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After the Bell: Google Earnings on Tap

The firm's advertising business and proposed Motorola Mobility buyout may be under scrutiny.

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Internet giant  Google (GOOG) reports third-quarter earnings after the stock market closes Thursday. A poll of Wall Street analysts forecasts that the firm will post earnings-per-share of $7.59, compared with $6.72 in the year-ago quarter.

Investors will want to hear more from CEO Larry Page about how the advertising business fared and whether it has been affected by the recent softness in the economy.

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