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The internet auction site eBay has reported a big jump in its quarterly profits.
Net income for the last three months of 2011 came in at $1.98bn (£1.28bn), up from $559m in the same period last year.
"We had a strong fourth quarter finish to an excellent year," eBay president John Donahoe said in a statement.
EBay said its earnings growth was partly driven by a gain from the sale of its remaining stake in Skype.
Microsoft's $8.5bn acquisition of Skype was announced in May and cleared by competition authorities in October.
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