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Yes, the tech giants are big – in truth, probably too big to break up – The Guardian

Despite Congress’s threats, no politician or president will want to panic fragile stock markets with antitrust action

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Whats the difference between Mark Zuckerberg and John D Rockefeller? Exchange the trainers for a pair of spats, and the T-shirt for a frock coat, and the answer is not all that much, according to lawmakers in Washington: a robber baron is a robber baron whether he wears a top hat or a baseball cap.
The US has a history of bringing antitrust cases against monopolies that stretches all the way back to the breakup of Rockefellers Standard Oil back in 1911.
Now it is the turn of the tech giants to…

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Asian stock markets continue the global fallout – BBC News

Australian shares were among the hardest hit in the region falling to a three-month low.

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Stock markets in Asia suffered on Tuesday from the fallout from UK and US investors worried about a rise in coronavirus cases.
The biggest falls in the region were recorded in Australia, where shares hit a three-month low.
Investors have also been rattled by dimming hopes for more financial support for the US economy.
Stock markets fell across South Korea, Hong Kong and China, while Japan was closed for a public holiday.
On Monday, UK and US stock markets suffer…

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‘Shop as normal’: Panic-buying resumes as UK braces for new lockdown measures – The Independent

‘We urge consumers to be considerate of others,’ retail body says

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Shoppers have been urged to remain calm in the nations supermarkets amid fears of a return to the panic-buying seen in the days approaching the UKs March lockdown.
Some supermarkets across the UK have been left with empty shelves in certain aisles – with toilet roll depleted –  in scenes reminiscent of the run on shops that occurred in ahead of the first introduction of coronavirus restrictions.
A spree of panic-buying in the early stages of the nations outbreak saw some forced to turn to food…

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Broadband: Old TV signal hit village internet speed for 18 months – BBC News

Connectivity was disrupted each morning, causing issues for households trying to get online.

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Switching off the problem television fixed the issue for Aberhosan villagers, Openreach says
Engineers have solved a mystery which left villagers with broadband problems for 18 months.
Connectivity could be poor along with slow speeds from 07:00, causing issues for households trying to get online.
Openreach engineers replaced cables at Aberhosan, Powys, but it did not fix the problem so they had to think again.
They then switched to a monitoring device an…

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