News tagged with lawmaker

Lawyer: Satellite providers don't seek tax refund

(AP) -- An attorney for satellite TV providers fighting a state sales tax not applied to their cable competitors told Ohio's high court Wednesday that the industry isn't looking for a refund.

Oct 13, 2010
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Boosting online privacy

Hardly a month goes by without a new alarm being sounded about privacy online, either because companies are surreptitiously collecting and using data about Web users or because they're releasing information that users thought ...

Aug 04, 2010
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ET, phone Brussels: EU calls for opening UFO data

(AP) -- E.T., phone Brussels. A European Union lawmaker urged member governments Tuesday to open their secret files on UFOs, saying people need to know about close encounters of the third kind.

Jul 06, 2010
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Senate fails to spare doctors from Medicare cuts

(AP) -- After a week of partisan wrangling, the Senate on Friday passed legislation to spare doctors a 21 percent cut in Medicare payments looming for months. But the last-ditch effort came too late.

Jun 19, 2010
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Google, Yahoo zero in on Internet 'freedom' bill

Google Inc. and other Internet companies have zeroed in on a resilient effort by a Republican lawmaker to pass legislation that could restrict their ability to take a nuanced approach to operating in "repressive" foreign ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Google's 3Q lobbying costs eclipse $1 million

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s quarterly lobbying expenses eclipsed $1 million for the first time during the summer as the company tried to build on its dominance of Internet search and expand into other markets.

Nov 04, 2009
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