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Netflix Tells Straight Pride Organizers to Cease and Desist

Netflix Tells Straight Pride Organizers to Cease and Desist

By Sam Cronin | Jul 19
Netflix has sent a cease and desist letter to Super Happy Fun America, the group responsible for organizing the upcoming Straight Pride Parade in Boston, telling them they are not allowed to use their logo or name in any materials.

California Pot Regulators Struggling with Job, Audit Says

California Pot Regulators Struggling with Job, Audit Says

By Michael R. Blood | Jul 18
The agency overseeing California's legal marijuana market has been overmatched by the job and is struggling to hire sufficient staff and set an overall strategy for the nation's largest cannabis economy, an audit found.

Nuclear Industry Push for Reduced Oversight Gaining Traction

Nuclear Industry Push for Reduced Oversight Gaining Traction

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 18
Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise.

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

By Mark Gillispie | Jul 17
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.

EU Probes Amazon over Use of Retailer Info to Gain Edge

EU Probes Amazon over Use of Retailer Info to Gain Edge

Jul 17
The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see whether it uses data from independent retailers to gain an edge in the market.

Congress Grills Big Tech over Competition, Money and Power

Congress Grills Big Tech over Competition, Money and Power

By Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien | Jul 17
Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency.

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Jul 17
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.

Trump signs Order to Make American-Made Goods More American

Trump signs Order to Make American-Made Goods More American

By Kevin Freking | Jul 16
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

By Mae Anderson | Jul 16
The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program.

DeVos: Efforts to Boycott Israel Are A 'Pernicious Threat'

DeVos: Efforts to Boycott Israel Are A 'Pernicious Threat'

By Collin Binkley | Jul 16
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews.

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