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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Buys Wit.ai in First Acquisition of 2015

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) announced its first acquisition of the year today (Tuesday): voice recognition startup Wit.ai.

According to Wit.ai, its technology can "turn speech and text into actionable data." Facebook did not disclose the amount it paid for Wit.ai, nor its future plans for using the technology.

Here's a look at what's behind Facebook's first purchase of 2015 - and what it could mean for the FB stock price...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Sheds Another 130 Points as Sell-Off Continues

The Dow Jones suffered another triple-digit plunge Tuesday, extending Monday's massive slump as oil prices continue to fall and concern of global oversupply stings traders. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said this morning the kingdom will not slash production and will keep output high to protect market share.

The S&P 500 Index fell for the fifth consecutive trading session.

Here's a look at the top stories from today...

Top News

Intel Corp.'s (Nasdaq: INTC) True Key App Will Protect Your Digital Identity

Tech titan Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to drastically change the safety of our digital behavior. In fact, its goal is the "ultimate elimination of passwords altogether."

Intel unveiled a new password manager app that uses facial recognition instead of passwords to access information. The app – called "True Key" – debuted over the weekend at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Here's how it works...

Energy Investing

Oil Stocks to Buy Now That Prices Are Low

Big-name oil stocks have taken a beating since June.

ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is down 12.6% in the last seven months. Other oil giants like Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) are down 18% and 22.8% in the same time.

But according to Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, the fall won't last forever.

And these stocks will be the biggest winners when oil prices start rebounding...

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Down Today on Oil and Euro News

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.

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 Monday:

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Futures Suggest Cheerful Kickoff to 2015 Trading

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…

Get these, plus top stock market news stories and Money Morning's investor "Tip of the Day," to make your Friday profitable:

Income Investing

Three of the Best High-Yield Investments for 2015

As bond yields continue to decrease, high-yield investments become more attractive every day.

There are several reasons for declining bond yields today. Both the ruble crisis in Russia and falling global oil prices have been major contributors.

That's why high-yield investments offer a better profit opportunity now.

Not only do these three picks operate in growing industries, they reward investors every quarter...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Today Sheds 55 Points on the Final Full Trading Day of 2014

The Dow Jones today dropped more than 55 points on a day of light trading volumes and profit-taking on the last full trading day of 2014.

Concerns about falling oil prices remained central to the energy sector, while utilities were the biggest decliners of the day.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), markets will close early on New Year's Eve. Here's what you need to know to end the year...

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