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OAKLAND, Calif./BENGALURU (Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O on Thursday powered back to sales growth, beating analysts' estimates for the third quarter as businesses initially hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic resumed advertising with the internet's biggest supplier of ads. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann. Alphabet shares, up 13% on the year, rose 8.5% after hours to $1,689.89. Google’s billions of users are spending more time online transacting and entertaining themselves this year as they try to avoid the virus. But many advertisers ceased spending in the second quarter as tr... Full story

30 October