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Pressure mounts on Facebook over Mark Zuckerberg’s emails on privacy practices, ongoing FTC investigation

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Facebook’s privacy policies — and how its CEO Mark Zuckerberg allegedly discussed them internally — are under a microscope. Internal emails that reportedly connect Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices have some people at the tech giant concerned about the implications for an ongoing Federal Trade Commission investigation, sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Read More

What Happens When Beijing Is Biggest Owner Of US Debt?

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American exceptionalism remains alive and well, with anti-China rhetoric now having reached boiling point. It’s a bit of an existential quagmire.  A few decades back, nurturing better relations with China was a bipartisan issue in Washington beginning with former President Richard Nixon’s history-making visit to Read More

Pence urges spending to repair well-worn U.S. national parks

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OLD FAITHFUL, Wyo. (Reuters) – Against the backdrop of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Geyser, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Congress to dedicate billions of dollars in federal energy revenues for repairs to aging facilities at America’s national parks. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, flanked by wife Karen, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Yellowstone Read More

API: Bipartisan conservation fund protects public lands, relies on oil and gas revenues

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6/13/2019 WASHINGTON — API released the following statement as a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced legislation to guarantee $900 million in annual funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which helps protect and conserve public lands and improve outdoor recreation opportunities: “As lawmakers consider the legislative options for the Land and Water Read More

Trump’s shot at Russian pipeline shows fight for market share

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By Vanessa Dezem, Mathew Carr and Anna Shiryaevskaya on 6/13/2019 FRANKFURT and LONDON (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s threat to sanction Russia’s controversial new natural gas pipeline into Europe is an indication that competition to supply the fuel is heating up. Blocking the Nord Stream 2 link under the Baltic Sea would be a blow Read More

Trump confident Hong Kong and China will ‘work things out’ after protests

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was sure China and Hong Kong would be able to “work things out” after mass protests in the city against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser in Read More

Trump says he’s considering sanctions to block Nord Stream 2

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By Josh Wingrove on 6/12/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s considering using U.S. sanctions to stop construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. “We’re protecting Germany from Russia, and Russia is getting billions and billions of dollars in money from Germany” for its gas, Trump told Read More

Big Tech is destroying America’s press industry, warn lawmakers and journalists

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Big Tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple are destroying the economic model that underpins the U.S. press industry, warn lawmakers and journalists. The Silicon Valley titans are in the spotlight this week on Capitol Hill as the House Judiciary Committee launches its investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, starting with Read More

Saudi-led coalition confirms Houthi missile attack on Abha airport, says 20+ people injured

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The Saudi-led coalition currently embroiled in Yemen’s civil war has confirmed that a missile launched by Houthi rebels, in the early hours of Wednesday, struck Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport, injuring 26 people. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al Maliki said the missile hit the airport at 2:21am local time, according to a statement cited by Read More

U.S. senators target $1 billion a year coal subsidy, ask IRS for test results

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Three U.S. senators on Monday urged the Internal Revenue Service to crack down on a $1 billion-a-year subsidy for burning chemically treated refined coal, after a new study showed some power plants using the fuel produced surging amounts of mercury and smog instead of cutting pollution. FILE PHOTO: Exhaust rises from the Read More