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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone.Cities such as...

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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone.Cities such as...

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EPA official: government must plan for climate change

A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to...

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Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as world-first

A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head,...

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LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher.The company, Tronc, began the investigation Thursday after a National Public Radio story detailed...

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After Amazon names Austin among finalists for second headquarters, what’s next? 

Online retail giant Amazon.com confirmed Thursday what many economists and business analysts have predicted for months: Austin remains in the running for one of the richest economic development deals in U.S. history. Riding its hipster vibe and high-tech...

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Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San Francisco

Six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees were deliberately targeted by vandals who broke the windows with unknown objects while traveling on a highway south of San Francisco, authorities said Thursday.Four Apple charter buses and...

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American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax law

Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law. The company also announced it would suspend its share buy-back program for six months to rebuild...

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Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.Lawmakers say they didn't intend to give a competitive...

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UK and French leaders reach border deal, disagree on Brexit

The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.But President Emmanuel Macron also delivered a firm message: the U.K....

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