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Trump Has Turned The Government Against The Middle Class

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Markets are shaped by choices. Not just the choices of sellers and buyers, but the choices of political leaders too, who shape the rules that govern how markets operate. Markets only work if government sets the rules of the road, establishing property rights, providing consumer-safety protections, protecting workers, and much …

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A New Lawsuit Accuses Youtube Of Restricting And Demonetizing LGBTQ Creators’ Videos

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A handful of LGBTQ content creators on Tuesday sued YouTube and its parent company, Google, alleging the video-streaming giant had muzzled LGBTQ users’ videos and hampered their ability to generate ad revenue. YouTube subjects LGBTQ users “to unlawful content regulation, distribution, and monetization practices that stigmatize, restrict, block, demonetize, and …

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CBS-Viacom Merger Will Deliver a Big Payday for Boutique Banks

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CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. primarily relied on boutique investment banks to help put together their long-awaited $11.7 billion merger. Centerview Partners Holdings and Lazard Ltd. are advising CBS. Viacom’s bankers are LionTree Advisors LLC and Morgan Stanley while National Amusements Inc. — the controlling shareholder of both companies — is being advised by Evercore Inc., according to the deal announcement. [Full article @ Bloomberg.com]

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