The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, with host Chris Hill talking with Seth Jayson, James Early, and Ron Gross about what investors should expect in 2012. In this segment the guys discuss why the battle between Apple and Amazon.com will be one to watch in 2012.

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