Column: Gannett/GateHouse merger bodes ill for future of local news

Column: Gannett/GateHouse merger bodes ill for future of local news

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The merger of the big newspaper chains Gannett and GateHouse Media, which became final Tuesday, will create a “stronger” and “more viable” print and digital news enterprise “with deep local roots and national scale.” That’s the optimistic view mouthed by Michael Reed, the CEO of New Media Investment Group, GateHouse’s parent, on Nov. 14 after […]

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Google's do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

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Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses its algorithms. Vice President Jacqueline Fuller wouldn’t comment on specific data privacy controversies dogging Google lately, but says she shares other concerns many have about Big […]

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Trump demands were ‘improper’, says White House official

Trump demands were ‘improper’, says White House official

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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a US National Security Council official, said President Donald Trump made “inappropriate” demands in his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky that sparked the impeachment inquiry. Col Vindman and Jennifer Williams, an aide to vice-president Mike Pence who also appeared on Tuesday, were the first officials with first-hand knowledge […]

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Epstein jail guards accused of dereliction of duty

Epstein jail guards accused of dereliction of duty

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Two prison guards on duty the night of Jeffrey Epstein’s death have been charged with falsifying records after allegedly sleeping on the job and browsing the internet instead of checking on the sex offender in the lead-up to his suicide. Prosecutors claimed that Tova Noel and Michael Thomas had failed to conduct half-hourly checks on […]

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U.S. services data suggests upward revision to third-quarter GDP

U.S. services data suggests upward revision to third-quarter GDP By Reuters

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U.S. services data suggests upward revision to third-quarter GDP WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth for the third quarter is likely to be revised higher after data on Tuesday showed stronger consumer spending than initially estimated, according to JPMorgan (NYSE:). It said the Commerce Department’s quarterly services survey, or QSS, on Tuesday implied spending on […]

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A year after arrest, Carlos Ghosn is out to prove Nissan conspiracy

A year after arrest, Carlos Ghosn is out to prove Nissan conspiracy

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A year after his arrest, Carlos Ghosn‘s strategy to exonerate himself from allegations of fraud and financial wrongdoing is becoming clearer: it’s all a conspiracy. Out on bail, the former chairman and chief executive officer of the global alliance between Nissan Motor Co., Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. intends to show that prosecutors, the […]

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