Eight leading technology companies -- bitter rivals in some cases -- are pushing the White House and members of Congress to rein in government surveillance.
Users who download the once-beloved media player before then can still use it, however.
We are doing less work, and it's accruing to just a few companies.
Both are expected to post growth. Analysts are also looking for strong results from Tesla Motors and Time Warner.
We may see a user decline in the US and Europe -- which would be brutal for investors.
Shares should keep soaring well beyond $1,000.
If it happens, look to these companies to keep your portfolio alive.
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