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Amazon Narrows Down HQ2 Search, Surface of Moon Tops Shortlist

Daniel Chase

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Move over, International Olympic Committee, no one even remotely cares about where the Summer 2024 Olympic Games are going to be held. Wow, it might be in Los Angeles? Whoop-dee-doo, Basil…The real buzz on the street has to do with replacement lightning cable supplier and online marketplace, Amazon, Inc’s (AMZN) active location scouting for their new headquarters.

HQ2, using the official social nomenclature, is the new location Amazon (AMZN) intends to spend $5 billion in order to house nearly 50,000 new employees. Amazon (AMZN) officially announced its plans to create a second campus a little over a year ago, in hopes of creating new jobs in about 8 million square feet of buildings. 

According to sources close to the selection community, all 20 cities on the short list: Toronto, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Boston, New York City, Newark, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montgomery County in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Northern Virginia, Atlanta and Miami, have been visited, but media reports say Amazon search party members have  recently, taken second trips to Miami and Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported Amazon representatives were spotted placing Alexas all over the Chicago Area, specifically at “The 78,” a 62-acre piece of land in the South Loop neighborhood of the area. 

While citizens of Chicago believe themselves to be at the top of Amazon’s location shortlist, insiders have also suggested that the Washington, DC metropolitan area is another front-runner. This possibility is not one that has unilateral support from the residents of the District of Columbia. In fact, according to Business Insider, “many worry that the region won’t be able to handle a major uptick in population size.” This concern is based on the possibility of 1 million new residents over the next ten to fifteen years, as a result of job creation from the new headquarters. DC residents like Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Denise Krepp, are against the tech giant’s potential move to her city. 

“I’ve been in this community now for 20 years,” said Krepp. “Our infrastructure is failing. We have roads that are collapsing on themselves. We have water coming out of the streets in the middle of winter because the pipes are bursting. … We have a metro system that doesn’t work.”

-Denise Krepp, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Hill East, DC

Reporters have gathered that residents are also very concerned about the possibility for a shortage of affordable housing in the area, similar to what happened when Amazon first opened their headquarters in Seattle, Washington. 

As a former resident of the Bay Area, I have seen, firsthand, what happens to house markets when startups and tech companies, like Lyft, Twitter, or Facebook, start to open up satellite offices and headquarters. Neighborhoods become vibrant with creativity and life, coffee shops and restaurants open, but all that glitters is not gold. The cost of living skyrockets to the point of no return. As housing costs rise, quality of life for those living in those neighborhoods begins to decline. 

These location speculations and concerns come after Amazon’s huge announcement last week, during which CEO Jeff Bezos said the company plans on raising its minimum wage for all employees to $15 per hour. Prior to this decision, urbanist Richard Florida encourages Bezos to take better financial care of his employees.

“Amazon itself has much to gain by coupling its efforts to do better by both its workers and America’s towns. The risk to its reputation for being viewed as a bad corporate citizen far outweighs the amount of money such efforts would cost.”

Richard Florida, CityLab

While it is responsible and wonderful that Bezos recognized he was not paying his workers a livable minimum wage, this does not discount the dramatic effects that HQ2 will have on its new location, once this is decided by the search committee. From what the media has reported on, Amazon’s process of searching for a second home has not involved much consideration of community lay leaders and members that will be affected, adversely or otherwise, by the new set up. In the case of Washington, DC, three days before the Amazon bid was announced in September 2017, the mayor held a community meeting. 

During that meeting, according to Denise Krepp, the office claimed: “there were no plans to further develop the parcels of land in her neighborhood.” Three days after this meeting, the city offered to sell itself to Amazon. Krepp’s primary concern is that if Amazon takes over vacant land in the area, the company will occupy space that could be otherwise used for affordable housing. 

All citizens like Denise Krepp, and those residing in the other shortlisted cities, can do is wait for Amazon’s search committee to make their final decision. During a speech at the Economic Club of Washington last month, Jeff Bezos firmly announced that a decision will be made before the new year, but as for a specific date and time? 

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can opt into 2-day free expediting of information. Just make sure your contact info is up to date. 

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Biotechnology Could Cure It All

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Nearly two-thousand years ago, give or take several minutes, Hippocrates taught that human existence was centered around the four elements — earth, water, fire, and air — which in the human body was represented by the four basic humors: blood, phlegm, black bile, yellow bile. Hippocrates explained that each humor was located in a specific organ of the human body and each related to its own personality type — sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric.

‘Therefore, if someone was sick, Hippocrates taught that this indicated an imbalance in one of the four humors, so treatment included removing a given amount of the imbalanced humor through purging, bloodletting, etc. For those unfamiliar with bloodletting, it is the removal of some a patient’s blood which, in modern times, seems completely feasible, but back then this involved draining blood out of a person. 

Suffice to say that the medical field has moved forward since 460 BC, and recently, these advancements have occurred in the biotechnology industry. Though biotech is a relatively new field, it possesses great potential for the future of medicine. One of the more recent breakthroughs in biotech stems from something called pharmacogenomics, or the study of how genetics affect a person’s response to drugs. This new field combines the science of developing drug treatments and research conducted on human genetics and their functions. 

