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U.S. Sanctions Remittance Company for Links to Cuban Army

U.S. 09/28/20, 18:09

The U.S. State Department added a Cuban remittance company to its 'blacklist' claiming that it is an institution controlled by the Cuban Armed Forces and, as such, serves the "repressive apparatus" of the island's authorities. In a statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that American International Services (AIS) and its ...

A federal judge prevents the banning of TikTok hours before it begins

U.S. 09/28/20, 09:38

President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the TikTok application as a national security risk, but a federal judge prevented its enforcement shortly before the scheduled time. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols granted TikTok owner ByteDance's request that the application remain active in the United States, at least temporarily, but ...

Cost of repairing damage caused by extreme ‘anarchist’ protests expected to reach $2 billion

2020 Campaign 09/17/20, 03:00

New data shows months of destructive anti-police protests left a record high repair bill for property owners. Nearly two weeks of looting of businesses and vandalism against religious and historical monuments created multibillion-dollar damages across the nation. The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) estimates the total value of insurance claims across 20 states ...

Google to be held accountable in Congress for its role in the advertising business

U.S. 09/15/20, 13:06

Don Harrison,Google's President of Global Partnerships and Corporate Development, will appear on Sept. 15,  before Congress to answer questions by the United States Senate's antitrust panel, which will investigate Google's advertising business, focusing on the growing concerns about the existence of an anti-competitive market in the industry, promoted by Google. ...

Customs and Border Protection cracks down on Chinese forced labor camp products

U.S. 09/15/20, 02:59

A federal border control authority is banning products that appear to be made from forced labor. A variety of fabric, clothing, hair products, and computer parts will be prohibited because there are reasonable grounds to suspect they originated from state-sponsored forced labor camps in mainland China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...