Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:35 PM ET

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National Audio 2:35 PM ET

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NAT097 - (US-Amazon-HQ) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) NEW YORK. x-07s. Amazon is cancelling its plans to build a headquarters in New York City. America's largest retailer released a statement saying - quote - "a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward". The complex was going to be built in Long Island City, Queens. City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer represents the neighbourhood. In a news conference, Van Bramer said Amazon chose to back out rather than allow workers to unionize. ("..important here.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an upbeat statement on Amazon's decision, noting that New York City will thrive no matter what. …

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