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MarketWatch rounded up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.

1. Amazon’s earnings ‘miss’ is no big deal

Shares of Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -2.48% fell 4.3% early Friday, after the company reported earnings that were significantly lower than analysts’ estimates. But Amazon’s earnings went down because the company is doing what it has always done: spending heavily to grow its business, as Jeremy Owens explains.

2. How to survive the ‘Amazon effect’

Barbara Kollmeyer and Tonya Garcia predict a long period of higher spending by Amazon as it pushes for continued expansion. This can leave competitors shivering with fear.

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