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    I've been saying for some time now that Wall Street and the mainstream media need to take a decidedly different view of Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).

    With the market tumbling this week, more than ever, we need to be on the hunt for quality stocks - ones that can beat this sideways market. And now that Google has announced a new corporate structure, complete with a new name, it's poised to crush the market over at least the next three years.

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What Is Google Alphabet and Will It Affect Google Stock? (Nasdaq: GOOG)

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After the close on Monday, Google Inc. announced plans to launch Google Alphabet.

Now investors are asking us, "What is Google Alphabet and how will it affect Google stock?"

Here's what Alphabet means for Google shareholders...

What the Media Doesn't Get About Stock Market Bubbles

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Since the last bona fide financial bubble, the real estate and credit bubble of 2007 to 2009, it seems like every time anyone pays a few pennies too much for a stock, there is a flock of analysts ready to start crowing "bubble!" like so many birds on a wire.

I believe that any pundit who calls a sector or market a "bubble" when they really mean "fundamentally or technically overbought" should be banished from pontificating until the real bubble appears.

And the charts I have to show you prove it...

Meet the Leader Who Turned Google (GOOG: GOOGL) Stock into a "Buy"

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For more than a year now, we have been saying Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG: GOOGL) stock was set for a rally.

In fact, in several of our chats, we've said that with this one stock you get both an ETF on the future and a company that produces great profit margins today.

You may be wondering: But does Google have any upside left? We've got the answers right here...

How to Play LNKD, FEYE, EXPE, GOOG, and FB Stock Today

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Investors in LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD), FireEye Inc. (Nasdaq: FEYE), Expedia Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE), Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) have seen significant share-price jumps this week.

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined "Varney & Company" on FOX Business Friday to provide a trading expert's take on a rapid-fire list of these noteworthy stocks.

Watch the video below to find out which ones he's buying and selling now...

Why Our 2015 Top Stock Picks Feature Hot Blue Chips FB, GOOG, AAPL

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Our 2015 top stock picks tend to feature small-cap stocks with explosive growth.

But that doesn't mean the only path to gains is sitting on a risky small-cap and hoping for a pop.

In fact, even with the major market indices running into trouble recently, some blue-chip names are red-hot...

Google Earnings Preview for Q2 2015 (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL)

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Google is scheduled to report Q2 2015 earnings Thursday after the close.

The Internet search giant is expected to post strong results, but costs on new business ventures remain a key concern.

Here's a Google earnings preview for investors...

Two Tech Firms with a Retail Presence I Can Get Behind

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This morning I've got a $1,000 piece of useless high-tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon. It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.

Today I'll tell you a story about what's happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money - why you won't see me recommend a single retail tech stock - save two.

That may strike you as odd given how often we've spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we're following, but there's a reason.

Several, actually.

Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too... and fortunately is going to point us to the only two retail tech stocks I recommend as a "buy."

GOOG, WMT, BABA Top Stocks to Watch Today as Futures Gain 110 Points

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, May 15, forecasted a 110-point increase from Wednesday's close.

Companies reporting quarterly earnings include Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO), and SINA Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA). Investors will also tune into weekly jobless claims and an update on the Producer Price Index (PPI).

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

Google Stock Price (Nasdaq: GOOG) Up 3.4% Despite Earnings Miss – Here's Why

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) released earnings after closing bell Thursday. It missed on both earnings and revenue.

But that didn't stop the Google stock price from climbing as high as 4.3% Friday.

Here's why investors are rallying behind GOOG stock...

EBAY, FB, GM, CAT, GOOG Earnings Buzz in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 23, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 21-point decline from Wednesday's close.

The DJIA slid 60 points as corporate earnings continue to show the effects of a strong U.S. dollar. The dollar has surged more than 9% year to date and punished companies with a broad international focus and reliance on overseas sales. The Nasdaq moved 19 points higher on news of a proposed biotech merger.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in...

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Earnings "All But Irrelevant" Despite Analyst Noise

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"Contrary to what the rest of the world believes, Google earnings are all but irrelevant except in the very short term."

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald knows Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) well. He has followed the tech giant since its founding in 1998. Just last week, Fitz-Gerald notched a successful prediction he'd made years ago when the EU filed antitrust charges against Google on April 15.

Instead, he recommends investors take action with this Google stock play instead of tuning into the earnings noise...

A Guide to the Google Antitrust Lawsuit in Europe

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The European Commission filed formal antitrust charges against Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) on Wednesday.

But a Google antitrust lawsuit in Europe has been fermenting for years.

Our guide will bring you up to date on how all this began, what happened this week, and what to expect from here...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO

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Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

GOOG's New YouTube Service Tops Stock Market News Today

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 9, forecasted a 4-point gain from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index added 27 points on Wednesday following a busy day of earnings reports and the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in March.

For April 9, 2015, here are your stock futures, pre-market movers, stocks to watch, and top stock market news today...

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Laughs Off Media with These Adorable Baby GIFs

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has been making headlines lately for its creative responses to the media. The tech giant has everyone in stitches.

Except for The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Dot, that is.

Here's the hilarious way Google's been handling the media's latest hoopla.

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