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Why Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Should Take a Lesson from AOL

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One company investors should have their eyes on after this Verizon-AOL deal is Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO).

This Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) announced it was going to acquire struggling internet brand AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) for $50 a share, or $4.4 billion. Yahoo could only dream for someone to come in and swoop them up.

Here's why AOL and Yahoo are more similar than you would think...

Is Yahoo Stock Worth Buying After Another Lukewarm Earnings Season?

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After Yahoo earnings yesterday (Tuesday), investors have to ask themselves, "Is Yahoo stock worth buying?"

The Yahoo stock price got a nice lift in pre-market trading today. Though, Yahoo earnings weren't a ringing endorsement for the company's ailing core business. But it's still worth a buy.

So why is Yahoo stock worth buying? We answer that here...

[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...

Stock Futures Today Edging Lower

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Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.

This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.

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 Friday...

This Yahoo Stock Price Driver Will Replace Alibaba by 2016

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By the end of the year, Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) will let go of its 15% stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA).

What as of late been the most significant Yahoo stock price driver will no longer factor into the day-to-day trading decisions of investors buying and selling Yahoo. This sounds dire.

But post-spinoff, Yahoo will not be valueless. Here's why even now, as investors question Yahoo's future, Yahoo stock is still a buy...

Chinese Stock Market Plays Emerge Amid Growth Concerns

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The Chinese stock market has performed relatively well this year. But it's rushing headlong into an outpouring of China bears souring on the country's growth.

A number of other indicators - weak factory production, slowing car sales - have international investors questioning whether the so-called "Chinese Economic Miracle" is losing steam.

It hasn't, and Western analysts currently have these three stock picks wrong...

Buy Yahoo Stock, Just Don’t Place Your Bets Solely on Mayer

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Those tempted to buy Yahoo stock because they see it one day dethroning the likes of Google or Facebook should be reminded of where Yahoo’s true value lies.

Especially since every small victory Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) seems to secure is invariably greeted as evidence that Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is successfully breathing new life into a struggling, once-great web portal and online services giant.

The truth is, the Yahoo turnaround has yet to happen. It’s a buy only because of this one share-price driver…

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) Stock Likes Deal News – But We're Not Sold

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Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) stock got a bump today on news that it worked out a deal with browser Mozilla Firefox.

The deal would swap out Google's search engine with Yahoo's as the default home page for the browser. This ends a 10-year deal and starts a new five-year venture.

Yahoo looks to have gotten the upper hand on Google, though the story is hardly that simple...

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