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  • Cities should respond to Amazon's squeeze play by saying no to subsidies

    01/22/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/22/2018 | By MICHAEL HILTZIK
    Amazon released its short list of contenders for its second-headquarters project on Thursday, and the news was bad. Whether it was worse for the hundreds of communities left out of the running or for the 20 so-called finalists is an open question. Judging from the willingness of some remaining contenders to endow one of the world's richest companies with billions in handouts, we're going with the latter. As we've been reporting since September, when the Seattle-based online retailer and tech giant announced plans to locate a $5-billion, 50,000-employee complex as its second headquarters somewhere in North America, offering tax abatements...
  • Bridge commission moving forward on new headquarters in Lower Makefield

    12/17/2017 7:53:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Bucks County Courier Times ^ | December 14, 2017 | Chris English
    The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has taken another step toward its planned new headquarters in Lower Makefield. Commission officials recently awarded a contract not to exceed $529,869 to Joseph Jingoli & Son of Lawrence Township, New Jersey, to serve as construction manager on the project. The new 37,000-square foot, two-story commission headquarters building will be constructed at the 10-acre park-and-ride just off Interstate 95 the commission bought from Lower Makefield last year for $800,000. Officials from the DRJTBC hope to award bids for the new building early next year and have it open by the summer of 2019....
  • Amazon offered billions in tax breaks by several cities for second U.S. headquarters

    10/19/2017 10:27:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/2017
    U.S. cities are offering Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) at least as much as $7 billion in tax breaks ahead of a Thursday deadline as they compete to house its second headquarters. The world’s largest online retailer has won promises from elected officials who are eager for the $5 billion-plus investment and up to 50,000 jobs that will come with “Amazon HQ2.” New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a Monday news release from the governor’s office. Across the Hudson River, New York City...
  • The Math Won't Add Up For Winner In Amazon HQ2 Contest

    10/05/2017 1:00:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/05/2017 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    On the promise of 50,000 jobs with average wages of over $100,000 plus $5 billion or more in investment for buildings and equipment, roughly fifty cities around the U.S. and Canada are busily competing to be the location of Amazon’s second headquarter campus, dubbed HQ2. To be the winner of this contest, a city first must meet a long list of qualifications and then has to outbid other qualified cities in terms of offering the largest possible package of subsidies and tax breaks to Amazon. While the competition is fierce, some simple math suggests cities should pass on this contest....
  • EU to approve new military training headquarters

    03/06/2017 12:29:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2017 2:48 AM EST
    The European Union is set to approve the creation of a headquarters for its military training missions in Somalia, Mali and the Central African Republic. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said she would urge foreign and defense ministers Monday to “take immediate decisions on the establishment of a military planning and conduct capability.” She said it would provide a “more efficient approach to the existing military training missions we have.” …
  • Ankara Says Receiving ’Positive Signals’ from US on Gulen Extradition

    08/13/2016 10:57:19 AM PDT · by mvonfr · 25 replies
    Turkey said Friday it has received “positive signals” from the United States over its requests to extradite Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of ordering last month’s attempted coup.....
  • Mercedes to Move U.S. Headquarters From New Jersey to Georgia

    01/06/2015 6:49:55 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 54 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 1/6/15 | Patrick McGeehan
    In the latest blow to New Jersey, which is still staggering from the recession, Mercedes-Benz USA said on Tuesday that it would move its headquarters to Georgia from Montvale, N.J.
  • In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas

    01/02/2014 2:56:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Magpul Industries ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Governor Rick Perry
    Office of the Governor Rick Perry For Immediate Distribution Jan. 2, 2014 Press Release Governor’s Press Office: 512-463-1826 Lucy Nashed: lucy.nashed@gov.texas.gov In Case You Missed It: Magpul Industries to Move Headquarters to Texas AUSTIN – Firearm accessories manufacturer Magpul Industries has announced it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Colorado to Texas. Magpul began a nationwide relocation search following the passage of anti-2nd Amendment legislation in Colorado this summer that made it difficult for the company to do business. “In Texas, we understand that freedom breeds prosperity, which is why we’ve built our economy around principles that allow employers to...
  • McConnell accuses Kentucky liberal PAC of bugging campaign headquarters

    04/10/2013 8:02:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/09/13 08:26 PM ET | Alexandra Jaffe and Justin Sink
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused a Kentucky Democratic super-PAC of bugging his campaign office and asked the FBI to investigate. McConnell lashed out at the group Progress Kentucky after the release of a recording from a Feb. 2 meeting between the senator and his aides in which they debate the merits of attacking actress Ashley Judd’s mental health, views on religion and attitudes about family.
  • Cocaine mistakenly sent to UN headquarters ('mistakenly' sent.. Yeah Right!!)

