Boost the schmooze? Trump wants tax dining deduction back

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be an odd gesture at a time of social distancing, but President Donald Trump is leaning into his plea to Congress to restore full tax benefits prized by business for fine dini...

US regulators probing 5 tech companies' acquisitions to 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are amping up their investigation of the market dominance of five giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on their acquisitions back to 2010. ...

AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy...

From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scand...

Facebook CEO promotes free speech but takes no questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promoted free expression Thursday during a speech at Georgetown University. But reporters weren't allowed to ask questions, and video coverage was limite...

Agency eyes big revamp of Wall Street whistleblower program

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal agency is moving with little fanfare to revamp one of the most successful whistleblower programs in the government, alarming advocates who warn the changes will set back ef...

Watchdog: Treasury's actions on Trump taxes being probed

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog has started investigating the Treasury Department's actions in handling Congress' request for President Donald Trump's tax returns in a long-running legal battle...

House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House Intelligence Committee says he has been assured by the CEO of Facebook that company is working on ways to prevent foreign actors from disrupting next year's ele...

Facebook CEO visits Washington amid push for tech oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Washington to discuss potential regulation of the tech industry with lawmakers, particularly when it comes to the collection of users' person...

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are telling Congress they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms i...

Democrats raise political influence issue in antitrust probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are challenging a new Justice Department probe into a deal between California and four big automakers, accusing the Trump administration of using antitrust powers to...

Lawmakers asking 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents including internal communications. ...

Officials defend plan to end govt control of Fannie, Freddie

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are going before Congress to defend their plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The giant mortgage finance companies nearly...

House Democrats press Facebook to scale back currency plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is facing fresh criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency , with House Democrats asking the company to scale down the project. Mem...

Facebook's new currency plan under scrutiny in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Tru...