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Investing in Space Stocks: The Final Money-Making Frontier

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The commercialization of space is estimated to be worth more than $300 billion a year.

Over the past two decades, the role of private industry has grown as that of the government has shrunk, opening up new investing opportunities in the "final frontier."

Here’s what’s behind the rise of private space, and two space stocks to buy to tap into this futuristic cash cow…

Amazon Local Register Faces New Competition in Mobile Payment Wars (Nasdaq: AMZN)

On Tuesday at its gala event, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled its mobile payment device, the "Apple Pay." It will compete with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), which just launched its own swipe-to-pay device, the "Amazon Local Register," in August, and current market leader Square.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of how Local Register, Pay, and Square stack up...

Why Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) $1 Billion Twitch Buy Is Worth Every Penny

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On Monday, Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced it bought Twitch Interactive Inc. - the world's largest gaming arena and the fourth-largest source of all U.S. web traffic - for $970 million. That makes Twitch AMZN's biggest acquisition of all time.

Here’s what you need to know about Twitch – and why it was worth every penny AMZN spent to buy it…

New Amazon HQ (Nasdaq: AMZN) Aims to Profit from China's Massive E-Commerce Market

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On Wednesday morning, the world's biggest online retailer announced a deal to place a new Amazon HQ (Nasdaq: AMZN) in China's Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) late next month.

A new Amazon HQ in China will allow the company to take on Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) on its home turf, right around the same time the Alibaba IPO hits U.S. markets.

Here are all the details of the "turf war" that's brewing between AMZN and BABA...

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Fire Phone Takes On Apple and Samsung

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Unveiled today in Seattle, the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) Fire Phone is everything the rumors promised and more, but there was one surprise - the price.

Instead of offering the Amazon Fire Phone at a nominal $99, the online retail giant is charging $199 for its 32-gigabyte model and $299 for its 64-GB model.

And those are the subsidized prices. AMZN is also selling the Fire Phone at unsubsidized prices: $649 and $749, pitting it directly against the high-end iPhone 5S and the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Here’s why Amazon is taking such a big risk...

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) 3D Smartphone Will Drive Sales and Profits

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In a daring move that has an excellent chance of paying off, Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expected to introduce its own smartphone at a special media event tomorrow (Wednesday).

While Amazon has been coy about the details, the clues add up to a smartphone with some sort of special capability - almost certainly a glasses-free 3D display.

Some critics don't like it, wondering why Amazon is jumping into the crowded, cutthroat smartphone market.

But here's why it's a genius strategy sure to grow revenue...

What to Do with Amazon.com's (Nasdaq: AMZN) "No Big Surprises" Earnings Report

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Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock surged to finish up 3.87% at close today (Thursday) ahead of its Q1 2014 earnings reveal. Shares continued to rally in after-hours trading, up another 0.8 % around 4:45 p.m. EDT.

"I don't care whether Amazon misses today, I just care that it's the company's status quo," Money Morning Chief Financial Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said. "With Amazon, I'll take anything but no big surprises - only if there's a big surprise will I be concerned."

Fitz-Gerald was keen to watch two areas in the company's release today to hint at Amazon's future profitability: Amazon's shipping model, and its sales.

Here's how the company did - and how investors should react based on today's earnings...