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Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

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 Thursday...

Why Microsoft Stock Will Provide Major Returns

On January 26, software giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced a disappointing quarter that sent Microsoft stock reeling by 10% on three times its normal trading volume.

It was the second major technology "miss" Wall Street had to digest in the last week's time, coming after a disastrous earnings release by IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

In view of both Microsoft and IBM's earnings difficulties, questions arose about whether the "Big Tech" sector is in trouble…

… And just as importantly, is "Mr. Softy" the victim of the tech sector's difficulties, or is it simply muddling through some tough times?

The answer is actually quite simple if you know how to read the most important signs in the two tech giants' earnings reports and invest accordingly.

Indeed, making the wrong move on Microsoft stock could cost you big long-term profits in the end...

FB Earnings: The Game-Changer That Drove Revenue Up 58% in 2014

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) beat top and bottom line estimates today (Thursday).

Full year 2014 FB earnings revealed a 58% increase in revenue year over year ($12.47 billion). Monthly active users (MAUs) – FB's lifeblood – grew to 1.39 billion for an increase of 13% in 2014. And mobile MAUs grew 26% in the same period.

The company overcame a disastrous 2012 IPO. Now, Facebook stock is up more than 38% in the last 12 months, and nearly 150% in the last two years.

There's one reason behind FB's big turnaround, and we've been saying it for two years. In 2013, Facebook mastered an element that is crucial to social media company profits...

Dow Jones Today Falls 195 Points After Fed Statement

The Dow Jones today shed 195 points. The cause? A U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

The energy sector also dragged down the markets today. Both Barclays Plc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.issued negative research notes on the price of oil.

Here are the other top market stories - plus today's new profit tip for investors...

Alibaba Stock Price Can Rocket on This One Earnings Figure

Alibaba stock is down 3.8% in 2015, but there could be one catalyst tomorrow (Thursday) that could send the Alibaba stock price soaring.

That's because tomorrow before market open, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) will release its second earnings report since going public. Analysts expect earnings per share (EPS) of $0.75 for the quarter ending December 2014. Revenue of $4.45 billion is expected..

But those figures aren't the only things to watch in tomorrow's report. This is the biggest factor for BABA stock tomorrow...

These Tech Stocks Will Soar on the Auto Sales Boom

A few tech stocks are poised to earn big profits from the auto industry boom. Some analysts attribute this boom to an improving economy and falling gas prices.

But there's another important catalyst they're not considering – and it makes Silicon Valley the real capital of the auto sales boom.

Here's how we can profit from this trend...

New Tesla Model S Features an "Insane Mode" - and Customers Love It (TSLA)

The new Tesla Model S – the P85D – has a suspiciously Batmobile-like feature.

It's the latest automotive invention called "Insane Mode." With the click of a button, riders accelerate from zero to 60 MPH in a little over three seconds. It's the stuff of Lamborghini Diablos (zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds) and McLaren F1 supercars (zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds).

Watch a video of thrilled riders reacting when the "Insane Mode" button is pushed...

Facebook Earnings for Q4 Could Drive Huge FB Stock Bump

Facebook earnings for Q4 come out today after the close, and expectations are high. The social media giant is expected to post EPS of $0.48. That's up $0.02 from $0.46 three months ago. Whisper numbers are even more bullish, with EPS coming in at $0.49.

Even if FB posts a strong quarter, will it be enough to impress investors?

Here's how FB earnings can achieve just that - and drive the stock after-hours in an Apple-like rise...

Who Is Loretta Lynch? All You Need to Know About the U.S. Attorney General Nominee

No one expects it to be an easy day for U.S. Attorney General hopeful Loretta Lynch.

U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee faces an unfriendly GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday and Thursday. She'll be grilled on immigration, executive overreach, cybersecurity, and other hot-button issues.

Exactly who is Loretta Lynch, and what can we expect to hear from her this week?

Even top Republicans say she's likely to be confirmed, despite the challenge ahead.

Here's why...