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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...

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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