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Amazon’s public policy exec got booed in a meeting with New York council members when he evaded a question about the company’s business with immigration agencies

Amazon executives appeared in front of New York City’s council to answer questions about its headquarters that are heading to Long Island City in New York’s borough of Queens. In response to a question about Amazon’s relationship with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, VP Brian Huseman said: “We believe […]
Amazon’s public policy exec got booed in a meeting with New York council members when he evaded a question about the company’s business with immigration agencies
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Amazon got a hostile welcome from a New York labour union, which savaged its working conditions as ‘deadly and dehumanising’

Amazon’s employment practices have been labelled “deadly and dehumanising” in a report by a New York labour union. The report also criticises Amazon’s anti-union stance, the destruction of brick-and-mortar stores, and its history of facilitating the sale of racist products. It represents a hostile welcome for Amazon after it announced […]
Amazon got a hostile welcome from a New York labour union, which savaged its working conditions as ‘deadly and dehumanising’
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Amazon is now going to split its HQ2 into 2 locations after more than a year of intense speculation. Here’s everything that has happened in the saga up until now.

It’s been 14 months since Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, declared its intention to build a second headquarters. Founded in Seattle some 23 years earlier, Amazon said it had gotten so big that it needed a second home base in another city. The company’s year-long selection process had a […]
Amazon is now going to split its HQ2 into 2 locations after more than a year of intense speculation. Here’s everything that has happened in the saga up until now.
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New York’s governor jokes he’ll change his name to ‘Amazon Cuomo’ to win the HQ2 bid hours before a report that New York City will be home to one of the company’s new headquarters

“I’ll change my name to AmazonCuomo if that’s what it takes,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said to reporters on Monday in reference to his determination to land Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2. On Monday evening, The New York Times reported that Amazon is finalising plans to open HQ2 in Long […]
New York’s governor jokes he’ll change his name to ‘Amazon Cuomo’ to win the HQ2 bid hours before a report that New York City will be home to one of the company’s new headquarters
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There’s more evidence that the race for Amazon’s HQ2 is still wide open

Amazon officials affiliated with the search for HQ2 have revisited Miami, Chicago, New York City, Newark, and cities in the Washington, DC, area recently, according to reports. Other cities haven’t seen Amazon since the initial visit, according to the Wall Street Journal. That could signal that even though Amazon said […]
There’s more evidence that the race for Amazon’s HQ2 is still wide open
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‘The city knows our core is rotten’: Some Washington, DC residents are ‘losing their minds’ over Amazon’s possible arrival

Experts predict that Amazon will locate its second headquarters somewhere in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As cities await the company’s announcement, DC residents are bracing for the potential negative impacts on their communities. Many neighbourhoods are up in arms over Amazon’s lack of transparency and questionable labour practices. Others […]
‘The city knows our core is rotten’: Some Washington, DC residents are ‘losing their minds’ over Amazon’s possible arrival
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Amazon says it will announce the location of its 2nd headquarters by the end of 2018, and it could massively impact the chosen city’s housing prices and infrastructure

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said on Thursday that the company would announce the location of its second headquarters by the end of the year. There’s been lots of speculation about the location of the second headquarters, with insiders suggesting it could be in northern Virginia. Whichever location plays host to […]
Amazon says it will announce the location of its 2nd headquarters by the end of 2018, and it could massively impact the chosen city’s housing prices and infrastructure
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Amazon’s HQ2 competition is pushing ‘loser’ cities to become the next Silicon Valley — but some experts say it’s a dangerous plan

Several American cities that did not make the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2, are investing heavily into IT education programs, groups that fund local tech companies, and workforce development programs that focus on tech talent. An official from Cincinnati, Ohio, said that Amazon’s feedback after the HQ2 process persuaded […]
Amazon’s HQ2 competition is pushing ‘loser’ cities to become the next Silicon Valley  —  but some experts say it’s a dangerous plan
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7 horrible things that could happen to cities if they win Amazon’s HQ2 bid

Cities and states are coughing up billions of dollars in incentives to win the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The tech giant has promised that the $US5 billion campus will bring economic prosperity to its chosen location. Seattle – where Amazon planted its first headquarters in the late […]
7 horrible things that could happen to cities if they win Amazon’s HQ2 bid
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Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for

Amazonis narrowing down the search for the home of its $US5 billionsecond headquarters, called HQ2. In January, the company selected20 metros across North Americaas finalists. One of the biggest underdogs is Newark, New Jersey, a city with an economy that hasstruggled to recoverfrom the 2008 recession. To sweeten the deal […]
Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for
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These airlines could get a boost from Amazon’s HQ2

Amazon‘s search for its second headquarters, HQ2, has city governments competing to offer the most appealing pitch But some industries, including airlines, will also benefit from HQ2. A new report from Bank of American Merrill Lynch found that both legacy airlines like Delta and United, as well as smaller airlines […]
These airlines could get a boost from Amazon’s HQ2
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Delta could face a $40 million blow over the NRA after backlash from Georgia lawmakers — but the airline still won’t move its headquarters

The Georgia legislature passed a tax reform bill on Thursday which excluded a provision that allowed airlines to re-fuel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport without paying the state’s sales tax. The exclusion was motivated by Delta Air Lines‘ announcement that it would join a number of businesses in ending its […]
Delta could face a $40 million blow over the NRA after backlash from Georgia lawmakers  —  but the airline still won’t move its headquarters
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Here’s the biggest surprise from Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist

Los Angeles was included on the shortlist for Amazon’s new headquarters contest. This comes as something of a surprise, as Los Angeles was not considered a top location by most experts. Experts are split on what this could mean for the eventual HQ2 winner. Los Angeles – the city of […]
Here’s the biggest surprise from Amazon’s HQ2 shortlist