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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.
5:11 a.m. Oct. 12, 2020 - By Katie Marriner
Trump raised 5 times as much money from America’s top CEOs as Biden Thirty S&P 500 CEOs vote for Biden with their wallet, though they don’t contribute as much as Trump’s 15 doAs the Nov. 3 election sparks record spending, here’s how the CEOs of S&P 500 companies are helping to fund the war chests of President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden, while also contributing to other Republican and Democratic politicians.
5:43 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - Associated Press
Supreme Court reinstates South Carolina requirement that absentee-ballot requests be witnessed While the high court reinstated the requirement that a witness sign applications as a lawsuit proceeds, Palmetto State voters have already started returning ballotsDemocrats sought to have the requirement put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Republicans defended it as deterring fraud.
10:11 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Senate committee set to subpoena Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Dorsey, Google’s Pichai Hate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on the internet platforms to be topics explored in testimony by Silicon Valley titansHate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on the internet platforms to be topics explored in testimony by tech titans.
2:57 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Federal judge extends Wisconsin deadline for receipt of absentee ballots in November Ballots postmarked by Election Day and received up to six days later valid under Monday rulingA federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.
4:20 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Kanye West remains off ballot in Wisconsin as ‘Birthday Party’ presidential nominee Conservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court — which last week put the mailing of absentee ballots on hold — viewed as likely to weigh in on the entertainer’s quest to appear on ballotConservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court — which last week put the mailing of absentee ballots on hold — viewed as likely to weigh in on the entertainer’s quest to appear on ballot.
4:19 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Congress has a million-plus documents from Big Tech antitrust investigation, and are ready to grill big-name CEOs Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg will testify remotely Wednesday before House antitrust panelFor more than a year, the federal government has circled Big Tech and its business practices. On Wednesday, members of the House of Representatives will roll out evidence their staffs have found and put pressure directly on some of the most prominent executives in the world.
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.
1:01 p.m. July 9, 2020 - Associated Press
Berman says Barr ‘repeatedly urged’ him to resign as top SDNY prosecutor Since-ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman says he met with the attorney general in a hastily arranged meeting at a Manhattan hotel last month, telling Barr that ‘while I did not want to get fired, I would not resign’The since-ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman says he met with the attorney general, William Barr, in a hastily arranged 45-minute meeting at a Manhattan hotel last month.
2:54 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump identifies the biggest threat to his re-election: mail-in votes Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight the expansion of voting by mail, even with the U.S. still in the throes of the initial wave of a pandemic and a second wave long forecast for the autumnTrump campaign and Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight efforts to expand voting by mail.
4:18 a.m. May 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Senate Republicans in no rush to take up further coronavirus aid as chamber heads toward recess Thursday One GOP senator, Cory Gardner, facing a difficult re-election battle in November, vowed to try to prevent the Senate from recessing Thursday unless it votes on more aid to states and citiesOne Republican, Cory Gardner, facing a difficult re-election battle in November, vowed to try to prevent the Senate from recessing Thursday unless it votes on more aid to states and cities
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