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Griffin Says Amazon Exit Curbed Interest in NYC Headquarters (1)

March 14, 2019, 4:30 PMUpdated: March 14, 2019, 5:44 PM

Billionaire Ken Griffin said he’s losing interest in bringing Citadel’s headquarters to New York City because of the political climate that spurred Amazon.com Inc. to abandon plans to build a mega-campus in Queens.

“Amazon opting out of New York is heartbreaking,” Griffin said Thursday in an interview with David Rubenstein on Bloomberg Television.

Griffin, 50, contemplated shifting his main office from Chicago and making New York his primary home when he purchased a penthouse for a record $238 million in January. He said his travel brings him to Manhattan about once a week and he considered the city on the...

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