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Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors
(AP Photo - Elaine Thompson)
By JOSEPH PISANI and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
From Associated Press
January 18, 2018 4:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. altogether and set up shop in Toronto.

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit card company American Express is reporting it lost $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter, as the company booked large one-time charges related to the new tax law.

NEW YORK (AP) — Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.

Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders: ___ DETROIT "We would have loved to have made it into the next round for Amazon's second headquarters but everyone here is incredibly proud of the proposal we submitted," Mayor Mike Duggan said.

CAMBERLEY, England (AP) — The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.

A slide in health care and industrial companies helped nudge U.S. stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading Thursday as the market pulled back slightly from its latest record highs.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government's consumer watchdog agency requested zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency's rainy day fund.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on long-term home loans rose this week to the highest level in months. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.04 percent this week, highest since May and up from 3.99 percent last week.

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's earnings fell 59 percent in the fourth quarter, the company said Thursday, as the investment bank had to book $990 million in charges related to the new tax law.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.

Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters: Atlanta Austin, Texas Boston Chicago Columbus, Ohio Dallas Denver Indianapolis Los Angeles Miami Montgomery County, Maryland Nashville, Tennessee Newark, New Jersey New York Northern Virginia, Virginia Philadelphia Pittsburgh Raleigh, North Carolina Toronto Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses.

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose on Thursday after China reported that its economy expanded at a robust 6.9 percent annual pace in 2017.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top tax official is urging member states to make public any commitments given by non-EU countries wanting to get off the bloc's blacklist of suspected tax havens.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and British energy giant BP have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop lucrative oil fields in the country's north.

HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target.

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses.

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel has defied many forecasts of her looming political demise in 12 years as German chancellor. And nearly four months into post-war Germany's longest political impasse, she's likely to emerge on top again for the time being — whatever happens.

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date.

HONG KONG (AP) — China's cross-border capital flows hit a turning point in 2017 as foreign currency reserve levels stabilized after two years of declines, the country's foreign exchange regulator said Thursday.

Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000.

BEIJING (AP) — Politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades. The latest flashpoint was Beijing's fury last week at hotel keeper Marriott and other companies that labeled self-ruled Taiwan a country on websites or customer materials.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.