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With Grocery Prices Soaring, This High-Tech Food Play Belongs on Your Shopping List

Aside from the continued sell-off in U.S. tech stocks, one of yesterday’s top financial news stories was the fact that U.S. inflation is accelerating – and at a pace that’s exceeding forecasts.

And the surge in food prices is one of the big catalysts…

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    Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Down Sharply on Earnings Miss

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    A strong earnings report today would have gone a long way toward Google stock regaining its momentum. Unfortunately for shareholders, a strong report was not what they got.

    Not only were revenue and EPS figures lower than expected, revenue generated from advertising was also disappointing.

    Get all the information from Google's Q1 earnings report here and see where the stock is headed now.
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  • What Will Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Buy Next? Google Nasdaq GOOG

    Now that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has even more flexibility to execute deals, investors should expect the company to do a lot more of them in the months ahead.

    That new flexibility comes thanks to the March 27 Google stock split that created a new class of nonvoting "Class C" shares.

    This is what you'll find on Google's shopping list...
  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to Partner with Room 77 – And More Deals to Come Hotel Room key

    Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) entered a licensing agreement yesterday (Monday) with online hotel-booking startup Room 77 Inc., as the Internet search company continues to strengthen its hotel-search business.

    Travelers use Room 77 to search for discounted hotel rooms based on location, brands, amenities, and ratings. The company's software allows users to search for and book their entire stay without leaving the Room 77 site or mobile app.

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  • Why GOOGL Is Up Following Google Stock Split Google sign

    Today (Thursday) is the first trading session for Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) following yesterday's 2-for-1 stock split, and shares were up nearly 3% in early trading.

    The Google stock split yesterday means shareholders of record as of March 27 received an additional share for every share they previously owned, and share value was halved. Through the deal, investors who owned "Class A" shares were given "Class C" shares.

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  • What the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Split Means for Investors Google sign

    The Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split happens tomorrow (Wednesday, April 2), meaning Google shareholders of record as of March 27 will own two shares tomorrow for every share they own today.

    Following the split, Google will have twice as many shares outstanding than it currently does. Google's "Class A" shares will trade under the ticker GOOGL, while the company's "Class C" shares will remain on the company's current ticker GOOG.

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  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock News: Split Update and Long-Term Outlook Google logo

    Ahead of the Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock split that will take place on April 2, Standard & Poor's announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it will keep two classes of the company's stock in its indexes.

    Google stock splitThat's a change from how the index has handled such cases in the past, when Standard & Poor's would only allow a company to be represented once on its indexes.

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  • Buy These Shares… Before Google Does Editor's Note: We're giving you special access to Bill's Private Briefing because he and Michael have spotted a rare opportunity in the robotics and M&A niche. Readers have the chance to get into this company before Google does - and sends the price doubling. Here's Bill...

    As I've mentioned many times in Private Briefing, resident technology expert Michael Robinson and I talk by telephone at least once every day - and often two or three times.

    On more than one occasion, in fact, Michael has joked that we could save a lot of time if we were capable of the "Vulcan Mind Meld" technique that Mr. Spock regularly used in the classic sci-fi TV show Star Trek.

    But because we do talk so frequently, I have to confess that Michael surprised me in late December: When I was interviewing our gurus to get their top stock picks for the New Year, Michael recommended a stock that we hadn't previously talked about.

    But I'm really glad he did... Full Story
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  • Today’s Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar

    Today's stock market news, Jan. 31: U.S. markets rose on Thursday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported strong earnings, and fourth-quarter GDP increased 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% to 15,848, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 1.1% to 1,794. U.S. stock futures were down Friday before the bell after Eurozone inflation levels unexpectedly fell by 0.7%.

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  • Lenovo Stock (LNVGY) Gets Another Bullish Signal with Google Deal 20140130MR1

    Hot on the heels of a Jan. 23 deal with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Lenovo Group Limited (LNVGY) is at it again, sending a bullish signal to investors.

    Now Lenovo is gobbling up Motorola Mobility's phone unit from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).

    Watch Michael's interview on the best tech investments of 2014, here...
  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Earnings Miss: Why Shareholders Shouldn't Fret google

    Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock jumped nearly 4% early Thursday morning ahead of its Q4 earnings report on news that it is selling Motorola Mobility.

    The Motorola Mobility division had continued to lose money for Google, most recently an operating loss of $248 million last quarter. GOOG purchased the division for $12.5 billion in May 2012 and will sell it to Lenovo for $2.9 billion.

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  • What's Next For Tech Stocks in 2014 20140115_SG_Varney_Web1

    Tech stocks like Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) are "where the action is" in tech. They make the most money and create the most innovative products and services.

    These tech stocks also serve as good benchmarks for how the whole industry is performing.



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  • Why Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Bought Nest google buys nest

    Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced Tuesday that it would be purchasing Nest Labs for $3.2 billion. Nest is known for developing Internet-connected, or "smart," thermostats and smoke detectors.

    GOOG stock currently trades just north of $1,140, and has posted a gain of more than 30% in the past three months. Will adding everyday products like Nest's thermostats to its portfolio make a difference for investors?

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  • Peter Thiel's Solution to the Student Loan Bubble Makes a Lot of Sense Bubble boy

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    "Education is a bubble in a classic sense. To call something a bubble, it must be overpriced and there must be an intense belief in it. Housing was a classic bubble, as were tech stocks in the '90s, because they were both very overvalued, but there was an incredibly widespread belief that almost could not be questioned - you had to own a house in 2005, and you had to be in an equity-market index fund in 1999." ~ Peter Thiel on higher education for NRO.

    Peter Thiel is a highly successful entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, and perhaps most notably co-founder of Internet giant PayPal.

    He is also a staunch libertarian, and anything but meek about sharing his philosophic point of view.

    When it comes to higher education in America today, Thiel is less than impressed:

    "It's basically extremely overpriced. People are not getting their money's worth, objectively, when you do the math. And at the same time it is something that is incredibly intensively believed; there's this sort of psycho-social component to people taking on these enormous debts when they go to college simply because that's what everybody's doing."

    Like Thiel, we at Money Morning believe that America has been swallowed by a student loan bubble.

    We've given you the numbers. We've discussed its uncanny similarity to subprime. We even tracked one student's epic journey to discharge his student loan debt.

    And, like Thiel, we've thought up some reasonable alternatives to the blind pursuit of higher education.

    For instance, we suggested starting a business. There is something about real-world experience that can't be replicated in higher education right now.

    Just look at the commentary by some of the business elite.

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  • Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Slumps – But Outlook Still Bright

    Google Inc. (Nasdaq; GOOG) stock plunged after its earnings report missed estimates.

    Thursday after the close, Google's posted Q2 profit of $9.71 billion, or $9.54 a share, up 19% from $8.54 billion, or $8.42 a share, in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue rose to $11.1 billion from $9.61 billion.

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  • Can Google Earnings (Nasdaq: GOOG) Push Stock to $1,000 a Share? Google

    Google earnings for the second quarter come out after the bell today - with most analysts expecting a strong quarter.

    Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) is expected to report Q2 earnings of $10.78 per share on revenue of $14.45 billion. That compares with a $10.12 EPS profit on revenue of $9.61 billion in the same quarter a year ago, according to analysts polled by Reuters.

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  • The Only Tech Stock You'll Ever Need It's hard to find quality stocks that are still trading at reasonable levels and have some hope of growth in coming years. But I've found one.

    What if I were to tell you there's a blue chip tech stock that's currently a bargain -- and what's more, it's successfully moving into so many new markets that buying the stock is like buying an exchange traded fund (ETF) for the entire tech sector?

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