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Apple Stock Will Zoom on This $626 Billion Opportunity (AAPL)

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For all the talk about fancy new hardware (like the iPhone 6) that's in Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) pipeline, another initiative on the horizon has just as good a chance - if not better - to move the needle on Apple stock over the next year.

It's Apple's bid to control the nascent mobile payments industry, which is poised to grow from $133 billion last year to $626 billion in 2018.

And AAPL already has most of the pieces in place to dominate it…

AAPL Stock Finally Kicks the Drag of Samsung Patent War

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The partial peace in the global patent war between Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and rival Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) won't be a major catalyst for either AAPL stock or that of Samsung, but it will be one less risk factor for investors in both companies to worry about.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple and South Korea-based Samsung announced today (Wednesday) that they would drop lawsuits against each other in all countries except the United States.

Here's why both sides have decided it's time to kiss and make up...

Stock Market Close: Dow Jones Plunges 317 Points in Biggest Drop in 6 Months

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Stock market close, July 31, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline, with the Dow Jones shedding 317 points in a broad sell-off.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns in global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 26% to an intraday high of 16.98, the highest level since April.

Now, here are the top stories from today...

AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs

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Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.

Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.

But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.

In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...

What's Next for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Long-Term

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has climbed more than 56% in the last year and is currently trading just below its 52-week high of $97.10.

But with reports that the new iPhone 6 will have a similar screen size as competitor Samsung's signature smartphone, some are wondering if Apple is starting to become a "follower" instead of a "leader."

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today and discussed apple's strategy behind the bigger iPhone model, plus where AAPL stock is going in the long-term...

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AAPL Leads These Three "Strong-Performing" Tech R&D Winners

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As someone who's been in the technology trenches for the past 30 years, I know well that spending a ton of cash on research does not guarantee profits or stock-price appreciation.

What tech companies need are cost-effective research and development budgets - like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). But Apple isn't alone.

We've found two other tech companies that also have mastered this strategy..

New AAPL iPhone Report Leads Today's Stock Market News

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Stock Market News, July 22, 2014: The DJIA slumped on Monday, as military action continues in the Gaza Strip and geopolitical tensions remain high in Ukraine. The United States and European allies have strengthened economic sanctions against Russian interests and are threatening further action against Vladimir Putin if he doesn't pull support from pro-Russian militants in Eastern Ukraine.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

Dow Jones Today Notches Another Record High; AAPL, YHOO, INTC in Top News

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Stock market today, July 16, 2014: The Dow Jones today (Wednesday) closed up for its 15th record-breaking close in 2014.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress again today. She reiterated that the economy remains vulnerable to a struggling job market and stagnating wages - two reasons why the central bank will continue its loose monetary policy in 2014. Still, in its Beige Book this afternoon, the Federal Reserve said that the economy was expanding at "a modest to moderate pace."

Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, and the top stories that affected the stock market today…

Today's Stock Market Moving on FOX, TWX, and AAPL News

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Stock market today, July 16, 2014: U.S. stock markets slacked on Tuesday after statements by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in front of the Senate Banking Committee indicated that some sectors might be overvalued. Biotech and social media shares slumped in the afternoon. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ETF (Nasdaq: IBB) slumped by more than 2.5% after Yellen's testimony.

Here's what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:

C, AAPL, KOG Among Today's Hot Stocks to Watch

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Monday brought a flurry of deals across several sectors, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to an all-time intraday high shortly after the open.

Those transactions are featured on today's hot stocks to watch list, along with earnings from a big bank, a bullish upgrade for a tech favorite, and more.

Get our full list of hot stocks to watch, including C, AAPL, KOG, and more...

The CYNK Stock Trap: When to Ignore a 24,000% Gain

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Sometimes even a 24,000% gain can be a bad thing, especially if it involves a very dicey penny stock.

CYNK Technology Corp. (OTC: CYNK) spiked from $0.10 in mid-June to a Wednesday closing price of $14.71 in less than four weeks. But according to publicly available data, CYNK has never earned any revenue and had lost $1.5 million as of the end of 2013. Oh, and the company has no assets, either.

How could a penny stock like CYNK soar so dramatically, and who might be orchestrating it?

That's what everyone wants to know...

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