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Past articles by Ben:

Business Leaders Ask Trump to Start Transition: Election Update

The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges the Trump administration to launch the formal transition to President-elect Joe Biden. → Read More

TikTok Looks Like a Dangerous Dance Move for Nadella’s Microsoft

Buying the video app’s U.S. operations would give the software giant a lift with consumers but risks unwelcome scrutiny. → Read More

Washington’s Knives Are Out for Big Tech’s Social Media Shield

Both Republicans and Democrats seek changes to section 230, a statute dating to 1996, that may limit immunity for companies on the internet. → Read More

What to Watch When Tech CEOs Go Before Congress: A Viewers’ Guide

The chief executive officers of Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. are set to appear for their first collective questioning by lawmakers during a House hearing to be livestreamed on Wednesday. → Read More

Senators, Business and Labor Feel Their Way on Virus Liability

Congressional Republicans have made liability protection for employers a nonnegotiable demand in any new coronavirus stimulus, but Senator Lindsey Graham, an ally of President Donald Trump, says that regulators have a role to play in the workplace. → Read More

Trump’s Social Media Summit Brings Fringe Voices to White House

The White House is holding a social media summit on Thursday that’s short on social media companies and long on fringe conservative voices that back up President Donald Trump’s claims of being silenced online. → Read More

Washington's Inslee Says a 2020 Decision Could Come This Week

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said Sunday his decision about whether to join the growing field of Democrats vying to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 could come “as soon as” this week. → Read More

Trump Talks Up Potential Progress With North Korea Before Summit

President Donald Trump emphasized the potential for progress with denuclearizing North Korea as he prepared to depart for Vietnam for a second meeting with Kim Jong Un, even as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said talks will take time and that a third summit may be necessary. → Read More

Bill De Blasio Slams Amazon’s ‘Abuse of Corporate Power’

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday slammed Inc.’s decision to pull out of a second headquarters in the city as “an example of an abuse of corporate power” that hurts working people. → Read More

Mystery Lobbyists Oppose Combination of T-Mobile With Sprint

It’s a Washington lobbying enigma wrapped in a mystery. → Read More

Facebook Faces U.S. Privacy Pact That Could Cost Billions

Facebook Inc. is in talks with U.S. regulators over alleged privacy violations that could force the social-media giant to pay billions of dollars in a record-breaking settlement, according to two people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Trump Insults Key House Democrat Schiff With Potty Humor Tweet

President Donald Trump insulted Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California with a tweet that misspelled the Intelligence Committee member’s name in a way that suggests a scatological reference. → Read More

Tim Cook, Jamie Dimon Among CEOs Fearing ‘Harm’ From Trump Immigration Policy

Dozens of top U.S. business leaders including Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and Pepsico Inc.’s Indra Nooyi signed a letter expressing “serious concerns” about the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes and their potential to undermine economic growth. → Read More

Facebook, Twitter, Google Executives to Testify Before Senate

Senior executives from Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Sept. 5 to discuss their efforts to prevent Russian meddling in November elections. → Read More

Giuliani Says Witnesses Contradict Cohen Story on Russia Meeting

Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the president did not know beforehand about a 2016 meeting between his campaign and Russians, as the president’s former attorney is reportedly ready to tell prosecutors. → Read More

Blackstone Spars With Songwriters, Streamers Over Music Payments

Music industry lobbyists, including some backed by the private equity giant Blackstone Group LP, are battling over a bill to overhaul music copyrights and could scuttle a measure that seemed certain to pass weeks ago. → Read More

Trump Criticizes Twitter for `Shadow Banning' Some Republicans

President Donald Trump waded into the controversy surrounding Twitter Inc.’s so-called shadow banning of some Republicans, which has been accused of limiting their visibility in search results on the social media giant’s platform. → Read More

Facebook Sets Lobbying Record Amid Cambridge Analytica Fallout

Facebook Inc. set a company record for lobbying spending in the second quarter, the period during which Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress and the social media giant faced ongoing fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. → Read More

FTC Chair Says Commission ‘Very Interested’ in EU's Google Fine

The chairman of U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that the agency is "very interested" in learning more about the European Union’s record fine of Google. → Read More

Musk Gave Almost $40,000 to Republican-Allied House Committee

Elon Musk gave almost $40,000 to a political committee that benefits House Republicans but said he gives to both parties to “maintain dialogue.” → Read More