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What to do about slowing earnings growth?

Mar 30 4:00am Dividend Growth Investor
Successful dividend growth investing relies on finding companies at an attractive price which can grow earnings and dividends over time. A long track record of annual dividend increases is an indication of a strong business model that generates a lot of excess cash, beyond the needs for growing the business. This is the characteristic for most of those dividend champions, which shower their... To read the whole article, please click on the article title above.
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The 6th Branch of the Military

Mar 30 1:07am Stock Gumshoe
Is anyone familiar with ”21st Century Technology Profits” from Lombardi’s Iyer Gaurav which discusses the investment opportunity of the government’s $65-Billion Cyberwar Buildup?...
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This tech worker is living the dream in Hawaii, and his company is offering others $10K to follow

Mar 29 8:20pm Technology
Start-up Zapier is offering $10,000 to help relocate new employees outside the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Fannie-Freddie Fix Is the Focus Of Senators' Bipartisan Push

Mar 29 7:39pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Sens. Corker and Warner seek common ground on a housing-finance overhaul after a failed 2014 effort to unwind the companies.
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Glacier Bancorp, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend

Mar 29 7:30pm Dividends
KALISPELL, Mont., March 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glacier Bancorp, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GBCI) Board of Directors, at a meeting held on March 29, 2017, declared a quarterly dividend of $.21 per share, an increase of $.01 per share, or 5.00\%.  The Company has declared 128 consecutive quarterly dividends and has increased the ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Travis Kalanick in 2010: Reputation 'will become more important than ever'

Mar 29 7:06pm Technology
In a since-abandoned 2010 WordPress blog called "Swooshing," Uber CEO Travis Kalanick laid out his thoughts.
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If buying a Samsung smartphone makes you nervous, heres the best alternative

Mar 29 6:45pm Technology
If you're scared Samsung's Galaxy S8 might catch fire, maybe check out this smartphone instead.
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Why Canada's biggest bank is hiring all the engineers it can find

Mar 29 6:35pm Technology
As Wall Street feels the heat from robots, RBC is turning to programmers to design trading systems of the future.
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Renters Now Rule Half Of U.S. Cities

Mar 29 6:02pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Fifty-two of the 100 largest U.S. cities were majority-renter in 2015, and there are reasons to think the trend toward renting will continue.
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Video Game Publisher Activision Posts High Score On Bullish Report

Mar 29 5:29pm News - Investor\'s Business Daily
Activision Blizzard stock hit a record high on Wednesday after the video game publisher received a bullish report from a Wall Street investment bank.
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ConocoPhillips To Double Stock Buyback After $13 Billion Asset Sale

Mar 29 5:17pm News - Investor's Business Daily
ConocoPhillips agreed to sell an interest in an oil-sands partnership and western Canada gas assets for $13.3 billion, allowing the company to double its repurchase program to $6 billion.
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MaxLinear Notches New High On Exar Acquisition Announcement

Mar 29 5:02pm News - Investor's Business Daily
MaxLinear hit an all-time high on Wednesday after it announced plans to acquire fellow fabless semiconductor firm Exar.
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No Shortage Of News As Amazon Pops To New High

Mar 29 5:02pm New Highs - Investor's Business Daily
The major market indexes finished mixed Wednesday, but the Nasdaq outperformed, thanks to big gains from Amazon and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
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Lululemon Athletica Plunges Late On Earnings Miss, 'Slow Start' In 2017

Mar 29 4:51pm News - Investor\'s Business Daily
Lululemon Athletica shares plunged late Wednesday after the yoga apparel maker and retailer missed earnings views.
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These 3 Hot Stocks Pay Even Hotter Dividends

Mar 29 4:37pm The Income Investor - Investor's Business Daily
Tobacco makers continue to pay smoking hot dividends even as they keep transitioning toward smoke-free products.
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The views from this $42 million penthouse in San Francisco are incredible

Mar 29 4:36pm Technology
The penthouse sits 700 feet in the sky, and the seller expects somebody in finance or venture capital to buy it.
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Samsung's Galaxy S8 Gets Jump On iPhone 8, But Apple Stock Hits High

Mar 29 4:32pm News - Investor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Business Daily
Samsung debuted its new smartphone, the Galaxy S8, offering most of the features rumored to be in Apple's upcoming iPhone 8.
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Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP): One of the Best MLPs for Income

Mar 29 4:32pm Simply Safe Dividends
Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) have become some of the most popular high dividend stocks over the past decade.   In an age of record low interest rates, midstream (i.e. energy gathering, storage, and transportation infrastructure) MLPs’ tollbooth-like business models are especially appealing for investors living off dividends in retirement.   These partnerships typically generate a high percentage […] The post Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP): One of the Best MLPs for Income appeared first on Simply Safe Dividends.
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Lululemon Athletica Plunges Late On Earnings Miss, Guidance

Mar 29 4:21pm News - Investor\\\'s Business Daily
Lululemon Athletica shares plunged late Wednesday after the yoga apparel maker and retailer missed earnings views.
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Delta, American Eye Trans-Pacific Market As Trans-Atlantic Rivals Grow

Mar 29 4:20pm News - Investor\\\\\\\'s Business Daily
Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have agreed to form a joint venture, as U.S. carriers deepen their Asian connections.
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Tencent Investment In Tesla Helps Both With A China Car Problem

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The $1.8 billion purchase of stock in Tesla by Tencent Holdings helps both companies fill a hole in their business strategy in China.
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This Financial Stock's Fundamentals Are Elite

Mar 29 3:44pm Sector Leaders - Investor's Business Daily
Mortgage insurer Essent Group has a number of things going for it on the fundamentals side.
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Roche Multiple Sclerosis Drug OK Bittersweet For Beleaguered Biogen

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The FDA's approval of a multiple sclerosis drug from Roche is likely to be bittersweet for Biogen, analysts said Wednesday.
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5 Energy Stocks to Buy as They Power Up

Mar 29 3:35pm InvestorPlaceHot Stocks - Investment Strategies - Market Insight | InvestorPlace
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Oil and gas stocks are on the move on Wednesday thanks to a rebound in crude prices on a smaller-than-expected inventory build. The post 5 Energy Stocks to Buy as They Power Up appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Android's founder has a new phone, and Eric Schmidt said it's launching soon

Mar 29 3:29pm Technology
Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt said Andy Rubin's new smartphone, developed by Rubin's company Essential, will run Android and will launch soon.
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Computer Sciences To Join S&P 500, Stock Jumps

Mar 29 3:10pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Shares of Computer Sciences Corp. popped after the IT services company was added to the S&P 500 index.
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Joel Greenblatt Dividend Stocks in Focus: The Gap

Mar 29 2:53pm Sure Dividend
Published by Bob Ciura on March 29th, 2017 Piggy-backing off of some of the world’s most well-known professional money managers is a good way for investors to find some new stock ideas. Joel Greenblatt is the Managing Principal and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Gotham Asset Management, which manages approximately $15 billion. Joel Greenblatt invests in […] The post Joel Greenblatt Dividend Stocks in Focus: The Gap appeared first on Sure Dividend.
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Computer Sciences Corp. Is Graduating to the S&P 500

Mar 29 2:48pm rss_stock_analysis
The ever-shifting lineup of stocks on the S&P 500 will soon undergo another change. S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which manages that index and many others, announced that the company currently known as Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) will join the S&P 500 before the market opens on April 4.
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Crude Nears $50 On Weak U.S. Inventory Gain, Gasoline Supply Drop

Mar 29 2:35pm News - Investor\'s Business Daily
U.S. oil stockpiles rose by 867,000 barrels last week, and supplies of refined products dropped, adding momentum to oil prices after supply disruptions from Libya helped boost futures.
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Huawei will take out Samsung to become Apple's main competitor in smartphones, says analyst

Mar 29 2:30pm Technology
Chinese smartphone maker led Huawei is likely to unseat Samsung to become Apple's biggest rival, Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White told "Squawk Alley."...
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Garmin Unveils a New High-End Fitness Watch

Mar 29 2:27pm rss\_stock\_analysis
Coming off a strong quarter in which sales jumped  10\% to $860.8 million -- well above analysts' expectations  of $792.9 million -- Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) credited much of its surprisingly strong quarter to its wearables unit. The company isn't resting on its laurels however.
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Amazon is shuttering Quidsi, which included Diapers.com, after it failed to make money

Mar 29 2:20pm Technology
E-commerce giant Amazon is shutting down Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com and Soap.com, after it failed to make money.
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What F5's Downgrade Says About Amazon's Data-Center Plans

Mar 29 2:14pm News - Investor\\\\\\\'s Business Daily
Deutsche Bank downgraded F5 Networks to sell on views that Amazon.com and others are phasing out outside hardware suppliers...
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Fed Policymaker Wants 4 Rate Hikes In 2017; Markets Yawn

Mar 29 2:11pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren called for rate hikes at every other meeting in 2017. But financial markets don't see a central bank shift yet.
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Delta, Korean Air Team Up As U.S. Carriers Strengthen Asian Links

Mar 29 2:04pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have agreed to form a joint venture, as U.S. carriers deepen their Asian connections.
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Will This Biotech Survive Activist Investor Or Get Taken Over?

