The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.
Shares of Google hit an all-time high on Wednesday. The tech giant now has a market cap of around $300 billion, trailing only Apple and ExxonMobil. Google CEO Larry Page has presided over the stock's recent run-up, and on Tuesday, he disclosed that he's been diagnosed with vocal-cord paralysis. Page says the condition has weakened his voice but has not affected his day-to-day management of the company. In this installment of Investor Beat, our analysts discuss this story, as well as take a look at four of the biggest movers on Wednesday's market, and two stocks they'll be watching very closely this week.
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