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 2020-01-09 15:34 

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Facebook won't stop letting politicians lie in ads...

Anyone who was waiting for Facebook to change its controversial political ad policies — particularly the one that allows politicians to lie with impunity — will have to keep waiting, the company made clear Thursday. Driving the news: Facebook ...

 2020-01-09 14:45 

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House Democrats' climate bill aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050...

We can already draw some conclusions from yesterday's rollout of the "framework" for big climate legislation House Democrats are crafting through the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. Driving the news: The planned bill aims to achieve ne...

 2020-01-09 14:29 

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Modern Health co-founder sues company, claims kickbacks...

The ousted co-founder of a Kleiner Perkins-backed startup claims that the company — which sells mental health services as an employee benefit — bribed and lied to prospective customers, according to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Co...

 2020-01-09 12:24 

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Biden sends diverse surrogates to Iowa to make his closing argument...

Joe Biden's campaign is sending Hispanic, black, and Asia-Pacific-American members of Congress to Iowa next week as surrogates to help him make his closing argument to voters before the February caucuses. The state of play: One of those surrogates, Re...

 2020-01-09 11:00 

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Why the Iran crisis hasn't rattled the stock market...

War. What is it good for? The stock market, it turns out. The big picture: Don't pay too much attention to short-term stock-market gyrations. When you take a step back, it looks like war tends to be good — not bad — for American stocks. U....

 2020-01-09 11:00 

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Facebook will make political ads optional for users...

Facebook said Thursday it will give consumers the option to stop seeing political ads in their feeds moving forward. Why it matters: Facebook has been heavily criticized for its policies around political ads, especially for its decision not to fact-check ...

 2020-01-09 10:45 

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Exclusive: Chamber of Commerce CEO to push a more Democratic agenda...

Tom Donohue, the longtime CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will deliver a speech Thursday urging bipartisan support for issues that Democrats hold dear — like climate change and infrastructure investment, Axios has learned. Why it matters: The C...

 2020-01-09 10:45 

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Inside Mike Bloomberg's 3-state tour to court Trump voters...

Michael Bloomberg's stops yesterday in Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio were packaged as jobs-and-economy appeal to Americans shortchanged by President Trump — but they provided broader insights into his unorthodox candidacy. Why it matters: It was ...

 2020-01-09 10:30 

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Survey: CFOs are downbeat on the 2020 economy...

Source: Deloitte; Note: Survey reflects CFO expectations for year-over-year increases in business spending and hiring; Chart: Axios Visuals Chief financial officers are bracing for an economic slowdown this year, according to Deloitte's quarterly surv...

 2020-01-09 10:00 

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Malls are trying to make a comeback in 2020 — but with a twist...

In 2020, malls are trying to make a comeback — but with a twist. Why it matters: Over the past few years, experts warned of a retail apocalypse and a massacre of malls that hasn't really happened — at least not the way they said it would. ...

 2020-01-09 05:55 

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World Bank cuts growth forecast for fourth time in a row...

The World Bank cut its global growth forecast for the fourth straight time on Wednesday, reducing expectations by 0.2 percentage points each year for 2019, 2020 and 2021. "Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and...

 2020-01-09 04:47 

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In photos: Puerto Rico in state of emergency after quakes...

President Trump approved Wednesday Puerto Rico's request for a federal disaster declaration following a series of earthquakes this week that killed at least one person and displaced about 2,000 people, according to Disaster Relief . What's happeni...

 2020-01-09 02:29 

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Ukrainian airline says "error probability is minimal" in Tehran crash...

A Boeing 737-800 Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed in Tehran shortly after taking off from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport on Wednesday morning, killing all 167 passengers and nine crew members. What they're saying: Canada&...

 2020-01-08 23:25 

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Uber rolls out changes to California ride-hailing in wake of new law...

Uber is rolling out a number of changes to its ride-hailing service in California due to a new state law with stricter requirements to classify a worker as an independent contractor, according to a new customer email. Why it matters: Uber has said that th...

 2020-01-08 22:12 

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee calls Trump administration's Iran briefing the "worst" he's ever seen...

A furious Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) emerged from Wednesday's classified briefing by the Trump administration on the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, calling it "insulting and demeaning" that briefers instructed senators not to debate the ...

 2020-01-08 21:59 

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2010s to go down as hottest decade on record...

2019 wasn't just the second-hottest year on record — the 2010s will go down as the hottest decade in human memory, per a new report. Driving the news: The Copernicus Climate Change Service found "an unrelenting upward trend in temperatures a...

 2020-01-08 21:51 

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House to vote to curtail Trump's war powers against Iran...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that the House will vote tomorrow on a War Powers Resolution to curb potential military action by President Trump toward Iran. Driving the news: Members of Congress were briefed Wednesday by top national security o...

