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5 Reasons Why Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Prime Price Hike Was Necessary, Reasonable, and Will Boost Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)

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Amazon.com stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) stands to get a boost from a move it implemented this morning (Thursday). We'll call it "Operation Prime."

Around 8:30 a.m. EST, Amazon Prime members received the following email, notifying them of a 25% price increase from $79 per year to $99 per year, effective upon membership renewal.

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Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock Drop Is Chance to Buy

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Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has dropped 10% today (Friday) prompting the Nasdaq to implement a short-sale restriction on the stock.

The short-sale restriction is triggered when a stock falls 10% in one trading session from the previous session's closing price. The restriction aims to prevent share-price manipulation by short sellers.

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Today’s Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar

Today's stock market news, Jan. 31: U.S. markets rose on Thursday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported strong earnings, and fourth-quarter GDP increased 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% to 15,848, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 1.1% to 1,794. U.S. stock futures were down Friday before the bell after Eurozone inflation levels unexpectedly fell by 0.7%.

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The Most Interesting Companies of 2013

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Today (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the most interesting companies of 2013 will make for next year's best investments.

The four "interesting" companies highlighted by host Stuart Varney: Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA).

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Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock: Going Higher with New Subscriber Services?

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Today (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to tell investors what he sees in retail web giant Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN)'s future.

The big question for Amazon stock in 2014 is if this e-commerce and online retailing giant can keep going to record highs. Amazon stock has gone up 60% this year to about $394 per share.  

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Best Investments 2014: How to Find the Tech Stock Winners

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Today (Thursday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the tech companies that are driving the market right now will be among the best investments in 2014.

Robinson believes the growth and earnings of tech companies continue to offer investors what they want - good cash flow and solid earnings. When Varney co-host Charles Payne points out that "Amazon hasn't made a nickel since day one," Robinson counters by saying that "each company has a unique story to tell."



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Why the CIA and Amazon Are All Over This Quantum Computing Upstart

The CIA and the world's biggest Web retailer want to see the world of Big Computing turned upside down.

That's why they joined a $30 million investment round in a small supercomputing startup. The firm is taking a radical new approach to how these processors crunch massive amounts of data.

It's a field that is quickly turning its skeptics into true believers. Then again, cutting-edge tech like quantum computing doesn't come along every day.

No doubt, quantum computing is some pretty complex stuff. So, let me simplify it for you. At its root, quantum computing relies on the high-speed action inside atoms as well as particles of light.

The result is speeds so fast it makes your head spin.

We're talking about computers that could perform some functions millions of times faster than anything that's on the market today.

It's no wonder the nation's top spies and Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos want to get in on the ground floor. Though they didn't say how much each ponied up, both took part in the most recent round of financing for D Wave Systems.

In-Q-Tel, which invests in high tech that supports the CIA, and Bezos Expeditions join a growing list of D Wave investors. Other blue-chip backers include the Business Development Bank of Canada, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).

D Wave: Quantum Computing's Kingpin

Founded in 1999, D Wave spent its first five years in discovery mode. By that I mean the small firm was focused on coming up with novel ways to make quantum computing work and then get the patents it needed to protect the moat it was building.

That early attention to detail has clearly paid off. Today, D Wave holds 90 U.S. patents and has roughly 100 more pending around the globe.

Here's the thing. D Wave is founding a whole new sector of the computing industry while making sure it maintains a strong first-mover advantage.

After struggling for years, D Wave is now on a roll.

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