Amazon, Meta report record lobbying spending in 2021

Amazon, Meta report record lobbying spending in 2021

This post was originally published on this siteAmazon and Meta, Facebook’s parent company, spent record sums on federal lobbying in 2021 as they fought legislation to limit their expansive market power.  Amazon and its subsidiaries spent roughly $20.3 million to lobby Congress and the…

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Anti-Tech Antitrust Bill Draws Criticism From All Sides

Anti-Tech Antitrust Bill Draws Criticism From All Sides

This post was originally published on this site  A slapdash antitrust bill in the Senate has drawn criticism across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it’s also drawn support from both major parties, as Democrats and Republicans compete to see who can stick it to Big Tech more. The American Innovation and...

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Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first

Amazon to open Los Angeles clothing store, in first

This post was originally published on this site Amazon’s online commerce empire is taking another step into the real world with plans announced Thursday to open a shop in Los Angeles that would be its first bricks-and-mortar clothing store. An Amazon Style store to launch later this year is to...

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In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

This post was originally published on this site A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel. The futuristic idea may seem surreal, but it is being tested in this vast southern US state, which has become the epicenter...

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White House launches hotline for free Covid tests as omicron drives demand

White House launches hotline for free Covid tests as omicron drives demand

This post was originally published on this siteThe administration said it will prioritize orders from communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Biden will tout $20 billion Intel factory as part of effort to address semiconductor shortages

Biden will tout $20 billion Intel factory as part of effort to address semiconductor shortages

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden on Friday will urge Congress to pass legislation strengthening research and development and manufacturing for supply chains to address global semiconductor shortages, the White House tells CNN.

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Microsoft Gambles on Troubled Activision, But Risks Are Likely Manageable

Microsoft Gambles on Troubled Activision, But Risks Are Likely Manageable

This post was originally published on this siteMicrosoft in its planned purchase of Activision Blizzard will take on a company with a troubled reputation surrounding its workplace culture, but the risks stemming from those problems are far from insurmountable, deals experts said.

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Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in U.S. Chip-Making Facility

This post was originally published on this siteIntel plans to invest at least $20 billion in new chip-making capacity in Ohio, bolstering its semiconductor production ambitions as greater demand for digital products and a global chip shortage have amplified the need for more manufacturing.

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Indiana considers approving ivermectin to treat COVID-19 despite FDA warnings: Live updates

Indiana considers approving ivermectin to treat COVID-19 despite FDA warnings: Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteAn Indiana lawmaker wants to block health care providers from discouraging use of anti-parasite medicine ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Latest updates.     

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Omicron starts receding in the United States: data

Omicron starts receding in the United States: data

This post was originally published on this site The United States appears to be emerging from its latest coronavirus wave driven by the Omicron variant, data showed Wednesday, though cases remain far higher than during any previous surge and Covid hospitalizations are at a peak. The fast to rise, fast...

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