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  • (1:00) - Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails
  • (4:00) - Amazon Prime Day
  • (10:30) - Emmy Nominations: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu
  • (17:50) - Netflix Earnings Preview
  • (23:00) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the results of Amazon Prime Day, video streaming giants dominating the Emmy nominations, and a preview of Netflix’s upcoming earnings report.

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Before jumping into this week’s market stories, the hosts took some time to recap the latest political saga: Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer. In what started as another mundane story connecting the Trump campaign to Russia, things got pretty crazy after Trump Jr. tweeted out his own personal emails related to the meeting. Maddy and Ryan gave a quick summary of—and poked some fun at—this ridiculous story.

Next up, the hosts jumped into the results of Amazon’s (AMZN - Free Report) third annual Prime Day, which dominated the attention of online shoppers on Tuesday. Amazon’s 30-hour event was the biggest Prime Day to-date, and according to the company, it outpaced sales on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

For more on Prime Day, check out: Prime Day Lifts Amazon Above $1,000 a Share

After that, the hosts discussed the nominations for the 69th Emmy Awards. While the traditional powerhouses like Time Warner's (TWX - Free Report) HBO and Comcast's (CMCSA - Free Report) NBC racked up plenty of nominations, it was the continued success Netflix’s (NFLX - Free Report) and Amazon’s original shows, as well as the emergence of Hulu’s own content, that was the real story.

Here’s more on the Emmy’s: Amazon Lands 3 Emmy Nominations for 'Transparent'

Finally, while on the topic of Netflix, Maddy and Ryan previewed the upcoming earnings report from the video streaming giant. Among other things, Netflix is expected to report that it had over 102 million subscribers at the end of the latest quarter, and the report—which could further detail the shift in company focus—is sure to be a pivotal one for investors.

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As always, thanks for listening to this episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, and check back for even more news from the investment and financial world!

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