Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York Supported by ByKaren Weise, Manny Fernandez and John Eligon March 3, 2019 SEATTLE — When Texas officials pushed Amazon to pay nearly $270 million in back sales taxes in 2010, Amazon responded by closing its only warehouse in the state and scrapping expansion plans there. Two years later, the officials agreed to waive the past taxes in exchange for Amazon opening new warehouses. A similar scene played out in South Carolina, where officials decided in 2011 to deny Amazon a sales tax break. After threatening to stop hiring in the state, the company got the tax exemption by promising to hire more people. And last year in Seattle, the company’s hometown, Amazon halted plans to build one tower and threatened to lease out one under … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York
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By Meredith Goldstein Globe staff Sometimes I hear about a kind of jealousy between people in New York City and Boston. But it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s about a different thing. My single friends in Boston tell me it would be “sooo much easier” to find love if they lived in New York City. Those friends (and some Boston-area readers of my Globe advice column) believe that the dating options would be more plentiful in New York, and that there’d be a better night life scene for meeting strangers. They know for certain there’d be a more diverse dating pool — and perhaps fewer men on apps in TB12 hats. (Not judging the apparel, but that particular look and fandom isn’t for everyone.) Meanwhile, some of my single friends and readers in New York City have wondered whether it might be easier to find a partner in Boston. Those New Yorkers assume that in a smaller city, people might be less transient. Less fickle. They believe that in a … [Read more...] about Which city is better for singles: Boston or New York?
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, gave a talk to a members-only event at the Yale Club in New York on Tuesday. During the 30-minute lecture, Bezos said his private aerospace company, Blue Origin, would launch its first people into space aboard a New Shepard rocket in 2019. Bezos also questioned the capabilities of a space tourism competitor, Virgin Galactic, and criticised the goal of Elon Musk and SpaceX to settle Mars with humans. Ultimately, Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to enable a space-faring civilisation where “a Mark Zuckerberg of space” and “1,000 Mozarts and 1,000 Einsteins” can flourish. Bezos advised the crowd to hold a powerful, personal long-term vision, but to devote “the vast majority of your energy and attention” on shorter-term activities and those ranging up to 2- or 3-year timeframes. Jeff Bezos may be the richest human on Earth, as the founder of Amazon, but his ultimate dreams reside within a relatively obscure … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos just gave a private talk in New York. From utopian space colonies to dissing Elon Musk’s Martian dream, here are the most notable things he said.
Over the last two years, as Americans’ attention has turned to the country’s southern border, one tiny road along the northern border has become a hotspot for asylum-seekers looking for safety and a better life in Canada. Migrants from around the world have been coming to the village of Champlain in upstate New York for a chance to cross the US-Canada border and request asylum. Champlain’s deputy mayor, Janet McFetridge, has personally greeted hundreds of them, staking out the border-crossing almost every single day and bidding migrants farewell with hats and winter wear. “It’s just so many separate stories and separate wishes and hopes and dreams, and people just like all of us just wanting a better life for their families,” she told INSIDER. CHAMPLAIN, NY – Janet McFetridge dumps a handful of trash on the driver’s seat of her car, pointing to the used credit cards, bus tickets, and scrunched-up bits of paper. She can’t … [Read more...] about One woman spends hours at the US border in rural New York every day, outfitting immigrants with knitted hats and gloves before they flee to Canada
A ground stop has been issued for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Tuesday due to drone activity. According to ABC News, the FAA confirmed that two drones were spotted in the path of planes landing at Newark Airport. A ground stop for incoming flights has been issued. During a ground stop, flights headed for Newark are held at their point of departure. A ground stop has been issued for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on Tuesday due to drone activity. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman confirmed to ABC News that two drones were spotted around 3,500 feet above Teterboro, New Jersey which is directly in the path of planes headed for landing at Newark. As a result, a ground stop has been issued for the EWR. During a ground stop, flights headed for Newark are held at their point of departure. This is to prevent aircraft on final approach from colliding with the drones that can cause substantial damage to an airliner. Read more: Wow Air CEO reveals what … [Read more...] about Flights heading for airport in New York have been grounded after 2 drones were spotted flying nearby