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Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 20
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.

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 20
media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Coke Aims to Recycle A Bottle for Each It Sells by 2030

Coke Aims to Recycle A Bottle for Each It Sells by 2030

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030.

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

Conflict Among World Powers A Growing Concern, Experts Say

By Jamey Keaten | Jan 19
A survey by the World Economic Forum finds that more than nine in 10 experts are worried about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, amid a trend toward "charismatic strongman politics."

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

By Jay Reeves | Jan 16
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 16
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

By Josh Cornfield | Jan 14
State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters.

Coal Executive's 'Action Plan' Finds Success under Trump

Coal Executive's 'Action Plan' Finds Success under Trump

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 12
In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations.

US Jails Increasingly Setting Aside Cellblocks for Veterans

US Jails Increasingly Setting Aside Cellblocks for Veterans

By Michael Hill | Jan 12
"Veteran pods" are becoming an increasingly common part of state and county lockups as the criminal justice system focuses more on helping troubled former service members.

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