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Dow Jones Today Slips Away from 18,000 in Triple-Digit Plunge

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The Dow Jones today plummeted more than 100 points after oil prices crashed to a new five-year low. The markets saw their worst one-day performance since October.

Crude prices slipped more than 4% on the day after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through 2018. The investment bank said it expects oil prices to hit a new low in the second quarter of 2015.

Here are the top stories from the stock market today...

Stock Market Futures Rise After Jobs Report's Biggest Surge in 2 Years

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Dec. 5 forecast a 40-point increase from yesterday's close, which saw the Dow slip 0.07% to end a three-day winning streak. The market turned downward on weaker-than-expected weekly jobless claims and news that the European Central Bank will wait until January to decide on new stimulus action.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including Money Morning's "Tip of the Day"...

Stock Market Futures Down Today on European Stimulus News

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Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a five point decrease for the Dow from yesterday's close. Oil prices climbed marginally, lifting energy stocks.

What to watch today: Keep an eye on the forecast provided by ADP Payroll Services, whose report offers the first glimpse of the November unemployment rate.

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 Moving on WMT, AAPL, and Uber News

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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will rise from yesterday's close. The Dow and the S&P 500 are forecasted to increase on rising oil prices and another surge in Asian markets.

What to watch today: keep an eye on global commodity prices in today's trading session, as global oil, gold, and silver prices are all rising.

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:

U.S. Stock Futures Moving on Possible TWTR Merger and HD Lawsuits

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U.S. stock futures are up a little more than 40 points this morning.

Markets will be moving on crucial GDP revisions today (Tuesday), as well as the release of new housing data.

Also making headlines is the potential for a mysterious Twitter Inc. (Nasdaq: TWTR) merger, and new developments from The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) cybersecurity breach.

Here's what else will be moving markets this Tuesday...

Stock Market Today: Oil Prices and Merger News Moving the Markets

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Good morning! Futures indicate an increase in the stock market today from Friday's close. The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs again on Friday, extending a five-week rally for the two indices.

What to watch today: expect significant attention to how Wall Street handles conflicting reports on confidence in the global economy. Although optimism turned positive in Germany, a new survey by Markit shows that global business confidence has slipped to a five-year low.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today, including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day."

Dow Jones Today Hits New Record as Healthcare Stocks Surge

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The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit new records Tuesday, boosted by healthcare stocks. The Dow added 40 points after a fresh round of mergers and acquisitions fueled domestic optimism. Investors also grow more hopeful Japan's stimulus efforts will drive the world's third-largest economy out of recession.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, plus the day's top stories.

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