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Amazon, Starbucks hit out against new tax on firms in Seattle

Amazon and Starbucks have hit out at a decision to impose a new tax on firms based in Seattle to help fight homelessness.
 
Amazon, the US city's number one employer, said the levy could put future expansion on hold in the region.
 
Seattle City Council voted unanimously for the tax, saying it will raise $47 million to tackle a housing affordability crisis due to a recent economic boom.
 
But local firms say it will kill jobs.
 


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