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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs


February 15, 2019

Mark Lennihan – Associated Press

FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo graffiti has been painted on a sidewalk by someone opposed to the location of an Amazon headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York. Amazon said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that it is dropping New York City as one of its new headquarter locations.

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 what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies.

"We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion - we love New York," the online giant from Seattle said in a blog post announcing its withdrawal.


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