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Will Amazon announce the location for its HQ2 before October 1, 2018?
Initially, the decision on the location for Amazon's massive HQ2 was supposed to have been handed down in early 2018. However, with a closed-door, national, billion-dollar bidding war in full swing, the assuredly-outrageous particulars of which remain a mystery even to the people making the bids, the momentum continues.
Will Bezos finally put 19 cities (or just 1, depending on your point of view) out of their misery, by announcing where Amazon's next headquarters will be built on or before October 1, 2018? Resolves positive only if officially confirmed by a named representative of Amazon. Will resolve 1 (but not retroactively close) one day prior to the announcement if resolution is positive.
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