Apple and Google app stores get thumbs down from the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking aim at Apple and Google for operating mobile app stores that it says stifle competition. The finding is contained in a Commerce Department report released by the administration on Wednesday as President Joe Biden convened his competition council for an update on efforts to promote competition and … Read more

Unleash small businesses to get growth going

“Going for growth” is not just a political sound bite but a vital Conservative economic strategy, and that fundamental ethos cannot get lost in the melee of everyday politics. In recent months, tough decisions have been made to steady our economic course and reassure the markets, but it is imperative that Conservatives do not forget … Read more

US blocks export license renewals for China’s Huawei

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Washington on Tuesday of pursuing “technology hegemony,” as the United States has begun stepping up pressure on tech giant Huawei by blocking access to American suppliers. The Biden administration has stopped approving the renewal of licenses to some US companies that have been selling essential components to the Chinese … Read more

Financial Secrecy Is Undermining Democratic Capitalism

Text size The US has taken action against financial secrecy before. It’s time to do it again, writes Raymond W. Baker. Dreamstime About the author: Raymond W. Baker is the founding president of Global Financial Integrity, a think tank in Washington, DC Drug traffickers, counterfeiters, corrupt government officials, and tax evaders all have one thing … Read more

Kevin McCarthy and House GOP weigh debt ceiling demands ahead of Biden meeting

CNN — Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his House GOP allies are hashing out their initial demands to raise the national debt limitdiscussing steep cuts to domestic programs and a trim to defense spending – all the while steering clear of two programs to avoid voter blowback: Medicare and Social Security. McCarthy has been hearing suggestions … Read more

Trump investigations: Georgia prosecutor ups anticipation

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn’t come from anyone at the Justice Department. It was from a Georgia prosecutor who indicated she was likely to seek criminal charges soon in a two-year election subversion probe. In trying to block … Read more

Protesters across the US decry police brutality after Tyre Nichols’ death

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic videos and descriptions of violence. CNN — Protesters once again took to the streets over the weekend to decry police brutality after the release of video depicting the violent Memphis police beating of 29-year-old Tire Nichols, and more gatherings and vigils are planned for Sunday. Nichols could be heard … Read more

Billionaire Gautam Adani Loses $26 Billion

Last year, Gautam Adani, 60, was the star of all the rankings of the biggest fortunes in the world. He was one of the few billionaires to see his net worth rise sharply as the global economic downturn rattled the fortunes of tech tycoons. Adani, an unknown in the West, saw his fortune increase by … Read more

Trump opens 2024 run, says he’s ‘more committed’ than ever

SALEM, NH (AP) — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, events in early-voting states marking the first campaign appearances since announcing his latest run more than two months ago. “We’re starting right here as a candidate for president,” … Read more

State, local leaders discuss barriers to county’s mental health services | Fitness And Wellness

Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation and Frederick County officials on Friday discussed barriers in providing county mental health services and federal funding opportunities to bypass them. The county announced earlier this month that it will receive $699,000 in federal funds to pay for equipment at a new crisis stabilization center that will be built over … Read more