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Federal, Policy

Trump administration strikes another deal for a promising COVID-19 vaccine

August 12, 2020

Via: Fortune

Moderna Inc. reached a deal with the Trump administration to supply 100 million doses of its experimental vaccine for COVID-19, in a pact valued at up to $1.5 billion, the latest in a string of supply agreements the U.S. has […]


Federal, Policy

What is Trump’s payroll tax holiday and how will it affect you? Everything you need to know

August 11, 2020

Via: Fortune

Amid a standstill in Congress over a fresh round of stimulus, President Trump issued several executive orders over the weekend to fast-track some economic aid initiatives to deal with the continued fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. One key order is […]


Federal, Policy

Big Tech defends H-1B visas against Trump’s ‘un-American’ crackdown

August 11, 2020

Via: Fortune

America’s largest tech firms are taking on U.S. President Donald Trump. On Monday, a group of companies that included Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, and Netflix filed an amicus brief in a California court arguing against the U.S.’s temporary ban […]


Federal, Policy

New U.S. sanctions add uncertainty for global banks looking to tap China market

August 11, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam raises uncertainty for international banks that were looking at a historic opening of the Chinese financial market. The U.S. Treasury announced Friday sanctions on the semi-autonomous region’s chief executive and 10 other […]


Federal, Policy

Administrative Law Judges Union Accuses Social Security of Illegal Implementation of Contract

August 11, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Association of Administrative Law Judges accused the Social Security Administration of breaking federal labor law when it implemented a partial union contract on Monday. Union representatives said that the agency’s move flies in the face of the ground rules […]


Federal, Policy

The White House Paid Up to $500 Million Too Much for These Ventilators, Congressional Investigators Say

August 10, 2020

Via: Government Executive

Citing “evidence of fraud, waste, and abuse,” a congressional subcommittee investigating the federal government’s purchase of $646.7 million worth of Philips ventilators has asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to launch its own […]


Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

Trusted insider says iPhone sales could take a massive hit following Trump’s new ban

August 10, 2020

Via: BGR

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Friday that prevent any US transactions with two massive Chinese tech companies in the latest development in the tech war between the two countries. ByteDance is the maker of TikTok, the popular […]


Federal, Policy

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Chinese ‘policies of suppression’

August 7, 2020

Via: CNBC

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will impose a fresh round of sanctions on 11 individuals, including Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, as tensions between the United States and China accelerate. The Treasury Department designated Lam for her role in overseeing […]


Federal, Policy

Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

August 6, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The Trump administration and broadband industry are resuming their fight against California’s net neutrality law, with the US Department of Justice and ISP lobby groups filing new complaints against the state yesterday. The case is nearly two years old but […]


Federal, Policy

Twitter warns investors of possible fine from FTC consent order probe

August 4, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter has disclosed it’s facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided […]