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Trump starts review of federal ‘overreach’ in education

Washington (CNN)In a move meant to follow through on promises he made to conservatives during the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to rein in federal control of education in the United States. The order, which Trump signed while flanked by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, ... Read More »

Trump It doesnt matter if health care vote happens next week

President Donald Trump said Friday he is in “no particular rush” to see legislative action started on replacing the Affordable Care Act and overhauling the American tax system. “We’ll see what happens,” he told reporters after signing an executive order at the Treasury Department. “No particular rush, but we’ll see what happens.” Trump had appeared to seek a flurry of ... Read More »

Trump just destroyed internet privacy

Congress a few days ago voted to pass a repeal of Obama’s broadband privacy rules that prevented internet service providers from selling your personal data without obtaining consent first. The White House then confirmed that President Trump will sign the bill, without specifying when that will happen. It turns out that Trump inked the new law on Monday, making the ... Read More »

Caviar introduces iPhone 7 with portraits of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

The inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the US unlocked as many meme ideas as there are protests against his actions. But might be the weirdest we have seen – Russian company Caviar sells two 32GB iPhone 7 units with gold-plated backs and embossed faces of the Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The backs also include the coat of ... Read More »

Trump, tech leaders avoided encryption and surveillance talk at summit

A Wednesday summit between some of the most powerful people in technology and U.S. president-elect Donald Trump covered a wide ground but avoided discussion on two of the biggest issues facing the industry: the use of encryption and government surveillance. Trump’s team called the meeting the start of “a conversation and partnership in order to spark innovation and create more ... Read More »

Obama orders review of election hacks as Trump doubts Russia’s role

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of the cyberattacks that allegedly tried to disrupt this year’s election, as his successor Donald Trump casts doubt over Russia’s possible involvement. Obama’s homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco first mentioned the need for the review while speaking to reporters on Friday morning, according to Politico. “We may be ... Read More »

Fed confident of need for rate hikes on eve of Trump win, minutes show

The minutes released on Wednesday back the consensus view on Wall Street that the Fed is poised to raise rates in December. Policymakers left borrowing costs unchanged earlier this month, just days before Republican Donald Trump triumphed in the Nov. 8 presidential contest. Voting members of the Fed’s rate-setting committee saw equal risks the economy would overshoot or undershoot their ... Read More »

Trump win casts doubt on Fed’s plans to hike interest rates

Getty Images Janet Yellen Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential race throws into question the core assumption in global financial markets that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon and follow with further gradual hikes over coming years. Financial markets swooned after Trump’s win, with the dollar and stocks sinking and safe-haven sovereign bonds and gold shooting higher, ... Read More »

Worries and uncertainty cloud outlook for digital privacy under President Trump

Some legal experts are worried Trump could abuse the NSA’s surveillance powers, but we just don’t know Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 31, 2016. Credit: Gage Skidmore 6COMMENTS Michael Kan IDG News Service Nov 9, 2016 4:53 PM When President-elect Donald Trump officially takes office, ... Read More »

Jobs strong, but too many Americans still left out, new Trump economic aide says

You can’t look at one month and say I’m not going to do an improvement in the economic program,” Malpass told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday, shortly after the Trump campaign announced that Malpass was among a newly created economic team. “You need tax cuts. You need trade reform. You need to have regulatory reform [and] energy reform. All those ... Read More »