Science, Tech, Environment

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ZestFinance is implicated in high-cost payday lending and backed by Peter Thiel. It’s now working with a government-sponsored mortgage giant. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


Victor Juhasz

Existing laws give the executive branch the power to transform the energy sector. Read more

Day One Agenda


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Google partner Sidewalk Labs wants to remake the Toronto waterfront as a privately run digital development. It may really be a digital dystopia. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Google knows how to wield soft power to avoid estranging Democrats. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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It’s not truckers. It’s cashiers. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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At the resolutions committee meeting Thursday morning, two hours of debate only yielded a non-DNC sanctioned discussion—not a climate debate. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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FOIAs of the Federal Trade Commission’s back-and-forth with Google make clear it’s less a regulator than a helpful pal. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The question of the trail’s ownership looms large in a case that may be headed to the Supreme Court. The answer could determine the fate of natural gas megaprojects on the East Coast. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Is the Federal Trade Commission using the same deceptive advertising practices it’s supposed to police? Read more

Energy and the Environment


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The Trump administration is working to roll back a chemical safety disaster rule, putting communities like Baytown, Texas, at risk. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Science Journalist Jon Gertner discusses his new book The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future. Read more

America and the World


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The FTC admitted taking a higher settlement figure from Facebook in exchange for declining to depose Mark Zuckerberg. Read more

Law and Justice


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Why has one telecom giant hooked up with its chief rival—and what does it portend for their more than 200 million subscribers? Read more

Law and Justice


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The right devised cost-benefit analysis to discredit regulation. Now this technique is showing massive net benefits, and the foes of environmental regulation are in a panic. Read more

Economic Policy


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The day after one regulator announces an investigation into Big Tech, another gives Facebook a wet kiss. It’s all part of a pattern. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Why did the first humans to set foot off Planet Earth plant the flag of only part of Planet Earth? Read more

Energy and the Environment


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The platform monopolies face three hearings on Capitol Hill that could define future actions against them. Read more

Law and Justice


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Trump’s latest campaign ploy recruits ordinary people to sing his environmental praises. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Staffers challenge Facebook’s happy talk about its digital currency in a briefing. Read more

Money, Politics and Power