Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) UA conference to focus on blockchain A conference about blockchain technology and its many uses in commerce is scheduled for today at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at 145 N. Buchanan Ave. Blockchain technology, a type of digital ledger that is not owned by any single entity, gained popularity with the rise of the digital currency bitcoin. It has since been embraced as a way to do business with transparency. Some companies are experimenting with blockchain technology to track items through their supply chains, and more. Representatives from Walmart, Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt, Google, Microsoft, IBM and others will be in attendance and provide expertise during panel discussions. Keynote speakers include Gov. Asa Hutchinson; … [Read more...] about UA conference to focus on blockchain Subway sped up store closings in ’18 U.K. reports Huawei security problems U.S. nuclear technology for Saudis OK’d N.Y. sues drugmaker’s Sackler family
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 5, 2019, 10:23 PM GMT By Tom Winter New York state regulators have issued a subpoena to the Trump Organization's insurance company as part of an investigation into the president's family business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News on Tuesday. The move by the New York State Department of Financial Services adds to the growing scrutiny facing the Trump Organization. The subpoena was issued to Aon insurance company, the person with direct knowledge said, in an investigation of the insurance policies and claims tied to Trump's namesake firm. Aon, a global insurance company headquartered in London, provided a statement to NBC News that did not name the Trump Organization. “We can confirm that we received a subpoena from the New York State Department of Financial Services and, as is our policy, we intend to … [Read more...] about N.Y. regulators probing Trump Organization’s insurance practices
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: The Bigger Picture Behind Amazon Ditching N.Y. DealBook Supported by Feb. 15, 2019 Good Friday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) What Amazon’s U-turn means Amazon yesterday canceled its plans to build a huge corporate campus in New York City. • The decision was an abrupt turnabout after a yearlong search for a second headquarters. The tech giant ultimately decided to open two new sites — in Queens and in Virginia. Each would have gained an estimated 25,000 jobs. • But Amazon faced a backlash in New York from lawmakers, activists and union leaders who said it didn’t deserve nearly $3 billion in government incentives. • “The company made its decision late Wednesday, after growing increasingly concerned that the backlash in New … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: The Bigger Picture Behind Amazon Ditching N.Y.
Amazon. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Bess Adler. A committee of employees at Amazon's recently opened Staten Island fulfillment center is going public with a unionization campaign, a fresh challenge to the e-commerce giant in a city where it plans to build a major new campus. Labor unrest is the latest complication in Amazon's plan to invest $2.5 billion and hire 25,000 people in the city over the next 15 years. Several New York City politicians who were shut out of negotiations handled by the governor and mayor have raised objections to a new office park in Queens that threatens to overload mass transit and drive up rents in an already expensive housing market. Now workers in another borough are saying the company treats them like robots and should be focused on improving conditions there rather than raking in tax breaks to build a new headquarters. The union they're working with sees the up to $3 billion in incentives offered to draw an Amazon office campus to Long Island City … [Read more...] about N.Y. Amazon workers urge unionization
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site, Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez Supported by ByJ. David Goodman Dec. 11, 2018 Amazon is trying to quell rising opposition to its plan for offices in New York, hiring well-connected lobbyists to make its case in the corridors of power even as it mounts a block-by-block neighborhood effort against the grass-roots network that helped push Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to victory. Company executives, setting up shop in a hotel in Long Island City, Queens, where Amazon wants to build a new campus, have been walking the streets, sometimes accompanied by city officials, to listen to residents and drum up support. The extent of their reach could be felt at City Hall on Tuesday where two newly hired lobbyists, Mark Weprin, a former Queens city … [Read more...] about Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site, Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez