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Amazon's enemies swarm as its D.C. clout swells

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Amazon's triumphant announcement Tuesday of its moves into the Beltway and New York City called attention to an uncomfortable truth: The online juggernaut has fast become one of Washington's most-scorned companies. Jeff Bezos' company has soared as it has expanded into far-flung corners of the economy, from retail, drones and Hollywood movies to cloud computing and facial recognition - underscored by the billions of dollars in incentives that Virginia and New York agreed to lavish on Amazon to lure its two new headquarters sites. But its growing influence and power have also made it the...
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Watch out Wall Street and Capitol Hill: Amazon is coming for your talent

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Amazon.com Inc.'s decision to split its second headquarters was a calculated move to poach the best and brightest from two of the biggest talent pools in America: New York City and Washington, D.C. When the tech giant starts recruiting tens of thousands of workers in the cities next year, Wall...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will continue to boycott Amazon as the state offers more than $1.5 billion for its HQ2

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated in a joint press conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the news that Amazon has chosen Long Island City as one of the sites for its second headquarters, HQ2 .
New York is offering up more than $1.5 billion in tax breaks to Amazon.
That doesn't mean de Blasio is a fan of the company, calling himself "old school" for his refusal to shop there.
De Blasio previously said in October 2017 that Amazon and other online shopping destinations are "very destructive to communities."
New York City is getting one of Amazon's new headquarters - and the...
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Amazon's 'HQ2' $2bln cost to tax payers

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Amazon's decision to split its second quarters between New York's Long Island City and Arlington Virginia revealed the $2 billion in tax breaks the company received in exchange for 50,000 jobs.
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Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices

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Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C.
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How Amazon's New Headquarters Could Change Communities In New York And Virginia

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Amazon announced its expanding footprint, adding some 25,000 jobs in Long Island City in Queens and Arlington, Va. Some in those cities are worried about housing prices and congestion on the roads.
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Amazon's Cynical Coronation of New York and D.C. Gets Panned

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While Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio pat each other on the back for bringing Amazon to New York, progressive politicians and local residents express their dismay.
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'Massive corporate welfare': Amazon faces backlash over HQ2 decision, process

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The drawn-out theater of Amazon's decision Tuesday to split its second headquarters between New York's Long Island City and suburban Virginia's Crystal City was met with a maelstrom of criticism from some local officials and professionals. While Amazon has touted the prosperity the headquarters...
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NC recruiters had hope for Amazon jobs that went to NYC, DC

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North Carolina business recruiters say they heard from Amazon last month about the potential for the Raleigh area landing the tech giant's second headquarters and weren't told the 50,000 jobs...
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Amazon splits second headquarters between New York and Virginia

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Amazon will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, Va., ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the country vying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades. Amazon also said it will create more than 5,000 jobs in Nashville,...
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Amazon decision brings quick backlash from New York, Virginia

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Local officials and professionals were critical of the online retailer's move.
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Dallas mayor says Amazon officials ultimately had 'an East Coast bias' for HQ2

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Amazon chose locations in New York City and Arlington Virginia for its new headquarters. Dallas Mayor Michael Rawlings told CNBC he felt his city was fairly considered, but that officials ultimately wanted to be in an East Coast city.
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AvalonBay nixes Columbus Circle rentals, pursues condos instead

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Despite softness in New York City's condo market, AvalonBay Communities has nixed plans for a rental-and-condo tower in Columbus Circle. Now, it's going all-condo. The company, which launched a teaser site for the Park Loggia on Tuesday, has priced the 172 units between $1 million and $6 million. “There is a sense that there's pent-up demand for product at this location,” said Beth Fisher, senior managing director at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, which is handling...
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With two new headquarters, will Amazon get to double dip on tax breaks?

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The $800 billion company will receive upwards of $2.8 billion in performance-based incentives.
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Amazon picks New York City and Washington D.C. area for HQ2

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Amazon chose America's financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying it will build offices for up to 25,000 people. Fred Katayama reports.
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To Lure Amazon, 3 Places in Virginia Get New Name No One's Heard Before

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When Amazon said it would split its new headquarters between Queens, New York and National Landing, Va., the name began trending on Twitter. Residents did not appear to be impressed.
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Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio hold jubilant press conference announcing Amazon HQ2 in Queens

Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio hold jubilant press conference announcing Amazon HQ2 in Queens

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated their deal with Amazon to bring the retail giant's secondary headquarters, known as HQ2, to Long Island City, Queens.
Both men praised the "unprecedented" scale and impact of the project - which will create at least 25,000 jobs over the next 10 years - and insisted it will positively impact New Yorkers, including marginalized communities.
To critics, de Blasio said, "I ask a real blunt question: Would we be happier if weren't coming?"
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio - two longtime...
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Amazon goes bicoastal: will open HQs in New York, DC suburb

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NEW YORK - Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for second headquarters by selecting Long Island City, Queens, and Arlington, Virginia, as the joint winners. Both are waterfront communities away from overcrowded business districts, giving Amazon space to grow.
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Amazon picks New York City, Washington DC area for new HQs

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World's largest online retailer to get billions of dollars in tax breaks for the development of its second headquarters.
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