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Merrill Lynch’s Key Stock Picks for the Fourth Quarter

With or without mid-term elections, the last quarter of 2014 and January of next year could be a bonanza for stock investors. In a new report out from Merrill Lynch, the ...
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Facebook Launches New Ad Platform — Atlas

Facebook Inc. (NYSE: FB) has had to go a long way to prove that marketing to social media users can match the targeting that search advertising, particularly by Google Inc. ...
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3 Companies That Will Dominate Digital Video on the Internet

Television advertising revenue is still growing, but very slowly. In fact, between 2009 and 2013, traditional TV advertising grew at just a 5% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in both ...
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Facebook Climbs in Ranking of Top 50 Web Properties

Digital media research firm comScore has released its ranking of the top 50 U.S. Web properties for August, and once again the list is topped by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG). ...
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6 Stocks Portfolio Managers Are Selling to Fund New Alibaba Stakes

The upcoming Alibaba IPO is going to instantly create another instant mega-cap stock for portfolio managers to invest in. The problem that many of these portfolio managers will face is ...
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Top Stocks That Will See Huge Buying in S&P Index Quarterly Rebalancing

All stock market indexes rebalance on a quarterly basis, as price movement constantly upsets the actual percentage that is supposed to be allocated. With the S&P 500 being the most ...
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IPO Week Ahead: Alibaba Aims for Biggest U.S. IPO Ever

Now that it is finally here, the coming week’s initial public offering (IPO) for China’s Alibaba Group Holding Co. Inc. is anything but anti-climactic. Everyone expected the offering to be ...
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Alibaba May Raise Price of IPO

The New York Times reports that Alibaba may raise the price of its initial public offering (IPO). The demand for shares has been terrific. Alibaba's IPO has already been described ...
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Strong Alibaba IPO Demand May Raise Price and Shares for Sale

After just four days of a planned 10-day road show, Alibaba Group Holdings Inc. and its underwriters are expected to close order books for the initial public offering (IPO) that ...
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Oppenheimer Adds 3 New Stocks to the Triple Play Buy List

One of the best strategies for investors sizing up a new stock or stocks to buy for their portfolios is to try to have as many reasons as possible to ...
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Jefferies Has 5 Big Internet Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

The August numbers are in and numbers are supposed to never lie. Once again in e-commerce and overall dominance, the large cap Internet stocks continue to garner the lion's share of the ...
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Do CEOs Use Social Media?

Some pretty high-profile CEOs have jumped on the social media train, but most are only occasional users of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or other tools. The pace of adoption is picking ...
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Facebook More Valuable Than IBM

A great deal was made of the value of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) as it crossed the $200 billion market cap level. As a sign of just how meaningful the ...
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Facebook Hits 100 Million Members in Africa

Roughly 20% of the population of Africa’s 54 countries have access to the Internet, and about half of those -- more than 100 million -- are active users of Facebook ...
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Apple’s U.S. Smartphone Share Lead Widens Ahead of iPhone 6 Launch

For the three months ending in July, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added 1% of the U.S. smartphone market to its share of OEM sales. Apple now claims 42.4% of the ...
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