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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...

[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...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

GOOG's New YouTube Service Tops Stock Market News Today

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U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 9, forecasted a 4-point gain from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index added 27 points on Wednesday following a busy day of earnings reports and the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in March.

For April 9, 2015, here are your stock futures, pre-market movers, stocks to watch, and top stock market news today...

Pre-Market Movers: American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) to Join S&P 500

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Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these...

The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Here's why AAL is one of today's pre-market movers, what else is happening in stock market news, and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

Bill Ackman-Herbalife FBI Investigation Leads Stock Market News Today

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Stock market news today, March 13, 2015: Good morning! U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 259 points Thursday, gaining back most of Tuesday's losses. Nine of the S&P 500's 10 indices were on the rise, with the energy sector the lone decliner.

Today will be a quiet day on the earnings front, while investors focus on a fresh consumer sentiment report. On the international front, keep an eye on Greece. The country is supposed to pay back 340 million euros ($360 million) of its International Monetary Fund loan today.

Here's what else you should know in stock market news today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

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…

Google Stock Gets Another "Buy" Sign with this New Deal

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Google stock is one of our favorite tech plays. It got even better with the Feb. 23 announcement that Google will purchase the mobile payment company Softcard (formerly known as Isis).

Essentially, the search engine company is buying Softcard's technology to use as Google Wallet.

The purchase also guarantees pre-installment of Google Wallet on all Verizon Communication Inc. (NYSE: VZ), T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: PCS), and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Android phones in the United States starting later this year.

New FAA Drone Regulations Could Kill These GOOG, Amazon.com Projects

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New FAA drone regulations proposed Feb. 15 aren't what tech giants Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) or Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) had hoped for.

"...Once you spend some time looking at them, some of the things proposed would be devastating to the future of the industry," Small UAV Coalition executive director Michael Drobac said to The Wall Street Journal Monday.

Here's what GOOG and AMZN investors need to know...

How to Profit from Elon Musk's "Space Internet"

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More than 3 billion people on Earth still have no or poor access to the Internet. Elon Musk wants to build a network of hundreds of low-orbiting satellites that will deliver high-speed, low-cost Internet to the most remote places on Earth.

But he won't be building this "Space Internet" alone. One tech company is already helping him make his dream a reality.

Here's the company poised to reap big gains by helping Musk...

GOOG Earnings for Q4 Among the Most Remarkable in Company History

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GOOG earnings were released post-market today (Thursday)...

Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) reported fourth quarter earnings per share (EPS) of $6.88 - $0.20 under projections. Revenue came in at $14.5 billion (16.9% growth year over year), also under expectations by $110 million.

Our advice: ignore the bottom line miss. Ignore chatter about how Google's advertising has lost steam (the average price of Google's digital advertisements fell 3%).

This was one of the most remarkable Q4's in company history - and we'll show you why...

Comcast Haters Rejoice: Google Fiber to Rollout in Four More Cities

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Google Fiber is about to expand to four more cities: Atlanta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn, and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. That's cause for celebration for those lucky denizens...

You see, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranks Comcast Corp.- Google Fiber's main competitor - as the most-hated company in the U.S. in 2014. It was followed closely by Time Warner Cable Inc., another huge American ISP and Fiber rival.

In fact, customer satisfaction ranking in the ISP industry currently falls below the health insurance industry and airlines.

That's why Google Fiber is a welcome alternative to ISP customers. And so far, the service has glowing reviews...

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