Tag: Cook, Timothy D

What Happens When Big Tech Appears Before Congress?

You can call it Techpalooza. The chief executives of four of the most powerful tech companies in the world — Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon — have agreed to appear in late July before a congressional committee as part of an investigation focused on antitrust. Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island who has […]

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Trump Announces His ‘Opening the Country’ Council

WASHINGTON — President Trump stood in the Rose Garden on Tuesday evening and recited a list of dozens of prominent business and labor leaders who he said would be advising him in deciding when and how to reopen the country’s economy, even as governors made it clear they will make those decisions themselves. The president’s […]

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Trump Administration Gives Apple More Tariff Relief

OAKLAND, Calif. — U.S. trade officials removed tariffs on the Apple Watch, the latest Apple device to avoid the United States-China trade war that had once looked like a dire threat to the company’s business. The U.S. trade representative’s office said in a letter on Friday that it had granted Apple’s request that the Apple […]

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Governments and Companies Race to Make Masks Vital to Virus Fight

President Trump on Saturday sought to assure an anxious American public that help was on the way to overwhelmed hospitals, and that private companies had agreed to provide desperately needed medical supplies to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus. But Mr. Trump resisted appeals from state and local officials and hospital administrators for more aggressive action, saying […]

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SARS Stung the Global Economy. The Coronavirus Is a Greater Menace.

In 2002, when a lethal, pneumonialike virus known as SARS emerged in China, the country’s factories were mostly churning out low-cost goods like T-shirts and sneakers for customers around the world. Seventeen years later, another deadly virus is spreading rapidly through the world’s most populous country. But China has evolved into a principal element of […]

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