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Stocks tiptoe higher as U.S. jobs boost offsets weak European data, trade anxiety
Stocks edged up globally on Monday as broadly positive U.S. jobs data from last week quelled some fears about an economic slowdown, but nervousness over U.S.-China trade talks persisted and more weak European economic data trickled in.
US prefers a 'big deal' with China: Trump
President Donald Trump said Monday he would prefer to strike a comprehensive trade bargain with China, in comments days before top US and Chinese officials are due to resume trade talks in Washington.
Facebook should not be 'the arbiter of truth' in political ads, says former FEC chairman
Facebook's "stated policy is fair" when it comes to political ads, says Lee Goodman, a Republican who led the FEC under Obama.
Facebook's refusal to fact-check Trump could be its defining 2020 decision
The debate over Facebook's decision to allow President Trump's reelection campaign to pay to run false ads on its platform encapsulates the awkward moral, social and civil questions that have dogged the company since 2016.
Trump's approval rating shows there's no sign yet of impeachment backlash against Democrats
First things first: The theme song of the week is "Webster."
Trump raised Biden with Xi in June call housed in highly secure server
When President Donald Trump suggested - without prompting - that China should investigate Joe Biden and his son, he thrust another political grudge into what was already the world's most complicated and consequential relationship.
Trump announces 'phase one' trade deal with China
Under the agreement, the U.S. will no longer go forward with a planned tariff increase on Oct. 15 on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports.
'She is a capitalist through her bones and I'm not': Sanders hits out at Warren's effort to fight sameness
Being progressive and bashing big companies is a hot trend among hopefuls for the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been doing just that. But her rival Bernie Sanders called her “capitalist through her bones.”
Forget privacy abuses, liberals call to DeleteFacebook after learning Zuckerberg met with conservatives
Facebook's history of abusing users' trust by sharing their private data with corporate partners and government spooks pales in comparison to its CEO's decision to sit down with prominent conservatives, for some.
Facebook discloses operations by Russia and Iran to meddle in 2020 election
The company confirmed it had dismantled the four accounts and announced initiatives to prevent foreign interference in US campaigns.
Mark Zuckerberg gives speech depicting Facebook as at the center of struggle for free expression
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to recast the challenges facing his company in a historical light on Thursday, describing social media as a kind of "Fifth Estate" and describing politicians' calls to clamp down on tech companies as a...
Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled by AOC on fact-checking policy for political ads
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg struggled to explain the social media company’s new policy on fact-checking political ads under questioning from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a Wednesday hearing.
The 10 most-viewed fake-news stories on Facebook in 2019 were just revealed in a new report
Facebook is the largest social media service on the planet, with over 2 billion users -over a quarter of the world's population. As such, policing Facebook is a tremendous challenge. One of the service's biggest policing issues is with f...
Twitter Is Banning Political Ads Seeking Votes Or Money
“We’re absolutely going to make mistakes here. But we firmly believe that it’s better for us to start getting it right and giving people ways to tell us how it’s wrong.”
Democratic billionaire Marc Lasry says stock market would fall 20%-30% if Warren wins presidency
Lasry is the latest major Wall Street investor to warn about the damage the stock market could sustain in the event of a Sen. Elizabeth Warren victory. The Avenue Capital co-founder says he currently supports Sen. Kamala Harris in the De...
What’s Really Happening At The New York Times? A Succession Fight
If you’re following the news these days, you’ll notice that a high percentage is about the New York Times -the headlines, the opinions, the tweets, the deeper question of what it is to cover the news straight in a twisted time.
Does cannabis lead to harder drug use?
Leading Democrats have clashed over whether legalising cannabis leads to harder drug use - what's the evidence?
Amazon claims Trump interfered with Pentagon contract in order to hurt Jeff Bezos
Amazon alleged on Monday that President Donald Trump abused his position to apply "improper pressure" on Pentagon decision-makers to stop the company from winning a military contract worth billions of dollars.
US House set for historic Trump impeachment vote
Representatives are due to vote on two impeachment charges against the president.
Nancy pelosi lost. The Circus is over: Trump cleared on impeachment charges
Now that the Democrats finished their show-time they might get back and also do some work for the benefit of the public, and respect the democratic-elected president and let him also focus on doing his job.
Inside Vladimir Putin’s Outrageous Underground Wine Cellar In Moldova
Separated from Russia by Ukraine, the tiny Republic of Moldova operates the state-owned Cricova wine cellar, and is President Vladimir Putin’s personal wine playground when he visits.
The case for a President Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden
The 3 cases for the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election
A Democratic president could have a big impact on the tech industry - here's where the candidates stand on important tech issues
Voters from 14 states and one U.S. territory will decide which Democratic candidate to support for the presidential nomination on Super Tuesday. Besides some of the top issues like healthcare and gun policy, some voters may be weighing c...
Coronavirus Is 2020 Democrats’ New Case Against Trump
The Democratic 2020 candidates are building new messages around the coronavirus, pivoting off their more typical arguments as the outbreak soaks up media attention.
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