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Federal, Policy

Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by Europe over online advertising

March 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The European Commission (EC) has fined Google €1.49bn for breaching EU antitrust rules. The EC said Google has abused its market dominance by imposing a number of restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party websites which stopped Google’s rivals from placing […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Names Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson to Lead the FAA Amid the Boeing Scandal

March 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump named former airline executive Stephen Dickson to run the Federal Aviation Administration as the agency faces scrutiny for its role in approving the Boeing Co. 737 Max for service before two fatal crashes of the jetliner. The […]


Federal, Policy

Mueller’s Probe of Cohen Dates to Mid-2017, New Documents Show

March 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

Special Counsel Robert Mueller began looking into President Donald Trump’s one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen soon after beginning his investigation and prosecutors already had gathered considerable information about alleged campaign finance violations by the time FBI agents raided Cohen properties, […]


Federal, Policy

How U.S. Airlines Are Reacting to the Grounding of the Boeing 737 Max

March 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

After the Federal Aviation Authority followed the rest of the world in grounding the Boeing 737 Max on Wednesday, U.S. airlines have been scrambling to readjust their schedules. United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines all have the narrow-body jets […]


Federal, Policy

Why Trump Should Think Twice Before Granting ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’ Card to Huawei CFO

March 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

By hinting so publicly and so often that he might grant clemency for Meng Wanzhou, President Trump has created for himself an awkward Hobson’s Choice. Meng is the chief financial officer of Huawei Technology, the giant Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer. […]


Federal, Policy

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank Over Trump

March 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

The New York State attorney general’s office issued subpoenas late Monday night to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for financial records about major Trump Organization projects, the New York Times reported. The documents sought would cover loan applications, mortgages, and […]


Federal, Policy

U.S. Supreme Court Rules the World Bank Can Be Sued for Environmental and Health Issues

March 8, 2019

Via: Fortune

Banks are not above the law, and now, individuals and groups have the right to sue the World Bank. That’s according to a 7-1 decision by the United States Supreme Court in the case of Jam Vs. International Finance Corporation. […]


Federal, Policy

Federal Government Reportedly Tracked Immigration Activists, Lawyers, and Journalists in Secret Database

March 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

The federal government has been secretly tracking immigration activists, lawyers, and journalists covering the topic, KNSD-TV, an NBC station in San Diego, reported on Wednesday evening. Leaked documents from a Homeland Security source showed that the U.S. created and maintained […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

Trump to staff on AT&T/Time Warner merger: “I want that deal blocked!”

March 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

President Donald Trump tried to pressure the Department of Justice into blocking AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner Inc., according to a new report by The New Yorker. However, White House staff apparently ignored the president’s orders to pressure the DOJ, […]


Federal, Policy

Will the Mueller Report Stay Secret? U.S. v. Nixon Holds Clues

March 5, 2019

Via: Fortune

If Donald Trump claims executive privilege to keep Robert Mueller’s report on Russia secret, it could trigger a crucial test of the presidential power. Democratic leaders say they’ll subpoena the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential […]