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Business: Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Source: The Associated Press

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from...

Nation: Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall

Source: CNN

President Donald Trump said Friday he will sign a national emergency declaration to address the situation on the southern border, while claiming that...

World: U.S. and Iceland boost trade ties, discuss Arctic security

Source: Reuters

The United States and Iceland have agreed to set up formal economic channels to boost trade and business investment, the countries’ top...

Out of the ordinary: Man who suffocated an attacking mountain lion describes fight for his life

Source: NPR

As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man...

Business: Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York after mounting opposition

Source: CNBC

Amazon says it will not build a headquarters in New York following mounting opposition, the company said in a statement Thursday.

Nation: U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009; jobless claims up

Source: Reuters

U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December as receipts fell across the board, suggesting a sharp slowdown in...

World: U.S.-China trade teams far apart on reform demands, sources say

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. and China have made little progress so far during trade talks in Beijing, leaving much work to be done before President Donald Trump and his...

Out of the ordinary: You can now legally wager on the Academy Awards — so long as you're in New Jersey

Source: Vulture

It's taken almost a century, but the 91st presentation of the Academy Awards on February 24 will mark the very first time that licensed U.S.

Business: Boardrooms gain women as minorities still lag

Source: Reuters

In America's corporate boardrooms, diversity is making uneven progress: Women increasingly are pulling up a chair while racial and ethnic minorities...

Nation: Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for John McCain's Senate seat

Source: The Associated Press

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed...