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The Social Media War Is Over. The Winner Is…

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Since appearing on FOX Business last week to talk about three major tech companies - Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.com - I've been getting a ton of questions about what the future really holds for these companies.

Especially Facebook and Twitter.

Those are probably the two best-known players in the social media sector right now.

After releasing their third-quarter earnings reports just days from each other last week, it's evident that their fortunes are starting to diverge.

While Facebook's fortunes are on the rise, Twitter is choking.

Today, I'll tell you why...

Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC, FB, and ORB News

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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will open just a notch above yesterday's close, despite a rally in Europe. The markets are patiently waiting for an announcement after the close of the Fed Open Market Committee's two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question is: "Will the Fed extend QE3?"

The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the Federal Reserve's interest rate on fed funds, which will likely remain unchanged at a range of 0% to 0.25%.

Here's what else you should know - including your Tip of the Day - to make your Wednesday profitable:

Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch Headlined by Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)

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Almost 70% of U.S. companies that have reported Q3 earnings have beaten expectations. Earnings gains have been generally less than 10% - not outstanding, but good enough to reassure investors about the health of U.S. companies.

Tuesday's list of hot stocks to watch includes a social media giant, a pharmaceutical titan, a big biotech, a struggling luxury retailer, and more.

Here's today's full list of all seven stocks to watch for earnings reports.

Stock Market Futures Rise Today Ahead of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Earnings

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Good morning! Stock market futures indicate a market open higher than yesterday's close. The markets are waiting for the beginning of the Fed Open Market Committee to begin its two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question this week is will the Fed extend QE3?

The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the earnings report from social networking giant, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).

Here's what else you should know - including your Tip of the Day - to make your Tuesday profitable...

Facebook Stock Price (Nasdaq: FB) Keeps Paying, Despite Bad Press from BABA

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Everyone's been down on the Facebook stock price (Nasdaq: FB) this week. It's been getting bad press lately from Alibaba IPO speculators.

Regardless of the negativity, don't forget that the Facebook stock price has absolutely delivered for investors - and it's got a lot more in store.

Here’s why FB investors should laugh it off – all the way to the bank…

Alibaba IPO vs. Facebook IPO – Why There's One Clear Winner

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Because of its epic size, the Alibaba IPO can't escape the comparisons to Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) IPO.

The $16 billion the Facebook IPO raised in 2012 made it the largest tech IPO of all time, a record the Alibaba IPO will almost certainly beat when it comes to market in the next two weeks and raises some $20 billion.

But despite certain similarities, this competition has a very clear winner…

Stock Market Today: FB Gains Offset by CAT Losses; Z and TRLA Zoom

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Stock market today, July 24, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed on Thursday on lackluster economic data. Industrial giant Caterpillar Inc.'s (NYSE: CAT) poor quarterly report offset gains from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Shares of Caterpillar were off more than 3% after the company raised its yearly outlook but posted a quarterly decline. Shares of Facebook were up more than 6.5% hitting a new intraday record.

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

Why FB, UA, AMZN, and These 9 More Are Today's Hottest Stocks to Watch

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The earnings calendar is jam-packed this week with big results from Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) most recently, and results are helping the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit record highs.

S&P 500 companies are beating on EPS and revenue at a rate not seen in years. The index components that have reported are beating revenue consensus estimates by 1.43% on average.

Earnings dominate today's hot stocks to watch list, and some are sizzling hot numbers...

How Do Social Media Companies Make Money?

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So far in 2014, we've seen Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) continue its dramatic share price rebound, Twitter stock (NYSE: TWTR) plunge more than 40%, and two new social media IPOs debut - GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) and Weibo (Nasdaq: WB) - but have you ever wondered, how do social media companies make money?

To learn how to gauge which companies will succeed, we first need to understand how social media advertising actually works...

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Shakes Off Privacy Issues

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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock has climbed 161% in just one year - a great reversal from its 53% tumble in the first three months of trading.

Facebook stock's rebound is one reason investors were praising Facebook Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg at the recent shareholder meeting, in addition to FB's recent buying spree.

But now Facebook is facing something that Zuckerberg may not be able to deal with so easily...

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