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Online giant Amazon said Thursday its profits more than tripled in the third quarter to $252 million, but shares fell as the rise was weaker than expected. Amazon extended its string of positive results after years of investments that produced little or no profit, helped by its cloud computing, streaming video and new products and services. Amazon shares tumbled more than five percent in after-hours trade after profit fell shy of most analysts' forecasts.
The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Authorities trying to force Dakota Access protesters from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction are ...
Winston-Salem (United States) (AFP) - First Lady Michelle Obama brought her star power onto the campaign trail Thursday stumping for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic White House hopeful seeks to conquer battleground states before Election Day. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful arguments against Republican Donald Trump and in support of Clinton's bid to become the first female US president. "She is ready to be commander-in-chief on Day 1, and yes, she happens to be a woman," Obama said of the former first lady to a roar from a crowd of 11,000 people in North Carolina, one of the swing states in play.