Request for Documents in Latest Trump Probe Comes Up Short

A request for documents as part of an ongoing probe into the Trump administration has come up relatively empty-handed. No One Feels Like Talking The probe is headed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who sent document requests to 81 separate agencies as a means of investigating “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power by President Trump.” The deadline for submitting related documents was last Monday, yet only eight of the contacted agencies provided responses. Earlier this week, Nadler stated that his request for information had been met with answers from multiple organizations, resulting in

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Departing Facebook Execs Give Thumbs Down to Zuckerberg’s Latest Plans

Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox is calling it quits with the company following creative differences with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Joining him is Chris Daniels, who was formerly in charge of the company’s WhatsApp platform. Both were members of Zuckerberg’s inner circle. Their leaving signifies potential turmoil for the company as its focus for the future changes. Moving on to Other Ventures In a recent post, Cox explained that he gave his final orientation to Facebook staffers last Monday. He later wrote: “For over a decade, I’ve been sharing the same message that Mark and I have always believed:

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Walmart’s Latest Amazon-Slaying Strategy: Firing Disabled Workers

There’s something off-putting about a multi-billion dollar company like Walmart doing away with jobs primarily filled by people with disabilities. More than two years ago, the world’s largest retailer began replacing its greeters with so-called “customer hosts on a trial basis, and now the company plans to take the new initiative nationwide. NPR reported that 1,000 stores would lose these greeter positions as of April 25. Disabled Walmart Employees Latest Casualty in Retail Wars Poignantly, the switch disproportionately affects employees who have cerebral palsy and other conditions that didn’t get in the way of Walmart hiring them. Now, the employer seems

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$8 Billion Coinbase Faces Backlash for Latest Acquisition

Bitcoin exchange giant Coinbase has acquired Chainalysis competitor Neutrino in an effort to enhance its compliance efforts and regulatory relationships. Neutrino uses blockchain analytics to identify potential money laundering or other illegal transactions on the blockchain. Until its acquisition, it was one of a few companies growing in the space of analyzing blockchains. Its work mainly benefits crypto exchanges, regulators, and other centralized powers. According to Coinbase, companies like Chainalysis, Whitestream, and Elementus are “necessary” in an “open financial system.” “Blockchain intelligence is increasingly important in the crypto ecosystem, and is necessary to achieve our mission of bringing the open financial

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