In quest for Amazon, some Nashvillians say no thanks

Traffic congestion and a growing dearth of affordable housing, two focal points of the last Nashville mayoral race, would likely be exacerbated by the presence of as many as 50,000 new Amazon employees — on top of the city's already rapid growth. And, with a local unemployment rate of 2.5 percent, the …
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Keep Calm And Hodl? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to 'Piss Off'

The mainstream media debate over Bitcoin as a success or failure approached live comedy this week after a “brawl” broke out between guests on a CNBC panel. In an exchange which ended an edition of the network's increasingly notorious Fast Money segment, regular contributor and …
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Amazon raises price of its Prime membership

Amazon has raised the price of its Prime membership for the first time since 2014, upping the fee for consumers who pay monthly by almost a fifth. The service, which charges users a fee to access two-day shipping, free video and music streaming and unlimited storage, has been seen by analysts as a …
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Why Amazon's HQ2 guessing game is PR genius

It's city versus city in the ultimate public battle to woo Amazon, and the very public courtship process may be one of Amazon's most genius moves yet, according to experts. "They are … Another tech giant, Apple, announced on Wednesday it planned to build a second campus and add 20,000 jobs.
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5 things to know about Amazon

In 1994, Jeff Bezos left his position as the vice-president of D. E. Shaw & Co. to pursue the internet business, according to “Jeff Bezos: The Founder of Amazon.com” by Ann Byers. He began working on a business plan for an e-commerce site. He initially named Cadabra, Inc., short for “abracadabra,” but …
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