Latest from Tony Romm
With summer in full swing and the July 4 holiday fast approaching, Myrtle Beach has become a concerning coronavirus hot spot — and a shining example of the difficult, and perhaps deadly, calculation that some cities and states face about when to reopen.
  • Jul 2, 2020
Starting as early as 2015 when Trump was still a candidate, Facebook executives started crafting exceptions for the president and making changes to the company's products to accommodate him. Those changes have transformed the company and the world's information battlefield for years to come.
  • Jun 28, 2020
The Trump administration is calling on Facebook, Twitter and other tech giants to take action against posts that call for people to break curfews, commit violent acts and topple statues in connection with racial-justice protests nationwide, describing such content as “criminal activity” that puts Americans’ security at risk.
  • Jun 26, 2020
Cash-starved cities and states around the country are starting to weigh whether to raise taxes on homes, cigarettes, local businesses and global tech giants, hoping to rake in new revenues that might help them close the massive budget shortfalls created by the coronavirus.
  • Jun 26, 2020
More than 700 U.S. cities have halted plans to improve local roadways, buy new equipment and complete a wide array of upgrades to water systems and other critical infrastructure, as government officials slash spending to shore up the massive holes in their budgets created by the coronavirus.
  • Jun 23, 2020
The order will affect technology firms, forestry companies and others who fill some jobs with temporary workers. The White House says the measures are necessary to protect U.S. workers amid job losses triggered by the pandemic.
  • Jun 22, 2020
The Justice Department urged Congress to adopt new legislation that would punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for harmful content posted online, threatening to erode a long-cherished legal immunity that Silicon Valley says is critical to the future of the Internet.
  • Jun 17, 2020
Apple faced harsh criticism on Tuesday from regulators and the companies behind some of the most popular apps in its App Store, a sign of the growing discontent with Apple’s grip on the mobile economy.
  • Jun 16, 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai signaled they are open to testifying to Congress as part of lawmakers’ ongoing antitrust probe into the tech industry, while Apple has not explicitly agreed to send its leader.
  • Jun 16, 2020
Amazon has agreed to make its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, available to testify to Congress as part of lawmakers' wide-ranging antitrust probe into the tech industry.
  • Jun 15, 2020