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Tom Puckett
March 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A new poll shows a majority of voters think Democratic control of state government is making tough for businesses, and one newly elected member of Congress is getting singled out. “ While Democrats disagree, a strong majority of independents and an overwhelming majority of...
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a new Siena poll, 67% of New York voters say that Amazon canceling its planned second headquarters in Queens was bad for the state, and 61% support a deal in which Amazon would receive $3 Billion in state and city incentives to create up to 25,000 jobs. Voters identified...
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February 28, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Bew York (WBEN) - A group made up of business leaders, elected officials and others is sending an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urging him to reconsider the decision to abandon plans for a headquarters in New York City. The letter is expected to appear in The New York Times on Friday. READ:...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo again blasted fellow Democrats on Friday over Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City, calling the internet retailer's rejection the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government. Cuomo also said...
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February 17, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:53 am
New York (WBEN) - Amazon abruptly abandoned plans for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and others objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives promised to the company. "We are disappointed to have reached...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:44 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Amazon stands to get more than $1.5 billion in grants and tax breaks from New York state in exchange for bringing at least 25,000 workers to a new campus in Queens, a record-setting incentive package that was both cheered and jeered Tuesday by elected officials in the city...
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Matt Moran
October 02, 2018 - 3:53 pm
Amazon announced that their minimum wage will be $15 per hour starting November 1st. Professor Matthew Dimick from University at Buffalo Law School says this comes from polictial pressure. But thinks it could have a longterm economic impact. "There has been a lot of talk about inequality in the...
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Tom Puckett
August 06, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Last week, Apple hit the $1 trillion mark, the first company to do so. Which company could be next? "If I was to guess, Amazon would have the best shot at doing that," says Mike Lomas of the Financial Guys. "They're changing the way we do business, and we see this with retail...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bloomberg is citing sources saying Tops Markets and another major supermarket retailer, Winn-Dixie, may both soon be seeking bankruptcky protection. The filing, that would protect the retailers from creditors, could come as soon as this month according to the sources. The...
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