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December 10, 2018 Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complexSource: Fox Business
New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in...
December 6, 2018 New Yorkers overwhelmingly support Amazon campus in Queens: pollSource: Reuters
NEW YORK - New Yorkers by a wide margin approve of plans for Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to build a massive new campus in the city, although they are divided over terms of a multibillion-dollar incentive package used to lure the...
December 4, 2018 Ohio senators to meet with GM chief this weekSource: The Hill
Sens. Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) from Ohio are scheduled to meet with General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra on Wednesday, after the automaker announced last week that it would halt production at a plant in...
Research & Insights
Source: UN Environment
Showcasing the success of large-scale restoration of landscapes burdened by natural or man-made disasters, UN Environment today launched the report: Restoring forests and landscapes, the key to sustainable future.
AT&T Inc's (T.N) quarterly profit topped Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier lowered operating costs and introduced new promotions bundling video with phone service that helped it compete in a...
June 20, 2017 Rural divideSource: Washington Post
merica’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.
Commentary & Opinion
November 14, 2018 The NIMBY Backlash Against Amazon’s HQ2Source: Bloomberg
Splitting Amazon’s second headquarters between Queens and the Virginia suburbs of Washington was probably not the best decision from a social perspective. Added traffic will strain already crowded local infrastructure, and New...
Source: Stock Transcript
Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.
Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed.
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