Amazon's Stock Climbs After New Share Buyback Announcement

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Amazon.com Inc.'s stock climbed 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, after the e-commerce giant announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program. The company disclosed in a regulatory filing that the new program, which does not have a fixed expiration, replaces the previous $2 billion program announced in 2010. The stock, which closed Wednesday's regular session up 1.7%, has tumbled 26% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has lost 11%.

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