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The U.S. technology industry is girding for sweeping antitrust probes as the Trump administration targets Silicon Valley’s best-known names. The Federal Trade Commission will investigate Facebook and Amazon while the Justice Department is to open an inquiry into Google. Shares of the companies tumbled.

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First trade, then tech—now talent. The Trump administration is taking aim at some of China’s best and brightest. China’s Education Ministry issued a warning Monday about the risks of studying in America as student visa rejections soar.

The Fed may need to cut interest rates to counter economic risks from President Donald Trump’s trade war, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said.

For years, Tesla has made cash by selling credits to other carmakers that needed to offset sales of polluting vehicles. These transactions have been shrouded in secrecy—until now.

Trump called on the U.K. to throw off the “shackles” of EU membership and ink a free-trade deal with the U.S. On the first day of a three-day trip to the U.K., he also decided to personally attack the mayor of London.

The last vestiges of the Virgin America brand are now aviation history, bringing a formal end to Richard Branson’s brash, groundbreaking effort to put some European flair into U.S. skies.

Apple previewed the new Mac Pro at its annual developer conference on Monday. Users have complained for years about the current version. The computer stand alone costs $999.

What’s Tracy Alloway thinking about? The Bloomberg executive editor spent the weekend reading China's white paper explaining its "Position on the China-U.S. Economic and Trade Consultations." She was struck by the way two of China's biggest sensitivities seem to be combined: An infringement of its sovereignty by a foreign player, and a threat to China's attempts to become a technological powerhouse.

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Trump arrived in the U.K. at a sensitive moment, with political rivals jostling to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. While the first day of his visit featured pomp and circumstance, tomorrow brings political talks and potentially large demonstrations on the streets of London. There have already been scattered protests, and the Trump Baby blimp has returned, both in physical and projected form on the White Cliffs of Dover. 

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