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Stock Market Today: Top News and Profit Plays to Make Now

The stock market today soared and the Dow Jones Industrial Average struck another record high on Friday after a positive jobs report and increased support from the European Central Bank.

After a sluggish start to 2014, the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth consecutive month of strong gains. Although the labor participation rate remained at a concerning 62.8%, the official unemployment rate remained at 6.3%.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session and the top stories from the stock market today...

May Jobs Report Leads the Dow Jones Today

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Stock market news today, June 6, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high again on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced plans to cut interest rates and possibly consider stimulus efforts. The ECB slashed its main refinancing rate to a historic low from 0.25% to 0.15%. It also cut its deposit rate to -0.1%.

Here are the top stories to watch to make your Friday profitable:

Stock Market Close Today Sees Another Record High for the Dow Jones

Stock market today, June 5, 2014:Today's (Thursday) stock market close was in positive territory andthe Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high again after the European Central Bank announced plans to cut interest rates and possibly consider stimulus efforts. The ECB slashed its main refinancing rate to a historic low from 0.25% to 0.15%. It also cut its deposit rate to -0.1%.

Here’s the scorecard and today’s top stories:

Dow Jones Futures Climb Today Ahead of Big Financial News

Stock market news today, June 5, 2014: Dow Jones futures pointed toward a 0.02% gain on Thursday ahead of the highly anticipated policy statement from the European Central Bank (ECB). The rise comes fresh off of yesterday's (Wednesday's) notable surge, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new intraday high and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit its 16th record high of the year.

Here’s what you should know to make your Thursday profitable...

Hot Penny Stocks to Watch – From a Place You May Not Be Looking

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Over-the-counter (OTC) penny stocks have been overlooked on lists of hot penny stocks to watch. That’s because OTC penny stocks mercurial investments that aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges.



Investors paying attention to the trend are drawn to the massive upside OTC stocks can generate in profits, but many are scared to pull the trigger.

That’s why we’ve broken down how OTC penny stocks work – plus highlighted five hot penny stocks to watch right now to help get you started...

Dow Jones Futures Higher Today Following Friday's Record-Breaking Session

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Dow Jones futures today, June 2, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up this morning (Monday) after the Dow Jones Industrial Average squeezed out a record-breaking close on Friday. The Standard and Poor's 500 followed suit, setting up for a positive start today following its own record-high on Friday. Nasdaq futures were also higher before market open.

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

What the Stock Market Did Today: More Record Highs

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What the Stock Market Did Today, May 30, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) was flat on weaker-than-expected consumer spending data. Consumer spending represents a little more than 70% of all U.S. economic activity. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that consumer spending slid by 0.1% in April, the first downturn in a year.

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

DOW: 16,717.17, +0.11%
S&P 500: 1,923.57, +0.18%
NASDAQ: 4,242.62, -0.13%

And here are the top stories from the stock market today…

Stock Market Close: Dow Up (Despite Weaker GDP) on These Top Stories

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Stock market today, May 29, 2014: Today's (Thursday) stock market close finished in positive territory, despite a U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) report that was weaker than anticipated. Additionally, the Labor Department reported today that the number of initial jobless claims dropped lower by more than was expected.

Here's the scorecard from this session:

Dow: 16,698.42, +0.39%
S&P 500: 1,920.03, +0.54%
Nasdaq: 4,247.95, +0.54%

And here are the top stories in the stock market today...

Stock Market News: Beware of the "Summer Swoon"

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Stock market news: In an appearance yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) on CNBC's "Closing Bell," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald talked about what he sees the markets doing in the weeks ahead.

"I'm becoming very, very concerned now for the first time in several weeks," Keith tells host Bill Griffeth. "I think a summer swoon is coming."

In this video, Keith talks about why he sees turbulence ahead...

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