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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...

What Is Facebook Atlas (Nasdaq: FB)?

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What is Facebook Atlas (Nasdaq: FB)?

It’s the best advertising platform perhaps ever – and it was just released for beta testing. Here’s what you need to know about FB’s latest innovation…

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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Social media stocks are off to a good start in 2015, with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) still leading the group.

Facebook's stock is up 14% over the past year to around $80 a share, and FB now has nearly the same market cap as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). Facebook has 1.31 billion active users. And it released a "revolutionary" marketing platform that will challenge the likes of Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL).

But a question that must be clear to investors is exactly 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 (Nasdaq: FB) Steals PayPal President; Is Facebook Payments Next?

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Of all the problems plaguing Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), rival messaging services is a big one.

In a move aimed at tackling that growing issue, the world's largest social media company announced Monday it has hired PayPal executive David Marcus.

But that hire is really move into this other profitable industry...

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...

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting Highlights

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The Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock price is up 60.5% from the IPO price - so investors were thrilled at the shareholder meeting.

Here’s how it all went down.

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up Ahead of 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting

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Facebook Inc.'s second annual shareholder meeting will bring something new to the table...

This year's gathering, to be held today at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay, could get feisty as it marks the first time stockholders are able to put their own proposals up for vote.

The good news going in to the meeting is the Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock price is in much better shape than it was at the time of its first shareholder meeting.

Here’s what’s up for discussion this year…

Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) Rumored "Slingshot" App Takes Aim at Competition

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Since an unsuccessful $3 billion takeover attempt of Snapchat in 2013, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has been developing its own video messaging app to compete with its competitor.

Known within the company as Slingshot, Facebook has been working on the new messaging app since Snapchat rebuffed its overtures late last year, reports the Financial Times. And, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has personally been overseeing the top-secret project, according to people familiar with the matter.

Here’s why this is important to Facebook and the FB stock price.

What the F8 Conference Means for Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock

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Announcements from the Facebook Inc. F8 developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday amplified the company’s recent focus on mobile - and in particular efforts to monetize mobile.

Such a strategy is just what investors have wanted to see, and it will serve as a powerful catalyst for Facebook stock.

And front and center was a new service that has the potential to double Facebook’s revenue…

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Buys Moves App to Compete in Fitness Tracking

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To add to its string of significant acquisitions, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has purchased Moves, a free app that logs users' daily exercise and fitness routines.

It also keeps track of places visited, with a map showing where users have been throughout the day and how they got there.

Here's how the Moves app will keep Facebook highly competitive among its rivals...

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