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4:06 p.m. May 7, 2021 - Barrons.com
With a $78 Billion Market Cap, Dogecoin Needs to Be Taken a Little More Seriously The cryptocurrency lacks the mainstream appeal of Bitcoin, but it still has a substantial online community behind it. And that community may be the basis of new financial markets.
10:07 a.m. May 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments in support of net-neutrality repeal: N.Y. attorney generalFCC's 2017 repeal undid Obama-era rules barring ISPs from slowing or blocking websites and apps or charging companies more to reach consumers at faster speeds.
1:12 a.m. May 5, 2021 - By Jack Denton
Apple to face landmark antitrust charges over Spotify complaint this week, according to reportsThe European Union is set to charge Apple this week with anticompetitive behavior linked to a complaint from Spotify about App Store rules, according to reports.
5:57 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow climbs 260 points as stocks aim to start May with positive toneU.S. stocks kick off May with gains as evidence mounts that American corporations are rebounding from the deadly COVID pandemic, portending a strong bounce for the overall economy in the second half of 2021.
4:53 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Emily Bary
Verizon confirms $5 billion sale of its media business to ApolloVerizon Communications Inc. confirmed Monday that it plans to sell its media business to Apollo Funds in a $5 billion deal.
4:13 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
How 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games will try to prove Apple is operating App Store as an illegal monopolyEpic Games Inc., the maker of "Fortnite," has drawn a clear battle line as it prepares for a monumental court battle against Apple Inc.: It claims the iPhone maker abuses its control of the App Store for anticompetitive purposes.
4:10 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
Apple will fight Epic antitrust suit by claiming 'a carefully planned plot against Apple and Google'In defending itself against potentially the most consequential antitrust action in more than 20 years, Apple Inc. will attempt to paint opponent Epic Games Inc. as a company that grew into a videogame titan on the back of its App Store and is now picking on Apple while making money on multiple platforms.
4:07 a.m. May 3, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
Apple v. Epic: What to expect from a trial that could change antitrust law and the mobile-app ecosystemWhen Apple Inc. and Epic Games Inc. square off in federal court in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, only this much is at stake: the livelihood of perhaps thousands of small developers and the very definition of antitrust law. You can be sure the eyes of Washington, D.C., and not just the San Francisco Bay Area, will be riveted over the next few weeks.
11:10 a.m. April 27, 2021 - By Michele Kryger
Older people are targeted by scammers --- even their own family members. How to protect themBillions of dollars are scammed from the elderly every year
9:21 a.m. April 27, 2021 - Barrons.com
European Antitrust Charges Against Apple Coming This Week, According to Reports The European Union is set to charge Apple this week with anticompetitive behavior linked to a complaint from Spotify about App Store rules, according to reports.
8:59 a.m. April 27, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Lawmakers grill Facebook, YouTube, Twitter execs over algorithms' control over public debateSocial media companies continued to defend themselves against charges that their products spread dangerous misinformation, manipulate Americans into spending unhealthy amounts of time online and are biased against conservative viewpoints during a hearing before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday.
4:37 a.m. April 21, 2021 - By Emily Bary
Verizon earnings and revenue rise, top expectationsVerizon Communications Inc. topped earnings and revenue expectations Wednesday while detailing how its recent commitments for wireless spectrum will impact its financials.
4:36 a.m. April 19, 2021 - By Emily Bary
The pandemic's differing earnings effects will be on display with tech, airline reportsThe first big week of earnings season will kick off with a study in contrasts.
4:36 a.m. April 16, 2021 - Barrons.com
A Hedge Fund Billionaire Says Regulators Aren’t Doing Their Jobs Dow hits new high, J&J asks other vaccine makers to investigate blood clots, and other news to start your day.
2:13 p.m. April 15, 2021 - By Levi Sumagaysay
As Bezos seeks to be 'Earth's best employer,' Amazon fights shareholder calls to prove its progressAmong the proposals Amazon is recommending its shareholders vote against are reports on: pay by race and gender, who gets promoted, how customers use its technology and its lobbying activities.
7:13 a.m. April 12, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
For its critics, Amazon can never do enoughAmazon will never be able to fully satisfy those who seek to marginalize it.
1:30 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Economic Recovery Depends on Getting Women Back to Work. Here’s Why. The pandemic dealt a disproportionate blow to women’s jobs and career advancement. The consequences could be far-reaching, for the economy, companies, and investors.
10:08 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
Biden's infrastructure plan seeks to solve longstanding problem with the internet, but will face familiar oppositionCould President Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan do for the internet what it promises to do for the nation's decaying bridges, roads, ports, airports, and transit systems?
10:05 a.m. April 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
How to protect your loved ones from elder financial abuseScams against the elderly have multiplied during COVID-19
9:01 a.m. April 8, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
FTC slams Facebook as 'personal social networking' monopoly in latest filingThe Federal Trade Commission ratcheted up the rhetoric in its lawsuit against Facebook Inc. in a filing late Wednesday, calling it a "personal social networking" monopoly that is "violating the antitrust laws by maintaining its monopoly through means other than competition on the merits."
