See How Much Money Warren Buffett, Dana White and 35 Other CEOs Are Pouring Into the Election

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The November election could prove to be one of the most controversial ever when it comes to the American presidency. President Donald Trump is already sounding off that the election is ripe for fraud, with him questioning the reliability of mail-in ballots. Worth noting is that on a national basis, President Trump trails in the polls less than three months before Election Day. In the event trends continue and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the election, President Trump is setting the stage to contest his defeat, unless the results are resounding.

In this environment, many noted CEOs and other

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Tech CEOs go on defense

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Four of the nation’s most powerful CEOs beamed into a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday and raised their hands to swear to tell the truth as they faced a barrage of questions on one major issue: Are their companies too big and powerful for America’s good?

Members of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee came at them with a wealth of newly released documents that could pose problems for the tech giants as they confront investigations around the globe.

Lawmakers hammered Google Sundar Pichai about his company’s relations with China and whether it steals ideas from other businesses, Facebook chief executive

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Tech CEOs get tarred as liars, bullies, pushers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony before a congressional committee by the CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google (all times local):

5:20 p.m.

U.S. lawmakers have repeatedly ripped the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook while likening them to copycats, liars, bullies, drug dealers and traitors in an attempt to prove it’s time to crack down on their technology powerhouses.

The barrage of unflattering comparisons and allegations of misconduct unfolded Wednesday during an extraordinary hearing that summoned Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a congressional

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Girding for grilling, Big Tech CEOs stress American roots, values

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Washington (AFP) – Big Tech’s top executives underscored their firms’ American roots and values Wednesday as they faced a grilling in Congress over their extraordinary economic power and influence.

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google offered an upbeat assessment of the tech landscape as they prepared for an onslaught of criticism at a House of Representatives hearing expected to be a rare political spectacle.

The hearing comes amid rising concerns over Big Tech dominance, which has become even more pronounced during the coronavirus pandemic as they leverage online platforms for needed goods and services.

The unprecedented joint appearance

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Spotlight on 4 Big Tech CEOs testifying in competition probe

Elva Mankin

WASHINGTON (AP) — They command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions or even billions of customers, and a combined value greater than the entire German economy. One of them is the world’s richest individual; another is the fourth-ranked billionaire. Their industry has transformed society, linked people around the globe, mined and commercialized users’ personal data, and infuriated critics on both the left and right over speech.

Now Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook of Apple will answer for their companies’ practices before Congress for the first time as a group. Summoned for a House

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Antitrust fever rises as Big Tech CEOs set to testify

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Washington (AFP) – Antitrust fever hits a peak in Washington this week with lawmakers set to grill top executives of four of the biggest US technology firms in what promises to be a rare political spectacle for the digital era.

The showdown Wednesday in the House of Representatives comes amid rising concerns over Big Tech dominance, which has become even more pronounced during the coronavirus pandemic.

The unprecedented joint appearance in the House Judiciary Committee will include chief executives Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google and its parent firm

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Ahead of hearing with big tech CEOs, Cicilline says a Biden presidency would lead to regulation next year

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WASHINGTON — A top Democrat leading an antitrust investigation into the nation’s top technology companies said Wednesday his committee will release a report by the end of August with recommendations on legislation that Congress could pass into law as soon as next year. 

“There’s no reason to not expect a new administration to take this up in their first year,” said Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., in an interview on “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Andrew Harnik/AP, AP)
Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Andrew Harnik/AP, AP)

“Antitrust laws were developed during the railroad monopolies and the oil barons.

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The 25 best CEOs of 2020, ranked by female employees

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai was ranked highly as an effective leader by female employees.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was ranked highly as an effective leader by female employees.

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The past few years have sparked many important conversations around gender in the workplace. 

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s seminal book “Lean In,” sparked discussions around gender and race in corporate America. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shined a light on assault and harassment against women in various industries and across the globe. The coronavirus pandemic made more executives aware of the unpaid household and childcare duties women disproportionately take on, and who was most economically impacted by the pandemic’s economic fallout.

Now, calls for

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