Amazon Hits High Ahead Of Earnings As It Explores Health Care Field

Shares of (AMZN) surged to a record high Thursday, as the e-commerce giant gets set to report second-quarter earnings after the market close Thursday.

XAutoplay: On | OffThe stock jump comes as CNBC late Wednesday reported that Amazon has started a secret lab focused on medical records, telemedicine and health care apps. That follows previous reports that Amazon is looking at entering the pharmacy business.

"While the recent discussions on Amazon and health care have addressed...

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