House expected to pass $ 350 billion bill to help US compete globally

House expected to pass $ 350 billion bill to help US compete globally

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – The House of Representatives is set to approve a massive $ 350 billion initiative Friday to boost US competitiveness with China and other rivals, but differences with the Senate show no compromise will be reached. The Senate in June approved the...

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Powell pledges Fed will prevent inflation from becoming ‘entrenched’

Powell pledges Fed will prevent inflation from becoming ‘entrenched’

This post was originally published on this siteFed Chair Jerome Powell is vowing to prevent the inflation from becoming “entrenched,” as prices rise in the U.S.Powell will tell senators during his confirmation hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, that the initial shutdown triggered…

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Instagram CEO to testify at Senate hearing on potential dangers for young users

Instagram CEO to testify at Senate hearing on potential dangers for young users

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Steve Inskeep speaks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee — ahead of Wednesday’s hearing on the impact of Instagram on kids.

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Oil companies face ‘big tobacco moment’ in Congress over their climate policies

Oil companies face ‘big tobacco moment’ in Congress over their climate policies

This post was originally published on this site House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., called the CEOs of four oil companies to appear and answer questions about climate change. She says the companies have spread misinformation for decades. (Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

This post was originally published on this site Three social media networks massively popular with the youngest users — TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube — tried to convince skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday they are safe as worry about Facebook’s potential harms spills over to other platforms. Video-sharing app TikTok and photo...

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The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

This post was originally published on this siteDoes social media use harm children? That’s one question senators will be asking executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok at Tuesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

Ex-Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies before Senate panel

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats and Republicans vow to work together to strengthen online child-privacy laws after Haugen testified about Instagram and Facebook dangers for young users. Facebook rejects her portrayal.

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Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm children and weaken democracy

This post was originally published on this site A former Facebook employee will compare the social network to big tobacco at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, saying the company has hidden what it knows about the harms of its products. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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