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House Democrats discuss tougher antitrust law, some Republicans agree

01 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel discussed ways to tighten antitrust laws on Thursday, with two Republicans on the Democrat-dominated panel indicating potential support for some changes.

Google, U.S. government prepare for battle over market power

24 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet's Google as soon as next week, kicking off a long legal slog over whether the online search and advertising company uses its outsized market power unfairly.

Trump administration plans two meetings on Big Tech on Wednesday

22 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Wednesday with state attorneys general about removing a liability shield protecting social media companies while the Justice Department holds a call with state officials to discuss the investigation into Alphabet's Google .

U.S. approves Anheuser-Busch deal to buy Craft Brew Alliance

19 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it approved Anheuser-Busch's plan to buy the shares of Craft Brew Alliance that it does not already own.

Congressional Democrats, White House still at impasse over coronavirus bill

03 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON The top Democrats in Congress are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the U.S. economy to ease the coronavirus' heavy toll, both sides said on Saturday, after an essential lifeline for millions of unemployed Americans expired.

White House and Democrats 'not close yet' on coronavirus relief deal, Schumer says

01 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. congressional Democratic leaders had a "productive" day of discussions with the White House on a coronavirus aid bill but are "not close yet" on a deal, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Saturday.

White House and Democrats 'not close yet' on coronavirus relief deal- Schumer

01 Aug 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 U.S. congressional Democratic leaders had a "productive" day of discussions with the White House on a coronavirus aid bill but are "not close yet" on a deal, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Saturday. (Reporting by Jan Wolfe; editing by Diane Craft)

U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

30 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Google and Facebook took particularly sharp jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBFDQvIrWYM&feature=emb_logo that put four of America's most prominent tech CEOs in the hot seat. | Video

Senators urge U.S. Justice Department to probe TikTok, Zoom

30 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Senators Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, and Josh Hawley, a Republican, wrote to the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday to urge a probe of video technology company Zoom and Chinese-owned social media company TikTok.

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