Google earnings blow out Wall Street estimates on cost control, click growth

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor the winds of change, nor a nation challenged, will stay Google (GOOG) from the swift completion of its seemingly inexorable march toward world domination. Google may not be the Postal Service, but it could be nearly as ubiquitous. In fact, if Google is acting like any government agency, it's the Federal Reserve, which prints money.

Google continued to print money last quarter, according to Wednesday's earnings report, which handily topped Wall Street estimates, sending the company's stock price nearly three percent higher in after-hours trading.