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An electric vehicle maker is on tap to build 100,000 delivery vans for the e-commerce giant Amazon. The massive order is just part of a broader commitment, announced Thursday by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to make his company greener.

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The retail giant is roughly doubling the number of employees in its Loop office. But these aren’t warehouse jobs – the new hires that will work in fields including cloud computing, advertising and business development. 

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In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people walk into the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)

Amazon said the hiring events will take place Sept. 17 in six locations where it thinks it can find the strongest talent: Arlington, Virginia — where it’s building a second headquarters; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Nashville, Tennessee; and its hometown of Seattle.

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Would you forgo your privacy for more effective technology? Owners of voice-activated home devices may need to start asking themselves that question.

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, photo, a rusting ferryboat is docked next to an aging industrial warehouse on Long Island City's Anable Basin in the Queens borough of New York. (Mark Lennihan /AP Photo)

Chicago was one of 20 finalists vying for Amazon’s second headquarters. The company announced Tuesday it will be splitting its second headquarters between New York City and Arlington, Virginia. 

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Community organizers opposing a new wave of school closures criticized Chicago’s pursuit of landing Amazon’s second headquarters, saying minority residents are being pushed aside to make way for the tech giant.

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Chicago may be on Amazon’s top 20 list, but what will it take to win it all – and at what cost?

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Chicago has made it to the second round of cities for Amazon’s HQ2. The question now: What will it take for the city to make it to the final four?

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Chicago’s bid to land Amazon’s much-coveted HQ2 has taken on a sci-fi element.

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Just what are the city and state willing to do to bring an online giant to Chicago?

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Chicago, Cook County and Illinois government are willing to shell out an incentive package worth around $2 billion in order to lure Amazon, according to two sources close to the bid process. 

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Chicago is reportedly pulling out all the stops to try to entice the e-commerce giant. But just what is Amazon looking for, and how strong a contender is Chicago likely to be?

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A new report ranks Chicago’s chances of landing a massive new Amazon location as high—but will the costs be worth it?

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Who’s on the team assigned to lure Amazon’s new national headquarters to Chicago? It may be easier to ask who isn’t involved.

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A joint Chicago-Illinois delegation has returned from a scouting trip to Seattle, as the city and state attempt to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to Chicago.

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After being political foes for months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner are back to working together for a common cause: convincing Amazon to build its second headquarters in Chicago.