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11, 2017

Cap on labor contracts, Amazon credits pending in lame duck

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The fate of expiring legislation that caps what police and fire officials can get in labor contract disputes and up to $5 billion in tax credits to attract Amazon’s new headquarters is uncertain as New Jersey’s government heads into Chris Christie’s lame duck period. Before Democratic Gov.-elect …read more


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11, 2017

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends in the age of Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer …read more


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11, 2017

Denver releases redacted bid for second Amazon headquarters

DENVER (AP) — “Welcome to Your New Frontier.” That’s the title of Colorado’s concise invitation to Amazon to consider Denver for its proposed $5 billion second headquarters. A redacted version of the invite was released Thursday by a metro-area economic development group representing nine Colorado counties. The document doesn’t specify what economic …read more


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11, 2017

Man in Las Vegas — the 1 in New Mexico — pens Amazon HQ song

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Amazon is sorting through 238 proposals to house the company’s second headquarters, and a Las Vegas man is trying to woo the online giant with a song. A man from Las Vegas, New Mexico, that is. KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico reports that Las Vegas resident …read more


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11, 2017

Amazon gives Prime members taste of discounts at Whole Foods

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Thanksgiving, Amazon is giving Prime members their first taste of special discounts at its recently acquired Whole Foods stores. Amazon says it will email Prime members a coupon starting Wednesday to buy organic or antibiotic-free turkeys for about 50 cents a pound cheaper than other …read more


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11, 2017

Microsoft pledges to curb carbon emissions despite growth

BONN, Germany (AP) — Microsoft says it aims to cut carbon emissions generated from its operations by 75 percent by 2030, from 2013 levels. The software giant’s pledge Tuesday on the sidelines of global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, reflects the kinds of efforts large businesses are making to help curb …read more


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11, 2017

Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

NEW YORK (AP) — Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl’s shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from the online retailer. Nike has made some of its sneakers available through Amazon. The …read more


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11, 2017

Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

NEW YORK (AP) — Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl’s shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from the online retailer. Nike has made some of its sneakers available through Amazon. The …read more


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11, 2017

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series coming to Amazon Prime

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has acquired the global television rights to “The Lord of the Rings,” based on the fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. Set in Middle Earth, this TV series will explore new story lines preceding Tolkien’s “The Fellowship of the Ring.” The …read more