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Google revenue beats estimates on robust ad demand
Google revenue beats estimates on robust ad demand

Google Inc.'s second-quarter earnings rose 6% as World Cup fever drove more traffic to the Internet company's search engine and YouTube video site. The report released Thursday also showed that Google's advertising prices are still dropping to extend a nearly three-year slump. Meanwhile, the Mountain View, Calif., company's expenses are steadily rising as it hires more workers, promotes products and ventures to new technological frontiers such as Internet-connected eyewear, driverless cars and robots. Investors saw more positives than negatives in the second-quarter numbers. Google's stock, which closed down $8.93, or 1.5%, at $573.73, grew $5.77, or 1%, to...

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