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Stock Market Today Reacting to Japan Recession News

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Good morning! Futures forecast a slight decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close despite positive momentum for European and Japanese stocks.

What to watch today: expect the markets to react to an important set of earnings reports and increased focus on the Japanese economy. After Japan reported it has entered a recession, its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the nation will delay a national sales tax increase from 2015 to 2017.

Here's the other stock market news to watch - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday:

U.S. Stock Market Enjoyed Yet Another Day Without a Crazy Plunge

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U.S. stock markets failed to move much Monday. It appears investors aren't prepared to take much action until the start of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Tuesday and the central bank's announcement on Wednesday regarding rate hikes and stimulus efforts.

The Dow Jones managed to tack on 12.27 points, while the S&P 500 lost 2.95 points.

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

U.S. Stock Markets End the Day Flat but AAL, UAL, and Other Airline Shares Rise

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U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points.

Airline stocks were the big winners today, with AAL soaring 10%.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

S&P 500 and Nasdaq Suffer Worst Week Since May 2012

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U.S. stock markets continued their downward spiral today (Friday). The sell-off accelerated in the final hour of trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipping another 115 points. This was the worst week for both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq since May 2012.

The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 13%, finishing one of the most volatile trading weeks of 2014.

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

Stock Market Futures Eyeing Syrian Airstrikes, Eurozone Concerns, and CFG IPO

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Stock market today, September 24, 2014: Stock market futuresare up this morning about 0.2% for the major indices, a day after the S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points. This all happened as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. military will continue its airstrikes against ISIS fighters, raising new concerns in the international community.

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S&P 500 Falls for Third Straight Session on Syria Airstrikes, Weak European Data

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The S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets.

Gold prices took a turn today, finally rebounding from a streak of nine-month lows in recent trading sessions.

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

S&P 500 Suffers Steepest Decline in Almost 7 Weeks Today Amid China Concerns

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The S&P 500 suffered its biggest drop since Aug. 5. on Monday as U.S. markets pulled back amid poor data in the U.S. housing market and ongoing concerns about manufacturing levels in China.

According to reports, China's finance minister said the country does not plan to increase stimulus efforts in the near term.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Futures Down on Underwhelming AAPL Presentation and Interest Rate Fears

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Stock market today, Sept. 10, 2014: Stock market futures were down this morning after markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading yesterday (Tuesday). The slide followed a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and investors heightened cautions over a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve sooner rather than later.

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AAPL, HD in Focus as S&P 500 Gets Slammed Today

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U.S. markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading this afternoon (Tuesday) after a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

All 10 sectors in the S&P 500 were in the red this afternoon, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to be weighed by companies like The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which was down another 2% on the day.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Today Rises with S&P 500 Hitting Record High, Dow Gains 67 Points

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U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.

Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, the structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Today Readies Itself for Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) IPO

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Stock market today, September 2, 2014: U.S. markets closed on Friday in the black. The S&P 500 sustained its gains last week, finishing the day above the vaunted 2,000 level. With U.S. markets closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, investors will look forward to a heavy week of economic data, including the all-important August jobs report.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

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