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RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) Dives 30%, Headlines Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today

Good morning! The stock market today (Thursday, Jan. 15) is headlined by RadioShack (NYSE: RSH). RSH stock fell 30% premarket.
Today, investors will react to a slew of earnings reports from three large financial institutions and Nasdaq component Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). On the data side, jobless claims will remain in focus, in addition to an important update to the Philadelphia Fed Survey. Consensus estimates call for 295,000 new jobless claims for the week ending January 10.

Dow Jones Falls Again Today on Energy, Retail Woes

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The Dow Jones and the S&P 500 both declined for the fourth-consecutive trading session. The Dow plunged 186 points as retail sales hit an 11-month low and oil prices swung significantly.

The markets are still reacting to yesterday's announcement by the World Bank that it slashed its global growth outlook to 3% for 2015, down from the 3.4% forecast in the fall.

Here's a closer look at what moved markets today...

Stock Market Futures Moving Ahead of Big Bank Earnings from Wells Fargo and JPMorgan

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Stock market futures today (Wednesday) are showing a slight decline in the Dow Jones this morning. This following yesterday's rollercoaster ride where the Dow ultimately fell 27 points.

Oil continues to fall as we move deeper into earnings season. Today, we'll see earnings from the big banks Wells Fargo and JPMorgan.

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

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...

Today's Top Financial News: Healthcare Deals

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Healthcare deals dominated the top financial news headlines Monday.

Healthcare was the most targeted sector in deal making last year. It reached its highest annual volume on record as early as Dec. 1 with $437.1 billion in deals.

And 2015 has started with a flurry of activity. Indeed, three of the four healthcare deals announced Monday were for $1 billion or more.

Here's a look at the sector's deal making that topped today's financial news headlines...

Dow Jones Today Sheds 96 Points on This Oil Price News

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The Dow Jones today plunged 96 points after crude oil prices crashed more than 4% this afternoon. With Saudi Arabia unwilling to cut production, oversupply concerns continue to cripple the price of oil.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, was up more than 11% on the day.

Here's a look at what moved the Dow today...

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...

A Measured View of a Difficult Week and the Markets

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France's 9-11 should remind investors that the world sits atop a precarious geopolitical perch. Madmen with guns have the ability to wreak enormous damage on the fabric of society, which in turn places the stability of markets at risk.

Last week's tragic events in Paris are likely to impose significantly greater security costs on Western societies while leading them to question the open borders that feed immigration and trade, two keys to the future economic growth that will be necessary to dig out of the deepening debt hole they have dug themselves.

Depending on the response, jihadists could win a bigger victory than they imagine if Western governments surrender to their worst fears...

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…

2015 Stock Market Correction Could Come as Early as Q1

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The headwinds are building up, and a 2015 stock market correction could be coming soon.

And Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani told viewers of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." he "wouldn't put it past the markets turning in the first quarter."

Check out his video appearance to see why he's "negative" on the markets in the short term...

Stock Market Futures Today Predict Another Triple-Digit Gain

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today forecast a 159-point surge for the Dow Jones Industrial Average over yesterday's close on rising optimism for the U.S. economy.

What to Watch Today: markets are on the rise as investors show confidence in the U.S. economy ahead of tomorrow's December U.S. jobs report. Yesterday, ADP reported private employers added 241,000 jobs in the United States in December, surpassing consensus expectations of 226,000.

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 Today Ends Losing Streak with 212-Point Gain

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Dow Jones Today, Jan. 7, 2015: The Dow Jones rallied triple digits Wednesday and the S&P 500 returned to the black after five straight losing sessions.

The combination of rising oil prices and additional guidance from the Federal Reserve on its rate hike timing fueled a positive day for the markets.

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

Stock Market 2015: Here's What Investors Need to Focus On

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The jittery stock market in 2015 has some investors looking in strange places for answers.

Some look for guidance in unusual market patterns. For example, when the stock market rises in the first five days of the year, it ends the year higher 85% of the time.

Others are looking for connections to short-term events, such as the fall in oil prices or the current cold snap.

But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald sees those as mere distractions.

For his insights on the stock market in 2015 - and how to play it - watch this video.

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