Amazon Bolsters Its Ranks

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The following video is from Monday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Bill Barker dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

One day before President Obama arrives at one of its facilities, announced that it's hiring an additional 5,000 to 7,000 people to work in its warehouses and customer-service centers. The move will increase Amazon's warehouse staffing by at least 25%. In our lead story on Investor Beat, Bill and Andy examine what the news means for Amazon, the leadership of CEO Jeff Bezos, and why shares of Amazon still have room to run.

Bill and Andy also discuss four stocks that made major moves Monday. Hertz dips on good-not-great earnings. Candian retailer Hudson's Bay buys Saks for $2.4 billion. Wynn Resorts' second-quarter profit gets hit with one-time charges. And Omnicom Group merges with Publicis Groupe to form the world's largest advertising and marketing firm.

Finally, our analysts pick two stocks for investors that they'll be keeping a close eye on this week.

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