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“Face reality! We need net neutrality!” Crowds chant across the country

December 8, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Protestors across the nation rallied in support for network neutrality on Thursday, a week before the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to take a historic vote rolling back network neutrality regulations. Protestors say those regulations, which were enacted by the […]


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Sen. Cornyn signals GOP could tweak state and local deductions in final tax bill

December 7, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, signaled Thursday that the GOP could tweak its treatment of popular tax deductions in its final tax bill. The separate bills passed by the House and Senate scrap most state and local […]


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Bitcoin Futures Are Coming and Regulators Are Racing to Catch Up

December 5, 2017

Via: Fortune

CME Group Inc. and Cboe Global Markets Inc. are poised to offer bitcoin futures contracts, easing the way for mainstream investors to bet big while dragging regulators into a realm skeptics call a fad and fraud. CME, the world’s biggest […]


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Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

November 29, 2017

Via: FCW

A government shutdown come Dec. 8 appears more likely, thanks to an apparent standoff between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders whose votes are needed in Congress to pass an appropriation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority […]


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U.S. Consumer Watchdog Official Is Suing to Block Trump’s Pick From Leading the Agency

November 27, 2017

Via: Fortune

A senior U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official filed suit late on Sunday trying to prevent President Donald Trump from naming an acting head of the watchdog agency, but its top lawyer concluded Trump had the power to do so. […]


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Judge who once ruled against NSA metadata program tosses lawsuit

November 24, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal judge in Washington, DC has dismissed two long-running lawsuits that aimed to shed light on the often secretive surveillance state. As the National Security Agency’s metadata program no longer exists, the cases are now moot. “This Court, in […]


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FCC explains why public support for net neutrality won’t stop repeal

November 23, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Net neutrality rules are popular with Americans who use the Internet. When the Federal Communications Commission deliberated on possible net neutrality rules in 2014 and 2015, millions of comments poured in to support strict regulation of Internet service providers. Public […]


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AT&T-Time Warner case a detour more than a major shift in U.S. antitrust policy, lawyers say

November 22, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

The Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner seems more like a detour than a permanent shift in the federal government’s antitrust strategy. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a D.C. federal court, had many lawyers […]


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Corporate tax reform will create jobs but may not boost wages: CFO survey

November 22, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Tax reform is top of mind for CFOs this year, according to the latest CNBC Global CFO Council survey, with 20 percent of respondents saying it is the most important business story of 2017. Furthermore, a majority of North American […]


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Wall Street analysts say AT&T will ‘prevail’ against DOJ over Time Warner

November 21, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Analysts believe AT&T has a strong case in court against the Department of Justice over its deal to acquire Time Warner. The Justice Department sued on Monday to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, calling it an “illegal” combination that […]