Priceline.com posts quarterly profit

Thu May 9, 2013 4:14pm EDT

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May 9 (Reuters) - Priceline.com, the online travel agency known for its name-your-own-price auction, on Thursday said quarterly profit rose on improved hotel and car-rental reservations.

Net income was $244.3 million, or $4.76 a share, in the first quarter, compared with $181.8 million, or $3.54 a share, a year earlier.

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