U.S. probes French plan to tax tech giants

Business Jul 11, 2019

U.S. probes French plan to tax tech giants

The U.S. will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that has been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will have as long as a year to examine whether the plan ...

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Business Jun 20, 2019

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Shareholder activists on Wednesday urged Google parent Alphabet Inc. to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces. SumOfUs, a U.S.-based group that aims to curb the growing power of corporations, presented the proposal at Alphabet's ...

Business Jun 18, 2019

How cryptocurrencies can replace other pay options

by Glenn Chapman

Cryptocurrencies live in a volatile, roller-coaster world, which Facebook is seeking to change with its new Libra digital money. The new digital currency will be overseen by a nonprofit association and backed with real assets to serve as a reliable, stable form of globally accepted ...