Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba just upped its valuation to $130 billion, raising its share price to $56. In late June it was $117 billion, with shares at $50. But the stock market keeps chugging along, and Alibaba keeps making money, so it decided to up what it's worth. 

In this segment of The Motley Fool's Where the Money Is, consumer-goods editor Mark Reeth and analyst Sean O'Reilly discuss Alibaba's potential when its stock is finally available in the U.S., the company's compelling business model, and what it means for Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO), one of the investors in this e-commerce powerhouse.

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