 2020-01-08 19:18 

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Growing number of Senate Democrats want Pelosi to send impeachment articles...

As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to hold off on transmitting the House's articles of impeachment, a growing number of Democrats in the Senate are calling for her to end the stalemate. Why it matters: Pelosi has said she is withholding the artic...

 2020-01-08 18:46 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "step back" as senior royals...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Wednesday that they will "step back" as senior members of the British royal family in order "to carve out a progressive new role within this institution." Why it matters: The move, which will see th...

 2020-01-08 16:34 

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Trump responds to missile strikes: "Iran appears to be standing down"...

President Trump said in a White House address Wednesday that Americans should be "extremely grateful and happy" because Iranian strikes hours earlier resulted in no casualties, and Iran now "appears to be standing down." Why it matters: Ir...

 2020-01-08 16:10 

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Consumer tech giant TCL isn't hiding its Chinese ties...

For years, China's TCL sold tons of TVs and phones in the U.S. under other brand labels, like Alcatel and RCA. These days, though, it's looking to make its own moniker into a household name here. Why it matters: TCL's move comes amid threats f...

 2020-01-08 15:06 

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Mike Bloomberg to join Stacey Abrams at voting rights event in Georgia...

Mike Bloomberg will attend Stacey Abrams' voting rights summit in Georgia on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported and Axios has confirmed. Why it matters: Abrams' 2018 gubernatorial run and subsequent fight against voter suppres...

 2020-01-08 14:26 

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MLB sign-stealing scandal broadens with accusations against 2018 World Series champion Red Sox...

With MLB nearing a decision on the Astros front, the sign-stealing controversy has broadened, with anonymous team sources telling The Athletic that the Red Sox "cheated" during their 2018 World Series championship season. How it worked: Players al...

 2020-01-08 14:01 

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U.S. commission says China may have committed crimes against humanity...

In its annual report released today , the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said that there is a "strong argument" that China has committed "crimes against humanity" in its northwestern region of Xinjiang. Why i...

 2020-01-08 13:50 

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Where U.S. troops and military assets are deployed in the Middle East...

The U.S. has maintained a costly presence in the Middle East for decades, with at least 60,000 troops currently stationed around the region, according to United States Central Command. Driving the news: The killing of Iran's Gen. Qasem Soleimani and I...

 2020-01-08 12:56 

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Why U.S. manufacturing and services are moving further apart...

Data: Institute for Supply Management; Chart: Axios Visuals While U.S. manufacturing has fallen into its deepest hole in a decade, the all-important services sector keeps chugging along. What's happening: The Institute for Supply Management's gaug...

 2020-01-08 11:29 

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Lack of casualties in Iran's retaliatory strike could mean a respite despite Trump's red line...

After Iran's launch of more than a dozen ballistic missiles last night at U.S. forces in Iraq, an initial search found zero American casualties, U.S. officials said . Why it matters: Experts see that aftermath as a best-case scenario for de-escalation...

 2020-01-08 10:45 

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What Middle East crisis? Why oil prices aren't rising...

Data: EIA ; Chart: Axios Visuals Despite rising unrest in the Middle East — including the death of an Iranian commander — America's average gasoline prices have remained under $3 a gallon. Why it matters : Practically speaking, it's gr...

 2020-01-08 10:00 

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TikTok expands content rules, cracks down on misinformation...

TikTok on Wednesday published a lengthy update to its rules of conduct, sharpening its definition of unacceptable content and its stance towards misinformation. Why it matters: The move is an acknowledgement that TikTok's previous standards did not ad...

 2020-01-08 08:26 

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2020 Democrats call for de-escalation in Iran tensions after Iran attack...

Democratic presidential candidates expressed support for American troops Tuesday following Iranian strikes on two bases in Iraq shared with the U.S., as several called for a de-escalation in tensions. What they're saying: Former Vice President Joe Bid...

 2020-01-08 04:47 

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes near Tehran: Report...

A Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying at least 170 people has crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran's airport, Iranian state media reports. Details: Per the flight tracking site Flighradar24, Ukraine International Airline Flight 752 w...

 2020-01-08 04:14 

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane crashes near Tehran: Report...

A Ukrainian Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 180 people has crashed near Tehran airport Iranian state media reports. Details: Per the flight tracking site Flighradar24, Ukraine International Airline Flight 752 was due to take off from Imam Khomeini Int...

 2020-01-07 23:48 

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Iran claims responsibility for missile attack on U.S. base in Iraq...

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed responsibility for a missile attack on Al Asad airbase in Iraq, where U.S. troops are stationed, according to Iranian state TV. Why it matters: It's the first sign of direct retaliation a...

