Amazon says sellers racked up $4.8 billion in global sales over holiday weekend

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Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday independent businesses selling on its platform crossed $4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 60% from a year earlier.

More than 71,000 small- and medium-sized businesses worldwide have surpassed $100,000 in sales this holiday season to date, Amazon said.