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Sarasota Joins Effort to Snag Amazon HQ

Amazon HQ

With the clock winding down and the competition intensifying, the Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County submitted a bid Thursday to snag Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters. By John Hielscher | Sarasota Herald-Tribune The Sarasota EDC joined a national mania of more than 100 communities — including Manatee County — vying …

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Startup triumphs, M&A swashbuckling, philanthropic exploits: New Richard Branson book

Richard Branson

Jeff Bercovici, Inc. The challenge of putting your life on paper when you’re Richard Branson is there’s so much life to cover. Finding My Virginity is the high-flying British mogul’s second autobiography, covering the nearly 20 years since the publication of the bestselling Losing My Virginity. More than 450 pages long, it’s packed to …

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Mexico Tech Industry Benefits from U.S. Anti-immigration Stance

US-Mexico border highway

Amazon, Facebook and other U.S. tech companies are expanding operations south of the border as Mexico works to capitalize on the Trump administration’s anti-immigration stance. Since the beginning of the year, Amazon.com Inc. has opened a new engineering office in Mexico City, while Facebook Inc. has partnered with local groups to …

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Infused Expo Highlights LA Weekend

Ed Rosenthal, author of “How to Grow Marijuana,” and Jim Baudino, the head of business development for Snoop Dogg’s MerryJane.com Media will speak at the second annual Infused Expo this coming Saturday in Los Angeles. Rosenthal, known as “The Master Grower,” in addition to being an author, has started a line …

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Members of Congress, Blumenauer, Titus, to speak at Marijuana Business conference in Vegas

Two members of Congress, Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer and Nevada Democrat Dina Titus, will discuss marijuana industry issues from the congressional perspective at the MJBizCon conference in Las Vegas. The two legislators are expected to discuss the likelihood that the federal prohibition on Justice Department prosecution of businesses legally following …

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