Mar 29 2:01pm News - Investor\'s Business Daily
DepoMed stock tumbled to a year-low Wednesday after the company pre-released negative first-quarter guidance.
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RH Stock Surges on Restoration Hardware Earnings Beat

Mar 29 2:00pm InvestorPlaceHot Stocks - Investment Strategies - Market Insight | InvestorPlace
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips It was a strong quarter for Restoration Hardware (RH) as the company topped earnings, but not all was great as same-store sales fell on the period. The post RH Stock Surges on Restoration Hardware Earnings Beat appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Barnes & Noble to Fete Teachers (Again) in April

Mar 29 1:56pm rss_stock_analysis
If anyone is working to promote the idea of people reading physical books, it's teachers. Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has always been well aware of that, and it has courted educators with discounts and special events. The bookseller will once again celebrate teachers during its annual Spring Educator Appreciation Days, from April 1 through April 9.
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Snap snags NBC ad deal worth up to $75 million for the Winter Olympics, report says

Mar 29 1:51pm Technology
The deal would let Snap share exclusive NBC Olympic content, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
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Amazon Hits High As Grocery Plan, Middle East Push Pump Growth

Mar 29 1:42pm News - Investor\\\'s Business Daily
E-commerce giant Amazon broke out to a record high Wednesday, a day after the company unveiled a new grocery service.
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Why FireEye Inc. Stock Is on a Roll

Mar 29 1:37pm rss\_stock\_analysis
After nosediving 16\% the day after it announced disappointing fourth-quarter and full 2016 results on Feb. 2, FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) stock has just about recovered to its pre-earnings release  levels of $12.97 a share. In the last five trading days alone, FireEye's valuation has increased 18\%.
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Why Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (LL) Is Moving Higher Today

Mar 29 1:29pm InvestorPlaceHot Stocks - Investment Strategies - Market Insight | InvestorPlace
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Lumber Liquidators (LL) stock was up on Wednesday following positive reports, high trading and news of an increased stake from an investor. The post Why Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (LL) Is Moving Higher Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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National Beverage Corp Shareholders Partying For 15th Day In A Row

Mar 29 1:23pm Technicals
National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) shares are trading higher by $1.50 at $84.49 in Wednesday's session. This marks the 15th day in a row the stock has traded higher. Over that course of time, it has rallied from its March 8 close ($60.20) to $84.81 so far in ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Heres how you can buy Apple for less

Mar 29 1:19pm Technology
One trader has a way for investors to play Apple for less.
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WWE Announces 2 Very Different New Partners

Mar 29 1:10pm rss_stock_analysis
World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) has made two deals that give the company access to lucrative markets. Through the first, a partnership with StubHub, the company will now profit from the secondary ticket market. Its second agreement, with PPTV in China, will bring WrestleMania live to a country that WWE would desperately love to become a player in.
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Fitbit Higher For Fourth Day In A Row

Mar 29 12:59pm Technicals
Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) shares are trading higher by $0.17 (2.6 percent) at $5.92 in Wednesday's session. Fitbit's stock, which peaked two months after its IPO (June 2015) at $51.90, made a new all-time low Monday at $5.31. That marked the fourth day in a row the issue has made ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Lululemon Athletica Active Ahead Of Earnings

Mar 29 12:54pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Lululemon Athletica shares rallied heading into fourth-quarter earnings late Wednesday. Here's what to expect from the yoga apparel maker and retailer.
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Jefferies Thinks Under Armour Inc (UAA) Stock Is a Buy Should You?

