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Survey: College students prefer Amazon's HQ2 in Atlanta

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Of the 20 cities Amazon shortlisted for its second headquarters, Atlanta appears to be the number one choice for college students, according to a new survey.

How it was done: WayUp, a career platform geared towards college students and recent graduates, said it conducted a study involving 672 college students (freshman and sophomores) from 410 universities across the country.

By the numbers: 11.9%, for Atlanta; 11.2% tie between Chicago and New York City; 10.4% for Boston and 8.8% for Austin.

The backdrop: The survey results highlight the regional employment preferences of the next generation of workers. Based on its findings, WayUp said students are concerned about affordable housing.

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U.S. tech giants hiring more foreign workers on H-1B visas

Prominent U.S. tech companies obtained more H-1B visas in 2017 than in 2016, according to a new study by the National Foundation for American Policy using fresh data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. At the same time, several of the largest India-based companies saw a decrease in approved petitions for the second year in a row.

The big picture: Total petitions for H-1B visas for the 2019 fiscal year fell by about 9,000, mostly due to a decreasing numbers of H-1B petitions from India-based firms. However, the study shows there is still a strong demand for H-1Bs in the U.S.