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Amazon HQ2 Shortlist, GE's Big Changes, & Bitcoin's Wild Week

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  • (1:00) -Amazon's Second Headquarters
  • (10:00) - Even More Downside For GE
  • (16:30) - Cryptocurrency Crash
  • (25:45) - Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including Amazon’s shortlist of cities for its second headquarters, the big changes coming to General Electric, and the latest volatility in cryptocurrencies.

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Up first, Ryan runs through the 20 cities included on Amazon’s (AMZN - Free Report) shortlist for its second headquarters. The e-commerce king released the list on Thursday, eliminating the vast majority of the reported 238 applicants. As the search for Amazon’s “HQ2” continues, the hosts discuss the shortlist to see if there are any early clues on where the company is headed.

Next up, Maddy discussed all of the latest happenings at General Electric (GE - Free Report) . Reports emerged this week that the legendary company is considering several different splits and spinoffs, underscoring the need for change after years of struggles. Maddy highlights the specifics of the plan and explains why the GE of the future could look much different.

Finally, the hosts cover the wild week in cryptocurrencies. Nearly all of the biggest names crashed throughout the week, and at one point, bitcoin had lost about a Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) worth of market cap. Ryan attempts to explain why.

Make sure to listen to the show to hear more!

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