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Critical tech policy issues likely tabled as Congress heads for recess

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shakes hands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the start of a discussion with historians on how to “establish and preserve the narrative of January 6th” on the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, January 6, 2022. Al Drago | …

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Pelosi Taiwan visit puts TSMC back in spotlight of U.S.-China rivalry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the biggest contract chipmaker in the world. But it has been thrust in the middle of U.S.-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left Taiwan but the …

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2020 changed economy in ways we can’t understand yet

In an earnings call Wednesday morning, Yum Brands CEO David Gibbs expressed the confusion many people are feeling as they try to figure out what’s going on with the U.S. economy right now: “This is truly one of the most complex environments we’ve ever seen in our industry to operate …

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Senate won’t vote on tech antitrust bill before summer recess: Klobuchar

U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) presides during a Senate Rules and Administration Committee oversight hearing to examine the U.S. Capitol Police following the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, one day before the anniversary of the attack in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2022. …

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Schumer-Manchin reconciliation bill: Climate change provisions

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) exits the U.S. Capitol following a vote, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 9, 2022. Tom Brenner | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on Wednesday unveiled a long-anticipated reconciliation package that would invest hundreds of billions of dollars to combat …

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Solar stocks jump as Schumer, Manchin announce climate spending deal

Contractors install SunRun solar panels on the roof of a home in San Jose, California, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Solar stocks jumped on Thursday after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said they’ve reached a deal …

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Facebook lawsuit delivers on FTC chair Lina Khan’s progressive agenda

FTC Commissioner nominee Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Graeme Jennings | AFP | Getty Images Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan’s lofty vision of bringing challenging cases to expand the bounds …

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FTC sues to block Facebook owner Meta from buying VR fitness app maker

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee during An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission is suing to …

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OneWeb, Eutelsat agree $3.4 billion merger to rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX

OneWeb, which emerged from bankruptcy in 2020, is hoping the combination with Eutelsat will help turn its fortunes around. Jody Amiet | AFP via Getty Images U.K. satellite operator OneWeb plans to join forces with European rival Eutelsat in a deal the two companies hope will help them take on …

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Tesla is under scrutiny by the EEOC, 10Q reveals

Signage is displayed on the Tesla Inc. assembly plant in Fremont, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A federal agency responsible for enforcing civil rights laws against workplace discrimination issued a cause finding against electric vehicle makers Tesla in June, according to …

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