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An angry landlord is leading calls for an Amazon boycott after the company canceled its HQ2 plans for New York City

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon announced on Thursday that it had canceled its planned HQ2 project for New York City.
While some local and state politicians who objected to the deal are celebrating the news, groups of residents and local landlords are furious.
One landlord, who said he invested large amounts of money into property in the area to attract Amazon workers, is leading a boycott at an Amazon Books store in New York on Friday.
A Long Island City landlord has launched a boycott effort against Amazon after the e-commerce giant announced it had pulled out of its New York City HQ2 project on Thursday.
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NYC papers view Amazon deal's collapse as an embarrassment

NYC papers view Amazon deal's collapse as an embarrassment

1 month ago   |   By Miami Herald

The editorial boards of New York City's largest newspapers viewed the collapse of a deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York as an embarrassment for the city...
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CHARLIE MUNGER ON HQ2: 'Driving the rich people out is pretty dumb if you're a state or a city'

CHARLIE MUNGER ON HQ2: 'Driving the rich people out is pretty dumb if you're a state or a city'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, weighed in on Amazon 's decision to cancel its plan to bring a second headquarters to New York City.
He told CNBC in an interview on Thursday that states like New York that he says are "driving the rich people out" are "pretty dumb."
Amazon's surprise announcement on Thursday sparked a debate across the political spectrum over whether the decision was a victory or a loss.
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Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, addressed Amazon 's decision to foil its New York...
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Amazon says it will still honor its agreements to assist New York City schools after yanking HQ2

Amazon says it will still honor its agreements to assist New York City schools after yanking HQ2

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon has pulled out of its plan to build a headquarters in the New York City borough of Queens, the company announced on Thursday.
It will, however, abide by its commitments to partner with more than 130 New York City high schools for the Amazon Future Engineer program, as well as with the City University of New York to develop a cloud-computing certificate program.
Amazon already has more than 5,000 employees in New York, and it will likely continue to invest in the city despite the high-profile HQ2 pull-out.
Amazon is cancelling its HQ2 project for New York , but it isn't abandoning...
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De Blasio rips into AOC's Amazon opposition: Working people ‘want jobs'

De Blasio rips into AOC's Amazon opposition: Working people ‘want jobs'

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

It's a progressive civil war. A hot-under-the-collar Mayor Bill de Blasio tore into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday as he blistered both the online giant and local politicians who opposed bringing it to Queens. “As a progressive my entire life - and I ain't changing - I'll take on any progressive anywhere that thinks it's a...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slams Amazon and local politicians for 'pulling out in the dead of night' from Long Island City HQ2 deal

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slams Amazon and local politicians for 'pulling out in the dead of night' from Long Island City HQ2 deal

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed Amazon for abandoning its agreement to bring 25,000 jobs to Queens with a Long Island City headquarters on Friday.
de Blasio said he was "astounded" by Amazon's decision, which he said he had "no indication of" before Thursday, when the company announced it was pulling out of the deal with New York.
"It's over and it's astounding and it's disappointing and it's disrespectful to the people of New York City," de Blasio said in a Friday morning interview on WNYC.
The mayor also expressed "a lot of frustration" with local politicians who opposed the...
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