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Amazon pays zero federal taxes for second year in succession despite doubling profits, says new report

Amazon pays zero federal taxes for second year in succession despite doubling profits, says new reportAmazon has paid zero federal taxes for the second year in succession, despite a doubling of its profits, according to a new report. Although the tech giant founded by Jeff Bezos saw its profits grow from $ 5.6bn (£4.3bn) in 2017 to $ 11.2bn (£8.7bn) in 2018, it will actually receive a tax rebate of $ 129m (£100m). “The company’s newest corporate filing reveals that, far from paying the statutory 21 per cent income tax rate on its US income in 2018, Amazon reported a federal income tax rebate of $ 129m,” said the report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), which describes itself as a “non-partisan, non-profit think tank”, based in Washington DC.



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Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York after local protests

Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York after local protestsAmazon has announced it has cancelled plans to build its second headquarter campus in New York City following protests. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon spokesperson Jodi Seth said in a statement on Thursday. Incentivised by a $ 3bn subsidy deal with New York City, Amazon had originally planned to build a massive complex in Long Island City, Queens.



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Justin Fairfax: Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of sexual assault

Justin Fairfax: Second woman accuses Virginia deputy governor of sexual assaultA second woman has accused Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, claiming the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. Meredith Watson, 39, said in a statement that the state’s deputy governor attacked her in 2000. Mr Fairfax denied the allegation.



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Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual Assault

Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual AssaultA second woman has come forward to allege that Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, sexually assaulted her. Meredith Watson’s lawyers put out a statement on Friday detailing her claim that she was raped by Fairfax in 2000 when they were both undergraduates at Duke University. “Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive,” Watson’s lawyers said.



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Virginia lieutenant governor faces second sexual misconduct charge

Virginia lieutenant governor faces second sexual misconduct chargeA second woman has accused Virginia’s lieutenant governor of sexual misconduct, US media reported Friday, further adding to the political turmoil in the eastern US state. Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax is next in line for the governorship if Governor Ralph Northam — who faces intense pressure to resign over a racist yearbook photo — decides to step down. The Washington Post reported that a Maryland woman accused Fairfax of a “premeditated and aggressive” attack when the two were undergraduate students at Duke University in 2000, while CNN said the woman had accused Fairfax of rape.



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Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of 'premeditated and aggressive' sexual assault

Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of 'premeditated and aggressive' sexual assaultMeredith Watson said in a statement through her lawyers that Fairfax raped her while they were students at Duke University in 2000.



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Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegation

Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegationThe firm, New Jersey-based Smith Mullin, said Watson was “not seeking any financial damages,” and said her attorneys had notified Fairfax through his lawyers “that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.” The latest accusation deepened a political crisis in Virginia that began with the revelation last Friday that Northam’s medical school yearbook page contained a racist photo, followed by admissions from Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, that each had darkened their faces to imitate black performers in separate incidents during the 1980s. Should all three men be forced to resign, Democrats would lose the governorship to the state’s Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, who is third in the line of succession, after Fairfax and Herring.



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North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Jihwan Hwang Thinks Will Happen

North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Jihwan Hwang Thinks Will Happen"If they want to make another historic event, they should produce a more advanced and detailed agreement than the first one."



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What You Need to Know About Trump and Kim’s Second Summit

What You Need to Know About Trump and Kim’s Second SummitThe U.S. president cites the more than year-long break in North Korean missile tests as a diplomatic success and says he’s in “no hurry” to get more done, even as North Korea’s nuclear program quietly advances. North Korea has accused the U.S. of “gunboat diplomacy” by making demands without offering something in return.



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Tour the Second Annual Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House

Tour the Second Annual Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House



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