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Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin Plan to Cure Aging with Biotech Venture

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Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) Larry Page and Sergey Brin have taken anti-aging to a whole new level.

In 2013, Google founded the biotech company Calico along with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Chairman Arthur Levinson.

Rather than focusing on diseases, Calico was founded to cure aging. According to Page, expanding the human life span by as much as 100 years is the company's goal.

Thanks to new breakthroughs, they may be closer than you think...

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...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

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.

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

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 Friday...

Google's New "Euro Plan" Could Boost Shares by 50%
(or More)

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Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) plan to merge its European operations might look like a defensive pullback, but it's really a potential buying opportunity. In fact, Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks the stock could soar 50% over the next three and a half years.

The search giant said on February 25 that it would merge its two European divisions.

Google Stock Gets Another "Buy" Sign with this New Deal

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Google stock is one of our favorite tech plays. It got even better with the Feb. 23 announcement that Google will purchase the mobile payment company Softcard (formerly known as Isis).

Essentially, the search engine company is buying Softcard's technology to use as Google Wallet.

The purchase also guarantees pre-installment of Google Wallet on all Verizon Communication Inc. (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: PCS), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Android phones in the United States starting later this year.

Mobile Deal Gives Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Its Next "Puzzle Piece"

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Money Morning's Tech Specialist Michael Robinson was spot-on with his latest Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) stock prediction.

The search engine giant is one step closer to tech world domination.

Yesterday's (Monday) announcement is exactly what Robinson was looking for - and why he's calling Google stock a "Buy"...

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