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As Iran Threatens Retaliation Against U.S., Trump Plans New Sanctions

September 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump said Wednesday morning that he plans to “substantially” increase sanctions on Iran. “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s tweet comes after the […]


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Government reportedly orders Google not to restrict employees’ rights to free speech

September 12, 2019

Via: CNBC

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Google to let employees openly debate political and workplace issues, according to the Wall Street Journal. The action came as a result of federal regulators reaching a settlement on employee complaints that the […]


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The U.S. and China Are Easing Back on Trade War Tariffs as Talks Near

September 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

The U.S. and China are taking baby steps to ease tensions in their trade war, as negotiators prepare for the resumption of face-to-face talks in Washington in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he was postponing […]


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Trump says Fed ‘boneheads’ should cut interest rates to zero ‘or less,’ US should refinance debt

September 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued his verbal assault on the Federal Reserve, which he blames for slowing the economy, tweeting that the central bank should cut interest rates to zero or even set negative interest rates. The president also […]


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NY attorney general will lead antitrust investigation into Facebook

September 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced this morning that she’s leading an investigation into Facebook over antitrust issues — in other words, whether Facebook used its social media dominance to engage in anti-competitive behavior. In a statement, James said: […]


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Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”

September 4, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Mark Zuckerberg has “repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said in a recent interview with the Willamette Week, a Portland alternative weekly newspaper. “I think he ought to be held personally accountable, which is […]


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Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC

September 4, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission has set a price on children’s privacy online and the going rate is $170 million. That’s how much Google will have to pay under the terms of a settlement agreement to end investigations by the Federal […]


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The Trump Administration Has Been Sued More Than Any Other Since 1982

August 30, 2019

Via: Fortune

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is racking up his lawsuits against the Trump administration. The state’s AG added yet another to his belt this week, challenging proposed legislation that would invalidate the Flores settlement, thereby enabling the administration to indefinitely […]


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Poll Shows All Five Top 2020 Democrats Beating Trump

August 28, 2019

Via: Fortune

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden has slightly expanded his lead over President Donald Trump in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, which also for the first time in Trump’s presidency registered more voters saying the U.S. economy is getting worse rather than […]


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Macron claims deal to end digital service tax fight with the US

August 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The United States and France have reached a deal over the taxation of digital services, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a Monday news conference alongside US President Donald Trump. But later in the same conference, Trump pointedly declined to […]