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Amazon is now the world's second most valuable company, surpassing Alphabet, the parent company to Google, and falls just behind Apple who leads the list, CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Amazon has gained the interest of investors who foresee the company's expansion and cloud computing business as a drive of revenue to build more data centers, warehouses, and physical stores along with original content. The online giant climbed to 2.4% raising its stock market value to $766.3 billion. Alphabet dropped 0.5% decreasing it value to $762.7 billion, per CNBC.

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.