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Peter SchorschFebruary 1, 2018

A group pushing for Florida to adopt anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity said in a Thursday email that lawmakers lack of action on that front could lead Amazon to look elsewhere for its new headquarters. Florida Competes said in a Thursday press release that the failure to update the state’s 1992 Civil […]

Associated PressAugust 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump tweets that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” The president has often criticized the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also […]

Scott PowersSeptember 14, 2016

Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos announced this week his Blue Origin company is going to build the biggest rocket on Earth and call it the “New Glenn,” continuing his tradition of naming spacecraft after legendary NASA astronauts. The rocket will be taller than anything now in production, though smaller than NASA’s planned Space Launch System rocket; […]

Scott PowersJanuary 28, 2016

Space Florida narrowed in on deals Thursday with four space companies wanting to build their businesses in Florida. But the state-chartered space development company’s penchant to keep names of companies confidential during negotiations had board expressing nervousness about whom they’re dealing with. One of the deals involves a company for whom the veil or confidentiality already […]


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