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Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

20 minutes ago   |   Chron

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test...
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Survey suggests 2.5% of Italians have COVID-19 antibodies, which would be 6 times more than the official count of cases

Survey suggests 2.5% of Italians have COVID-19 antibodies, which would be 6 times more than the official count of cases

30 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

A survey by the Italian government suggests 2.5% of Italy's population has coronavirus antibodies, or nearly 1.5 million people. That total is six times the confirmed COVID-19...
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Microsoft's long history in China complicates potential TikTok deal

Microsoft's long history in China complicates potential TikTok deal

48 minutes ago   |   Stl Today

Microsoft Corp.'s attempt to buy TikTok's U.S. operations represents the latest step in a careful dance the software maker has performed to meet the demands of the Chinese and...
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Appeals court: NOAA can't make rules for offshore fish farms

3 hours ago   |   Chron

NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico. The law granting authority over...
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FCC invites public comment on Trump's attempt to nerf Section 230

4 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has decided to ask the public for its thoughts on an attempt initiated in Trump in May to water down certain protections that arguably led to the creation...
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Warning: This malware is tied to the Chinese government, U.S. says

4 hours ago   |   Fortune   |   4 articles

The U.S. government issued an alert Monday that a type of malware seen frequently by security researchers in the last decade is tied to the Chinese government, the latest in a...
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If Microsoft buys TikTok, it could be bad news for Google Cloud

If Microsoft buys TikTok, it could be bad news for Google Cloud

5 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Microsoft's plans to buy TikTok may seem crazy at first, but it's all about the data. TikTok would give Microsoft eyes into a market where it is mostly blind: smartphone use...
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Congress wants to curb Big Tech. It could end up crushing startups instead

6 hours ago   |   Fortune

Thursday's Congressional antitrust hearing marked an important milestone in the government's ongoing exploration into whether and, specifically, how to regulate Big Tech. But...
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U.S. construction spending declines 0.7% in June

6 hours ago   |   Finance Commerce

SILVER SPRING, Md. - U.S. construction spending fell again in June, the fourth straight decline as the coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the economy. Spending on...
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Trump to Microsoft: You can buy TikTok, but you have to give the U.S. government a cut

6 hours ago   |   Fast Company   |   4 articles

The president says talks to buy TikTok can continue, but he wants a cut of the revenue to go to the U.S. Treasury. What a difference a couple of days makes.
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FAA finalizes and opens for comment its plan for the return of Boeing's 737 Max

FAA finalizes and opens for comment its plan for the return of Boeing's 737 Max

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday published its final list of required design changes to the Boeing 737 Max, as well as changes to operation and maintenance... Read more ...

Pelosi reportedly told House Democrats that Congress likely won't come to an...

Pelosi reportedly told House Democrats that Congress likely won't come to an agreement on another pandemic relief bill until next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats that Congress will likely not come to a middle ground on another coronavirus stimulus bill until mid-August. "It is my hope we... Read more ...

Veteran VC Steve Jurvetson says he rates startup founders highly if they're...

Veteran VC Steve Jurvetson says he rates startup founders highly if they're like his long-time friend Elon Musk: They have

Steve Jurvetson , a venture capitalist who is friends with Elon Musk, was an early investor in both SpaceX and Tesla. Jurvetson, who left the firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson in... Read more ...

Will Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Be the New Normal?

Will Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Be the New Normal?

A general fatigue exists around the discussion of the novel coronavirus, but the fact remains that the pandemic has shifted consumer behavior in ways that may never shift back... Read more ...

Did dinosaurs get cancer? A new study says yes

Did dinosaurs get cancer? A new study says yes

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today . A group of Canadian researchers say... Read more ...

Twitter could be facing an FTC fine of up to $250 million over allegations...

Twitter could be facing an FTC fine of up to $250 million over allegations that it violated an agreement over user data privacy

Twitter is under investigation by the FTC and could face a fine of anywhere between $150 million to $250 million, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing Monday. Twitter... Read more ...

US manufacturing improves in July, future clouded by virus

US manufacturing improves in July, future clouded by virus

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing improved again in July with a key gauge of activity rising further into expansion territory. Read more ...

Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft - TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google's new budget Pixel and SpaceX's Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here's your Daily Crunch... Read more ...

Religious Groups Received $6-10 Billion In COVID-19 Relief Funds, Hope For More

Religious Groups Received $6-10 Billion In COVID-19 Relief Funds, Hope For More

More than 400 evangelical churches and ministries each received forgivable loans worth at least $1 million. Read more ...

A Michigan GOP lawmaker who opposes coronavirus restrictions tested positive...

A Michigan GOP lawmaker who opposes coronavirus restrictions tested positive for COVID-19. It hasn't changed his mind

Michigan state Sen. Tom Barrett, a Republican, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he announced Sunday. Barrett had positioned himself as a staunch opponent of Gov... Read more ...