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Amazon invitations Ocasio-Cortez to consult with and spot for herself how employees don’t pee in bottles

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most outspoken critics of Amazon’s now-abandoned HQ2 plan for New York City, and now the online mega-retailer is hitting back… nicely. After the young congresswoman criticized Amazon over reports of the inhumane conditions faced by the company’s warehouse workers, an Amazon exec responded with a denial and...CONTINUE READING

Amazon backs Rivian, the Tesla rival at the back of a brand new electrical truck and SUV

Amazon is on a spending spree. Last week the online retailer invested in self-driving vehicle startup Aurora. On Friday, it announced it was the main investor in an upcoming all-electric truck and SUV company, Rivian. Amazon leads a group investing $700 million in the company, which debuted its R1T pickup and R1S SUV at the...CONTINUE READING

Amazon abandons HQ2 plan in New York Town

After months of pushback since the original plan was announced, Amazon has finally called it quits on their move to build a headquarters in Long Island City, New York. The e-commerce giant will now entertain 20 other finalists who were in the mix for the spot. These locations include Newark, New Jersey and Nashville, Tennessee....CONTINUE READING

Amazon will have helped a town that wanted it. As an alternative, it screwed everyone.

Many New Yorkers are cheering Amazon‘s decision to abandon its plans for another headquarters in Queens. But its decision to scuttle plans for an HQ2 altogether rubs salt in the wounds of smaller cities hoping to become the next Silicon Valley.  SEE ALSO: Amazon cancels New York City HQ2 plans One of the justifications for...CONTINUE READING

The funny story’s on us: Amazon nonetheless made out like a bandit

Even when Amazon loses, it still wins.  The corporate behemoth announced Feb. 14 that it had abandoned its plan to open offices in Long Island City, Queens. In the face of local opposition to the proposed massive development and approximately $3 billion in government incentives, the company issued a statement bemoaning its newly found status...CONTINUE READING

New York Governor ‘Amazon Cuomo’ is livid over canceled HQ2

There is likely no one more distraught over Amazon’s decision to cancel its plans to build a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens than New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Amazon chose to come to New York because we are the capital of the world and the best place to do business,” said Governor Cuomo...CONTINUE READING

New York Mayor blames Amazon: ’It’s important to be difficult to make it right here’

Amazon shocked everyone on Thursday when it announced it was halting plans to build a second headquarters in New York City’s Long Island City neighborhood. While local opposition celebrated the unexpected announcement, one supporter of the project  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio — was less than thrilled. You have to be tough to make it...CONTINUE READING

Amazon is pulling its 2d HQ out of NYC, and persons are thrilled

On Thursday, Amazon announced that it will be pulling its planned second headquarters out of New York City. It was a remarkable about-face for the company, and followed weeks of considerable grassroots opposition on the ground.  SEE ALSO: Remembering some of John Dingell’s greatest moments on Twitter “Like a petulant child, Amazon insists on getting...CONTINUE READING

You’ll be able to now save an enormous 50% at the first 3 months of Audible club

Reading is one of life’s great joys. Leaving the real world behind and getting lost in a good book is something special. Having a great book read to you is on another level, though. All the best bits of escapism and relaxation without any of the work.  Audible produces and sells spoken audio entertainment, information,...CONTINUE READING
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