 2020-01-07 22:28 

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Ivanka Trump wants Americans to have their diplomas on their phones...

Speaking at CES, Ivanka Trump said Tuesday that Americans should be able to carry their diplomas and other important records on their smartphones, much as they are starting to be able to carry health records and other data. Why it matters : The presidenti...

 2020-01-07 22:03 

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The Trump administration's mixed messages on the Soleimani strike...

In the five days since the U.S. stunned the world by killing Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, top officials and the president himself have shared varying pictures of why that decision was made — and what they plan to do next. Why it matters: Those mixe...

 2020-01-07 21:44 

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Reality check: Trump claims Bolton would "know nothing" about impeachment charges...

President Trump said Tuesday that former national security adviser John Bolton "would know nothing about what we're talking about" if he testified in the Senate impeachment trial, adding that it will be "up to the lawyers" and the Sena...

 2020-01-07 20:28 

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Bloomberg, Trump each secure $10 million Super Bowl ad slots...

Michael Bloomberg and President Trump's 2020 campaigns have both secured 60-second advertising spots during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at a likely cost of at least $10 million each, Politico reports. Why it matters: The buy highlights Bloomberg's ma...

 2020-01-07 20:05 

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Trump walks back targeting cultural sites: "I like to obey the law"...

President Trump said in the Oval Office Tuesday that he would obey international laws banning the targeting of cultural sites when considering how to retaliate against a potential Iranian attack. Why it matters: Trump tweeted and then doubled down on a th...

 2020-01-07 19:07 

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Sonos sues Google over speaker tech...

Speaker maker Sonos on Tuesday sued Google for patent infringement and asked a trade court to bar importation of some Google products that are manufactured overseas. Why it matters : Sonos has been trying to add smarts to its speakers while touting their ...

 2020-01-07 18:53 

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Oil industry predicts "severe consequences" if U.S. bans fracking...

The oil industry and its backers are coming out swinging against proposals pushed by Democratic presidential candidates aiming to virtually eliminate oil and gas. Why it matters : The emphasis, made at an annual luncheon attended by hundreds of energy exe...

 2020-01-07 18:52 

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McConnell to move ahead on Senate trial rules without Democrats...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he'll move ahead on approving rules for President Trump's Senate trial without negotiating them with Democrats. Between the lines: Senate Republicans' comments on Tuesday suggested ...

 2020-01-07 17:53 

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Prosecutors recommend Michael Flynn serve up to 6 months in prison...

Federal prosecutors recommended in a sentencing memo Tuesday that President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn receive a sentence of zero to six months in prison, arguing that he should not receive credit for cooperating after his ...

 2020-01-07 17:36 

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"A very conservative figure": Expert says more than 1 billion animals dead in Australian fires...

More than 1 billion animals are believed to have been killed in wildfires that have ravaged Australia since September, University of Sydney professor Chris Dickman told the Huffington Post in an update from his previous estimate of 480 million last week. ...

 2020-01-07 15:51 

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Amazon executives defend Ring over security, privacy concerns...

The executives in charge of Amazon's Ring doorbells insist their products are making the world better and safer, largely dismissing concerns they are helping lay the foundation for a police surveillance state. Why it matters: Civil rights groups and o...

 2020-01-07 15:23 

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Stadiums are the new department stores, anchoring huge real estate projects nationwide...

Professional sports stadiums and arenas used to be built as standalone venues (think: in the middle of a parking lot). But in a push to expand beyond game day, teams are increasingly building them as anchors for larger real estate projects. Why it matters...

 2020-01-07 14:57 

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Democrats prep climate legislation in case of 2020 breakthrough...

There's no chance of big climate legislation moving these days, but 2020 is nonetheless a crucial year for Democrats hoping those odds change post-election. Driving the news: House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats will unveil sweeping draft leg...

 2020-01-07 12:52 

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Company tax incentives don't spur economic growth...

More than two years after Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters and cities around the U.S. bent over backwards to offer the megacompany as much free cash and incentives as they could, new research confirms what economists have been saying ...

 2020-01-07 12:41 

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We're entering a new golden age of China journalism...

A growing number of investigative journalists and news organizations around the world are investing more resources in covering China from afar. Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party claims China's rise offers the world an alternative to western ...

 2020-01-07 11:19 

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As AI's use in health care grows, some experts are worried it won't match the hype...

Two new studies highlight artificial intelligence's potential to improve patient care, specifically by aiding or improving cancer detection. Why it matters: AI could create enormous benefits for patients and the doctors who treat them, but some expert...

 2020-01-07 11:00 

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Exclusive: Michelle Obama launches Instagram video series...

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is partnering with the digital media company ATTN: to launch a video series on IGTV, Instagram's video platform. "A Year of Firsts" shows inspiring stories about students navigating their first year through col...

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