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Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps

By MAE ANDERSON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon first quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods. Results beat...full story
updated 2014-04-25 06:01 AM
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Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps
By MAE ANDERSON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon first quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods. Results beat....Fullstory

2014-04-25 06:01 AM

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By The Associated Press
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