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3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) Earnings Strong – If You Know Where to Look

3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) reported Q4 2013 earnings Friday morning before opening bell. One key thing to note: The results are not indicative of the massive potential of this company.

While this innovative provider of three-dimensional (3D) content-to-print solutions is having a rocky start in 2014, it's a good long-term investment.

Here's a closer look at where DDD is headed.

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Three Bioscience Breakthroughs You Can't Afford to Miss

You can make huge gains investing in a breakthrough drug, but you can do even better putting your money into a new, cutting-edge technology platform that can fuel a company's entire pipeline.

One biotech I recommended to my BioScience Millionaire subscribers last July, Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO), has developed a technology from naturally occurring molecules, called zinc finger proteins (ZFPs), that scientists can engineer to edit specific genes in the human genome. It can cut them out, replace them, or add new ones – in other words, it plays with the basic building blocks of life as if they were Lego pieces!

Sangamo is currently using ZFP technology to find cures for some of the most intractable – and often un-druggable – diseases we know of, including HIV, Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Down's syndrome to name a few.

And Sangamo isn't the only company using ZFPs for research. In fact, it licenses out the technology to scientific institutions and companies all over the world – providing it with a great revenue stream.

As a result, SGMO shares have gone up more than 150% since last summer. Actually, if you'd had the foresight to buy the stock at the beginning of 2012, you'd now be realizing profits of 577% on your money.

The magic word in that sentence is "foresight." The trick is to spot these technologies early in their development, either before they've had IPOs or soon after.

With that in mind, here are a few exciting new technologies to keep an eye on…

Who Is Elon Musk?

He's the man behind Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA), SolarCity Corp. (Nasdaq: SCTY), and PayPal, but despite his fame, many still ask themselves "Who is Elon Musk?"

The quote from Musk's 2013 "TED Talks" interview gives a glimpse of the $7 billion man and what has driven him in his career.

"It goes back to when I was in University, I thought about what problems are most likely to affect the future of the world," Musk said. "I think it's extremely important that we have sustainable transport and sustainable energy production. That overall sustainable energy production is the biggest problem we have to solve this century."

That forward-thinking attitude is what has led Musk throughout his career...

Janet Yellen Testimony: Key Takeaways as Fed Stays the Course

What stands out most from the Janet Yellen testimony Thursday to the Senate Banking Committee is that her remarks mirrored comments made on Feb. 11 in her first monetary policy testimony to a House panel.

Speaking on Capitol Hill about the Semiannual Monetary Report, Yellen repeated that the central bank is likely to maintain its approach of progressively trimming asset purchases. The taper will continue even as policy makers monitor data to determine if the recent spate of soft economy data is temporary or something more serious.

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This One Animal Could Send Food Prices Soaring

On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide $3 million to help the one animal that will make or break U.S. food prices: bees.

Commercial honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of the nation's agricultural produce each year, as reported by The Associated Press on Tuesday. Bees and other pollinators account for one out of every three bites of food Americans consume.

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What Is the Strategas Lobbying Index?

Just what is the Strategas Lobbying Index? Find out, and you'll be keyed into an investment tool has outperformed the S&P 500 Index for 15 years and running.

As of 2012, the index had beaten the S&P 500 by 11% for 10 years straight, and 30% in 2012. It doled out an average annual return of 17.4% in both 2012 and 2013, compared to the S&P's 6%.

"It's almost in the statistically hard-to-believe category," Strategas Research Partners managing partner said to Yahoo! Finance.

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IPO Calendar 2014: These Two Tech Competitors Are Coming to Market

The 2014 IPO calendar has been full, with 51 companies already filing for initial public offerings, up 143% from the same time frame in 2013.

And these two similar tech IPOs have just joined the IPO must-watch list.

They are both file-hosting services that offer customers cloud computing, they are both based in California, and they both share half a name. Now they're both planning to go public in 2014.

Meet Box Inc. and Dropbox Inc.

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