House Passes Bill to Nullify Forced Arbitration in Sex Abuse Cases

The bill would ensure that victims have the option of suing in federal, state or tribal court, depriving perpetrators of a secretive process that can weigh heavily in their favor.

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Why Republican Ken Buck Believes in Antitrust and Doesn’t Believe in the ‘Big Lie’

The congressman discusses the future of his party and why he’s teaming up with Democrats on a bipartisan effort that could break up big tech.

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Congress Faces Renewed Pressure to ‘Modernize Our Antitrust Laws’

After a federal judge threw out state and federal competition cases against Facebook, calls grew for lawmakers to quickly reform century-old monopoly laws.

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Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying

Executives, lobbyists, and more than a dozen groups paid by Big Tech have tried to head off bipartisan support for six bills meant to undo the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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