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February 15, 2019 Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquartersSource: CNN
New York - Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community.
February 13, 2019 Majority of New Yorkers want Amazon’s HQ2 in Queens: pollSource: NY Post
A solid majority of New York state voters support the $3 billion deal to bring Amazon to Queens — especially minorities, according to a poll released Tuesday.
February 11, 2019 Report: Amazon Reconsidering NYC Deal - video onlySource: WCBS
CBS2's Tony Aiello has the latest on Amazon's plans to build a new headquarters in New York amid growing opposition to the alleged backroom deal made by Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio
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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