Amazon Takes Hit as Costs Surge – Wall Street Journal

Amazon.com Inc. posted its lowest quarterly profit in a year as it invested heavily to meet consumer demand for more orders delivered faster.

The online retail giant said Thursday that opening new warehouses and shipping items with shorter delivery times caused its costs to soar in the third quarter. The company predicts heavy investments will continue through the rest of the year. Amazon opened 23 warehouses world-wide to fill…

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