Amazon Reveals Holiday Sales: Cyber Monday Orders Rose 39%

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In what is now a post-Christmas tradition, Amazon.com, the largest online retailer, opened some of its own gifts—sales figures from the holiday season. While the company’s disclosures were maddeningly selective and omitted any mention of the last-minute delivery snafus by shipping partners FedEx and United Parcel Service, the data are nonetheless revealing.

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