Increased soybean production in Brazil could cause up to 32 million acres of deforestation in the Amazon, more land than in New York state.
By Gretchen Frazee
Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules.
By Tom James, Associated Press
In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax…
By Joseph Pisani, Associated Press
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.
By Michael R. Sisak, Josh Boak, Associated Press
Amazon abruptly announced Thursday that it will not build a headquarters in New York, after some local politicians expressed strong opposition toward the company’s plan. The “stunning reversal” is a major blow to the politicians who helped broker the deal,…
By Associated Press
The online retailer has faced opposition from some New York politicians, who were unhappy with the tax incentives Amazon was promised.
By Michael Balsamo, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
The publisher of the National Enquirer said Friday it will look into claims of extortion and blackmail made by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who said the tabloid threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the…
By Paul Solman
In the early 20th century, Standard Oil was broken up because of its vast power. Today, many think Facebook, Google or Amazon present similar threats, but they proceed unchallenged. In "The Curse of Bigness," law professor Tim Wu argues that…
By Michael Liedtke, Will Weissert, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Apple's investment, which will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents, adds to a city that has already become a bustling tech hub.
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