Afternoon Coffee: Amazon’s Supply Chain Center Goes to Nashville, Brexit Deal a Tough Sell

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Amazon’s HQ2 plan was split between two sites — Crystal City, Virginia, and NYC — but its plans also involve a third city, Nashville, which will get a Center of Excellence supply chain hub, Supply Chain Dive reports. The 1-million-square-foot Amazon facility will run customer fulfillment, transportation and supply chain activities, and it is expected to employ 5,000 and start hiring next year, the Dive reports.

Brexit Plan in the Works

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with her Cabinet today to consider a Brexit deal reached this week with the European Union. The deal could offer more predictable trade outcomes than the feared "hard exit" from the EU in the spring if no deal is reached. May's negotiations face a rough road, the New York Times is reporting in a live blog.

EPA to Target Truck Pollution?

The EPA may weigh in with higher emission standards for commercial trucking — which many manufacturers and fleets prefer because it would set a national limit and blunt possibly stricter pollution limits in California, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Consumer Prices Rise

And finally, a CNBC update on the economy: “U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in nine months in October amid gains in the cost of gasoline and rents, pointing to steadily rising inflation that likely will keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates again next month.”

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