% on the day.

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

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...

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