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In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo the Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, in New York.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
February 15, 2019 - 8:08 am
By Michael R. Sisak and Josh Boak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union...
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cash payment.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 14, 2019 - 4:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council has passed a bill that requires all businesses in the city to accept cash for payment. The vote was 12 to four after some debate on the council floor. Councilman Bill Greenlee sponsored the measure, saying that accepting only bank or credit...
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Graffiti has been painted on a sidewalk by someone opposed to the location of an Amazon headquarters in Long Island City in Queens, New York City.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
February 14, 2019 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly abandoned 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 others objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax incentives promised to the company. "We are disappointed to have...
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Colin Kaepernick Nike Ad
Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
February 14, 2019 - 9:20 am
By Steve Almasy and Dave Alsup, CNN (CNN) -- In September, Stephen Martin saw a Nike ad featuring former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The ad said: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." The words "sacrificing everything" stood out to Martin. And he...
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For flower shops, Valentines Day is their Super Bowl.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
February 14, 2019 - 7:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For flower shops, Valentine's Day is their Super Bowl. Stein Your Florist Company has been a staple in Philadelphia going way back to 1887. Owner Patrick Kelly was up late with his team on Wednesday, and they got up early Thursday to stay ahead of the game. Kelly...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo, File
February 13, 2019 - 8:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday , emphasizing the company's growth outside its Mountain View, California, home and across the...
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People give massive amounts of their personal data to companies for free every day.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP via CNN
February 13, 2019 - 3:45 pm
By Heather Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- People give massive amounts of their personal data to companies for free every day. Some economists, academics and activists think they should be paid for their contributions. Called data dividends, or sometimes digital or technology dividends, the somewhat...
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Häagen-Dazs Spirits Collection
Häagen-Dazs
Rachel Kurland
February 12, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you can't decide between a glass of wine or a scoop of vanilla, why not have both? Häagen-Dazs' Spirits Collection , which launched in Canada nearly two years ago, has finally hit the U.S. market with five traditional pints: Irish Cream Brownie, Rum Tres Leches (...
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Dreamstime
February 12, 2019 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA ( RADIO.COM ) — Whether you love it, hate it or just always manage to forget it, Valentine’s Day is big business. Feb. 14 is a huge day for the world’s florists and chocolatiers, but you might not know just how big. Here’s a look at just how into Valentine’s we all really are and how...
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Harish Natarajan, Project Debater's opponent at Think 2019, is a 2016 World Debating Championships Grand Finalist and 2012 European Debate Champion. Harish holds the world record for most debate competition victories.
IBM via CNN
February 12, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Rachel Metz, CNN Business (CNN) -- People are great at arguing. But a project from IBM shows that computers are getting quite good at it, too. On Monday, Harish Natarajan, a grand finalist in 2016's World Debating Championships, faced off against IBM's Project Debater — a computer touted by the...
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