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Dow Jones Today Ends Wild Ride with 27-Point Loss

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The Dow Jones today rallied nearly 300 points in early trading hours before reversing and finishing down 27 points. The downturn was fueled by Brent crude prices falling another 1% on the day. Crude oil prices are down nearly 15% over the last two weeks.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, was up 4.9% on the day.

Here's a look at the top stories from the stock market today...

Stock Market Futures in the Green While Oil Slides Another 3%

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Tuesday, Jan. 13, forecasted a 74-point gain over yesterday's close. In the last session, the Dow Jones plunged 96 points after crude oil prices crashed more than 4%.

Today, investors will react to the kickoff of earnings season. Watch for reports from KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI), and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX).

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...

Dow Jones Futures Up on Official Start to Earnings Season

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Dow Jones futures today (Monday) forecasted a 48-point gain over Friday's close. The Dow closed Friday down more than 100 points after December's jobs report revealed a drop in wages, oil prices slumped, and concerns about terrorism in France raised geopolitical concerns across the continent.

The fourth-quarter earnings season officially kicks off today as aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announces results today.

Here's what else you need to know about the stock market today...

Facebook Stock (Nasdaq: FB) Gets Boost from Acquisition in Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, Friday, Jan. 9: Good morning! Stock market futures Friday morning forecast a 31-point gain from yesterday's close. On Thursday, the Dow Jones rallied 323 points on expectations that the European Central Bank will take more aggressive action to stave off deflation and debt crisis, coupled with swirling optimism for the U.S. economy.

Today will center on jobs, jobs, and more jobs. This morning, the December jobs report indicated that the U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs last month, surpassing consensus expectations of 240,000. As a result, the U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 5.6%.

While that may fuel a short-term surge in the markets, investors remain cautious about the Federal Reserve's desire to raise interest rates this year. In a speech yesterday, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said that the central bank should not increase rates in 2015; however, he is not a voting member of the FOMC this year. That sentiment was followed by voting-member Charles Evans. The Chicago Fed President told a CNBC audience this morning that the U.S. job markets have shown strong growth. But, he said, he'd like the central bank to wait until 2016 to raise interest rates.

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 Erases 2015 Losses with 323-Point Gain

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The Dow Jones today rallied triple digits for the second straight session on expectations that the European Central Bank will take more aggressive action to stave off deflation and debt crisis, coupled with swirling optimism for the U.S. economy.

This morning, weekly jobless claims came in 4,000 fewer than economists expected for the week ending Jan. 3.

Here’s a look at the top stories from the stock market today…

Dow Jones Sheds Another 130 Points as Sell-Off Continues

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The Dow Jones suffered another triple-digit plunge Tuesday, extending Monday's massive slump as oil prices continue to fall and concern of global oversupply stings traders. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said this morning the kingdom will not slash production and will keep output high to protect market share.

The S&P 500 Index fell for the fifth consecutive trading session.

Here's a look at the top stories from today...

DJIA Today: What's Behind Monday's 331-Point Plunge

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DJIA Today, Jan. 5, 2015: The Dow dropped 331 points Monday as oil prices slumped and investors sold off on concerns about increased geopolitical tensions in Greece.

The S&P 500 fell 1.8% on the day. It's the first time since 2008 that the S&P 500 has fallen more than 1% on the first or second trading day of the year.

Here's a look at the top stories from the stock market today...

Dow Jones Today Sheds 55 Points on the Final Full Trading Day of 2014

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The Dow Jones today dropped more than 55 points on a day of light trading volumes and profit-taking on the last full trading day of 2014.

Concerns about falling oil prices remained central to the energy sector, while utilities were the biggest decliners of the day.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), markets will close early on New Year's Eve. Here's what you need to know to end the year...

Stock Market Futures Down on Falling Oil and Greek Political Turmoil

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Stock market futures today are down 15 points, falling on Greek political turmoil and a continued decline in oil prices.

Among the top stories in the market today are new numbers from the holiday season, including optimistic news on Apple devices and shipping delivery estimates from two industry giants.

Here's what else will be moving markets today (Tuesday)...

DJIA Today: Down on Falling Oil Prices, Greek Debt Concerns

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DJIA Today: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 15.5 points on Monday, as markets reacted to falling energy prices and renewed geopolitical concerns about the debt situation in the nation of Greece.

Despite oil prices rising this morning over Libyan supply problems, prices fell sharply in the afternnon. This dragged the energy sector down in the process.

Here's a look at today's top market stories...

Dow Jones Today Passes 18,000 for First Time in History

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The Dow Jones today struck an all-time high, surpassing the 18,000 mark for the first time and marking the fastest 1,000-point gain in history.

The markets were fueled Tuesday by a strong GDP report. The U.S. Department of Commerce said the U.S. economy grew at a pace of 5% in Q3, its strongest level in more than a decade.

Here's a look at the top stories from the stock market today...

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