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12:31 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
‘Real estate is your sex now’: SNL sketch skewers people’s obsession with Zillow and 30% of workers would benefit from a minimum-wage hike to $15 an hour Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories
11:27 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Joe Scarborough drops F-bomb on live TV and calls for Trump’s arrest after Capitol riots MSNBC hosts Scarborough and Joy Reid condemned Capitol Police response, contrasting it with tighter security surrounding Black Lives Matter protestsThe MSNBC host condemned the Capitol Police’s response, contrasting it with tighter security surrounding Black Lives Matter protests
1:19 p.m. Dec. 16, 2020 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
Remote learning is here to stay for many K-12 schools and America’s nurses share their hope and relief as first colleague gets COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories Wednesday’s top personal finance stories
8:03 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Sean Pyles
What you should know about new rules affecting debt collectors Know your rights—why some consumer advocates are concernedConsumer advocates say revisions the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act don’t go far enough or could have unintended consequences.
4:53 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Jim Steyer: Only a breakup of Facebook and controls on social media can reduce disinformation and lies on the internet Neither Big Tech’s response nor the law have been strong enough to shield users from harm, says the founder of Common Sense MediaNeither Big Tech’s internal response nor the law have been strong enough to shield users from harm, says the founder of Common Sense Media.
1:21 p.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Here’s where Biden and Trump stand on antitrust, social media and other tech issues No matter who wins the presidential race, expect Big Tech to continue to be a target for Republicans and Democrats alikePresident Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. don’t agree on many issues, but they do share a wariness toward Big Tech that should maintain or even escalate antitrust scrutiny of the largest U.S. tech companies no matter who wins on Nov. 3.
9:31 a.m. Sept. 3, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Verizon boosts dividend, analysts digest results of latest spectrum auctionVerizon Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it was boosting its quarterly dividend to 62.75 cents a share. This marks an increase of 1.25 cents a share from the previous quarter. Verizon said that this is the 14th straight year of dividend hikes for the company and that the dividend will be payable Nov. 2 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 9. The announcement comes a day after the Federal Communications Commission announced the winners of a recent CBRS spectrum auction, which saw Verizon as the biggest spender. "Verizon paid up for population density, as the company spent $0.39 per MHz*POP (nearly twice the auction average) to cover 46% of the U.S. population in roughly 5% of the land area," Citi Research analyst wrote in a note to clients regarding the auction. "Verizon's spend was in-line with our estimate and we expect the company to bid aggressively in the upcoming C-Band auction in December, with a base case estimate of $20 billion total from Verizon across both auctions," wrote J.P. Morgan's Philip Cusick. Verizon shares are about flat in afternoon trading Thursday. The stock has lost 1.5% on the year as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 0.8%.
1:24 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Drew FitzGerald
Trump Administration to privatize military airwaves for 5G networks Radio frequencies typically used by the Pentagon would be privatized under the new White House planThe Trump Administration outlined a plan Monday to commercialize a swath of military radio frequencies for use in next-generation 5G networks, yielding to cellphone carriers that have sought the spectrum for their own use.
5:12 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Pompeo calls for ‘untrusted Chinese apps’ to be pulled from Apple, Google app stores Expansion of Chinese-tech crackdown comes without specifics, may be illegalU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of U.S. government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see “untrusted Chinese apps” pulled from the Google and Apple app stores
9:20 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Antitrust questions bruise but don’t break Big Tech CEOs in historic hearing After three hours of questions, expert calls hearing ‘a mix of antitrust ambush and political grandstanding’It was a bruising day tech’s biggest names on Capitol Hill.
3:42 p.m. July 27, 2020 - By John D. McKinnon
Trump administration asks FCC to rein in social media Commerce Department seeks reinterpretation of 1996 law amid complaints that right-wing voices are being unfairly silencedThe Trump administration moved forward with plans to regulate content on social-media platforms Monday, formally asking federal regulators to start overseeing how these platforms treat user-generated content.
2:23 p.m. July 22, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Slack’s anticompetitive claim vs. Microsoft says the software giant feels ‘threatened’“All we want is fair competition,” said Slack general counsel David Schellhase, who is asking the EC to “referee.” “Slack threatens Microsoft’s hold on business email, the cornerstone of Office, which means Slack threatens Microsoft’s lock on enterprise software.”
12:36 p.m. July 22, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Verizon is better off than rivals, but still not immune to coronavirus effects Verizon in the age of COVID-19: Wireless companies are seeing fewer roaming charges and overage fees, but Verizon could benefit from lower customer churn Verizon in the age of COVID-19: Wireless companies are seeing fewer roaming charges and overage fees, but Verizon could benefit from lower customer churnVerizon Communications Inc.’s relatively simple business puts it in a safer spot than more media-exposed peers during the COVID-19 crisis, though Verizon isn’t completely immune to the pandemic’s effects.
