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Teva Finally Puts a Number on Mylan Deal, Investors Stand to Profit

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Teva is a 114-year old maker of pharmaceutical generics, and they've generated lots of cash along the way. They've been coy about their intention to purchase Mylan, but now there's a healthy number on the table, and share prices are on the way up...

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Arrest of "Flash Crash" Trader Could Reshape High-Frequency Trading

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The arrest of alleged flash-crash architect Navinder Singh Sarao could reshape the debate over high-frequency trading. The British futures trader reported to be largely responsible for the 2010 flash crash is fighting extradition to the U.S., where he faces a potential 380 year sentence for market manipulation and fraud, according to Bloomberg.

His arrest, and the heavily punitive charges against him are a "very significant" development...

Avoid the Spread of This "China Syndrome"

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Stocks were sailing toward new record highs last week until they suddenly came crashing down on Friday. The shift occurred after China took steps to rein in its parabolic market by easing restrictions on short selling and raising margin requirements.

This is what happens when equity investors decide to ignore weak earnings, deteriorating economic conditions and geopolitical chaos and place all of their faith in the ability of central banks and other regulators to bail them out time after time...

Keith Appears on CNBC's Street Signs

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Money Morning's Keith Fitz-Gerald nails China's GDP growth, gives his quick read on big bank's reported earnings, and cautions against taking a short-term view during any earnings season.

Keith's thoughts as he appears on CNBC...

What Stocks to Buy Today: 7 Picks in Tech, Robotics, and Biotech

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If you're wondering what stocks to buy today, you've come to the right place.

Every day our experts deliver the best stocks to buy across a range of sectors. Then each week we collect the latest recommendations in one roundup, in case you missed any.

Our latest list includes a biotech firm with a game-changing weight loss drug, the best way to profit from a $15 billion subsector of automotive tech, and much more...

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Targets at $91 on Whopping Instagram Valuation

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Analysts just reiterated their 12-month price target for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) at $91. That's a near 12% increase from where FB stock trades today.

The target is in a large part thanks to Facebook's photo sharing arm, Instagram, which is presently worth a whopping $33 billion, according to industry experts.

Here's an in-depth look at the immense value Instagram now brings to Facebook and to FB stock...

Dow Futures Today Flat as Russian Ceasefire and Greek Debt Talks Falter

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Dow futures today were flat this morning compared to the Dow close on Friday.
This morning the DJIA will be keeping an eye on events in Europe, as geopolitical concerns threaten a sustained rally for equities markets.

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...

Will Alibaba Buy eBay Once PayPal Is Gone?

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Ebay Inc.’s (Nasdaq: EBAY) plans to spin off its PayPal unit has left many on Wall Street salivating over the potential of the stand-alone payments business.

And some pundits are speculating that Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) or Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) might buy PayPal.

But they should be asking this question: Will Alibaba buy eBay?

Here’s why a deal would make sense for both companies…

Here’s why a deal makes sense for both companies…

YHOO Stock Now Has to Wrestle with Taxes Post-Alibaba IPO

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock rose 4% today, with Starboard Value LP reportedly buying up a large stake in the company.

The investment management firm’s decision is a positive development for YHOO, which had seen its shares tumble for most of the week on concerns that as it sheds its portfolio of overseas investments, the remaining core business will be valueless.

Here’s one thing YHOO needs to do to reassure shareholders now…

Dow Jones Makes It Clear That Inversion Deals Are Unwanted Trend

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Dow Jones Industrial Average officials just made membership requirements for its elite index even more stringent, prompted by a surge in inversion deals made to avoid the high U.S. corporate tax rate.

The committee overseeing the storied blue-chip benchmark just updated the definition for index inclusion. The classification now states that companies that conduct business in the United States, but are incorporated abroad, are not eligible for admission in the 30-stock index.

The Dow tweaked the language used in its process of accepting components into the coveted index to officially read that member companies must be incorporated and headquartered in the United States. Additionally, the United States must be a company’s largest revenue-generating country.

That means the new eligibility requirements clearly exclude companies that have moved overseas via inversion deals.

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Dividend-Paying Stocks: MSFT, MCD, and 22 More New Dividend Boosts

The profusion of dividend-paying stocks that have increased payouts over the last several weeks reflects a robust second-quarter earnings season.

Companies in the S&P 500 turned in 10.3% earnings growth in Q2 - the highest advance since 2011's third quarter.

Last week Microsoft </strong>(Nasdaq: MSFT), McDonald's </strong>(NYSE: MCD), and 22 other dividend stocks raised payouts. Here's the full list of dividend hikes announced during the week ending Sept. 19, 2014.

You Can Make Money in Stocks (Especially These Three) No Matter What Rates Do

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It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.

No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.

The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.

First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...

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Short Selling Unpopular GameStop Stock (NYSE: GME) Hasn't Paid Off – Yet

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GameStop stock (NYSE: GME) is a short selling favorite, and for good reason.

It's trying to navigate an online-centric marketplace as a physical retailer, and the short bets are playing off this knowledge to mount a strong position against the company.

But trying to profit off GME's downfall has proven harder than anticipated. Here's why...

What's Driving the U.S. Stock Market to Record Highs – Again

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The U.S. stock market continues to reach new highs every week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 17,000 and the S&P 500 nears 2,000.

And while investors are clearly profiting from this extended bull market, it's important to know why the markets continue to trend higher and where they are headed from here.

Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and discussed the factors pushing the markets higher, and why investors should remain cautious in this bull market...

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Hot Stocks Today: AAPL, BBRY, HSH, and 9 More Movers

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Featured on Thursday's hot stocks to watch list are couple of soaring smartphone companies, a climbing teen retailer, and a surging defense and security penny stock.

Check out these 12 stocks on the move today, and find out what’s behind their action.

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