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Amazon Friction Rises in Virginia as Cuomo Woos Bezos to Return (1)

March 1, 2019, 4:11 PMUpdated: March 1, 2019, 8:44 PM

In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo begged Amazon.com Inc. to reconsider its decision to back out of plans to bring 25,000 jobs to Queens after public criticism, while in northern Virginia, the company is facing protests and calls for hearings on a similar project.

Eighteen months after the e-commerce giant launched its search for a second headquarters, the company’s site-selection plans are no less controversial. Boosters see a vast windfall that will create high-paying jobs and spill over into other parts of the local economy, while critics say governments shouldn’t be lavishing subsidies on Amazon, whose presence is likely to...

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