Amazon, Boston, Boston Chamber Of Commerce discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
Our top stories tonight less than two hours to go before the president addresses the nation from the Oval Office a democratic response from the nation's capital will follow. We'll carry both live mayor wall says he'll fight to change the culture towards women in the Boston fire department and Sears clings to its financial life. Well, we all know that Amazon did not pick Boston for a second headquarters locale. But now the globe is reporting on emails which reveal the city's efforts to woo. The tech giant very hush hush day and a half toward the city gave a visiting delegation of Amazon exacts last March included predictably, great views. Good food tours of robust development sites at introductions to innovative business leaders. But it also included a sit down with the heads of some of the areas. Top schools had of the greater Boston chamber of commerce, Jim Rooney says that emphasis on our status as an education hub was right on the money is competing in a global knowledge-based economy. Many of the industries that are growing here require that kind of talent in the end. Boston's wooing Amazon hardly earned a peck. On the cheek the globe reports. City officials learned the company's h to q was going elsewhere what? Amazon sent them a press. Release KENDALL Buhl WBZ Boston's NewsRadio. Amazon is pulling bath mountain. Doormats imprinted with scriptures from the Koran Lisa Carter with this. This whole comes after the council on American Islamic relations complained to the online retail giant that the mats are offensive because the writings that are holy to Muslims would be stepped on or otherwise disrespected by customers. The products were available through a third party seller at Amazon removed them from the website on Friday. The council says it appreciates Amazon's prompt action. But since last week has gotten complaints about similar products on Amazon, including toilet seats. An Amazon reaches a new milestone on Wall Street CBS's, Diane king hall with more from the new York Stock Exchange shares of Amazon job more.