7:33 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Big Tech’s latest reckoning is coming as it continues to rack up record valuationsThe steep ascent of Big Tech, which is fueling a resurgent stock market despite a deepening pandemic, underscores the enduring power of the industry as consumption of it escalates in a work-from-home economy.
3:11 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
S&P 500 earnings set to plunge as the coronavirus batters all sectors — with Wall Street counting on a bounce that may not come Earnings are expected to improve, but by less than the stock market suggests — meanwhile, the November election loomsThe one certainty about the outlook for companies in a COVID-19 world is that second-quarter earnings will be very bad, the worst in over 10 years.
3:28 p.m. June 30, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
FCC designates China's Huawei, ZTE as national security threatsThe Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday officially designated Chinese telecom-equipment companies Huawei Technologies Inc. and ZTE Corp. as national security threats, in a move to protect U.S. communication networks -- in particular, emerging 5G networks. "Both companies have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China's military apparatus, and both companies are broadly subject to Chinese law obligating them to cooperate with the country's intelligence services," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai . The designation means that money from the FCC's $8.3-billion-a-year Universal Service Fund may not be spent on Huawei or ZTE equipment or services. The decision mainly effects smaller, rural U.S. telecom companies. The FCC initially barred spending on Huawei and ZTE products .
1:01 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Anna Helhoski
Scammers are preying on borrowers looking for student loan relief How to spot COVID-19 scams, and what to do if you get dupedLook for these two main types of scams, and how to know what is legit.
9:35 a.m. June 16, 2020 - Associated Press
FCC calls T-Mobile’s long service outage ‘unacceptable’ T-Mobile’s had a nationwide outage on Monday that lasted for several hoursThe head of the U.S. communications regulator said T-Mobile’s nationwide, hours-long outage Monday was “unacceptable” and that the Federal Communications Commission will investigate.
2:54 p.m. June 15, 2020 - Associated Press
T-Mobile says it’s working to fix widespread network outageT-Mobile, one of the three largest mobile carriers in the U.S., said it’s working to fix a widespread “voice and data issue.”
5:55 a.m. June 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Regulators seek $225 million fine from companies who made a billion robocallsThe U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone numbers.
8:10 p.m. May 27, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Trump to sign executive order on social-media companies on Thursday Unclear what order will entail, or what effect it will havePresident Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order on social media companies Thursday, escalating his war on Twitter Inc., although it remains unclear what it will entail. A White House spokesperson confirmed the order late Wednesday, a day after Twitter issued its first fact-checking warning label to some of his tweets.
6:59 a.m. May 27, 2020 - By Roland Lehoucq
Elon Musk is polluting the skies with SpaceX’s thousands of satellites One consequence is so much light pollution that astronomical images will become uselessOne consequence is so much light pollution that astronomical images will become useless.
9:31 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘We needed each other in this crazy mess.’ Is the pandemic a good time to rescue a dog? Animal rescues have seen a spike in adoptions and fosters, but what will happen when people eventually go back to work?Animal rescues have seen a spike in adoptions and fosters, but what will happen when people eventually go back to work?
5:23 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Here are the ‘hot dogs’ that hedge funds have used to outperform this yearHedge funds have relied on technology, internet, media and telecom companies and increasingly more health care companies to drive performance.
2:52 p.m. May 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Judge shelves Tesla shareholder lawsuit to stop Elon Musk from tweeting Delaware judge says he can’t issue an injunction based on apprehension or speculation about a defendant’s future conductA Delaware judge has denied a request by attorneys for Tesla shareholders to pursue a lawsuit seeking to prevent CEO Elon Musk from using his personal Twitter account to disseminate information regarding the electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer.
11:55 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 4.1 million; South Korea reports cluster from Seoul nightclubs, and Wuhan, China, has 4 new cases Tesla sues California county stopping its Fremont plant from reopening and AMC stock soars on report of takeover talks with AmazonThe number of cases of COVID-19 rose above 4.1 million on Monday, as South Korea reported a new cluster stemming from Seoul’s nightclub district and China reported four new cases in Wuhan, the city believed to be the source of the outbreak late last year.
9:54 a.m. May 11, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Trump wants Chuck Todd ‘fired’ over the editing of Barr’s ‘history is written by the winners’ clip Justice Department director slams ‘deceptive’ way that ‘Meet the Press’ shortened attorney general’s commentsDOJ director also slammed the ’deceptive’ way that ’Meet the Press’ shortened the attorney general’s comments
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