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Stock Market Today Moving on News from AAPL, FB, and BABA

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Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today forecasted an 85-point decrease for the Dow Jones from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Later this afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce the central bank's interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m. Although the FOMC is not expected to increase interest rates, the markets will be looking for clues from Yellen's press conference on a timeline for changes in monetary policy.

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Stock Market Today Moving on Janet Yellen's Senate Testimony

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Good Morning! The stock market today will be moving on news that Eurozone officials have accepted an extension of Greece's bailout program.

What to Watch Today: Investors' eyes will be glued to Capitol Hill, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify on monetary policy before the Senate. The appearance coincides with efforts by Senators from both sides of the aisle to strip the central bank of certain powers.

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Stock Market Today Set for More Record Highs

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Stock market today, February 23, 2015: Good morning! U.S. stock futures were soft Monday morning. However, major European markets jumped in early trading, and Germany's DAX hit a new record high. They are still gaining from Friday's news of a conditional deal that will allow Greece to remain in the Eurozone for at least the next four months. The deal sent U.S. markets up Friday - the Dow saw a 154-point rise, and S&P 500 Index notched a new record high.

Today, investors will continue to keep a close eye on the ongoing drama between Greece and its creditors in the European Union. Greece must present a list of economic reforms by the end of the day for the deal to continue.

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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Targets at $91 on Whopping Instagram Valuation

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Analysts just reiterated their 12-month price target for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) at $91. That's a near 12% increase from where FB stock trades today.

The target is in a large part thanks to Facebook's photo sharing arm, Instagram, which is presently worth a whopping $33 billion, according to industry experts.

Here's an in-depth look at the immense value Instagram now brings to Facebook and to FB stock...

Stock Market Today Tuned into Greece-Eurozone Drama

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Feb. 20, forecasted a 26-point decrease from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: This morning, investors focus on Greece and the nation's ongoing pursuit of a deal to extend its debt obligations to European Union partners. Talks have already broken down twice and yesterday, Germany rejected a new plan from the Greek government, calling it a "Trojan horse."

Negotiations are expected to continue into the weekend. If the country cannot strike a deal, it may default and fall out of the Eurozone.

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 Friday...

Dow Futures Today Flat as Russian Ceasefire and Greek Debt Talks Falter

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Dow futures today were flat this morning compared to the Dow close on Friday.
This morning the DJIA will be keeping an eye on events in Europe, as geopolitical concerns threaten a sustained rally for equities markets.

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 Closed Today for Washington’s Birthday – Not “Presidents’ Day”

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The stock market closed today, Feb. 16, as financial institutions observe Presidents’ Day – although the NYSE doesn’t call it that…

The holiday was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. It is observed Feb. 22, Washington’s actual date of birth.

Here’s how it came to be known as Presidents’ Day – and why the NYSE uses a different name…

In This Market, Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

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Stocks hit new records last week as central banks around the world continued writing checks to prop up still struggling economies, the price of oil stabilized, Vladimir Putin lured the West into a phony truce in the Ukraine, and Athens and the EU tried to pretend that Greece isn't hopelessly insolvent or that it even matters if it is or isn't.

In other words, investors were once again all too willing to ignore economic reality and drink the Kool Aid being served by central bankers and politicians.

We might as well call this the "Jonestown Market" because the cult leader Jim Jones could just as easily be handing out paper cups filled with colored water and investors would be swilling it down...

Stock Market Today Moving on Keystone XL and Greece Bailout News

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Good Morning! Futures for the stock market today (Tuesday) forecast a 91-point increase for the Dow from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Investors will keep their eyes on numerous earnings reports, and the continued drama in Greece. Yesterday, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his nation will not consider any extension of its bailout terms.

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Stock Market Futures Down Today on Greek Credit Downgrade

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) forecast an 85-point decline for the Dow from Friday's close.

What to Watch Today: With a light economic calendar today, investors will focus on the worrisome game of chicken transpiring in Europe.

With Greece facing a downgrade late on Friday afternoon, the ripples - which our Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald explained last week - may not be done for the U.S. market just yet.

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Stock Market Today Will Move on This Good-but-Bad Jobs News

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Stock market today, February 6, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Friday, Feb. 6, showed a 7-point increase from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones added 212 points Thursday on rising oil prices and news that Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) will purchase Hospira Inc. (NYSE: HSP) for $17 billion, or $90 per share.

This morning, investors will look past gloomy European economic data and focus on earnings reports and the U.S. jobs report.

The good news: at 8:30 a.m., the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the U.S. created approximately 257,000 jobs, handily topping consensus expectations of 234,000. The bad news: the unemployment rate in January unexpectedly climbed from 5.6% to 5.7%.

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Stock Market Today: Data Breach Hits Second-Largest U.S. Health Insurer

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Stock market today, February 5, 2015: Stock market futures for Thursday, Feb. 5, showed a 77-point increase from yesterday's close. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones erased a 100-point gain to end the day just 6 points higher than where it started. Investors turned cautious as oil prices fell once again.

The stock market today opens with news that hackers struck Anthem Inc (Nasdaq: ANTM) - the second-largest health insurer in the U.S.

Today's biggest news will come from Europe. The European Central Bank abruptly canceled an agreement that would exchange Greek bonds for new funding. This will require the Greek Central Bank to pump money into its banking system with emergency liquidity over the next two months.

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Stock Market Futures Up Today as Crude Oil Prices Climb

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Good Morning! Stock market futures today (Tuesday) forecast a 43-point increase for the Dow from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones jumped 196 points Monday in a volatile trading session. Why the rise? Oil prices surged again after a massive strike at U.S. refineries created supply concerns and speculation continued over production cuts from domestic oil firms.

What to Watch Today: This morning, optimism for a debt deal between Greece's new left-wing leadership and the European Union boosted the markets.

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Stock Market Today Moving on XOM, AAPL, and SHAK News

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Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today (Monday) forecasted a 31-point increase for the Dow from Friday's close ahead of the last busy week of the earnings season.

What to Watch Today: Investors will react to Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) earnings and figures on consumer spending. Last quarter, consumer spending hit its largest decline since December 2009.

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