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Seattle City Council approves head tax to raise $237 million for homeless services and housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan is expected to sign the legislation after brokering a reduced tax with Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018

Seattle City Council OK"s $75M head tax; mayor"s veto expected

The Seattle City Council voted 5-4 Friday to move forward the $75 million a year head tax that has been widely opposed by Amazon.com Inc. and other businesses. The result is a standoff that is going to require a compromise Monday when the council is sch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 11th, 2018

Amazon, JPMorgan, and BlackRock are all snapping up space in the new $25 billion Manhattan neighborhood that’s reshaping the city

CityRealty Tech and financial firms are increasingly moving to Hudson Yards and the surrounding area. The $25 billion neighborhood is the most expensive real-estate development in American history. .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 19th, 2018

Chicago says "so long Sears" on Sunday

It's headquarters rose above the Chicago skyline for decades and it was America's biggest retailer for even longer. Now Sears says so long to the city as Walmart and Amazon upstage the Catalog King......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnJul 13th, 2018

Amazon Shares Soared Over 3% This Week

E-commerce giant's stock continues to rise on strong sales, city contracts and upcoming Prime Day dealsRelated Stocks: AMZN, NFLX, FB, GOOGL,.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytJul 13th, 2018

Political Tensions Facing Amazon H2Q Finalists Emerge in New Jersey

The city of Newark has proposed a mix of existing and planned downtown properties, including Two Gateway Center (pictured above), for Amazon’s HQ2.The financial and political tension emerging as 20 .....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytJul 12th, 2018

Wichita city councilman joins staff at Kansas Chamber

Wichita Vice Mayor Bryan Frye has a new job. Frye has joined the Kansas Chamber as the organization's senior director of investor relations, according to a news release. Frye will keep his job as a Wichita councilman representing the fifth dis.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2018

Report: Amazon still profits from sales of supremacist propaganda

Despite a policy against selling products that promote hatred, the retail giant’s online store as well as its publishing, music-streaming and Web services platforms facilitate the spread of racist ideology, according to a new report......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 6th, 2018

Report: Amazon profits from sales of white-supremacist propaganda

Despite a policy against selling products that promote hatred, the retail giant’s online store as well as its publishing, music-streaming and Web services platforms facilitate the spread of racist ideology, according to a new report......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 6th, 2018

Amazon Profits From Selling White Supremacy, Nazi Products: Report

A new report alleged Amazon “enables the celebration of ideologies that promote hate and violence.”.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJul 6th, 2018

After internet mockery, 'Permit Patty' resigns as CEO of cannabis-products company - KCTV Kansas City

KCTV K.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 27th, 2018

The Orlando Police Department Is Ending Its Test of Amazon Facial Recognition Tech—For Now

The ACLU may have had something to do with it Orlando will not be renewing its contract with Amazon. The city’s police department had been one of two in an Amazon pilot program to incorporate its facial recognition software, Reko.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 26th, 2018

Amazon to hire for more than 1,500 jobs in upcoming $200M facility

The next regional warehouse for e-commerce giant Amazon will bring more than 1,500 jobs to the Queen City — the largest economic development project so far this year by number of jobs for Charlotte. Project Quattro, confirmed as Amazon.com's (NAS.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2018

Amazon to hire for 1,500 jobs in upcoming $200M facility

The next regional warehouse for e-commerce giant Amazon will bring more than 1,500 jobs to the Queen City — the largest economic development project by number of jobs for Charlotte so far this year. Project Quattro, confirmed as Amazon.com's (NAS.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 25th, 2018

Orlando Police won"t renew a contract for Amazon"s facial recognition software, but it"s evaluating whether to use it again at a "further date" (AMZN)

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The city of Orlando will not be renewing its contract with Amazon for use of its advanced facial recognition software.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 25th, 2018

Amazon launches Hub for apartment delivery nationwide

Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday that it has launched Hub by Amazon, a delivery system for apartments nationwide. Customers in New York City and San Francisco .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2018

After losing fight to levy 'Amazon tax,' Seattle is back to square one on helping homeless

Amazon and other businesses squelched a Seattle tax to fund homeless services, leaving the city with no clear path forward to deal with the crisis. Many.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 17th, 2018

Seattle"s City Council has repealed the controversial "Amazon tax"

The tax would have required for-profit companies that earn at least $20 million in annual sales to pay $275 per employee every year......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 13th, 2018

Will Amazon"s effort to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 13th, 2018

Will Amazon"s effort to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 13th, 2018