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Amazon and Google set to attend White House forum on quantum technology

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Google (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) are expected to join a Biden administration conference on Tuesday focused on quantum technologies as the U.S. government works to head off hacking threats and corner a burgeoning growth industry. The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting the event that will discuss critical applications of quantum computing, which is expected to operate millions of times faster… Source link

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Why the White House thinks ‘this is a uniquely horrible time’ to have the debt ceiling fight

The next steps in Washington’s very busy week are currently up in the air. Senate Republicans blocked an effort to raise the debt limit and also avert a government shutdown Monday night. Now the Democrats are likely going to have to move on those issue one at a time with an Oct. 1 deadline to avert a shutdown and Oct. 15 or soon thereafter to address the debt ceiling. “It’s never even conceivably thoughtful to think about defaulting,” Jared Bernstein, a member of President Biden’s Council… Source link

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Amazon, Apple, Microsoft CEOs coming to the White House: What to expect

President Joe Biden is set to have his first high-profile meeting with the heads of some of the world’s biggest tech companies on Wednesday in Washington to discuss improving the nations’ cybersecurity preparedness and supply chain security. Newly minted Amazon (AMZN) CEO Andy Jassy will be among the attendees, people familiar with the matter told Yahoo Finance. Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella are also on the guest list, Bloomberg reports. The meeting,… Source link

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Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Plan to Visit White House

(Bloomberg) — The chief executive officers of Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. plan to attend a White House meeting with President Joe Biden this week to discuss efforts by private companies to improve cybersecurity following a dramatic uptick in ransomware and online attacks over the past year. Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Amazon’s Andy Jassy plan to attend the event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, according to people familiar with the matter. The… Source link

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Top White House economist says companies need to ‘pay a fair wage’

Despite a labor shortage brought about largely by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies can find workers by offering “fair wages,” Brian Deese, the top economic adviser to President Joe Biden, told Yahoo Finance on Monday. Deese, the Director of the National Economic Council, pointed to coronavirus fears and child care obligations amid remote schooling as key reasons why unemployed Americans have stayed on the sidelines. However, employers can overcome these obstacles by providing fair… Source link

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Dodgers to visit White House on Friday

The Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series since 1998, and now they’ll be the first champion sports team to visit the White House under President Joe Biden. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Thursday that the team will visit the White House on Friday amid a road series against the Washington Nationals, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio. The team already got a taste of a political visit with the presence of Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff in the clubhouse before… Source link

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Gwen Berry, White House defend protest at Olympic trials

Olympian Gwen Berry protested during the national anthem during the Olympic trials on Saturday when she turned away from the flag on the medal podium and held a t-shirt over her face. On Monday, the White House took notice. Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Berry’s protest on Monday by a reporter, and while she said she hasn’t spoken with President Joe Biden about it specifically, Psaki defended the hammer thrower’s actions. “I know [Biden is] incredibly proud to be an American… Source link

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Ump hits White Sox 1B Jose Abreu with baseball bat

There’s never a right person to hit in the knee with a baseball bat on an MLB field, but a person you definitely don’t want to hit is the reigning American League MVP. And yet, we got what happened during Wednesday’s Chicago White Sox game, which saw a brief scare when home plate umpire Erich Bacchus attempted to clear away a bat before a play at the plate. Unfortunately, Bacchus tossed the bat without seeing White Sox star Jose Abreu running behind him: Abreu, who had been on deck for the… Source link

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A fourth stimulus check? The White House isn’t ruling that out

A fourth stimulus check? The White House isn’t ruling that out The pandemic’s fourth stimulus check has so far been nothing more than talk, but it may move closer to becoming a real thing this week as Congress returns to work after its Memorial Day recess. Scores of lawmakers have been arguing for another relief payment, and they’re likely to push harder by capitalizing on some fresh developments. Those include new evidence that stimulus checks are making a difference in Americans’ lives, and… Source link

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Trump hints at White House run ahead of Saturday rally

Former President Donald Trump implied he would be making another run for president as he prepares for his first major public event since leaving office. “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” Trump said in a statement Friday afternoon after Facebook announced that he would remain banned from the platform for at least two more years. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (George… Source link

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