The decision announced Thursday comes after an outcry from local politicians, union leaders and community organizers who had organized weeks of protests against massive financial breaks promised to Amazon, one of the world's most valuable companies.
Amazon.com Inc's decision on Thursday to scrap its proposal to locate a second headquarters in the Queens borough of New York City ignited a sea of dueling reactions on Twitter, with some calling it a victory for working people while others said it meant that fewer people would work.
The New York neighborhood of Long Island City had been one of two locations Amazon selected previous year after a long search for a second headquarters or "HQ2".
Amazon pulled the plug on its New York City plans after local officials - including freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. - criticized the state for giving Amazon too many tax breaks. Although the company had the support of area residents, some politicians have derided Amazon, who have been critical of the project and its almost $2 billion in incentives cities agreed to provide in exchange for an estimated 25,000 well-paid jobs.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lobbied hard to bring the deal to the city, with the governor even jokingly offering to change his name.
Amazon spent more than a year evaluating the HQ2 decision before ultimately choosing New York City and Arlington, Va., with a promise of about 25,000 jobs in each city.
Cuomo said in a statement that a small group of politicians had "put their own narrow political interests" above those of New Yorkers.
"Amazon insists on getting its way or takes its ball and leaves", Gianaris, who represents Long Island City, toldthe New York Times.
Other large cities that competed for Amazon's attention during the initial bidding process have begun publicly lobbying the company to reconsider its choice of New York City.
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Thank you again to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the many other community leaders and residents who welcomed our plans and supported us along the way.
Polls had found that a majority of New Yorkers also supported Amazon's plan.
"We do not intend to reopen the HQ2 search at this time", it said.
The enormous digital company announced Thursday that it has ended its effort to make New York City part of its sprawling empire, just four months after proclaiming the Big Apple as its future HQ2 home.
Maybe this new sense of pragmatism is a good thing for the company, but after searching the continent and deliberating for so long, Amazon's apparent inability to anticipate and manage the opposition in NY makes the whole HQ2 process seem half-baked, and the abrupt cancellation makes the company seem wishy-washy.
Amazon publicly announced Thursday that it was abandoning its plans to build in NY, though reports indicated the decision was in the works a week earlier.
Some 5,000 Amazon employees now work in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island.
"We have the best talent in the world and every day we are growing a stronger and fairer economy for everyone", de Blasio said.
Should the issue be resolved quickly, crude production could return to levels seen in prior years and flood the market further. Helping to keep a lid on the market are adequate global inventories, the prospect of weakened demand tied both to U.S.
China would likely respond by raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S goods that it announced previous year in retaliation. These include ending China's alleged violations of intellectual-property rights and forced transfers of American technologies.
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That was before Apex Legends , though, which has found a ton of early success since its surprise launch last week. It remains to be seen if seasonal events are also launched like with other Battle Royale games.
Sanders said the White House was "very prepared" for a legal challenge but said there shouldn't be one. Fortunately, there is a legal mechanism in place , although technically it's never been done before.
The upcoming vote - which has not yet been scheduled - will "give everybody an opportunity to go on record, " McConnell said. But he added that the broad proposal might not easily translate into legislation that can pass Congress .
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In a tweet written on the anniversary that he also sent out in Farsi, Trump said the revolution had been a complete failure. In January, Rouhani said Iran was dealing with its worst economic crisis since the Shah was toppled.
Republicans have used the Green New Deal to paint the rival party as shifting to the left and embracing extreme policies. Earlier in his speech, he'd suggested the deal would mean "you're not allowed to own cows anymore".
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