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Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in Toronto....

A list of the 20 places still vying for Amazon's 2nd HQ
Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters:...

Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed
Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders:...

LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher....

IBM reports first revenue growth since 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM reported its first quarter of revenue growth in more than five years as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence....

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs....

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country....

American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax law
NEW YORK (AP) -- Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law. The company also announced it would suspend its share buy-back program for six months to rebuild its capital following the charge....

Asian shares mixed as US government shutdown threat looms
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend....

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet....

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