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Politics Jul 16Facebook’s currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress
Members of both parties demanded to know why a company with massive market power and a track record of scandals should be trusted with such a far-reaching project, given the potential for fraud, abuse and criminal activity.
Politics Jul 11Trump praises conservatives for bypassing ‘fake news’
Trump convened Thursday's White House "social media summit" of like-minded critics of Big Tech, excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.
Politics Jun 24Bill would require tech companies to tell you what your data is worth
The bill sponsored by Sens. Josh Hawley and Mark Warner would require commercial services with more than 100 million active monthly users to disclose the types of data they collect.
Politics Jun 11WATCH: Tech giants’ power under scrutiny in House hearing on news, misinformation
Members of both parties suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies.
Politics Apr 036 years of Trump’s tax returns requested from IRS by House chairman
The unprecedented move is likely to set off a huge legal battle between Democrats controlling the House and the Trump administration.
Politics Mar 27WATCH: Senate scrutinizes FAA oversight of Boeing planes after two fatal crashes
The Transportation Department watchdog has previously raised questions about the FAA's certification of Boeing planes and the seemingly close relationship between some agency managers and Boeing.
Politics Feb 26U.S. appeals court clears AT&T’s $81 billion purchase of Time Warner
A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry.
Economy Feb 14Average tax refunds fall, fueling discontent with GOP-written law
The decline may be largely due to how some employees and employers had adjusted the amounts withheld from paychecks to account for changes under the new tax law. Most taxpayers received a tax cut under the law but some may…
Politics Feb 13Democrats question pledges in $26.5 billion T-Mobile-Sprint deal
Although T-Mobile says it won't raise prices for three years, Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he isn't sure that Trump administration regulators are willing to hold T-Mobile to that promise.
Nation Feb 12IRS watchdog says shutdown caused ‘shocking’ drop in phone help
Disruptions from last month's partial government shutdown caused a "shocking" deterioration in the IRS' telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency's watchdog said in a report released Tuesday.