Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen
Sep09

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across the U.S. try to rein in the industry’s immense power. Nearly every state — California and Alabama being the notable exceptions — joined in a bipartisan investigation of Google, just days after a smaller group announced a probe into Facebook. State attorneys general are looking how these two companies capitalized on the popularity of their free services...

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General: US faces ‘Sputnik moment’ in space race competition
Sep09

General: US faces ‘Sputnik moment’ in space race competition

The U.S. has reached a new “Sputnik moment” in which the military must act to keep the nation’s competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China, and to a lesser extent, Iran and North Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. Gen. Joseph Dunford made his comments during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base recognizing the re-launch of U.S. Space Command. He compared...

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The Latest: Groups praise states for launching Google probe
Sep09

The Latest: Groups praise states for launching Google probe

The Latest on states’ antitrust probe on Google (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Several advocacy groups are lauding state attorneys general for opening an investigation into Google’s market power. The consumer group Public Citizen says the time has come for tech giants like Google to be held accountable for violating U.S. antitrust laws. A bipartisan coalition of 48 states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia...

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Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?
Sep09

Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?

Volkswagen is rolling out what it bills as the breakthrough electric car for the masses, the leading edge of a wave of new battery-powered vehicles about to hit the European auto market. The cars are the result of massive investments in battery technology and new factories driven by environmental regulation and concerns about global warming. But it’s not at all clear whether consumers are ready to buy them. Electric cars remain...

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To fill 30,000 jobs, Amazon plans hiring events in 6 cities
Sep09

To fill 30,000 jobs, Amazon plans hiring events in 6 cities

Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs in across the country next week to find candidates. The jobs range from software engineers, who can earn more than $100,000 a year, to warehouse workers who are paid at least $15 an hour to pack and ship online orders. Amazon said all of the openings are for full time positions and...

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