How Big Tech became such a big target on Capitol Hill

  • The five U.S. tech giants are now valued at about $7 trillion, up from $2 trillion five years ago.
  • As lawmakers made clear in a report released this week, they view Big Tech as having dangerous monopolistic power that needs to be checked.
  • A number of things have taken place in the past decade that turned the Silicon Valley-Seattle corridor into a target for Washington politicians.



Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media as he enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss


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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media as he enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss

After a 16-month investigation into competitive practices at the largest U.S. tech companies, Democratic congressional staffers laid out their findings this week in a 449-page report. They concluded that Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google enjoy monopoly power that needs to be reined in, whether that means breaking the companies up, blocking

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RZA, GZA of Wu-Tang Clan to play Nate Hill and iamBrandon for charity with Hennessy

“I guess I remember it well because he had a black and red checkerboard, but the pieces were like clear plastic neon,” GZA tells The Washington Post in a video interview, who said he never forgot the lesson. “And they were weird colored, and they were caked in green. And he showed me the names of the pieces and how they moved.”

But those were just the basics. “I really started to play with Masta Killa,” said GZA.

RZA said he started playing chess at age 11, which surprises GZA because they grew up together at the Staten Island neighborhood of Park Hill. GZA said they spent a lot of time in recreation centers where they met to play “stickball, Wiffle ball, Skully, Monopoly, Parcheesi, Trouble.”

“There was everything but a chess board!” GZA said. “And it just struck me, wow we never played each other as children.”

RZA started

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Bunker Hill Provides Exploration Update and Announces Maiden Resource

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Isometric View of the Bunker Hill Mine
Isometric View of the Bunker Hill Mine
Isometric View of the Bunker Hill Mine

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Surface Diamond Drill Rig at Bunker Hill Mine
Surface Diamond Drill Rig at Bunker Hill Mine
Surface Diamond Drill Rig at Bunker Hill Mine

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The first high grade silver focused exploration campaign has commenced, supported by the enhanced geological understanding gained following the digitization and 3D modeling of historic mine data

  • A maiden Inferred resource of 9Mt containing 11Moz of silver, 0.9B lb of zinc, and 0.4B lb of lead has been successfully delineated, which boosts confidence in ability to delineate resources in a cost-effective manner by leveraging historical mine data

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bunker Hill Mining Corp (the “Company”) (CSE: BNKR) is pleased to report that it has commenced its first high-grade silver focused exploration campaign at its Bunker Hill Mine located in Idaho’s Silver Valley, USA. The exploration campaign is

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Tuesday: Emerging Ag-Tech Company Benson Hill Forges Unique Path, Opens St. Louis Headquarters

This discussion will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at Benson Hill’s new headquarters in Creve Coeur. The facility is at 39 North, a 600-acre innovation district that also houses the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bayer Crop Science.

Considered a rising star in the ag-tech space, Benson Hill was established in 2012 and has garnered about $133 million in funding, including from the investor arm of Google, GV. The company, along with its subsidiary, Benson Hill Seeds, seeks to produce plants that are more productive, highly nutritious and better tasting.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Benson Hill CEO, president and co-founder Matt Crisp will join host Sarah Fenske to talk about the company and why it’s

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