Mar 29 12:47pm InvestorPlaceHot Stocks - Investment Strategies - Market Insight | InvestorPlace
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips A Jefferies analyst thinks the markets are ignoring UAA stock despite the growth story still being intact. Is he right about Under Armour? The post Jefferies Thinks Under Armour Inc (UAA) Stock Is a Buy — Should You? appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Snap Trades for the Fast-Fingered Crowd

Mar 29 12:39pm rss\_stock\_analysis
Snap has failed to hold the IPO opening price since its third trading day, signaling relative weakness that favors additional testing around $20.
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Lockheed F-35s Doing 'Exceedingly Well' In South Korea As North Threatens

Mar 29 12:34pm News - Investor's Business Daily
Lockheed Martin's F-35s are doing exceedingly well in drills with South Korea, according to a top aviation Marine.
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Dont Pay a Premium for Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Stock

Mar 29 12:32pm InvestorPlaceHot Stocks - Investment Strategies - Market Insight | InvestorPlace
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Wells Fargo (WFC) still has the highest P/B among the big banks, yet WFC stock is less advantaged by higher interest rates than its rivals. The post Don’t Pay a Premium for Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Egalet Surrenders Some Early Gains After Challenging FDA For MorphaBond Exclusivity

Mar 29 11:51am Technicals
Egalet Corp (NASDAQ: EGLT) shares are trading higher by $0.31 (7 percent) at $5.15 in Wednesday's session. Before the open, the company announced its challenge to the FDA for MorphBond exclusivity is still being ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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There Are Still Pitfalls To Watch Out For In The Metals Complex

Mar 29 11:47am Technicals
There is no question that the meandering of the metals complex in 2017 has tested many investor’s patience.  But, a market does not scream out to the entire complex that it is about to embark upon a parabolic run.  So, it will likely continue to test our patience until wave 3 of iii takes hold later this year. This past weekend, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX) followed through rather well in providing us what counts best as a 5 wave structure off the March lows. And, I have noted many times that as long as 5 wave structures off lows continue to develop in this complex, I have to maintain an immediate bullish stance. That being said, silver is a little concerning to me right now.  You see, if silver continues along its current path, without a pullback, directly to the 18 region, that can be considered a 3 ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Why Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Still Requires Caution

Mar 29 11:40am InvestorPlaceHot Stocks - Investment Strategies - Market Insight | InvestorPlace
InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Apple stock has blown the roof off the markets and is aiming for a major milestone. But could this be a case of too fast, too soon for AAPL? The post Why Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Still Requires Caution appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Blue Apron hires bankers for IPO in 2017

Mar 29 11:35am Technology
Blue Apron, the meal kit company, has hired investment bankers to lead its 2017 initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Lululemon Higher Ahead Of Q4 Report

Mar 29 11:23am Technicals
Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares are trading higher by $1.00 at $64.68 in Wednesday's session. The high-end apparel company will post Q4 results after the close. So far, FY2016 has been mixed for ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Analysts Upbeat On Cypress Semiconductor, Cautious On Intel

Mar 29 11:21am News - Investor's Business Daily
Cypress Semiconductor received several price-target hikes to its stock after its annual analyst day presentation.
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Analysts Shoot Down Oracle-Accenture Deal; 'Why Buy The Cow?'

Mar 29 11:20am News - Investor's Business Daily
Investors shrugged off speculation that Oracle could buy Accenture, a global tech consulting and services company.
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PreMarket Prep Recap For March 29: The Forecast On Marijuana And Small Bank Stocks

Mar 29 11:19am Technicals
Did you miss today's PreMarket Prep? Here are some of the highlights from the show. Key Technical Levels The following are some of the stocks discussed on the show for which co-host Joel Elconin offered technical levels. General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) needs to stay green above the close of $35.56 to challenge Tuesday's high of $36.25. If it can clear that level, there's likely more sellers at the March 20 high of $36.45. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) already made a new all-time high above Tuesday's high to 144.20. It needs to stay above the close of $143.80 and hold in the $144 handle for the rally to continue. There's limited support until former resistance, now support, at $142.80. Sears Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD) has reached a new high for 2017. Shorts are getting smoked. The December 9 high was $12.58, and if it reverses, $11.30 is key.  RH (NYSE: RH) rallied off a higher open and failed at $44.00, which matches the May 2 high. It's now back down through opening print of $43.40. It's found some intraday support at $41.57. How The Marijuana Sector Is Doing In 2017 Alan Brochstein, author of and founding partner of 420 Investor, gave us an ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Facebook, Google Rated Buys Despite Mobile-Ad Hurdles

Mar 29 11:14am News - Investor\'s Business Daily
Buying so-called FANG stocks has been a winning strategy, but Google and Facebook could be challenged in ad revenue, says Barclays' new internet analyst.
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