The US dollar surged to its highest level in two decades on Thursday, the US economy contracted unexpectedly in the first quarter, Twitter admits an ‘error’ in audience figures for the past three years, and Amazon shares fell after the company said it expects revenue growth to remain sluggish. 

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Falling sales and high costs weigh down Amazon earnings

US economy contracts for first time since mid-2020

Dollar surges to highest level in 20 years

Twitter admits overstating audience figures for 3 years 

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