    01/26/2012 2:08:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/12 | AFP
    A 16 kilo (35.5 pounds) consignment of cocaine that Mexican drug traffickers recently lost has turned up in an unlikely place -- the United Nations in New York. Police and UN officials Thursday described how two fake UN bags containing the drugs -- which experts said had a street value of about $2 million -- set off a security alert when they were delivered, apparently by accident, to the the global body's headquarters. The bags, which had the UN symbol printed on them, were shipped from Mexico through the DHL delivery company's center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne...
  • Hamas quietly scales back its presence in Syria (Iran warns against leaving)

    12/11/2011 10:18:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/04/11 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    Hamas quietly scales back its presence in SyriaBy Nidal al-Mughrabi | Reuters – Sun, Dec 4, 2011 GAZA (Reuters) - Dozens of Hamas operatives have quietly returned to Gaza from Damascus as the Islamist group scales back its presence in Syria and gauges the uncertain future of President Bashar al-Assad, diplomats said on Sunday. Officially, Hamas leaders are sticking to their denial they plan to quit the Syrian capital, where the group keeps its main headquarters outside the Gaza Strip. But diplomats and regional sources said the Hamas delegation in Damascus, which once numbered hundreds of Palestinian officials and their...
  • Alliant Tech to move headquarters to Virginia

    09/08/2011 11:39:10 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-8-11 | Julie Forster
    The defense and aerospace contractor ATK, Alliant Techsystems, based in Eden Prairie, announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters Oct. 1 to Arlington, Va., where the company will expand its existing office space. The company will continue to maintain a strong presence in Minnesota, including approximately 210 Minnesota-based corporate employees. In total, ATK employs approximately 2700 people in Minnesota. ATK currently employs approximately 3,500 people in the Mid-Atlantic region, where it operates facilities in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia
  • EPA headquarters contaminated with lead, likely from Secret Service shooting range

    04/16/2010 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 449+ views
    daily caller ^ | 4/16/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Days before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalizes strict new regulations for dealing with toxic lead in residential homes, the agency is quietly cleaning up a dangerous lead contamination at its own headquarters. Dust samples recently taken from EPA’s Ariel Rios headquarters building were in many cases much higher than federal government limits for commercial buildings, documents show.
  • NATO Approves Intermediate Headquarters for Afghanistan

    08/14/2009 4:46:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 261+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2009 – NATO has approved the idea of an intermediate military headquarters in Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said today. The headquarters is a corps-level organization that will oversee the tactical, day-to-day operations in the country. U.S. officials would like to see Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, deputy commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, in the post. The new headquarters would allow the four-star commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, to concentrate on the big-picture parts of the conflict, including building relationships and coordinating with the Afghan and Pakistani governments, as well as as...
  • Heifer opening museum at Little Rock headquarters

    07/17/2009 2:07:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 559+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/09 | Chuck Bartels - ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Heifer International has opened a $7.5 million museum at its Little Rock headquarters to illustrate the work it does around the world to help impoverished people feed themselves. The museum, called Heifer Village, opened in June and will add an important element to Heifer educational programs, which demonstrate the charity's mission to provide animals and training so the world's poor can have sustainable nutrition. Narrative elements run through the museum's exhibits, showing the effects that fair trade, clean water or mosquito netting can have. Under a ceiling of rich, amber-stained wood, natural light falls on the...
  • IA Opens New Brigade Headquarters

    06/04/2009 4:26:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 283+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Daniel Nelson, USA
    MOSUL — Maj. Gen. Hassan Karim, commander, Ninewa Operations Command, traveled to Al Kazer for the opening of a new Iraqi Army (IA) brigade headquarters, May 28. For the mostly Arab IA, the new brigade is unique; made up of more than two-thirds Kurdish Soldiers and located close to the Kurdish regional government. Upon arriving at the new headquarters, Hassan was greeted by Brig. Gen. Natheer Asim Amin, commander, 5th brigade, 2nd IA division, and his senior officers. Accompanying Hassan to Al Kazer was Brig. Gen. Robert Brown, deputy commanding general (support), Multi-National Division - North; Col. Brian Vines, commander,...
  • Grenade explodes at anti-Chavez party headquarters (no one hurt)

    02/08/2009 1:09:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,247+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/09 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela – The chief of a leading Venezuelan opposition party says a grenade has exploded outside its Caracas headquarters. Democratic Action leader Henry Ramos says the blast shattered windows and damaged the facade of the party offices late Saturday. No one was hurt.
  • Cindy Sheehan's Campaign Headquarters Heavily Damaged in Late Night Attack [Sheehan's vs. Pelosi]

    10/31/2008 9:44:37 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 33 replies · 1,228+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | October 30, 2008
    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Just 5 days before the election, at 3a.m. on October 30th, all of the front windows of the Cindy Sheehan for Congress campaign offices were shattered. Although staffers had been in the office less than an hour earlier, no one was in the building at the time of the incident. No one was hurt and there were no witnesses. Cindy Sheehan is a candidate for Congress in California's 8th Congressional District race against incumbent Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). "It seems to have been a calculated intimidation tactic," said Tiffany Burns, the Cindy for Congress campaign...
  • Obama Deceptively Leases Space for SC Headquarters

    10/09/2008 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 43 replies · 1,855+ views
    The Web | 10/9/2008 | Me
    The Obama camp has leased space for their Greenville, SC headquarters right next door to the Republican campaign headquarters. But were they honest about the transaction? Read about it here. greenvilleonline.com
  • Operation CHAOS: North Carolina Bulletin (Crossover? Wait for orders from headquarters)

    03/28/2008 4:20:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies · 1,087+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/28/08 | The Maha
    OpChaos North Carolina BulletinMarch 28, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hickory, North Carolina, Todd, you're next on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello. CALLER: Mega dittos, Rush, from the Tar Heel State. RUSH: Thank you, sir. CALLER: I just want to give an Operation Chaos bulletin. If anyone in the great state of North Carolina is wanting to participate, they need to change their voter registration by April the 11th. If it's after that, you're going to be too late. RUSH: Got a lot of time then, you got a little over two weeks to make up your mind as to whether...