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4/25/2016
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The proposed $37 billion merger between health insurers Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. will face regulatory scrutiny Wednesday in a hearing by the California Department of Insurance. The 9 a.m. hearing in Room 113 of the State Capitol in Sacramento comes on the heels of...
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4/22/2016
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When California lawmakers met last week to begin asking questions about the recent rise in gasoline prices, Tom Steyer took notice. Steyer, the billionaire environmental activist and Democratic mega-donor, signed his name to a letter Monday sharing his appreciation...
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4/21/2016
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Alphabet (GOOGL)-owned Google, Apple (AAPL) and Comcast (CMCSA) have slashed spending on D.C. lobbying, according to a report Thursday from Consumer Watchdog. Still, Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project Director John Simpson said in a statement, “It’s...
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4/21/2016
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Twitter and Uber both ramped up their efforts to influence members of Congress through political lobbying in the first three months of the year, reveals new data. According to disclosures filed on Wednesday, both companies stood out among their peers in the...
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4/21/2016
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Cites European Commission initial finding of antitrust violations Consumer Watchdog has asked the Federal Trade Commission to file suit against Google on antitrust grounds over its Android operating system. The call came after the European Union initially...
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4/21/2016
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Google has again found itself the centre of much unwanted attention. Yesterday the European Commission (EC) told the company it believed it had breached EU antitrust rules around Android. Within hours Consumer Watchdog, a US nonprofit public interest group had...
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4/21/2016
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Washington, April 21, 2016 (AFP) - The latest EU antitrust complaint against Google underscores a sharp contrast from the approach taken by the United States, which has largely taken a hands-off approach on emerging technologies. Some US tech industry leaders and...
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4/20/2016
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Google could feel heat stateside after Europe laid down the law Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog is calling on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to follow the European Union's lead and bring antitrust charges against Google Android. The group said that...
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4/20/2016
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The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system. "A competitive mobile Internet sector is increasingly important for consumers and businesses in...
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4/19/2016
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LOS ANGELES (CN) - Energy agencies told the LA City Council on Tuesday that customers face up to 14 days of blackouts this summer in the aftermath of this year's massive methane gas leak - an assertion a consumer group calls misleading. At a Tuesday morning...