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Amazon CEO And Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 14, 2024
Jeff Bezos sells $4 billion of Amazon stock, avoiding $288 million levy
Moving to Florida, after Washington imposed a 7% gains tax, the world’s second-richest person offloaded 24 million shares over just four trading days.
Packages to be delivered on Amazon Prime Day in New York in 2022
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2023
Why Amazon’s online marketplace drew FTC scrutiny
The FTC’s case against Amazon is an important test of whether Lina Khan’s interpretation of the law will hold up in court.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the media Wednesday after a closed-door Senate meeting on how artificial intelligence should be regulated.
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 14, 2023
Tech leaders discuss AI policy in closed-door senate meeting
The meeting included a prestigious, and possibly combustible, mix of personalities with diverging views on how to write the rules for AI.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 27, 2023
U.S. denies any role in Russia uprising as allies watch and wait
In his first public comments about the matter, U.S. President Joe Biden said it was still too soon to make any conclusions about the revolt by Wagner Group mercenaries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 1, 2023
ChatGPT risks threaten to divide Biden administration over EU’s AI rules
U.S. national security officials say aggressively regulating this nascent technology will put the nation at a competitive disadvantage.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 8, 2023
Biden administration backs new TikTok bill, aiming for swift passage
The bill would give the president the ability to force the sale of foreign-owned technologies, apps, software or e-commerce platforms deemed a national security threat to U.S. users.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 26, 2021
Facebook hobbled its team in charge of stemming harmful content
Detailed reports show that the social media giant's algorithms were geared toward keeping people on the platform.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 1, 2020
Republican Sen. Susan Collins open to calling witnesses at Trump impeachment trial
GOP Sen. Susan Collins said she's open to calling additional witnesses for the Senate trial of President Donald Trump's impeachment, but stopped short of backing demands from Democrats for testimony to be set before the process begins.
WORLD
Oct 10, 2018
U.S. senators question Super Micro over reports of Chinese tampering with America-bound computer hardware
Two U.S. senators have sent a letter to Super Micro Computer Inc. asking if and when the company found evidence of tampering with hardware components after a news report described how China's intelligence services used subcontractors to plant malicious chips in the company's server motherboards.

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