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    Good morning! Stock market futures for Thursday, Dec. 18, forecasted a 138-point gain from yesterday's close.

    The Dow Jones jumped 288 points Wednesday on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve plans to be "patient" with its timeline for raising interest rates. Markets were also fueled by a surge in energy stocks, which received a slight bump from rising oil prices and declining capex spending across Canada.

    Today, investors will focus on Russia, weekly jobless claims, and notable earnings reports from Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), Accenture PLC (NYSE: ACN) - and a Wall Street beat just in from Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) that has sent shares up more than 13.5% pre-market.

    Here are the other top stock market news stories for Thursday, Dec. 18...

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Stock Market Futures Today Watching EBAY Job Cuts Post-Spin-Off

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Stock market futures are showing an increase in the Dow this morning (Thursday) after yesterday's big slide

In e-commerce news, it looks like eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) is preparing for big cuts to its global workforce in the wake of its spinoff earlier this year.

Also, investors are keeping a close eye on the falling oil prices, which are at historically bearish levels.

Here's what else you need to know to make today profitable.

Stock Market Futures Down on Sliding Oil and Greek Concerns

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Wednesday, Dec. 10, forecasted a 31-point decline from yesterday's close.

Yesterday, the Greek stock market crashed by more than 13% yesterday on rising geopolitical concerns.

And today, investors will be keeping a close eye on global oil prices, which slid again on news that OPEC slashed its demand forecast to a 12-year-low.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today...

Stock Market Today Moving on Oil, AMZN, and VZ News

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Good morning! U.S. futures forecast a sharp decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close. Dow futures are down 154 points.

What to watch today: The U.S. stock markets continue to retreat on concerns about falling oil prices, ahead of several labor-market indicators released today. On Monday, crude oil prices crashed to a new five-year low, slipping more than 4% on the day after Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slashed its oil forecast through 2018.

Here's the other stock market news to know today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday

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.

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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:

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."

Stock Market Today Reacting to Japan Recession News

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Good morning! Futures forecast a slight decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close despite positive momentum for European and Japanese stocks.

What to watch today: expect the markets to react to an important set of earnings reports and increased focus on the Japanese economy. After Japan reported it has entered a recession, its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the nation will delay a national sales tax increase from 2015 to 2017.

Here's the other stock market news to watch - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday:

Stock Market Today Moving on BABA, AT&T, and CMCSA News

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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will rise from yesterday's close.

What to watch today: Investors should get an announcement from e-commerce giant Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. (NYSE: BABA). The company just concluded sales on Chinese Singles' Day. The holiday, which was created to celebrate or lament being single in China, is the largest 24-hour online shopping event in the world.

Here's what else you should know - including your Money Morning Tip of the Day - to make your Tuesday profitable...

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