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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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These Chefs Stepped Up in Puerto Rico

Jose Andres Puerto Rico

A week ago, President Trump issued a warning on Twitter: He could not keep the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the military and other first responders in Puerto Rico forever, he wrote. His tweet was quickly viewed by some as a threat that the government might abandon its own territory before the island could …

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