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A second Prime sale shows Amazon is nervous about the economy too

A worker delivers packages on Amazon Prime Day in New York, US, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Holiday bargain shopping starts extra early this year. And that could be good news for shoppers, even if it signals slightly worrisome things for the economy.

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Why a weak British pound matters

The British pound Monday briefly hit a record low against the dollar, extending losses after Britain’s new government Friday announced a sweeping economic overhaul.