California Net Neutrality Bill Was ‘Hijacked,’ Lawmaker Says

Last month the California Senate passed what would be the country’s toughest net neutrality protections, which go even further than the repealed Obama-era Federal Communications Commission rules. But Wednesday, a California Assembly committee amended the bill, removing many protections in the original. The amended version of the bill still bans broadband providers from blocking or…

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Ethics spotlight is back on Wilbur Ross

Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks Wednesday during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks Wednesday during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tariffs. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Ethics spotlight is back on Wilbur Ross WASHINGTON – As a wealthy and experienced investor,…

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Tesla sues former employee as Elon Musk signals hunt for saboteurs

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) Tesla sued a former employee Wednesday, accusing the man of hacking the automaker’s computer systems and stealing company secrets, shedding light on what chief Elon Musk had suggested was the work of a secretive internal saboteur. But the employee, Martin Tripp, told The Washington Post that he did not…

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A Rare Ferrari 250 GTO May Fetch a Record $45 Million at Auction

Another year, another trophy to test millionaires’ desires for classic Ferraris. Sotheby’s is offering a red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at its Monterey, California, auction coinciding with the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance motoring week in August. It’s estimated at more than $45 million, the highest valuation ever for a vintage car at auction. Ferrari…

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Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan Pick Surgeon to Lead New Health-Care Company

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. named prominent surgeon and researcher Atul Gawande as chief executive of their new venture that aims to overhaul workers’ health care. The appointment of Dr. Gawande is effective July 9, and the still-unnamed health-care initiative will be based in Boston, the companies said. The…

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