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AMZN Earnings: The Crucial Number Not to Forget

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Impressive sales but inconsistent profits have been the story of AMZN earnings the last few years.

Today's (Thursday) Q4 report is no different...

Amazon.com Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AMZN) sales increased 15% compared to last quarter, but profit dropped again from the same period a year ago - just not as much as expected.

Here's the key to Amazon's lack of net income - and how investors can play AMZN stock right now...

Earnings Bonanza in the Stock Market Today: GOOG, AMZN, BABA

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Stock market today, January 29, 2015: U.S. stock futures for Thursday, Jan. 29, forecasted a 33-point gain from yesterday's close. The Dow Jones shed 195 points on Wednesday following a U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

Today, investors will focus on a busy day of earnings reports that includes quarterly updates from Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA). Additionally stay tuned for earnings reports from these notables: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO), Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT).

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

Should I Buy Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)?

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Mixed data has made "should I buy Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN)" a popular question these days...

The world's top online retailer announced Jan. 5 it sold a record-setting 2 billion-plus items worldwide in 2014. On the other hand, AMZN stock lost 22% in 2014.

Watch Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." for how to play Amazon stock right now...

Thursday’s Hot Stocks to Watch Include AMZN, MSFT, GM, Airlines, and More

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Several airlines report earnings Thursday, including American Airlines, United Continental Holdings, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, and JetBlue Airways.

Today's hot stocks to watch also include a couple of tech heavyweights, a key automaker, a pair of drug giants, and more.

Here’s our full list of eight stocks that will be on the move today as earnings season continues…

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…

DJIA Today Hits New Intraday High, S&P 500 Closes Above 2,000 for First Time

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DJIA Today, Aug. 26, 2014: U.S. stock markets struck multiple intraday records this afternoon, as strong consumer data suggested further momentum for the economy. The Dow Jones hit an all-time intraday high of 17,153.80. The S&P 500 Index hit another record to close above 2,000 for the first time today, fresh off its first intraday rise over that landmark level yesterday.

Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today…

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