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Bernie Sanders unveils plan to raise corporate tax rate to 35% and ban stock buybacks

October 14, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced a plan on Monday that would reverse President Donald Trump’s tax cuts for businesses and return the corporate tax rate to 35% from its current 21%. The Corporate Accountability and Democracy Plan would also […]


Federal, Policy

Federal appeals court rejects Trump’s bid to block House subpoena for his tax returns

October 11, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

A federal appeals court in a split ruling Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to block a subpoena for his income tax returns from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The 2-1 ruling by the U.S Circuit Court […]


Federal, Policy

A carbon tax is ‘single most powerful’ way to combat climate change, IMF says

October 10, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Increasing the price of carbon is the most efficient and powerful method of combating global warming and reducing air pollution, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. While the idea of carbon taxes on fossil fuel corporations […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senator proposes mandatory labeling for products with mics, cameras

October 9, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Much in the same way that food labels are now required to disclose the potential presence of allergens such as peanuts, one Senator is proposing a law that would require tech companies to include a label on products disclosing the […]


Federal, Policy, Software, Tech

China Tells U.S. to ‘Stay Tuned’ for Retaliation After Trump Blacklists 8 Tech Giants

October 8, 2019

Via: Fortune

China signaled it would hit back after the Trump administration placed eight of the country’s technology giants on a blacklist over alleged human rights violations against Muslim minorities. Asked Tuesday whether China would retaliate over the blacklist, foreign ministry spokesman […]


Federal, Policy

Trump loses New York court fight to keep his tax returns secret

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block the release of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney, who is conducting a criminal investigation related to the president’s company. U.S. District […]


Federal, Policy

Why GOP Veterans of Clinton’s Impeachment Are Urging Caution on Trump

October 3, 2019

Via: Fortune

Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are unanimous in urging caution and restraint as Congress embarks on yet another […]


Federal, Policy

Here’s What Pompeo Said—And Didn’t Say—About That Ukraine Phone Call

October 2, 2019

Via: Fortune

More than a week after he was first asked about his role in the controversial July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed he was on the line. That […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Europe’s top court says active consent is needed for tracking cookies

October 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid. Consent must be obtained prior to storing or accessing non-essential cookies, such as tracking cookies for targeted advertising. Consent cannot be implied or assumed. […]


Federal, Policy

Musk broke the law with anti-union tweet, judge rules

September 30, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Tesla and its CEO, Elon Musk, violated federal labor laws when it tried to hamper union organizing at its Fremont factory, a federal administrative law judge in California ruled on Friday. Among other things, Tesla security guards repeatedly ordered union […]