12:34 p.m. April 1, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Biden's infrastructure plan includes $100 billion to expand fast internet to rural, poorer areasPresident Biden plans to invest $100 billion to expand fast broadband to everyone in America under his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan. It could cost at least that much to hook up far-flung and poorer communities with affordable, high-speed internet, according to one analyst.
4:57 a.m. March 29, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Zuckerberg and Dorsey get a congressional tongue lashing, but does D.C. have more punishment in store?It has become something of a routine ritual for CEOs of the nation's biggest tech companies to appear before Congress to be harshly criticized for allegedly engaging in monopolistic behavior, biased censorship and violations of privacy, but in the decade since the ascendance of Big Social Media, Congress has failed to back up their words with real legislation.
4:32 a.m. March 25, 2021 - Barrons.com
U.S.-China Tensions Are Getting Real for Investors Tech CEOs to propose better tactics for fighting disinformation online, Fidelity seeks approval for a Bitcoin ETF, Britain and EU are headed for a vaccine truce, and other news to start your day.
4:44 p.m. March 24, 2021 - By Jon Swartz
Zuckerberg, Dorsey to argue their platforms mirror a fractured society in House hearing ThursdayFacebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey will argue their massive social-media platforms merely reflect the views of a badly fractured society when they and Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai are scheduled to testify before a House subcommittee on misinformation on Thursday.
6:41 a.m. March 21, 2021 - Barrons.com
Investors Are Wary of Covid. But Their New Top Risk Is Inflation. The most recent BofA Securities survey of investors sees investors fearing higher inflation and a taper-tantrum. A record 93% see higher inflation this year, and most see an improving economy.
6:27 p.m. March 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Facebook drops bid to build underwater fiber-cable link to Hong KongA Facebook Inc. consortium withdrew its bid to build a new internet conduit between California and Hong Kong after months of pressure from U.S. national-security officials, the latest sign of a deepening rift between the two governments.
12:33 p.m. March 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
Stocks Slide One Day After Stunning Rally The dynamic was a familiar one: concerns over rising bond yields remained in the spotlight, alongside optimism about the economic recovery and vaccine rollout.
12:20 p.m. March 2, 2021 - By William Watts
Dow finishes 144 points lower after best one-day rally in monthsU.S. stocks ended lower on Thursday, a day after major indexes put in their best daily gains in months and global bond yields halted their rapid and unsettling rise.
1:01 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Emily Bary
AT&T to make DirecTV its own company with TPG taking 30% stakeAT&T Inc. and TPG Capital have inked an agreement that will make AT&T's struggling DirecTV video business a separate company.
12:36 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow tumbles 560 points for worst percentage fall in 3 weeks as bond yields surgeStock-market benchmarks finished sharply lower Thursday, with rising yields putting further pressure on once-highflying tech stocks.
8:08 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Verizon commits $45.5 billion to secure 5G spectrum rightsVerizon Communications Inc. secured more than half of the wireless airwaves offered in a U.S. government auction that racked up a record $81 billion in bids, according to details released Wednesday.
6:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Emily Bary
AT&T, Verizon downgraded at Oppenheimer following hefty bids for spectrumOppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan downgraded shares of AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to perform from outperform Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission revealed the results of a recent spectrum auction, showing that the two telecommunications companies were overwhelmingly the largest bidders in an expensive auction.
2:28 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Telecom Companies Just Spent $81 Billion on 5G Spectrum. Here's What They Bought. Verizon Communications accounted for more than half of the spending, snapping up 3,511 of 5,684 licenses up for grabs.
1:23 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Emily Bary
Verizon spends $45 billion in major 5G spectrum auction, while AT&T spends $23 billionVerizon Communications Inc. was overwhelmingly the largest bidder in a crucial 5G auction, spending $45.5 billion or more than half the auction's total sum.
5:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
California can enforce its net neutrality law, federal judge rulesA federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don't pay for premium service.
5:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - Barrons.com
Free Stock Trading Always Came With a Catch Robinhood, Citadel face scrutiny from lawmakers, Uber just lost a big court case, agriculture hit hard by winter storm, and other news to start your day.
12:12 p.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Stocks close mostly lower, but Dow scores another record after Fed minutes show commitment to stimulus U.S. stocks ended Wednesday's session mostly lower as economic reports pointed to an improving climate, but also suggested inflation might be picking up.
4:20 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin’s Run Doesn’t Make Sense Berkshire Hathaway’s mystery investments are Verizon and Chevron, major winter storm slows U.S. vaccination effort, Epic Games takes Apple battle to Brussels, and other news to start your day.
5:06 a.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies In a year marked by a pandemic, recession, and social unrest, companies found their conscience—and shareholders benefited.
11:02 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Opportunity in America starts with fixing the internet, says social investing pioneerInvestors are looking to root out inequity in America, not just combat climate change, says John Streur, CEO of Calvert Research and Management, an early investor in sustainable and social finance.
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