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Chris Sanders

U.S. requires equity stakes from national security firms seeking COVID aid

Apr 24 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department will ask for an equity stake in publicly traded national security contractors, including defense firms, that seek part of the $17 billion set aside for them in coronavirus relief funds.

U.S. probe unable to rule out White House influence on JEDI contract awarded to Microsoft, not Amazon

Apr 16 2020

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's inspector general on Wednesday said it could not determine whether the White House influenced the award of a $10 billion contract to Microsoft Corp over Amazon after several officials said their conversations were privileged "presidential communications." | Video

Partisan divide returns in U.S. Congress on coronavirus next steps

Mar 30 2020

WASHINGTON Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it.

RPT-Coronavirus pandemic hands Big Tech a chance to burnish its image

Mar 18 2020

WASHINGTON, March 17 Google, Facebook and Amazon are using their size, reach and technology prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis, an opportunity for Big Tech to counter a drumbeat of criticism in Washington.

Coronavirus pandemic hands Big Tech a chance to burnish its image

Mar 17 2020

WASHINGTON Google, Facebook and Amazon are using their size, reach and technological prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis, an opportunity for Big Tech to counter a drumbeat of criticism in Washington.

Coronavirus pandemic hands Big Tech a chance to burnish its image

Mar 17 2020

WASHINGTON Google, Facebook and Amazon are using their size, reach and technology prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis, an opportunity for Big Tech to counter a drumbeat of criticism in Washington.

Coronavirus pandemic hands Big Tech a chance to burnish its image

Mar 17 2020

WASHINGTON, March 17 Google, Facebook and Amazon are using their size, reach and technology prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis, an opportunity for Big Tech to counter a drumbeat of criticism in Washington.

U.S. orders suspension of flights between the U.S. and Venezuela

May 15 2019

WASHINGTON/CARACAS The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela, citing reports of unrest and violence around airports in the South American country.

World News

Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet

China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.