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Cities across North America are going to extreme lengths to woo Amazon's $5 billion second headquarters, which the company expects will create 50,000 new jobs. Hundreds of students at Wharton Business School are working on Philadelphia's pitch; the mayor of Frisco, Texas, has offered to build the city around Amazon; and in Ottawa, Ontario, the mayor of the Canadian capital is touting the country's more liberal immigration policy as a plus for recruiting engineers.

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