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  • PRINCETON, N.J.— The head of Princeton University is joining in New Jersey's sales pitch to tech giant Amazon to build its second headquarters in the state. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos and top executive Jeffrey Wilke are both graduates of the Ivy League university. Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber said in a letter sent last week that the school...

  • Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. That represents the bulk of the cash he has raised in the Vancouver port commissioner's race. Tesoro Corp. and Savage...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." But on Thursday, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post— which is owned by...

  • NEW YORK— In a story Oct. 18 about lending to women-owned businesses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bank surpassed its goal for loans to women-owned companies in 2013. NEW YORK— Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses. Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon's second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state's major metropolitan areas. "Kansas City and St. Louis each could be a great home, and what we proposed to Amazon is no matter what, choose...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York City metro area, Buffalo- Rochester, greater Syracuse and the Albany region are all in the running to win Amazon's second headquarters. It likely will be a while before a winner as announced as Amazon winnows down the list and negotiates with finalists. "New York is submitting proposals from every corner of our great state, but we are one New...

  • BOSTON— Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions about the different ways they're showcasing...

  • WASHINGTON— Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:. Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. For the right city, winning Amazon's second headquarters could help it attain the rarefied status of "tech hub," with the prospect of...

  • NEW YORK— Paula Froke, a longtime newsroom and customer service leader at The Associated Press, is the new executive director of Associated Press Media Editors and editor of the AP Stylebook. Since October 2012, she also has served as the AP's special liaison editor, serving and representing the needs of customers, including Microsoft Corp. in Redmond,...

  • Elected officials 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. And across the country, California is offering some $300 million in incentives over several years and other benefits, the governor said in an Oct. 11 letter...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 19- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and U.S. truck fleet services company Omnitracs said on Thursday they are rolling out a tablet-software package to help smaller carriers comply with a looming federal regulation to log driver hours electronically. The package lets drivers that haul America's freight log hours on the road and then use the device for...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked a judge in San Francisco for an emergency...

  • Oct 18- CSX Corp, the No. 3 U.S. railroad operator, will slash the number of locomotives served by a long-term maintenance agreement, a move that cuts service bills under the agreement by some $3.3 billion, company filings showed on Wednesday. As a result, the remaining payments decreased from about $5 billion at the end of December 2016 to an estimated $1.7 billion at...

  • Communities around Pennsylvania are hoping to become the site of Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters, with the e-commerce giant's promises of $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Smaller Pennsylvania cities are making a bid for HQ2, too, even though they don't meet some of Amazon's criteria for population and access...

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    Most of the top cities in America for economic opportunity are in the South, according to Yelp's recent study.

  • NEW YORK— Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses. Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a fourth bank. The survey conducted by researchers at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun& Bradstreet Corp. questioned owners of companies with up to...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Communities across New Jersey and the nation have spent the last few months developing proposals on why they should be selected as the site of Amazon's second headquarters, hoping to reap the financial benefits it would provide. Analysts say the choice for New Jersey basically came down to four cities— Camden, Jersey City, New Brunswick and Newark.

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota filed its bid for Amazon's second headquarters on Wednesday, hoping to get a great deal on a mammoth development plum by offering a package of financial incentives likely far smaller than other states. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show state officials' concern with honoring Amazon's request for confidentiality, partisan...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation:. Lamar Alexander, R- Tenn., and Patty Murray, D- Wash., calls for a two-year extension of the subsidies. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray would offer a two-year extension of federal subsidies to insurers, which Trump has blocked.