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Dow Jones today, June 23, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Friday, finishing the week on a positive note. U.S. crude-oil benchmark closed at its highest level in nine months as geopolitical tension continues to shake Iraq. Brent futures ended a seven-day streak, finishing below $115 a barrel.

This morning, crude oil prices were again on the rise as battles between Sunni militants and Iraqi government troops continued, and the fight is fast approaching the nation's capital of Baghdad.

Here's the news that will be moving the Dow Jones today:

Today's Stock Market News: Fresh Highs for Dow Jones, S&P 500, U.S. Oil

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Stock market news, June 20: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both hit record highs today (Friday), finishing out the week on a positive note. U.S. crude-oil benchmark closed at the highest level in nine months as geopolitical tension continues to shake Iraq. Brent futures ended a seven-day streak, finishing below $115 a barrel.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,951.51 (+0.18%)
S&P 500: 1,962.91 (+0.18%)
NASDAQ: 4,368.04 (+0.2%)

And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today...

Another Win for S&P 500 in Stock Market Today, Plus Oil, MRKT, and More

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Top stock market news, June 19, 2014: The stock market today (Thursday) closed with mixed results. The Nasdaq slipped, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained and the S&P 500 finished for its twenty-first record high so far in 2014. A decline in jobless claims and growing optimism about the Federal Reserve's forward guidance on interest rates were among the news affecting the market climate.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,921.46 (+0.09%)
S&P 500: 1,959.47 (+0.13%)
NASDAQ: 4,359.33 (-0.08%)

And here are the top stories in economic news today…

The Biggest Stories Moving the Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

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Dow Jones Industrial Average today, June 19, 2014: U.S. markets soared on Wednesday after the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) June meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.58%, the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.59%, and the S&P 500 jumped 0.77% to a record close.

Here are the top stories affecting the stock market today (Thursday)…

U.S. Markets Today Rise After FOMC; BBRY Stock Gets a Bump

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U.S. markets today (Wednesday) rose sharply after the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) June meeting. As expected, the Fed announced it would taper another $10 billion from its monthly bond-purchasing program and that interest rates would remain low in order to incentivize job development and economic growth.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,906.62 (+0.58%)
S&P 500: 1,956.99 (+0.77%)
NASDAQ: 4,362.84 (+0.59%)

And here are the top stories that affected the U.S. markets today...

FOMC Meeting, AMZN, and Oil Lead the Busiest Financial News Day in Months

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Top financial news today, June 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose marginally on Tuesday despite a swath of disappointing data, including higher inflation and poor housing numbers. Wednesday is gearing up to be one of the busiest news days in recent months for the financial markets.

Here's the financial news you need to know to make today profitable:

Stock Market Shrugs Off Poor Housing and Inflation Data Today

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Stock market news, June 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose marginally on Tuesday despite a swath of disappointing data including higher inflation and poor housing numbers. The fourth Federal Open Market Committee meeting of 2014 began this morning, though few clues about rate hikes or tapering will be seen until tomorrow morning.

And here are the rest of today’s stock market news stories:

Can ISIS Crash the Whole Stock Market?

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Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about Iraqi terrorism's effect on the stock market right now.

Market bears see ISIS and this geopolitical turmoil as a "black swan" that could "take down the whole stock market," according to host Stuart Varney.

Watch the video to see if the ISIS threat could actually trigger a stock market crash in coming days...

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The 8 Hot Stocks Starring in Today's M&A Mania

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A burst of mergers and acquisitions dominated today's stock market news.

M&A activity year-to-date, driven by healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications, has already topped $1 trillion. More billion-dollar deals were announced Monday in the healthcare and telecommunications sectors, as well as lucrative transactions in oil and tech.

And these deals are great news for the investors holding these hot stocks.

Dow Jones Today: Merger Mania Continues

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Dow Jones today, June 16, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted gains on Friday, despite growing macroeconomic concerns. All eyes this week will focus on the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which kicks off tomorrow.

The Fed meeting isn't expected to provide any surprises. The central bank will likely maintain low interest rates and will likely continue tapering its bond-purchasing program by another $10 billion to a total of $35 billion each month.

Here are the top stories that will be moving the Dow Jones today:

Dow Jones Futures Slip as Violence in Iraq Escalates, Plus These Top Market Stories

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Stock market news today, June 13, 2014: The conflict in Iraq weighed on Dow Jones futures Friday. S&P 500 futures were also down, while Nasdaq Composite futures were flat.

Here's the top stock market news to make your Friday profitable, including a $48 billion communications merger, Alibaba news, a shocking Tesla disclosure, and more...