Virginia Senate supports $550M in Amazon incentives.(Dreamstime)
January 22, 2019 - 12:30 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Senate has voted to support more than a half-billion dollars in incentives for Amazon. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the bill passed 35-5 on Monday would create $550 million in "post-performance" incentives for Amazon, based on job creation. The bill...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, photo, pedestrians walk the underground corridors in Crystal City, Va.  (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
(AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
November 13, 2018 - 11:58 am
By JOSEPH PISANI , AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. Each will get 25,000 jobs. In addition, the online retailer said it will open an...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:23 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans. The online retailer is expected to make an official announcement later Tuesday. The person was not authorized to...
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November 05, 2018 - 12:36 pm
By KEN SWEET , AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in "advanced talks" to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Amazon, based in Seattle, is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal...
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November 03, 2018 - 11:10 am
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - Two people are dead in Maryland after a 50 foot by 50 foot wall collapsed at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. The wall gave way during intense storms Friday night. The first worker was pulled from under fallen debris and rushed to a hospital Friday night where he...
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The logo for Amazon is displayed on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 10, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By JOSEPH PISANI , AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn't benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise. The company said Wednesday that "slight adjustments" are being made this week, and workers who...
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October 08, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:26 pm
By JOSEPH PISANI and MARLEY JAY , AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple. Amazon has revolutionized how people shop online and is the world's dominant internet retailer. In two decades...
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July 16, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's website has run into some snags quickly on its much-hyped Prime Day. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links Monday got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, "Uh-oh. Something went wrong on our end." It wasn't clear how widespread the outage was, and an Amazon...
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July 03, 2018 - 2:25 pm
By JOSEPH PISANI , AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike. This year's sales event, which starts July 16, will be six hours longer than last...
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