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According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, most drugs currently available on the market are branded as “one size fits all,”meaning that this specific treatment was created to cure a certain ailment for anyone who takes it. However, as scientists in the pharmacogenomics field are discovering, not everyone reacts the same to certain drugs.

For example, if two individuals are having an allergic reaction and both ingest an anti-histamine, it’s possible that it will help one person feel better, while causing adverse side-effects to the other person. By studying a person’s genetic coding, medical experts are better able to predict how a medication will effect a particular person. 

Ironically enough, as new technologies and inventive approaches to curing diseases come to light, medical researchers are discovering new diseases that seek to test all the progress we’ve made thus far. The practices of medicine have taken massive strides over the past few generations through the pioneering of biotechnology research and other incredible advancements, but regardless of these steps forward, it is up to companies in the healthcare industry to responsibly tend to the needs of their patients. 

Premier Health Group Inc. (OTC: PHGRF) / (CSE: PHGI) / (6PH.F) is a Canadian publicly traded company strategically poised to take advantage of lucrative business opportunities in the global healthcare industry. The Company is working to develop innovative healthcare approaches that combine human skill-based expertise with emerging technologies. What sets the Company apart from others in the field is that Premier is focused on developing their healthcare platform with a patient centric focus, looking to restore power back to the patients. For far too long, patients have been at the mercy of pharmaceutical companies who, by virtue of their capital, have maintained a chokehold on the price of drugs that patients need to stay healthy. 

In addition to rising treatments costs, as the global population increases, there are less primary physicians available for consumers looking to be cured. Through the use of Premier Health Group Inc. (OTC: PHGRF) / (CSE: PHGI) / (6PH.F) HealthVue app, patient can see their physician, access their charts & lab results, chat securely with clinical staff, reorder prescriptions and share remote health monitoring data with their doctor – all at their fingertips. The HealthVue app utilizes a virtual care platform designed to be easy to use and to improve a patient’s access to primary care. 

In addition these advanced healthcare solutions, the Company shared, in their most recent corporate update, that they plan on utilizing artificial intelligence to assist in virtually triaging the needs of their patients. Using their Healthvue app, the patient will answer a series of questions which will be relayed to the physician, along with a differential on possible diagnoses. This information will be pre-populated to the physicians charting system and will provide key patient information prior to the scheduled virtual visit, saving them a considerable amount of time and allowing more time for patient interaction. 

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Stock Price Newsletter – February 21, 2019

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Mueller Investigation Is Almost Ready

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A half-witted, know-nothing playwright by the name of William Shakespeare once wrote that “these violent delights have violent ends.” The line, taken from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, also featured in Westworld, depicts a scene in which Friar Laurence cautions Romeo into falling for Juliet because his love may catalyze his own violent end. I attribute the words of Shakespeare to the current predicament facing President Donald Trump and his administration. In the two or so years since Trump took office, special counsel Robert Mueller has worked without end to investigate whether the Trump administration colluded in any way, shape, or form, with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. 

After countless subpoenas and inducements of former Trump associates and administration members, sources indicate that Mueller’s long nights away from the family could soon be over. Towards that end of January, Roger Stone, a former associate of Donald Trump before he became president, was indicted on charges of seeking stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could damage Trump’s opponents during the 2016 presidential election season. 

Per the official language of the indictment:

“…After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened or announced their respective investigations into Russian interference in the 20126 U.S. presidential election…Stone took steps to obstruct these investigations….He made false statements to the HPSCI about his interactions regarding WikiLeaks, and falsely denied possessing records that contained evidence…”

-Robert Stone indictment 

The indictment went on to explain that Stone attempted to persuade a witness to provide false testimony and withheld pertinent information from federal investigators. According to several sources, Stone was arrested by the FBI Friday morning while drinking his morning coffee at his home in Florida. Stone’s attorney immediately attempted to defuse any public sentiment stirring up connecting Stone to special counsel Mueller’s investigation, suggesting that Stone’s indictment “focuses on allegedly false statements…made to Congress,” and has nothing to do with Russian collusion. 

According to CNN, Attorney General Bill Barr is limbering up in preparation to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller’s investigation, “with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary” of the confidential report is prepared. Interestingly enough, though the details of the report concern both the American people and its presiding government, under special counsel regulations, Mueller must submit his “report” to the attorney general and the law doesn’t require this document to be shared with anyone.

Barr is under no formal obligation to publicly share the report, but I can already assume that members of the Democratic leadership will be banging on his office door until he throws them a bone. 

The question on everyone’s mind is, what Mueller discovered in his lengthy investigation. Mueller was appointed to the case on May 17, 2017, and in years following this date, Mueller has had his hands full. Early last week, Mueller’s office filed its sentencing memorandum against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, who will be sentenced next month in federal district court in the District of Columbia. 

“For a decade, Manafort repeatedly violated the law. Considering only the crimes charged in this district, they make plain that Manafort chose to engage in a sophisticated scheme to hide millions of dollars from United States authorities. The sentence in this case must take into account the gravity of this conduct, and serve to both specifically deter Manafort and those who would commit a similar series of crimes.”

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As for the findings of Mueller’s investigation, we will have to wait and see how Attorney General Barr chooses to go about sharing the report, if he ends up sharing the information at all. The information could disturb the Trump presidency and possibly give Democrats grounds for introducing articles of impeachment. 

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