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Google Stock Stakes Its Future on "Android Everywhere"

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Yesterday Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) said it was expanding Android to run not just on tablets and smartphones, but also on wearable tech like smartwatches, in-car entertainment systems, and its own Android TV. The software on Google's Chromebook laptops will also be better integrated with Android.

While it might strange for a product that's given away for free, Google's grand plans for Android will determine the fate of Google stock over the next several years.

Here's why.

Stock Market Today Rises – Despite 2.9% GDP Slip – on These Top Stories

The stock market today (Wednesday) rose despite news that the U.S. economy slumped more than expected in the first quarter. Revised GDP figures for Q1 revealed the worst non-recession performance in four decades, with a 2.9% slip. The decline is also the sharpest downturn in five years, and is a significant revision from the 1% decline tallied in April.

And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today:

Boost from iPhone 6 Will Push Apple Stock to Record High

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The iPhone 6, the next major upgrade to Apple's flagship product, isn't due out until September. But we've gleaned enough leaked information to project that it will bring in enough revenue and profit to get Apple stock back to its all-time high - $100.72 - and beyond.

Two larger screen sizes and a full slate of new features will have customers lining up for the iPhone 6 from New York to Beijing.

The only question is how high AAPL stock will ultimately go...

Apple Stock (AAPL) News: Bigger iPhone Screens to Satisfy Emerging Markets

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Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to talk Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Suppliers in China are set to start producing iPhones with bigger screens in July. In 2011 and prior, all iPhones had a 3.5-inch screen. Then, Apple launched the iPhone 5 and 5s, which sported 4-inch displays. But the newest offerings are reported to have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

Watch the video to see how high Robinson predicts Apple stock will climb from the larger iPhone display offering - and get the latest Microsoft news that's turned investors sour...

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The Next RadioShack: 5 Stocks Slumping to Penny Stock Prices

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In December of 1999, Radioshack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) stock was worth more than $76 per share. Today, RSH is worth less than $1.

And while RadioShack is the most recent example of a high-flying stock that dropped to penny-stock levels, there are plenty of other major companies that are prime candidates to make the same move.

Here are five companies in danger of trading for less than $1 if they don’t turn it around soon…

VRTX, ABT, AAPL Among Hot Stocks to Watch Today

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VRTX) tops Tuesday's hot stocks to watch list. Shares skyrocketed 50% intraday after the biotech company deemed its cystic fibrosis treatment a success.

Also landing on today's hot stocks list are a number of penny stocks, a semiconductor company, and several stocks moving up on analysts' action and M&A activity.

Check out 12 of Tuesday’s movers – including VRTX, AAPL, and ABT – and find out what’s behind their action…

These Bitcoin Stock Winners Will Ride the Digital Currency to Profits

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Just because Bitcoin is a disruptive technology doesn't mean we won't see some Bitcoin stock winners - companies that will exploit the digital currency for the benefit of their own businesses.

We can find Bitcoin stock winners in several industries. Some are reaping a benefit now, while others will need to wait a few years until Bitcoin "goes mainstream," and average people start using it.

Here are the stocks that investors need to watch…

Stocks to Buy Now: Play This Sector Before "The Crowd" Catches On

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The Nasdaq experienced a sell-off in March and April, and has since rebounded. But not every tech sector has rebounded completely, and that's brought us some great stocks to buy.

According to Money Morning's experts, the semiconductor industry has never looked healthier, but it still faced the brunt of the recent sell-off. That's why they're recommending semiconductor stocks while they're trading at discounted prices.

But these stocks to buy won't be cheap for long. Get in on these profit plays before the crowds catch on...

U.S. Markets Today Rise After FOMC; BBRY Stock Gets a Bump

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U.S. markets today (Wednesday) rose sharply after the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) June meeting. As expected, the Fed announced it would taper another $10 billion from its monthly bond-purchasing program and that interest rates would remain low in order to incentivize job development and economic growth.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

DOW: 16,906.62 (+0.58%)
S&P 500: 1,956.99 (+0.77%)
NASDAQ: 4,362.84 (+0.59%)

And here are the top stories that affected the U.S. markets today...

Apple Stock News: What the Low-Cost iMac Tells Us

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Apple Stock News: With Wednesday's announcement that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has started selling a cheaper model of its iMac desktop, we're seeing a shift in philosophy that would have been impossible under CEO Steve Jobs.

It's a philosophy that we also saw in the decision to release the iPad Mini back in 2012. And under CEO Tim Cook, we're sure to see more of it.

Here’s what the low-cost iMac is really saying about Apple under Tim Cook…

Five High-Yield Dividend Stocks That Will Make You Love the Tech Sector

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Investors looking for high-yield dividend stocks have previously eschewed the tech sector, as that's traditionally been a place to invest for growth.

Instead of paying out extra cash to investors, tech high-fliers typically reinvest cash in research and development, mergers and acquisitions, and other classic "growth" strategies.

But a few years ago, things started to change. Now companies like this also exist in the tech sector.

In fact, some of the biggest names in tech have become high-yield dividend stocks that rival traditional dividend-payers in yield and market performance.

Here's why tech got religion on dividends - and five stocks to get you started...

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