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Europe Disrupts the Disruptors

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European regulators want to disrupt Silicon Valley's quest for global market domination. The EU has relentlessly investigated U.S. tech giants individually, saying they have rigged the game against their European competitors. .

But now the European Commission is officially moving to limit Silicon Valley's overall sway in the EU marketplace.

All Eyes on Greek Drama in Stock Market News Today

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In stock market news today, April 24, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point gain from Thursday's close.

The Nasdaq Composite Index struck a new high Thursday, beating the previous record set more than 15 years ago during the dot-com bubble. The S&P 500 hit a new intraday high but failed to beat its previous record close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20 points yesterday.

Here's what's in focus today as earnings reports continue to roll in, the Eurozone summit on Greek debt unfolds, the deal between Comcast and Time Warner falls apart, and these stories...

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...

3 Charts Reveal Facebook Stock Doubled with This Single Strategy (Nasdaq: FB)

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Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) has more than doubled since its May 25, 2012 IPO. The social media king has crushed Nasdaq returns by 54% since the debut, and by 26.79% last year alone.

What's fueling Facebook's generation of a $231 billion market cap?

These three charts reveal FB's booming success comes down to just one strategy...

Will FB Earnings for Q1 2015 Beat Estimates?

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Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), the world's top social media site, is scheduled to report Q1 2015 results Wednesday after the close.

With FB earnings, Wall Street is looking for earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40. That estimate hasn't changed over the last three months.

But can Facebook beat it?

How Does Facebook Make Money?

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Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) crushed Nasdaq 100 returns by 26.79% last year, and by 54% since it went public in May 2012.

To understand what's fueled this rise, we answered a key question: "How does Facebook make money?"

It comes down to a trick Facebook figured out in 2013...

[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...

Facebook Company Stock Price (Nasdaq: FB) Could See 18% Upside

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Facebook company stock price just got another bullish signal with an upped one-year target from analysts.

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) shares have been on a tear over the last several months, and analysts expect more upside. Then Thursday, Citigroup analyst Mark May raised his 12-month price target on Facebook to $97 from $91. That’s an 18% upside from where FB presently trades.

Here’s a closer look at where the Facebook stock price is headed…

DJIA Today Fell 292 Points – Here's What Happened   

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The DJIA today fell 292 points. The Nasdaq suffered its steepest one-day decline in almost a year.

What happened? A wide sell-off in the biotech and technology sectors outpaced gains fueled by news of a merger between Kraft Foods Group (Nasdaq: KRFT) and H.J. Heinz Co. Continued weakness in Europe also remains a central concern to investors.

Here are the day's top stories, plus our new profit tip for investors...

Facebook F8 2015 Kicks Off Today – Here Are 3 Game Changers to Watch

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Facebook F8 2015 is officially underway.

The annual two-day developer conference has attracted more than 2,000 developers from around the world. Each wants to know if Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has any game changers in store.

We're watching for game changers to come out of at least one of these three categories...

Facebook Stock Price Today Makes It No. 16 for Market Cap – and Climbing

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The Facebook stock price today is up 0.32% pre-market to $84.43. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock hit an all-time high yesterday, March 23. FB climbed 0.81%, or $0.68, to close at $84.48, while the three major benchmarks closed in the red.

FB shares are up 8.28% year to date. Last week the Facebook stock price had its biggest weekly gain in eight months.

Check out how FB's new market cap ranks among the market's biggest:

Stock Market Today Moving on News from AAPL, FB, and BABA

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Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today forecasted an 85-point decrease for the Dow Jones from yesterday's close.

What to Watch Today: Later this afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce the central bank's interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m. Although the FOMC is not expected to increase interest rates, the markets will be looking for clues from Yellen's press conference on a timeline for changes in monetary policy.

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 Wednesday:

3 New Master Limited Partnerships to Watch in 2015

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Master limited partnerships (MLPs) saw incredible growth last year - and the sector shows no sign of slowing down in 2015.

With oil prices expected to slowly recover, MLPs will stay profitable throughout any short-term downturns in 2015.

Here's how you can play the expanding MLP market in 2015...

Why the Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Price Will Double by 2018

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Wall Street just doesn't understand the incredible opportunity that the Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock price represents.

This is a great long-term tech play that can really boost your portfolio. And Facebook stock could double to $161.36 a share in the next three years.

Here's exactly what's behind this social media juggernaut and why its stock will double by 2018...

This Leading Tech Stock Will Double by 2018

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We’re convinced this leading tech stock will double by 2018. And when it does, it will yield triple-digit gains.

Of course, Wall Street doesn’t think so. The Street doesn’t recognize the vital role this stock plays in the mobile revolution. But we do.

Here’s why this industry leader is clearly on a path to doubling its share price in just three short years…