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    What it would be like today if the Googles, Apples, Facebooks, Ubers, and AirBnBs of the world had never had the opportunity to take off? And what it would be like if those tech pioneers-turned-giants didn't have hungry competitors driving them to new heights?

    A crucial vote this week in Europe will determine the fate of European tech for years to come. If the fumbling bureaucrats prevail, the tech sector - and investors - will pay the price.

    You see, on Oct. 27, the EU Parliament votes on net neutrality. New legislation many EU members claim will "protect" net neutrality may be approved.

    But in reality, the opposite is true. If passed, the new laws will prove deadly to open, fair market competition that is the vital nursing ground of tech innovation.

    Here's what you need to know about this very important vote...

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How Fumbling Bureaucrats Could Destroy European Tech in One Move

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What it would be like today if the Googles, Apples, Facebooks, Ubers, and AirBnBs of the world had never had the opportunity to take off? And what it would be like if those tech pioneers-turned-giants didn't have hungry competitors driving them to new heights?

A crucial vote this week in Europe will determine the fate of European tech for years to come. If the fumbling bureaucrats prevail, the tech sector - and investors - will pay the price.

You see, on Oct. 27, the EU Parliament votes on net neutrality. New legislation many EU members claim will "protect" net neutrality may be approved.

But in reality, the opposite is true. If passed, the new laws will prove deadly to open, fair market competition that is the vital nursing ground of tech innovation.

Here's what you need to know about this very important vote...

DJIA Futures Pointing to Friday Decline

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Stock market today, February 27, 2015: Good morning! DJIA futures forecasted a 13-point decrease from yesterday's close. As of 9 a.m. EDT, DJIA futures read an 11-point (0.06%) loss.

This morning, investors are reacting to the second revision of the Q4 2014 GDP reading. The U.S. government said it grew a pace of 2.2%, which beat expected growth of 2.1% in fourth quarter. Still, the pace is a large decline from the Q3 2014 final reading of 5%.

Later this morning, the markets will keep an eye on the University of Michigan's final February count on consumer sentiment, and a report on pending January home sales.

DJIA futures and Friday's fresh economic data are just a part of the story in stock market news today. Here are the other top headlines - plus your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...

The Net Neutrality Debate Just Changed the Internet Forever

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The net neutrality debate has finally come to a head...

The FCC approved new net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote yesterday (Thursday). From now on, Internet service providers are prohibited from speeding up access to some websites just because those sites are willing to pay for a faster connection.

But opponents fear the move just opened the door for government control and socialism.

Here we dig into exactly what the net neutrality debate is. Get the pros and cons - and see how the vote is going to affect Americans for generations...