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Markets Right Now: Industrial stocks lead US indexes lowerStock indexes are slightly lower in midday trading on Wall Street as a weak showing for railroad operator CSX pulled industrial companies broadly lower.
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a dinner hosted by the Bank of France in Paris, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Finance officials from the Group of Seven rich democracies will weigh risks from new digital currencies and debate how to tax U.S. tech companies like Google and Amazon when they meet in the Paris suburb of Chantilly tomorrow. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
With Big Tech's dominance under scrutiny, EU probes AmazonThe European Union is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could lead to changes in how the internet's biggest marketplace works
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Real estate agents use digital strategy to get buyersWhen the internet replaced newspapers as a primary way to advertise homes and other property for sale, real estate brokers learned they had to be increasingly strategic about marketing online
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Amazon Associate General Counsel Nate Sutton testifies during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money and powerBig Tech got some big questions during congressional hearings called to address their size, power and ambition, ranging from anti-competitive business practices to plans to create a digital currency
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Paul Njoroge, who lost his wife and three young children in the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company’s top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. On Wednesday, July 17, Njoroge will be the first relative of any of the 346 passengers who died in those crashes to testify before Congress. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
Man who lost family in Ethiopia crash seeks safety upgradesA man whose family was killed in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max jet in Ethiopia accused the company of wrongful conduct and told a U.S. House subcommittee that the process to approve aircraft must be strengthened
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attends a session at the G-7 Finance Wednesday July 17, 2019 in Chantilly, north of Paris. The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies near Paris this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
US objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meetThe U.S. government will object to France's plan to tax big tech companies as top finance officials gather for a meeting near Paris.
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