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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo Amazon Prime boxes are loaded on a cart for delivery in New York. Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon package. The offer, announced Monday, May 13, 2019, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Here's how much Amazon Prime Day raked in this year: Amazon’s (AMZN) 2019 Prime Day was its biggest sales event yet, the company reported Wednesday. And analysts, for their part, agreed. Amazon on Wednesday touted this year’s event as “the largest shopping event in Amazon history,” with Amazon Prime members in more than 18 countries saving more than $1 billion in products purchased over the course of Prime Day. The fifth annual sales extravaganza expanded to 48 hours this year, adding an extra 12 hours from last year. Read more

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