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Buzz Stocks: Apple Inc. (AAPL), The Walt Disney Company, AT&T Inc., and Google Inc

Today's stocks to watch in the news include AAPL, DIS, T, and GOOG

by 2/25/2014 9:22 AM
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The stock market appears ready to give back some of yesterday's gains, with futures pointed slightly lower in pre-market trading. In company news, here are some stocks to watch today:

  • Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is catching flak from journalists and independent security experts for not alerting iOS users of an encryption flaw that has left sensitive information -- such as banking transactions and emails -- vulnerable to hackers. Additionally, security researchers are recommending AAPL customers avoid unencrypted Wi-Fi networks and choose more secure browsers -- such as Firefox and Google Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome -- when surfing the Internet. (Forbes)

  • For the second time in eight months, The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE:DIS) Disney World has raised its Magic Kingdom admission prices (this time, to $99 a day from $95) for all visitors older than 10. Other DIS parks -- including Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios -- upped their daily prices by $4 to $94. (USA Today)

  • Facing pressure from rival T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE:TMUS), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has decided to lower its rates for international phone calls and text messaging, effective later this week. Specifically, customers on T's Mobile Share plans will be able to text abroad without paying an additional fee, and call mobile phone users in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean for a penny per minute (after a $5 monthly charge). (Bloomberg)

  • GOOG has sent lobbyists to Delaware, Illinois, and Missouri in order to fight proposed legislation that would restrict the use of Google Glass while driving. Elected officials claim the Internet giant's main argument is that regulation is premature, given that Glass is currently unavailable to the broader public. (Reuters)

  • Also, The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD), Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), SINA Corp (NASDAQ:SINA), and TMUS reported quarterly earnings. (FOX Business; MarketWatch; CNET)

  • Finally, AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is unplugging its Moviefone service, and with it will go the iconic voice users consulted over the last two decades for movie listings and times. The number's final day has not yet been publicized, so dial up 777-FILM while you still can. (CNNMoney)

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