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A woman walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. The Justice Department is launching an antitrust review of major online companies. The DOJ did not name the firms, but there have been increasing calls to regulate companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
A Beyond Meat burger is displayed at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in San Francisco. The rise of meat alternatives made from plants, as well as meat grown from animal cells in labs, has sparked new laws on food labeling.
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Jason Carney designed and installed the solar array on the roof of his house in Nashville, Tenn. He wants to introduce more people in minority communities to the advantages of solar energy.
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The same steep growth and use of big data that attracted venture capital cash to companies that administer Medicare Advantage plans have led to scrutiny of the companies by government officials. Federal audits estimate such plans nationwide have overcharged taxpayers nearly $10 billion annually.
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau at a news conference in 1993. The patrician lawman, who a former aide said spent four decades "making mischief for people who engaged in bad conduct," died Sunday.
With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020.
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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli must remain in prison for securities fraud, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. Shkreli is seen here in 2017, speaking after the jury reached a verdict in his case in a federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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The Trump administration has suggested buying a prescription drug is like buying a car — with plenty of room to negotiate down from the sticker price. But drug pricing analysts say the analogy doesn't work.
An Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany. The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate the company's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for other retailers.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "modern monetary theory."