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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


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...

Stock Market News: Two-Day Dow Decline for the First Time Since Mid-May

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Stock market news today, June 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for a second-straight session Thursday for the first time since mid-May. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished in the red.

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

DOW: 16,733.33 (-0.66%)
S&P 500: 1,930.06 (-0.71%)
NASDAQ: 4,297.63 (-0.79%)

Here's a roundup of the other top stock market news stories from today...

When Will the Dow Jones Industrial Average Hit 17,000?

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at another record high yesterday (Monday) at 16,943.10, prompting many to speculate when the Dow will hit 17,000.

Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." yesterday (Monday) and told viewers when he thinks the Dow Jones Industrial Average will eclipse 17,000 for the first time.

He also discussed why the markets are continuing higher and what it will take to push the Dow to another record high.

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Dow Jones Today: Markets Moving on GM, RSH, TWC News

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Dow Jones today, June 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank. Despite the strong uptick, U.S. futures are indicating a retreat this morning from record levels.

Here’s the top news moving the Dow Jones today: