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Stock Market Futures Up Ahead of FOMC Meeting and FB Earnings

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Stock market futures for Wednesday, Jan. 28, forecasted a 22-point gain from yesterday's close.

Today, investors are awaiting word from the Fed Open Market Committee. The markets will be paying attention to how the central bank is planning to address interest rates in the coming months.

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Stock Market Futures Eyeing Earnings from AAPL, CAT, and YHOO

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Stock market futures today (Tuesday)forecasted a 291-point decrease from yesterday's close on lackluster earnings reports from several major companies.

Today, investors are all about earnings reports, including the highly anticipated quarterly update from Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). Investors can also expect quarterly earnings reports from American Airlines Group Inc. (NYSE: AAL), Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO).

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Greek Election and These Top Stories Send U.S. Stock Market Lower Today

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Good Morning! Following the Greek election yesterday, the U.S. stock market opened down today (Monday) from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: Keep a keen eye on Greece. Over the weekend, Greek voters gave power to its far-left, anti-austerity party Syriza. The party, which received 36% of the vote, has promised to renegotiate terms of the nation's harsh bailout terms. Leaders across Europe have shared their concerns about the state of Greece's economy and how its new leadership is expected to affect the wider Eurozone.

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SBUX, DWA Big Movers in the Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, January 23, 2015: Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 23, forecasted a 46-point decline from yesterday's close.

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) soared Thursday on news the European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a massive QE bond-purchasing program. The U.S. dollar hit an 11-year high against the euro on the news.

Today, investors will continue to celebrate the stimulus plans of the ECB. They'll watch for earnings reports from a number of high-profile American companies.

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U.S. Stock Futures Bounce on ECB Bond-Buying Announcement

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 22, forecasted a 70-point increase from yesterday's close.

This morning, investors jumped on an announcement by Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) of a massive bond-purchasing program to help kick-start the struggling continent's economy to the tune of 60 billion euros a month.

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Stock Market Futures Today Are Taking Cues from ECB

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Stock market futures today (Wednesday) forecasted a 74-point decline from yesterday's close on weak fourth-quarter revenues from tech giant International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM).

Thursday, the ECB is expected to announce its own massive bond-purchasing program to stimulate the currency bloc's dragging markets. But any move that doesn't deliver quantitative easing will no doubt shock markets.

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Stocks Market Futures Up Today on TWTR, GOOG, and SOTU News

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 90-point increase for the Dow Jones from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: Investors will watch Wall Street earnings reports and investor confidence ahead of a major meeting by members of the European Central Bank later this week. Investors will also keep a close eye on tonight's State of the Union Address.

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RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) Dives 30%, Headlines Stock Market Today

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Good morning! The stock market today (Thursday, Jan. 15) is headlined by RadioShack (NYSE: RSH). RSH stock fell 30% premarket.
Today, investors will react to a slew of earnings reports from three large financial institutions and Nasdaq component Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). On the data side, jobless claims will remain in focus, in addition to an important update to the Philadelphia Fed Survey. Consensus estimates call for 295,000 new jobless claims for the week ending January 10.

Stock Market Futures in the Green While Oil Slides Another 3%

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Tuesday, Jan. 13, forecasted a 74-point gain over yesterday's close. In the last session, the Dow Jones plunged 96 points after crude oil prices crashed more than 4%.

Today, investors will react to the kickoff of earnings season. Watch for reports from KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI), and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX).

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Facebook Stock (Nasdaq: FB) Gets Boost from Acquisition in Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, Friday, Jan. 9: Good morning! Stock market futures Friday morning forecast a 31-point gain from yesterday's close. On Thursday, the Dow Jones rallied 323 points on expectations that the European Central Bank will take more aggressive action to stave off deflation and debt crisis, coupled with swirling optimism for the U.S. economy.

Today will center on jobs, jobs, and more jobs. This morning, the December jobs report indicated that the U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs last month, surpassing consensus expectations of 240,000. As a result, the U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 5.6%.

While that may fuel a short-term surge in the markets, investors remain cautious about the Federal Reserve's desire to raise interest rates this year. In a speech yesterday, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said that the central bank should not increase rates in 2015; however, he is not a voting member of the FOMC this year. That sentiment was followed by voting-member Charles Evans. The Chicago Fed President told a CNBC audience this morning that the U.S. job markets have shown strong growth. But, he said, he'd like the central bank to wait until 2016 to raise interest rates.

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Stock Market Futures Today Predict Another Triple-Digit Gain

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today forecast a 159-point surge for the Dow Jones Industrial Average over yesterday's close on rising optimism for the U.S. economy.

What to Watch Today: markets are on the rise as investors show confidence in the U.S. economy ahead of tomorrow's December U.S. jobs report. Yesterday, ADP reported private employers added 241,000 jobs in the United States in December, surpassing consensus expectations of 226,000.

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Stock Market 2015: Here's What Investors Need to Focus On

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The jittery stock market in 2015 has some investors looking in strange places for answers.

Some look for guidance in unusual market patterns. For example, when the stock market rises in the first five days of the year, it ends the year higher 85% of the time.

Others are looking for connections to short-term events, such as the fall in oil prices or the current cold snap.

But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald sees those as mere distractions.

For his insights on the stock market in 2015 - and how to play it - watch this video.

Stock Market Futures Down Today on Oil and Euro News

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast a 17-point decline for the U.S. stock markets.

What to Watch Today: Investors will react to the continued decline in oil prices and an update on new auto sales. Last week, crude oil prices hit their lowest levels since May 2009 as prices continues to retreat from June 2014 highs.

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Stock Market Futures Suggest Cheerful Kickoff to 2015 Trading

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Happy New Year! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 2, forecasted a 76-point gain for the first day of trading in 2015. The markets will look to set the tone for another strong year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index increased by 7.5% in 2014; meanwhile, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite increased by more than 11% for the year.

Today, investors will react to a slew of economic data...

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Stock Market Today Closes 2014 with These Top Stories

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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today (Wednesday) will open up slightly on the final day of trading in 2014. Today, the markets will close at 2 p.m. ahead of the New Year's Holiday.

What to Watch Today: The markets are reacting to weekly jobless gains, which came in higher than expected at 298,000. European markets remained balanced this morning despite ongoing drama from Greece, where its political future remains uncertain.

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