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Cash in on This "Invisible" $33 Billion Business

U.S. defense contractors don’t make a habit of sending “thank you” letters to America’s enemies.

But if they did, the corporate leaders at The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) might want to look up Vladimir Putin‘s address – before running to the Hallmark store.

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  • Dow Jones Futures Up Today on Merger News; BKW and ITMN Are Premarket Movers Dow Jones today

    Stock market news today, Aug. 25, 2014: This morning, Dow Jones futures were up modestly on increased merger activity and rising confidence in monetary policy from the European Central Bank. In Jackson Hole, Wyo., ECB President Mario Draghi hinted at further stimulus to keep the gears moving in some of the continent's struggling nations.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Monday profitable:
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    Today's stock market news, August 22, 2014: With members of the U.S. Federal Reserve and notable economists meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., investors await new insight today (Friday) into when the central bank might raise interest rates and plans to sustain growth in the U.S. economy. For the first time, protesters have descended on the small ski town, questioning the Fed's policies and the "so-called" strength of the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak this morning.

    Here's a list of today's top stock market news...
  • You Can Make Money in Stocks (Especially These Three) No Matter What Rates Do stocks

    It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.

    No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.

    The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.

    First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...

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  • Dow Jones Today Shatters 17,000; EBAY, AZN, S Among Day's Big Gainers stock market today

    Dow Jones Today, Aug. 21, 2014: U.S. stocks rose on positive data Thursday to kick off the third quarter. American home resales hit a 10-month high last month, while jobless claims slipped again last week by another 14,000 to 298,000. The S&P 500 Index struck its 28th record high this year, ticking closer to the 2,000 level.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Futures Rise 40 Points; Here Are 8 Stories to Know Before Market Open Dow Jones Futures

    Stock market news today, August 21, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up 40 points (0.24%) this morning (Thursday). S&P futures gained 3.75 points (0.19%) and Nasdaq futures were also up 5.25 points (0.13%).

    Yesterday saw the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting in July. The minutes revealed that the U.S. Federal Reserve was impressed by job market's resilience, but still decided to wait on its decision of when it will raise interest rates.

    Here are the top eight stories in the stock market today...
  • What Markets Are Doing After Today's FOMC Meeting Minutes Release 8 20 14 fomc meeting

    The three major indexes all dropped in unison shortly after the release of the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's July Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, reflecting Fed sentiment that accommodative monetary policy could end sooner than expected if improvements continue in the labor market.

    While the Fed made no remarks on an explicit timetable for interest rate hikes, which is what the markets are observing attentively, the minutes did indicate that the situation in the labor market was looking healthier and improving quicker than expected.

    Here's what the Fed's agenda will be for the rest of the year...
  • Stock Market News Today Headlined by FOMC Minutes and Big Box Retailers Stock market news today

    Stock market news, Aug. 20, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data.

    The positive data and strong earnings reports overshadowed any concerns about ongoing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, and Iraq. Yesterday, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week to discuss ways to resolve the problems plaguing Eastern Europe.

    Here's what you must know about the stock market today to start profiting...
  • Stock Market Closes Up Again Today as AAPL Hits $100 Mark, HD Soars stock market close

    Stock Market Close, Aug. 19, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data. The surge was led today by The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which saw shares rise nearly 6% after the company beat Wall Street estimates for its second quarter.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • Today's Stock Market Moving on HD, S, and SKH News Today's stock market

    Today's stock market, August 19, 2014: U.S. stocks soared Monday on positive housing data and growing merger and acquisition activity. The Dow gained 175 points, while the S&P 500 Index is again taking aim at the historic 2,000 mark. The Nasdaq is back at a 14-year high.

    Here's what's on tap for the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Today Surges 175 Points; YHOO, GOOG Push Nasdaq to New High dow jones today_dollar general

    Dow Jones today, Aug. 18, 2014: U.S. stocks soared Monday on positive housing data and growing merger and acquisition activity. The S&P 500 Index is again taking aim at the historic 2,000 mark, while the Nasdaq is back at a 14-year high.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • Today's Stock Market News Led by FDO, DG, and TGT Stock market news

    Stock market news, Aug. 18, 2014: This week, leaders of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for the central bank's annual economic symposium. The meeting is expected to provide significant focus on the labor market and some focus on monetary policy for the road ahead. Meanwhile, this week is an important earnings period for home and consumer retail companies.

    Here's what's coming up in the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Today Sheds 50 Points; MNST and AGN Among Day's Biggest Gainers dow jones today

    Dow Jones today, Aug. 15, 2014: U.S. stocks slumped Friday, turning downward from early gains this morning, after new reports emerged of rising geopolitical conflict in Ukraine. This morning, a Ukrainian military leader said his forces had attacked a column of Russian armored trucks that crossed the border.

    Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today…
  • U.S. Stock Futures Making Gains Friday Pre-Market U.S. stock futures

    Stock market news today, Aug. 15, 2014: U.S. stock futures today (Friday) were up premarket. Dow Jones futures gained 46 points (0.28%), S&P futures were up 4.75 points (0.24%), and Nasdaq futures were up 13.5 points (0.34%).

    Global aviation manufacturer The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) helped carry the market last session, gaining 1.7% on news that its demand for commercial jets was strengthening this quarter.

    Here are the top stories coming up in the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Today Up 61 Points; NLNK and PLUG Soar, BRK.A Hits $200K Dow Jones today

    Dow Jones today, Aug. 14, 2014: U.S. stocks shook off rising jobless claims and rose as concerns abated over geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. This morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin said before government ministers and the Crimean Congress that his country would help end the conflict in the region as soon as possible.

    Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today…
  • Dow Jones Futures Up Today Following S&P 500's Flirtation with Record Highs Dow Jones futures

    Stock market news today, August 14, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up 17 points (0.10%) this morning (Thursday) following U.S. stocks' rally in the last trading session. Nasdaq 100 futures and S&P 500 futures were also both in the green. Yesterday, the S&P 500 Index saw a strong afternoon of trading, with all 10 of its sector indices making gains. The index is now roughly 2% below its all-time high registered back in July.

    But it wasn't all good stock market news - reduced consumer spending figures for July had an adverse effect on retail, and Brent oil prices jumped back from their 13-month low.

    Here’s a roundup of the top stories ahead in the stock market today…