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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...

How Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Will Dominate the Future

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You'd be hard pressed to find two guys more different than Warren Buffett and Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Ray Kurzweil.

Buffett, probably the world's most famous investor, steered clear of high tech until just the last few years. Kurzweil, on the other hand, has pushed the boundaries of innovation for more than five decades.

Industry leader Google has somehow combined Buffett's business genius and Kurzweil's futurist brain - take a look...

Stock Market Futures Rise Ahead of Market Open

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Stock market news, October 17, 2014: Good morning! Stock market futures today (Friday) indicate a market open 185 points higher than yesterday's close. Markets are rallying after positive economic data in the U.S. eased nerves. European stocks soared the most in seven months this morning.

Here's a roundup of the top stories affecting the stock market today - plus our "Tip of the Day"...

The Best Way to Profit from the AAPL-GOOG Mobile Payments War

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With so much money at stake, it's no wonder Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) are engaging in a huge battle over which company's e-wallet platform consumers will choose to make purchases.

We could wait on the sidelines to see which e-wallet consumers prefer. But that's not our style.

So here's a “secret” play whose business will be supercharged no matter who wins the mobile-payments war…

Why Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) European Privacy Debates Are Pure Genius

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Starting Tuesday, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will host the first of seven meetings to debate a controversial Internet privacy law imposed by the European Union. The move is the company's latest stroke of genius, but this time, Google's not crafting a futuristic new product. It's solving a way to deliver the perfect balance between privacy and freedom of information to users.

It’s going to use crowdsourcing…

The Best Way to Invest in Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) 3D Printing Breakthrough

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The 3D printing field has been around for many years now, yet it remains relatively young in its potential for handing tech investors outsized gains.

This is one of the tech sector's most exciting fields - one I believe offers plenty of long-term upside.

Indeed, I believe there is one company poised for a fresh breakout.

Its cutting-edge technology and management team are so strong that it led to a formidable new alliance with a technology player whose name is synonymous with growth and profits.

This company's stock is heading higher, so let's get right to its story and profit...

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Google Stock (Nasdaq: GOOG) "Unlocks Value" With Fastest-Ever Undersea Cable

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Google stock (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will benefit from a $300 million deal announced on Tuesday. The innovative tech company said it will work with five Asian telecom companies to develop and implement a trans-Pacific cable that will connect Japan and the United States undersea.

"If I were a traditional telecom operator I would be terrified," Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said of the news. "This highlights how much is at stake and will give Google a significant leg up on the 'Internet of Everything.'"

Here are all the details on the fastest-ever submarine cable to connect the two countries, and what this means for Google stock…

AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs

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Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.

Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.

But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.

In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...

DJIA Rallies Back with 123-Point Gain After Thursday's Dive; Here Are the Top Stories

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Stock market close, Friday, July 18: The DJIA bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's worst performance since early April. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies yesterday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories from AMZN, Google, GE stock, the VIX, and more...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets 161 Points After Malaysian Plane Crash

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukrainian war zone on suspicions it was struck by a missile. In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.

Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.

Here is where U.S. markets closed on Thursday, plus the top stories that affected the stock market today...