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U.S. Stock Market Rebounds from Morning Sell-Off – Here's What Happened

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The U.S. stock market bounced back from a morning downswing to end the day flat, while investors remained cool about European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's intentions to define a specific stimulus program to help stave off recession in the Eurozone.

U.S. crude oil prices rebounded this afternoon after falling to as low as $88.18, the lowest price in nearly 18 months.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today…

U.S. Stock Market Slump Is a Chance to Buy

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The past couple of weeks have been rough on the U.S. stock market, with all indexes down from their mid-September highs.

So is now the time to take profits and throw in the towel?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald doesn't think so. In fact, Fitz-Gerald says he wouldn't mind seeing the U.S. stock market dip a little lower to make his picks even cheaper.

To find out where Fitz-Gerald sees the best buying opportunities right now, check out this video.

Dow Jones Today Driven By EBAY and Ebola Scare

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Dow Jones today, October 1, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by increased spin-off and merger activity.

According to reports, U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. On the manufacturing front, the Chicago PMI showed a positive reading in September; however, growth has been fueled by rising inventories, which are climbing at their fastest pace in 41 years.

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Will Alibaba Buy eBay Once PayPal Is Gone?

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Ebay Inc.’s (Nasdaq: EBAY) plans to spin off its PayPal unit has left many on Wall Street salivating over the potential of the stand-alone payments business.

And some pundits are speculating that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) might buy PayPal.

But they should be asking this question: Will Alibaba buy eBay?

Here’s why a deal would make sense for both companies…

Here’s why a deal makes sense for both companies…

U.S. Stock Markets Moving on AAPL, GM, and DWA News Today

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Stock market news today, Sept. 30, 2014: U.S. stock market futures were on the rise this morning, ahead of data updates on consumer confidence and home prices, and a speech by Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell.

On Monday, U.S. markets slipped again as investors renewed concerns about civil unrest in Hong Kong, where the Chinese government fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in one of the largest political crackdowns in China since the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago.

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Why the Stock Market Today Is Jittery Over the Hong Kong Riots

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Unrest in Hong Kong could have very bad consequences for the markets, says Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, including the U.S. stock market.

Reports of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong overnight was the primary reason the stock market today was lower this morning (Monday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down as much as 170 before recovering somewhat later in the day.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald explains how Americans investors will be affected by the riots in Hong Kong...

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The Top Five Stories Moving the Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, Sept. 29, 2014: U.S. markets rebounded Friday, with biotech companies leading the charge. The markets got a strong shot in the arm after the U.S. Commerce Department revised GDP growth upward for the second quarter. The U.S. economy accelerated at its strongest pace in 30 months.

This morning, the U.S. dollar struck a six-year high against the yen and a 22-month high against the euro.

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YHOO Stock Now Has to Wrestle with Taxes Post-Alibaba IPO

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock rose 4% today, with Starboard Value LP reportedly buying up a large stake in the company.

The investment management firm’s decision is a positive development for YHOO, which had seen its shares tumble for most of the week on concerns that as it sheds its portfolio of overseas investments, the remaining core business will be valueless.

Here’s one thing YHOO needs to do to reassure shareholders now…

Dow Jones Makes It Clear That Inversion Deals Are Unwanted Trend

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Dow Jones Industrial Average officials just made membership requirements for its elite index even more stringent, prompted by a surge in inversion deals made to avoid the high U.S. corporate tax rate.

The committee overseeing the storied blue-chip benchmark just updated the definition for index inclusion. The classification now states that companies that conduct business in the United States, but are incorporated abroad, are not eligible for admission in the 30-stock index.

The Dow tweaked the language used in its process of accepting components into the coveted index to officially read that member companies must be incorporated and headquartered in the United States. Additionally, the United States must be a company’s largest revenue-generating country.

That means the new eligibility requirements clearly exclude companies that have moved overseas via inversion deals.

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Dow Jones Today Plunges 264 Points as AAPL and Tech Stocks Drag Down Indexes

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The Dow Jones today suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.

The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell 3.8%. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.

Now, here are more top stories from the stock market today...

Stock Market Futures Dip With YHOO, SBUX, and AAPL Leading News

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Stock market futures were red across the board this morning (Thursday) following yesterday's trading session that saw U.S. markets post their largest gains in five weeks. Also this morning, the Commerce Department announced that orders for durable U.S. goods sunk by a record 18.2% in August due to fewer airplane contracts. The decline came after a record high 22.5% gain in July.

Here are the top stories in the stock market today…

Stock Market Futures Eyeing Syrian Airstrikes, Eurozone Concerns, and CFG IPO

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Stock market today, September 24, 2014: Stock market futuresare up this morning about 0.2% for the major indices, a day after the S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points. This all happened as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. military will continue its airstrikes against ISIS fighters, raising new concerns in the international community.

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