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Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to wha
Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
Ontario government promises 'action' if Hydro One doesn't cut proposed CEO pay

Ontario government promises 'action' if Hydro One doesn't cut proposed CEO pay

TORONTO — Ontario's energy minister says the government will take "any and all action necessary" if Hydro One doesn't drastically cut its proposed CEO compensation, but the semi-private utility appears not to be budging.

Opposition, B.C. New Democrat both ask conflict commissioner for ruling

VICTORIA — B.C.'s Opposition Liberals and the New Democrat member of the legislature facing an allegation of conflict of interest have both asked the province's conflict commissioner to intervene in the issue.

Buffett's firm tweaks stock portfolio, adds Suncor, Red Hat

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has taken a new stake in Canadian firm Suncor Energy and trimmed its huge Apple stake. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Israeli spyware company NSO is re-acquired by its founders

JERUSALEM — An Israeli software firm known for its phone-surveillance technology said Thursday that it has been re-acquired by its founders. The NSO group announced that U.S.

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to wha

Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct in December

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year's holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.
Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.