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Dow Jones Today Soars 421 Points for Best Gain in 3 Years

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The Dow Jones today surged another 421 points as investors continued to cheer the U.S. Federal Reserve's timeline for raising interest rates. Technology stocks led today's charge, with Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) gaining 10% on strong quarterly earnings, and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) adding nearly 2.3%.

The VIX, the market's fear gauge, plunged more than 13.5% on the day.

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

RAD Stock Surges in Tandem with Stock Market Futures

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Thursday, Dec. 18, forecasted a 138-point gain from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones jumped 288 points Wednesday on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve plans to be "patient" with its timeline for raising interest rates. Markets were also fueled by a surge in energy stocks, which received a slight bump from rising oil prices and declining capex spending across Canada.

Today, investors will focus on Russia, weekly jobless claims, and notable earnings reports from Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN) - and a Wall Street beat just in from Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) that has sent shares up more than 13.5% pre-market.

Here are the other top stock market news stories for Thursday, Dec. 18...

Stock Market Futures Today Watching EBAY Job Cuts Post-Spin-Off

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Stock market futures are showing an increase in the Dow this morning (Thursday) after yesterday's big slide

In e-commerce news, it looks like eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is preparing for big cuts to its global workforce in the wake of its spinoff earlier this year.

Also, investors are keeping a close eye on the falling oil prices, which are at historically bearish levels.

Here's what else you need to know to make today profitable.

Stock Market Futures Down on Sliding Oil and Greek Concerns

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Wednesday, Dec. 10, forecasted a 31-point decline from yesterday's close.

Yesterday, the Greek stock market crashed by more than 13% yesterday on rising geopolitical concerns.

And today, investors will be keeping a close eye on global oil prices, which slid again on news that OPEC slashed its demand forecast to a 12-year-low.

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

Dow Jones Today Sheds 51 Points on Global Equity Rout

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The Dow Jones today ended down 51 points, fueled by a global equities sell-off. The markets did bounce back from session lows in the final hour as investors found value on several oversold stocks.

The price of gold surged back above the $1,200 level, rising nearly 3% on the day. The VIX, the market's volatility gauge, jumped 5% on the day.

Here's today's scorecard - plus the top stories from the stock market today...

Stock Market Today Moving on Oil, AMZN, and VZ News

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Good morning! U.S. futures forecast a sharp decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close. Dow futures are down 154 points.

What to watch today: The U.S. stock markets continue to retreat on concerns about falling oil prices, ahead of several labor-market indicators released today. On Monday, crude oil prices crashed to a new five-year low, slipping more than 4% on the day after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through 2018.

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

Dow Jones Today Slips Away from 18,000 in Triple-Digit Plunge

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The Dow Jones today plummeted more than 100 points after oil prices crashed to a new five-year low. The markets saw their worst one-day performance since October.

Crude prices slipped more than 4% on the day after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through 2018. The investment bank said it expects oil prices to hit a new low in the second quarter of 2015.

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

Stock Market Futures Rise After Jobs Report's Biggest Surge in 2 Years

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Dec. 5 forecast a 40-point increase from yesterday's close, which saw the Dow slip 0.07% to end a three-day winning streak. The market turned downward on weaker-than-expected weekly jobless claims and news that the European Central Bank will wait until January to decide on new stimulus action.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including Money Morning's "Tip of the Day"...

Stock Market Futures Down Today on European Stimulus News

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Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a five point decrease for the Dow from yesterday's close. Oil prices climbed marginally, lifting energy stocks.

What to watch today: Keep an eye on the forecast provided by ADP Payroll Services, whose report offers the first glimpse of the November unemployment rate.

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:

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