Amazon topples Google parent as the world’s No. 2 most valuable company


SEATTLE — Amazon has become the second most valuable publicly traded company in the world. The retailer on Tuesday topped Google parent Alphabet, landing for the first time in the No. 2 spot by the stock market’s reckoning, behind only Apple. Amazon shares climbed $41.58, or 2.7 percent, to $1,586.51, giving the company a market capitalization…

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