By Julia Boorstin, CNBC Correspondent
With last week's ongoing rumors of Google's ( GOOG) hopes to buy Groupon for $6 billion, there's been a rash of interest in local companies; this could be the beginning of a a mini local bubble. On the heels of the announcement that Amazon ( AMZN) is investing $175 million in Groupon's #2, LivingSocial.com, and that eBay ( EBAY) is buying Milo.com, local advertising stocks were red hot Friday. Google, Amazon and eBay are stoking the interest in companies that focus on marketing small businesses.
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