American international politics

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced further progress on his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees in multiple sectors. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling to …

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Elon Musk meets Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries

CNN — Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter and Tesla, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday evening. McCarthy, leaving the meeting with Musk in his office, declined to comment other than to say, “He came for my birthday.” The California Republican turned 58 on …

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DOJ sues Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance in the online advertising market and calling for its dissolution. The decision marks the Biden administration’s first successful antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, …

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There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, according to San Diego Customs

CNN — The high prices are leading to increased attempts to import eggs from Mexico into the United States, according to border officials. San Diego Customs and Border Protection officers have seen an increase in attempts to move eggs across the US-Mexico border, according to a tweet from Director of Field Operations Jennifer De La …

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SEC closes insider trading investigation of former Republican senator

CNN — The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has closed its insider trading investigation into stock trades made by the then senator. Richard Burr and his brother-in-law at the start of the pandemic, the former senator announced on Friday. “This week, the SEC informed me that it has concluded its investigation without action. I …

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Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO – once he finds a replacement

CNN — Twitter owner Elon Musk confirmed on Tuesday night that he would step down as CEO of the company, but only when he identifies a successor, speaking directly for the first time to a Twitter poll he created this week in which millions of users voted to oust him. in s TweeterMusk said he …

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FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Will Agree to Extradition to US

Nassau, Bahamas CNN — FTX founder Sam Bankman Fried will agree to be extradited to the United States. Jerone Roberts, the Bahamian attorney representing Bankman-Fried, confirmed Monday afternoon that his client “has agreed to be voluntarily extradited to the United States of America.” In a short interview with a local reporter obtained by CNN, Roberts …

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Reports: US Scientists Set to Announce Long-Awaited Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

CNN — The US Department of Energy is expected to announce on Tuesday that scientists have for the first time successfully produced a nuclear fusion reaction resulting in a net energy gain, according to the Financial Times and the Washington Post. The result of the experiment would be a milestone in a decades-long quest to …

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As the world woos TSMC, Taiwan fears losing its ‘silicon shield’

hong kong CNN — Semiconductor giant TSMC was feted this week by US President Joe Biden and Apple CEO Tim Cook at a ceremony to unveil its $40 billion manufacturing site in Arizona – a huge investment designed to help secure America’s supply of the most advanced chips. But back in Taiwan, there is deep …

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As the world woos TSMC, Taiwan fears losing its ‘silicon shield’

hong kong CNN — Semiconductor giant TSMC was feted this week by US President Joe Biden and Apple CEO Tim Cook at a ceremony to unveil its $40 billion manufacturing site in Arizona – a huge investment designed to help secure America’s supply of the most advanced chips. But back in Taiwan, there is deep …

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