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New York Times: Superdelegates open to brokered convention to block Sanders from nomination

  • Of the 93 superdelegates the Times interviewed, a majority expressed an "overwhelming opposition" to naming Sanders the party's nominee if he wins a plurality of pledged delegates before the Democratic National Convention in July.
  • The vast majority also predicted that no candidate would secure the party's nomination during the primaries and that there will be a brokered convention, the Times reported.
  • Under rules passed in 2018, if there is no majority winner, pledged delegates and superdelegates would then vote on a second ballot at the Democratic National Convention, and more if needed, until one candidate consolidates a majority of the delegates.
  • The party leaders interviewed by the Times were concerned that Sanders would lose to Trump in the general election and hurt down ballot races in swing states, the newspaper reported.

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The FCC is reportedly fining Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T for selling customer location data

  • The potential fines follow an FCC probe into the carriers and the practice of selling location data.
  • Your mobile phone company might be on the hook for fines from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for selling your real-time location data.
  • (The report did not specify an exact amount.) The agency has already told the companies it will issue notices of liability asking for the fines.
  • The notices appear to be the result of an FCC probe into how telecom companies sell real-time location information to data brokers.
  • The New York Times and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) revealed in May 2018 that the carriers were selling this information to companies that used it to track people without their knowledge or consent.
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6 ways the Trump administration has already botched responding to the coronavirus - Business Insider

  • As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, the Trump administration has hampered the United States' response through blunders and cuts to public health.
  • The CDC did not want infected passengers and healthy ones to from the Diamond Princess cruise to fly back to the United States on the same flight, but the State Department overruled them and put 14 patients in a quarantine box at the back of the plane.
  • Federal restrictions resulted in a California patient with the coronavirus having to wait days to be tested, according to a New York Times report.
  • In 2018, the CDC axed 80% of its capabilities to combat disease outbreaks due to a funding depletion while the White House jettisoned a position on the National Security Council specifically for respond to a global pandemic.

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6 ways the Trump administration has already botched responding to the coronavirus - Business Insider

  • As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, the Trump administration has hampered the United States' response through blunders and cuts to public health.
  • The CDC did not want infected passengers and healthy ones to from the Diamond Princess cruise to fly back to the United States on the same flight, but the State Department overruled them and put 14 patients in a quarantine box at the back of the plane.
  • Federal restrictions resulted in a California patient with the coronavirus having to wait days to be tested, according to a New York Times report.
  • In 2018, the CDC axed 80% of its capabilities to combat disease outbreaks due to a funding depletion while the White House jettisoned a position on the National Security Council specifically for respond to a global pandemic.

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Amazon Go Grocery Opens in Seattle

  • Amazon has opened a cashierless grocery store in Seattle and will open a Los Angeles store soon.
  • Amazon has published various pricing and they have competitive regular pricing and aggressively priced specials.
  • The Seattle store is 7700 square feet which is half the size of a Trader Joes.
  • It is two to four times bigger than a 7-eleven.
  • A Trader Joes averages 15000 square feet in size.
  • A Safeway averages 46000 square feet in size.
  • A Costco averages 144500 square feet in size.

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Facial recognition company Clearview’s client list stolen by “intruder”

  • Clearview AI, which contracts with law enforcement after reportedly scraping 3 billion images from the web, now says someone got “unauthorized access” to its list of customers.
  • A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers.
  • In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder “gained unauthorized access” to its list of customers, to the number of user accounts those customers had set up, and to the number of searches its customers have conducted.
  • It also created a resource that drew the attention of hundreds of law-enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to that report.

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Meet the billionaire brothers bidding for Caltex

  • Bouchard, net wealth $US4.3 billion ($6.5 billion), raised Couche-Tard's bid for Caltex in mid-February to $8.8 billion and was granted access to the company's books.
  • Supported by a large and active presence in debt markets, recent acquisitions have taken EG into the US, first buying Kroger Co's 762-site convenience retailing portfolio in 2017 for $US2.15 billion, followed by the 562-store Cumberland Farms deal in 2019.
  • EG's offer involves a split of Caltex's assets, with $3.9 billion in cash for the convenience retailing assets and the remaining refining and fuel supply business to be listed separately as Ampol on the Australian Securities Exchange.
  • But on some calculations, Ampol would need to trade at eight times current year earnings to match the Couche-Tard bid, barely more than the lesser quality business Viva Energy.

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The 40-hour week: Fair Work rules hit law firms

  • Australia's top law firms are telling graduates they can expect to work only 40 hours a week as they prepare for new reporting conditions on staff pay and hours set down by the Fair Work Commission.
  • The rules, which apply from March 1, have forced firms to adopt a "Bundy clock" approach to record the time worked of graduates on more than $80,000 a year to ensure long hours don't result in underpayments.
  • Mr Gilbert has attracted criticism for saying hard work and long hours are part of being a lawyer, but said graduates were "not expected to work at elevated levels for extended periods of time".
  • Managing Partner John Nerurker said the requirement to record hours would mean "a slight behavioural shift for some staff such as legal assistants, IT and HR professionals".

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Trump campaign files libel lawsuit against The New York Times over 2019 opinion piece on Russia

  • New York (CNN Business) - President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign on Wednesday escalated its feud with the news media to new heights, filing a libel lawsuit against The New York Times in which it alleged the newspaper "knowingly published false and defamatory statements" in a March 2019 opinion piece.
  • The March 2019 piece at issue, written by Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The Times, was titled "The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo." It was published in The Times' opinion section, which is separate from the organization's newsroom and falls under different leadership.
  • The Trump campaign further alleged The Times published the opinion piece "knowing it would misinform and mislead its own readers" because the newspaper harbors "extreme bias and animosity" toward the Trump campaign.

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Trump campaign sues New York Times for libel over opinion article

  • President Donald Trump's presidential campaign sued The New York Times for libel over a March 2019 opinion article, saying the newspaper published its allegedly false claims with the "intentional purpose" of damaging Trump's chances for reelection this year.
  • Frankel is a former executive editor of the newspaper.
  • The Times had no immediate comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
  • Among other things, the suit alleges that the newspaper "has engaged in a systematic pattern of bias" against Trump's campaign, which is designed to damage the campaign's reputation and cause it to fail.
  • And the suit also said that "the falsity of the story has been confirmed" by the report issued in April 2019 by then-special counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • This is a breaking news story.

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