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Last year, House Republicans pushed the Justice Department to hand over documents they alleged showed anti-Trump bias. In doing so, they may have set a precedent for full disclosure of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, including any evidence of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Today, Congressional Democrats authorized subpoenas.
Here are today’s top stories
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said he sees it as a foregone conclusion that Mueller will face questioning by Congress.
Documents obtained by Bloomberg show an Florida repair shop worked on the faulty sensor that may have doomed the Lion Air 737 Max that crashed in Java Sea, killing all 189 people aboard.
More bad privacy news for a perpetually embattled Facebook. Large amounts of the social media platform’s user information are hiding in plain sight on Amazon’s cloud computing servers, Bloomberg News revealed.
Half of America has no assets at all, but the number of billionaires is rising, and they’re living longer. Heirs who may have taken the reins (and the cash) earlier must now wait longer, and an entire gold-plated industry has sprung up to keep them at bay.
While Ukraine’s presidential campaign focuses in part on Russian military aggression, people in both countries—intertwined economically, culturally and personally—are hoping for reconciliation.
Patagonia said that, going forward, it will only make corporate logo vests—favorites of finance and tech types—for companies that “prioritize the planet” while avoiding those it considers “ecologically damaging.”
What’s Joe Weisenthal thinking about? The Bloomberg news director says it’s weird that we're talking about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies again. He also notes that the sudden surge in prices late Monday night lifted every coin, even the tiny garbage ones. There are suspects.
What you’ll need to know tomorrow
- States sued the administration over its plan to feed kids more salt.
- No one is replacing the expats who are fleeing Saudi Arabia.
- Google is hiring more Asians and fewer white men.
- Big Oil is getting smacked down by Colorado legislators.
- Saudi Arabia’s first nuclear power plant is almost finished.
- Tesla Model 3 sales in Germany are jumping, threatening Porsche.
- This famous actress just said “F--- Netflix.” Here’s why.
What you’ll want to read tonight in Businessweek
Why a fertile nation can’t even feed itself: Sudanese authorities, desperate for revenue, have resurrected the country’s long-standing dream of becoming an agricultural superpower. Since losing access to most of the country’s oil revenue with the secession of South Sudan, they’ve been trying to parcel out land to cash-rich, food-poor investors. But very little of it is being cultivated.
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