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LOS ANGELES | Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple is getting into business with the prestigious Sesame Workshop. Apple said Wednesday it has given a multiple-series order to the nonprofit organization. The shows will be part of a slate of children’s programming for Apple’s upcoming streaming service. Apple said the long-running “Sesame Street” program, which airs on PBS and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Apple signs deal with Sesame Workshop for kids’ shows

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees. The three corporate titans said Wednesday that Gawande will lead an independent company focused on a mission they announced earlier this year: figuring out ways to improve a broken and … Continue reading Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

WASHINGTON | AT&T antitrust win may herald new wave of media mergers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers. AT&T’s victory over the government’s attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner underscores just how much the way people watch — and pay for — TV has changed. It also highlights how corporate America wants to adapt to deal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AT&T antitrust win may herald new wave of media mergers

SEATTLE | Seattle repeals tax on companies after Amazon fights back

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. A divided crowd chanted, jeered and booed at the council meeting, … Continue reading SEATTLE | Seattle repeals tax on companies after Amazon fights back

SEATTLE | Amazon flexes muscles, Seattle backs down on business tax

SEATTLE — Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis. The … Continue reading SEATTLE | Amazon flexes muscles, Seattle backs down on business tax

Rising seas and raising questions in booming Boston district

BOSTON/June 8, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — In this old city’s booming Seaport District, General Electric is building its new world headquarters, Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers, and Reebok’s red delta symbol sits atop the new office it opened last year. Three tech companies are testing self-driving cars and restaurants and apartments have gone … Continue reading Rising seas and raising questions in booming Boston district

Amazon HQ2 Finalists Ranked By Housing Market Health

IRVINE, Calif./ May 31, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier multi-sourced property database, ranked the 19 U.S. finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, based on seven factors impacting housing market health and quality of life for prospective homebuyers and homeowners. The seven factors analyzed in the rankings were … Continue reading Amazon HQ2 Finalists Ranked By Housing Market Health

SEATTLE | Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family’s contact

SEATTLE (AP) — An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought … Continue reading SEATTLE | Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family’s contact