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Four Earnings Season Stocks to Buy Today

Alcoa's report traditionally kicks off the "official" earnings season, but experienced investors know the action has already started.

Shah Gilani's recommending four earnings season stocks to buy today – companies with a mix of great results and great expectations that could really move over the next few weeks.

As a special "kicker," he's recommending two inexpensive, low-risk/high-reward trades, too.


Dow Jones

Dow Jones Today Rises Despite Threat of Government Shutdown

The Dow Jones today is climbing, but Monday could see a pullback if Congress doesn't pass a short-term funding bill to keep the lights on in Washington until Feb. 16.

Dow futures gave back 50 points this morning after peaking at 77 points on news that House Republicans passed a bill to avert a government shutdown. The Senate will now take up the vote; however, it appears that there are not enough votes right now to ensure its passage.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...