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‘This Is Masochism’: Russia Wages An Oil War Against Saudi Arabia, US Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Oil prices tumbled Monday as Saudi Arabia and Russia haggle over whether to reduce crude production amid fears that coronavirus will hamper air travel and potentially wreck the global economy. Prices fell into the $30s as the Saudis push for a cut in output to prop up prices, while Russia went the others way, and decided to infuse the market ...

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Major Tech Investment Firm Calls Coronavirus A ‘Black Swan’ Event, Says Impact Could Create Next Google

Tech investment firm Sequoia Capital told top Silicon Valley executives Thursday that the coronavirus could create opportunities for companies capable of weathering a potential economic downturn. Major CEOs should “question every assumption” they have about their business models, Sequoia wrote in a memo addressing what companies should do in the event that the virus becomes a global economic problem. The ...

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Bloomberg Staffers Brag About Ripping Off His Campaign, Covertly Canvassing For Sanders

Staffers for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s failed presidential campaign say they went rogue and canvassed for Sen. Bernie Sanders after the Nevada debate debacle, The Nation reported Friday, citing anonymous sources. People who worked with the team knew the campaign was over after Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted Bloomberg during the Feb. 19 debate in Nevada, the report ...

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Trump’s EPA Makes Big Changes To Rule Banning ‘Secret Science,’ Obama-Era Officials Call It ‘Egregious’

The Environmental Protection Agency is making some critical changes to a rule designed to keep so-called secret science out of regulatory crafting process — Obama-era officials say the changes are “egregious.” The agency walked back an element of the rule Tuesday that sought to restrict the EPA from considering research that is not publicly available. EPA’s changes require the agency ...

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Apple Executives Warned the Company About Being Dependent On China: Report

People inside Apple raised concerns about the company’s dependency on China well before the coronavirus outbreak, but higher-ups pushed back against such warnings, saying a clean break from Beijing is impossible. Operation executives argued in 2015 that the company should switch some forms of production to Vietnam, The Walls Street Journal noted in a report Tuesday. Such a move would ...

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REPORT: Pro-Trump Activist Billionaire Buys A Giant Stake In Twitter, Seeks To Replace Jack Dorsey

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A Republican donor purchased a major stake in Twitter with the intention of pushing out CEO Jack Dorsey, who the billionaire believes is too distracted with other ventures, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Activist investor Elliott Management wants to make changes at the social media company, the report notes, citing sources familiar with the matter. Paul Singer, the billionaire behind Elliot, ...

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‘So Far, It Isn’t That Bad’: Man With Coronavirus Reacts To The Panic Surrounding His Condition

“It’s surreal to see everyone panic — news conferences, the stock market falling, school closures — about a disease I have. It does seem likely that coronavirus will spread in the United States, but it won’t help anybody if we all panic.” A man with coronavirus said in The Washington Post Friday that he contracted the novel coronavirus while on ...

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Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules Facebook, YouTube Are Not Bound By First Amendment

Facebook, YouTube and other big tech companies are not bound to abide by the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to conservatives online. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court Appeals decision came in a case brought by Prager University, a nonprofit that produces videos promoting conservative positions on politics. PragerU sued YouTube in 2017 ...

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Report: Green New Deal Will Impose A $75,000 Per Year Cost On Swing-State Households

Americans in nearly a dozen swing states could expect to spend roughly $75,000 per year if the Green New Deal is ever implemented, according to a report Wednesday from a conservative nonprofit group. The so-called GND would cost households an average of $74,287 and $76,683 in Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, among others, a report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute noted. CEI ...

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Twitter Is Suspending 70 Pro-Bloomberg Sock Puppet Accounts For Using Russian-Style Trolling

Twitter started suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts Friday for violating policies the company created after investigators found Russia trolled voters ahead of the 2016 election. The accounts violated rules against creating multiple accounts to copy and paste content promoting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Twitter told the Los Angeles Times. Twitter also said they broke rules against “coordinating with ...

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Bloomberg Wants Biden, Buttigieg And Others To Bail, So He Can Take On Sanders — One On One

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign team wants the rest of his Democratic opponents to drop out of the presidential race so he can take on Sen. Bernie Sanders, man to man. Sanders will become unstoppable if former Vice President Joe Biden doesn’t bow out, Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg’s top strategist, told Axios Wednesday. The self-avowed Democratic socialist will ...

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Conservative Group Opens Up A New Line Of Attack On Google Over Fair Use Law

Conservatives are opening a salvo against Google as the tech behemoth beats back claims that it stole thousands of lines of code from Oracle.  One conservative group seeking to hold Google accountable for supposedly targeting conservatives filed an amicus brief supporting Oracle’s copyright claim against Google.  If Oracle wins and the Supreme Court in March decides that Google did violate ...

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Facebook Will Now Allow Campaigns To Use Sponsored Content After Bloomberg’s Meme Posting Spree

Facebook is now allowing presidential campaigns to use sponsored content after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s team paid several social media influencers to hype the candidate. Facebook will allow so-called branded content from political candidates. The company and subsidiary Instagram previously banned such content from politicians, according to a Facebook representative, Politico reported. “After hearing from multiple campaigns, ...

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Nevada’s Democratic Party Is Recruiting Google To Help The State Avoid Another Iowa Caucus Debacle

Nevada’s Democratic Party is soliciting help from one of the largest tech companies in Silicon Valley to help party officials steer clear of repeating the drama that tossed the Iowa caucus into disarray. Officials are relying on a so-called caucus calculator accessed through a Google portal to crunch numbers to help them determine which Democratic presidential candidate will win the ...

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