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Investing: 3 great stocks from around the world

If you want to invest in stocks, we have two words of advice: Go global. With the U.S. accounting for just 22 percent of the world's economic activity, it's hard to justify owning only domestic stocks. -- Apple (symbol AAPL; recent price, $126). Critics argue that Apple is a one-trick pony, with little more than its iPhones to drive sales growth. But just this year alone, Apple has introduced a smart watch, struck a deal to provide HBO on its devices and reported record sales in its App Store. And those iPhones? Apple stunned analysts by selling 74.5 million of the new, sixth-generation models in the last three months of 2014, and sales remained strong in the January-March...