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Hot Stocks for a Cool Market: Google

Summer's heating up, but apparently the stock market didn't get that memo. Still, there are plenty of places for burned investors to find respite. In...

Yahoo's Analyst Day Leaves Many Questions Hanging

Yahoo's analyst day Wednesday addressed the steps the struggling Internet pioneer is taking to reposition the ship and revive its sagging stock, but on the subject of a controversial transaction involving one of its major Asian investments, its executives left a number of questions unanswered.

A Love Story That Could Break Investors' Hearts

The Chinese online-video site had the strongest first-day rally of any company on a U.S. exchange since China's Baidu in 2005. But the flip side to promise is risk -- and the risks of pinning big hopes on Youku are also big.

In Europe, a Closer Antitrust Look at Google

The EC says its launching a formal, in-depth investigation into Google's treatment of search rivals, setting the stage for yet another potential legal entanglement over whether Google is unfairly taking advantage of its dominant market position.

Google Repeats: No Facebook Rival in the Works

Google has again denied that it's building a Facebook-like service, this time in comments made by its head of mobile product development, reports Reuters. The executive, Hugo Barra, reiterated that Google's plans involve adding social media layers to its current products.

Private-Equity Firms Ask Alibaba to Join Yahoo Bid

A group of private-equity investors is calling on the CEO of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group to throw his support behind a buyout offer for Yahoo, Reuters reports. Alibaba founder Jack Ma is reportedly considering his options regarding the U.S. firm that holds a 40% stake in his company.