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How to Play Amazon Stock Right Now

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Amazon stock has been up and down over the course of the year.

It could be headed for trouble if it doesn't move back up above crucial support levels.

But despite the uncertainty, Amazon stock still should help traders snag some quick profits.

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…

How Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Can Shake Off the Alibaba IPO

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) won't be hurt for long by the Alibaba IPO, due to hit Sept. 18. While both companies are e-commerce giants in their own right, the two may not be as competitive with one another as you think...

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Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Gains Support from Huge August Sales

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) enjoyed a bump Wednesday after ChannelAdvisor released its August same-store sales (SSS) report. Amazon's at the top of the e-commerce pack, nearly quadrupling the industry average.

It's a promising signal that Amazon's fundamentals are healthy and thriving...

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 Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Is Going to Score Big from Gaming

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Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) - and its investors - is going to see huge upside from the company's expansion into the exploding gaming industry. The late August purchase of Twitch Interactive made sure of it.

Here’s why…

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…

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...

Dow Jones Today Sheds 75 Points on Russia Concerns, Plus BAC Fine, DSKY Debut

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Dow Jones today, Aug. 7, 2014: U.S. stocks fell sharply in the final hour of trading Thursday despite declining jobless claims in the U.S. economy.

The ongoing standoff between the West and Russia continues to offset confidence in the U.S. economy. This morning, Moscow banned most food imports from Western nations in response to heightened economic sanctions.

Here are the top stories today…

Why FB, UA, AMZN, and These 9 More Are Today's Hottest Stocks to Watch

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The earnings calendar is jam-packed this week with big results from Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) most recently, and results are helping the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit record highs.

S&P 500 companies are beating on EPS and revenue at a rate not seen in years. The index components that have reported are beating revenue consensus estimates by 1.43% on average.

Earnings dominate today's hot stocks to watch list, and some are sizzling hot numbers...

AAPL, FB, MSFT, AMZN Among Stocks to Watch This Week

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This week is the peak of second quarter earnings season.

This week’s earnings parade brings reports from some key players across several sectors. Following are six stocks to watch this week as they release earnings.

DJIA Rallies Back with 123-Point Gain After Thursday's Dive; Here Are the Top Stories

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Stock market close, Friday, July 18: The DJIA bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's worst performance since early April. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies yesterday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories from AMZN, Google, GE stock, the VIX, and more...

How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Today

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied late on Friday after a surge by tech stocks overshadowed growing banking concerns in Portugal.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:

Can the Dow Jones Today Recoup 17,000? Here's Friday's Top Stock Market News

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Stock market news today, July 11, 2014: The Dow Jones today (Friday) will open just 85 points under 17,000 - a level it was able to achieve late last week, but has since slipped back under.

Yesterday, U.S. markets ended in red across the board on news that Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo had its top shareholder halt the sale of the bank's stocks and bonds. At its worst, the Dow Jones was down 180 points intraday, while the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX), typically known as the Fear Index, jumped more than 5%.

Here’s a roundup of the top stock market news stories for Friday…

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