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Judge Rejects Antitrust Challenge to UnitedHealth Acquisition

Listen to article (2 minutes) WASHINGTON—A federal judge Monday ruled against a Justice Department antitrust challenge to UnitedHealth Group $13 billion acquisition of health-technology firm Change Healthcare rejecting government claims that the deal would unlawfully suppress competition and limit innovation in health-insurance markets. US District Judge Carl Nichols ruled for the companies in an opinion …

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How India is trying to turn itself into a semiconductor powerhouse

The government of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has looked to boost the country’s chipmaking prowess. Money Sharma | AFP | Getty Images India could have a large role to play in the semiconductor industry, analysts say, as the world’s fifth-largest economy looks to boost its domestic chip sector. Along with other countries like the …

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Amid internet shutdowns in Iran, US takes step to allow tech firms to help Iranian people access online info

CNN — Amid internet shutdowns by the Iranian government in the face of widespread protests, the US government has taken a step meant to allow technology firms to help the people of Iran access information online, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Friday. “It is clear that the Iranian government is afraid of its …

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Iran’s sweeping internet blackouts are a serious cause for concern

CNN Business — When Iranian authorities pulled the plug on the internet in 2019 amid anti-government protests, the international community struggled to track the civilian carnage that followed. The people of Iran had taken to the streets to demonstrate after fuel prices surged as much as 300% overnight. The New York Times reported at the …

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Healthcare Learned a Lot From Covid. 12 Ways to Invest Now.

Thanks to vaccines, treatments, and preventive measures, the Covid crisis has eased, even if the pernicious virus persists. The pandemic’s evolution gives healthcare companies a chance to focus on other issues, including drug-patent expirations, pricing pressures, regulatory changes, and deal making. For investors, a bear market in stocks adds another wrinkle—and an opportunity to snap …

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Meta Platforms Denies Accusations That It Is Censoring Protests In Iran

Meta Platforms has denied accusations by Iranian activists that its WhatsApp messaging platform has been working with the government to disrupt communications outside the country amid growing civil unrest over the death of a 22-year-old after she was arrested by morality police for failing to adhere to the country’s strict rules on wearing a hijab. …

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Palantir CEO Alex Karp says tidal wave of macroeconomic risks will wipe out some companies

Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir arrives ahead of a “Tech For Good” meetup at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. Bertrand Guay | AFP | Getty Images Palantir co-founder and CEO Alex Karp believes this period of “deadly” macroeconomic uncertainties will crush many companies with …

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The internet’s new favorite video game is like ‘Guitar Hero’ but with trombones

New York CNN Business — If you liked “Guitar Hero” but wished it had more brass instruments, you’re in luck. A new rhythm game called “Trombone Champ” has struck a chord with users online, bringing the kind of much-needed levity to the internet that only a trombone can. Numerous videos have been shared we social …

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Semiconductor alliances between US and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the US are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. …

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Amazon loses PillPack founders four years after acquisition

With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free. Amazon Two Amazon executives who played a formative role in the retail giant’s push into health care are departing. TJ Parker and Elliot Cohen, the co-founders of prescription drug startup PillPack, will leave Amazon at …

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