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U.S. lawmakers question FTC's efforts to stop Illumina's deal for Grail

Sep 02 2021

WASHINGTON Two Republican lawmakers on Thursday questioned the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to unwind life science company Illumina Inc's $7.1 billion acquisition of Grail Inc, alleging the regulator was not following a normal path in its work.

Enforcing gig worker rights gets a boost in Biden's budget

May 28 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden wants to boost the budget of a Department of Labor unit that investigates whether gig workers are misclassified as independent contractors and thus missing out on benefits they are entitled to.

Enforcing gig worker rights gets a boost in Biden's budget

May 28 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President Joe Biden wants to boost the budget of a Department of Labor unit that investigates whether gig workers are misclassified as independent contractors and thus missing out on benefits they are entitled to.

'Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline' U.S. warns as shortages grow

May 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday warned Americans to not fill plastic bags with gasoline as fuel shortages worsened on the sixth day of a pipeline outage and consumers raced to secure supplies.

U.S. senators propose limiting liability shield for social media platforms

Feb 05 2021

WASHINGTON Three Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts result in harm.

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.

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