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Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

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Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Comcast Haters Rejoice: Google Fiber to Rollout in Four More Cities

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Google Fiber is about to expand to four more cities: Atlanta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn, and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. That's cause for celebration for those lucky denizens...

You see, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranks Comcast Corp.- Google Fiber's main competitor - as the most-hated company in the U.S. in 2014. It was followed closely by Time Warner Cable Inc., another huge American ISP and Fiber rival.

In fact, customer satisfaction ranking in the ISP industry currently falls below the health insurance industry and airlines.

That's why Google Fiber is a welcome alternative to ISP customers. And so far, the service has glowing reviews...

When Should I Buy Google Stock?

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You may be wondering, "When should I buy Google stock?" - especially with all the excitement surrounding its new mobile deal.

Reports that came out yesterday (Wednesday) revealed that Google is planning to team up with Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) to provide wireless service plans, challenging incumbent carriers like Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T).

Our expert weighs in on the right time to buy...

U.S. Stock Futures Bounce on ECB Bond-Buying Announcement

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 22, forecasted a 70-point increase from yesterday's close.

This morning, investors jumped on an announcement by Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) of a massive bond-purchasing program to help kick-start the struggling continent's economy to the tune of 60 billion euros a month.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Google Mobile Service Plans Will Revolutionize Costs and Service in 2015

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Your next wireless cellphone service plan could be with Internet giant Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL)...

Google mobile service plans are in the works, according to a report this afternoon (Wednesday) from The Information. Google is almost ready to "sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network."

GOOG's mobile service project, codenamed "Nova," is likely to launch sometime in 2015. Some employees have already tested it.

Here's how Google cellphone plans will shake up the U.S. wireless market...

$1 Billion Google-SpaceX Partnership Will Bring the Entire World Online

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Updated Jan. 21, 2015: An exciting Google-SpaceX partnership was formed Tuesday evening. Together, the visionary companies will attempt to bring the remaining two-thirds of the globe online...

You see, more than 60% of the world's population is still offline, according to a September 2014 study by McKinsey & Co.

After a day of rumors, the Internet giant and Fidelity confirmed a $1 billion investment in Elon Musk's SpaceX around 5 p.m. ET Tuesday. A source close to the deal said Google valued SpaceX north of $10 billion.

A Google-SpaceX partnership formed late Tuesday. Together, Google-SpaceX will work to bring the remaining two-thirds of the world's population online...

Stock Market Futures in the Green While Oil Slides Another 3%

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Tuesday, Jan. 13, forecasted a 74-point gain over yesterday's close. In the last session, the Dow Jones plunged 96 points after crude oil prices crashed more than 4%.

Today, investors will react to the kickoff of earnings season. Watch for reports from KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI), and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Tuesday...

Buy Yahoo Stock, Just Don’t Place Your Bets Solely on Mayer

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Those tempted to buy Yahoo stock because they see it one day dethroning the likes of Google or Facebook should be reminded of where Yahoo’s true value lies.

Especially since every small victory Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) seems to secure is invariably greeted as evidence that Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is successfully breathing new life into a struggling, once-great web portal and online services giant.

The truth is, the Yahoo turnaround has yet to happen. It’s a buy only because of this one share-price driver…

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Gets Pushed Out by Europe, One Piece at a Time

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Bit by bit, Europe is mounting pressure on Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) to give up its 90% market share in Europe. New laws in Spain and Russia pushed the tech giant to announce an exit from the two countries this week.

Here's why Google News is leaving Spain, why Google engineering is leaving Russia, and what all this means for GOOG stock investors...

Why Google Stock (Nasdaq: GOOG) Investors Love Europe's Breakup Vote

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On Thursday, the European Parliament will decide whether to force Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) to unbundle search from the rest of its commercial services.

A "yes" vote could shrink Google's vast market share. The company currently accounts for 90% of all Web searches in Europe.

But it also means a very lucrative event is one step closer for Google stock investors...

Understanding the Key Threats to Google (GOOG) Stock

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Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) has grown to be the fourth most valuable U.S. company , with a market capitalization of $370 billion.

Only Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) are larger. In 2015, the company will likely generate more than $60 billion in revenue and more than $17 billion in net income.

Analysts expect it to continue growing at 15% to 20% for the foreseeable future despite its increasing size, a growth rate rivaled only by Apple among mega-cap companies.

That rate of growth continues to get more tightly squeezed...

The 5 Best Google Innovations of 2014 (Nasdaq: GOOG)

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Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has earned a reputation for thinking big over the years.

It's changed the way we search the Internet. (Back in 2006, the verb "to Google" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.) It's changed the way we go places. (Street View has photographed and posted more than 5 million miles of road.)

But this year, Google pushed the boundaries of medicine, robotics, space exploration, and communication.

Here's our list of the top five Google innovations in 2014...

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