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Pre-Market Quotes Forecast Sharp Decline in the Dow Jones Today

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Pre-market quotes forecasted a sharp decline from yesterday's Dow close (Monday) as increased pressures from falling energy prices smothered Dow futures.

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 138 points on M&A activity and rising energy shares. Yesterday's big gain comes after Friday's slump that saw a 300-point drop in the Dow Jones in afternoon trading and the S&P 500's worst decline in two months.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers and what you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

Pre-Market Trading Activity Busy on European Central Bank Announcement

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Pre-market trading today (Thursday) shows DJIA futures posting a 44-point increase from the Dow close yesterday. 
This morning, the pre-market trading suggests investors are keeping a sharp eye on a meeting by the European Central Bank in Cyprus. 

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...

Today's Pre-Market Movers Are C, BBY, and LL

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Good Morning! U.S. stock futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 42-point decrease for the DJIA from yesterday's close. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Best Buy Co Inc. (NYSE: BBY), and Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) are today's pre-market movers.

What to Watch Today: Investors will be watching a slew of earnings reports from retail companies. Firms reporting this morning include JD.Com Inc. (ADR) (Nasdaq: JD), Kate Spade & Co. (Nasdaq: KATE), Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS), AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), and Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" and today's pre-market movers - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

DJIA Futures Pointing to Friday Decline

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Stock market today, February 27, 2015: Good morning! DJIA futures forecasted a 13-point decrease from yesterday's close. As of 9 a.m. EDT, DJIA futures read an 11-point (0.06%) loss.

This morning, investors are reacting to the second revision of the Q4 2014 GDP reading. The U.S. government said it grew a pace of 2.2%, which beat expected growth of 2.1% in fourth quarter. Still, the pace is a large decline from the Q3 2014 final reading of 5%.

Later this morning, the markets will keep an eye on the University of Michigan's final February count on consumer sentiment, and a report on pending January home sales.

DJIA futures and Friday's fresh economic data are just a part of the story in stock market news today. Here are the other top headlines - plus your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

DJIA Futures Flat Today After Yesterday's Closing Highs

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DJIA futures were flat this morning from yesterday's Dow close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 92 points to close Tuesday at a new record high on news that Eurozone partners' acceptance of Greece's bailout plan and U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen offered insight on future interest rate hikes.

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 Wednesday...

DJIA Today Rises on Greece Bailout Plan, Yellen Testimony

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The DJIA today added 92 points to close at a new record high. The cause? Eurozone partners' acceptance of Greece's bailout plan, plus market-friendly words from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen about interest rates.

Yellen said during her testimony to Congress that the central bank will not raise interest rates for several more committee meetings.

Here are the other top stories from today - plus our new profit tip for investors...

Stock Market Today Moving on Janet Yellen's Senate Testimony

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Good Morning! The stock market today will be moving on news that Eurozone officials have accepted an extension of Greece's bailout program.

What to Watch Today: Investors' eyes will be glued to Capitol Hill, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify on monetary policy before the Senate. The appearance coincides with efforts by Senators from both sides of the aisle to strip the central bank of certain powers.

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...

Stock Market Today Set for More Record Highs

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Stock market today, February 23, 2015: Good morning! U.S. stock futures were soft Monday morning. However, major European markets jumped in early trading, and Germany's DAX hit a new record high. They are still gaining from Friday's news of a conditional deal that will allow Greece to remain in the Eurozone for at least the next four months. The deal sent U.S. markets up Friday - the Dow saw a 154-point rise, and S&P 500 Index notched a new record high.

Today, investors will continue to keep a close eye on the ongoing drama between Greece and its creditors in the European Union. Greece must present a list of economic reforms by the end of the day for the deal to continue.

make it a profitable Monday...

Stock Market Today Tuned into Greece-Eurozone Drama

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Feb. 20, forecasted a 26-point decrease from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: This morning, investors focus on Greece and the nation's ongoing pursuit of a deal to extend its debt obligations to European Union partners. Talks have already broken down twice and yesterday, Germany rejected a new plan from the Greek government, calling it a "Trojan horse."

Negotiations are expected to continue into the weekend. If the country cannot strike a deal, it may default and fall out of the Eurozone.

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...

U.S. Stock Futures Take a Small Step Back on Greece, Oil Price Concerns

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Feb. 19, forecasted a 20-point decrease from yesterday's close. Oil futures are down roughly 4%, and Greece-EU negotiations rage on.

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones slipped 17 points after the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its January Federal Open Market Committee meeting. It seems the central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in the near future.

Today, investors shifted focus back to Europe, and kept an eye on global crude oil prices. Greece's leftist government announced plans to submit a request to extend its loan agreement for another six months. The news raises hopes for a last-minute deal to keep the country's finances in order.

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...

U.S. Stock Futures Down Slightly as Big Money Leaves Apple Stock

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U.S. stock futures for Wednesday, Feb. 18 were down 20 points from yesterday's close as investors seek clarity on the Greek debt situation.

This morning, investors will be looking ahead to this afternoon, when the Federal Reserve will release minutes from its January meeting. The focus will center on whether the FOMC has changed any language of its policy statements to hint a sooner-than-expected interest-rate increase.

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 Wednesday...

Dow Futures Today Flat as Russian Ceasefire and Greek Debt Talks Falter

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Dow futures today were flat this morning compared to the Dow close on Friday.
This morning the DJIA will be keeping an eye on events in Europe, as geopolitical concerns threaten a sustained rally for equities markets.

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...

Stock Market Closed Today for Washington’s Birthday – Not “Presidents’ Day”

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The stock market closed today, Feb. 16, as financial institutions observe Presidents’ Day – although the NYSE doesn’t call it that…

The holiday was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. It is observed Feb. 22, Washington’s actual date of birth.

Here’s how it came to be known as Presidents’ Day – and why the NYSE uses a different name…

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