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FTC signals a focus on noncompetes and reporting loopholes after study of tech mergers

FTC Commissioner nominee Lina M. Khan testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021.Graeme Jennings | AFP | Getty ImagesThe Federal Trade Commission signaled greater scrutiny of merger reporting requirement loopholes and noncompetes at its open meeting Wednesday.The agency released findings from…

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‘Don’t focus on hate’: World marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

Politics President Joe Biden, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton joined a crowd of victims’ relatives and first responders at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza in New York. AP Photo / John Minchillo By JENNIFER PELTZ and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press September 11, 2021 | 8:48 AM NEW YORK (AP) — The world…

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Focus shifts

AI focus shifts to ‘small and wide’ data

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! AI innovation is occurring at a fast clip, with a number of technologies on the “hype cycle” reaching mainstream adoption within two to five years. That’s according to Gartner, which today released a report identifying four trends driving near-term AI…

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The Focus Finally Turns to Aaliyah, in R. Kelly’s Trial

In lower Manhattan, across the East River from the federal courthouse where the R. & B. star R. Kelly is being tried for racketeering and sex trafficking, there is a three-story billboard of his most famous protégé and victim, the late singer Aaliyah, who is portrayed with her eyes closed and her hands on her…

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Focus Football

With focus on football, USC WR London ready to dominate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Drake London came down with the game-winning touchdown in Southern California’s opener against Arizona State last year, the signature moment of what would be his breakout sophomore campaign came after nothing resembling a normal preseason.London started 2020 playing basketball for the Trojans before the coronavirus pandemic led to a truncated…

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FACT FOCUS: Trump, others wrong on US gear left with Taliban

The Taliban have seized both political power and significant U.S.-supplied firepower in their whirlwind takeover of Afghanistan, recovering guns, ammunition, helicopters and other modern military equipment from Afghan forces who surrendered it.But the gear the Taliban have obtained isn’t worth the $80 billion or more being claimed this week by social media users and political…

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Program puts focus on ‘fascinating’ world of bats in Kane County

Thank you for supporting our journalism. This article is available exclusively for our subscribers, who help fund our work at the Chicago Tribune. Using experience and some new technology, Kane County Forest Preserve District naturalists gave participants at a St. Charles program a glimpse into the world of Kane County’s bats. The program at Creek…

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Windows 11’s New “Focus Sessions” Feature Integrates Spotify

Windows 11 will be here before we know it, and a Microsoft executive has just teased a new feature called Focus Sessions. It appears to integrate Spotify into the Windows operating system. What Is “Focus Sessions” on Windows 11? Chief Product Officer from Microsoft Panos Panay showed off a brief video on Twitter showing how…

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Windows 11 Focus Sessions integrates Spotify for productivity

Windows 11 is so far turning out to be a very mixed bag of features, big and small alike. While its underlying core seems to remain close to Windows 10, Microsoft has been adding new visuals and UI features to make the release a bit more worthwhile. Not all of these features will appeal to…

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Shifting focus, Biden announces end to US combat mission in Iraq

Washington President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, an announcement that reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy.Even before Mr. Biden took office, the main U.S. focus has been assisting Iraqi forces, not fighting…