‘Power grab’ or expanding democracy? Candidates back Election Day holiday

The growing numbers of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are setting their sights on expanding voter participation, over objections from Republicans. “Our campaign is about creating a vibrant democracy with the highest voter turnout of any major country on earth,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, said in a video released Tuesday announcing his 2020 candidacy,“while […]

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Pre-IPO companies like Uber and Airbnb could ‘test the waters’ with investors sooner under new SEC proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking new steps to help pre-IPO companies like Uber and Airbnb get feedback from institutional investors. A new rule proposed Tuesday would let larger private companies consult with institutional investors before filing IPO paperwork with the SEC. Currently, the rules let emerging growth companies talk with such investors about […]

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There’s a new snag for Amazon in the winner-take-all $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract, and it could be good news for Microsoft (AMZN, MSFT)

The Department of Defense has agreed to investigate some of the central complaints Oracle raised in a lawsuit. Oracle is suing to keep the Pentagon from granting the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Amazon, which is far and away the favorite to win the bid. This is a half-step win for Oracle that […]

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