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Amazon Makes a Profit

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Amazon Makes a Profit

Amazon Makes a Profit

Amazon Makes a Profit

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For the first time in its history, Web retailer Amazon.com has posted a profit. The fourth-quarter gain was a modest one — $5 million. But it was achieved the old-fashioned way, without an accounting gimmick that companies often use these days to puff up their profits. NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports.