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New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at a news conference Thursday near the site where Amazon had planned to build a new headquarters. “They buckled because we held firm on the values of New Yorkers,” Van Bramer said. NEW YORK -- Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have meant 25,000 jobs in the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies. "There are a number of folks on the ground who oppose our presence," Amazon spokesman Jodi Seth said. "We don't think there's a path forward in terms of working with them over the long term." The decision was a blow to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had aggressively lobbied to land the project, competing against more than 200 other metropolitan areas across the continent that were eager to offer incentives to Amazon in … [Read more...] about Amazon cancels plan for HQ, 25,000 jobs in NYC
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: February 4, 2019 at 5:23 am | UPDATED: February 4, 2019 at 6:31 am LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy took another blow Sunday when Nissan canceled plans to make its new SUV in northern England amid continued uncertainty over the country’s future relations with the European Union. Nissan said it decided not to build the X-Trail model at its existing U.K. plant, canceling plans announced two years ago after May’s government made undisclosed concessions designed to ensure the carmaker’s ability to compete after Brexit. The company said it instead plans to consolidate production of the next generation X-Trail at its plant in Kyushu, Japan, where the model is currently produced. Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, England, which employs 7,000 workers, will continue to make Nissan’s Juke and Qashqai models. “While we have taken this decision for business reasons, the continued … [Read more...] about Nissan cancels plans to make X-Trail SUV in the UK in blow to Brexit supporters
Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 7:27 am CST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a view of a logo of Nissan Motor Co., at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK _ a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England. The move, first reported on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 by Sky News, was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday. less FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a view of a logo of Nissan Motor Co., at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK _ a sharp blow ... more Photo: Koji Sasahara, AP Photo: Koji Sasahara, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Nissan cancels plans to make X-Trail SUV in the UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Nissan is cancelling plans to make the next model of its X-Trail sports utility vehicle in Britain, less than two months before the country is due to leave the European Union, broadcaster Sky News said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: The Nissan logo is seen at Nissan Motor's global headquarters building in Yokohama, Japan, Dec. 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo Nissan first said four months after Britain voted in June 2016 to leave the EU that it would manufacture a new model of the SUV in Britain, which was seen as a major vote of confidence in the country’s manufacturing future. The main production plant for the current X-Trail is in Japan, while Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, northeast England, makes the smaller Qashqai SUV and other models. “Precise details of Nissan’s impending announcement were unclear this weekend, but sources said it was likely to initially involve abandoning the X-Trail production plans … [Read more...] about Nissan to cancel plans to make X-Trail SUV in UK: Sky News