Category: Financial

Lobbyist connected to Pruitt’s condo rental helped broker meeting with him last year

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The lobbyist whose wife rented Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a room in a Capitol Hill condo for $50 a night helped arrange a July 11 meeting at the agency related to restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, according to records and an EPA official. Dennis Treacy, a former Smithfield Foods Inc. executive vice president […]

AT&T and Verizon are again being investigated for collusion. Here’s what happened the first time.

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Verizon and AT&T logos. (AP) The Justice Department is currently investigating whether AT&T and Verizon may have colluded to thwart a technology that could allow wireless customers to switch network providers more easily. But antitrust officials conducting a similar probe in 2016 found little evidence for the claim and ultimately dropped the inquiry, according to […]

6 things to know about Labo, Nintendo’s quirky cardboard video game accessory kit

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I built a car today. And it only took me 10 minutes. A remote-controlled car is the first project you make as part of the Nintendo Labo, a new type of build-it-yourself cardboard accessory that works with the Switch console to combine real-world and digital play. After folding and assembling the mini car, I slotted […]

AT&T and Verizon are under federal investigation for potential collusion

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REUTERS/Thomas Peter The Department of Justice is investigating potential efforts by AT&T and Verizon to hamstring a technology that could someday make it easier for consumers to seamlessly switch their wireless carriers, according to three people familiar with the matter. The probe appears to focus on whether those companies — perhaps in a bid to […]

In the Senate, a top Republican and Democrat agree: Trump administration is fumbling steel tariffs

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President Trump speaks at a union and apprentice training center in Richfield, Ohio. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images). In a rare bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration, Sens. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) accused President Trump’s team of harming U.S. companies by failing to provide a clear and rapid process to get relief from […]

Google is launching an Android chat service to replace SMS

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(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Google is rolling out a new chat service to replace standard texting, a move that analysts say will offer Android users advanced features already found in popular chat services like Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s WhatsApp. But the unveiling also represents a strategic retreat for the tech giant, experts say, which […]

These economists say a $1 trillion deficit is just a good start

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What’s a “deficit owl” and why do they make people so mad? (iStock) Members of both parties are rushing to again sound the alarm about America’s rising deficit, warning of its potentially disastrous impact on the nation’s ­financial health. This month, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the government’s annual deficit would top $1 trillion […]

Facebook’s privacy changes look different for Europeans and Americans

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New “privacy shortcuts” are meant to make the settings easier to use for all Facebook’s 2 billion global users. (Courtesy of Facebook) All 2.2 billion people who use Facebook will soon see changes to their privacy settings, in response to a sweeping new privacy law in Europe — but American users won’t see exactly the […]

From 4K video to in-store merch, here’s how AT&T plans to buy your loyalty after the Time Warner merger

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Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., exits federal court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Al Drago/Bloomberg) For weeks, officials defending the AT&T-Time Warner merger have spoken in broad terms about how the deal could lower TV subscription prices for consumers and spur “innovation.” But it wasn’t until […]

The odds you’ll be flown by a former fighter pilot like Southwest’s Shults have plummeted

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet maneuvers over a carrier in the Pacific Ocean in 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Travis Mendoza) Southwest Airlines Capt. Tammie Jo Shults personifies a dying breed. The icy calm Navy veteran who told air traffic control “we have part of the aircraft missing, so we’re going to need to slow down […]
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