On Friday, the European Union took aim at one of America’s most iconic companies, Apple, with a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit . The Europeans are hopelessly uncompetitive in the major tech industries , so they resort to lawsuits to slash at American supremacy. The Euro-socialists want to pilfer as much as 10 percent of Apple’s profit stream. This flimsy charge of “monopoly behavior” by the EU is becoming standard practice as Germany, France and others continue to fall technologically behind and their citizens become rapid purchasers of Silicon Valley products and services. The move by the EU is a classic shakedown — the money it wants is akin to imposing a foreign tariff on American products. This could cost U.S. shareholders hundreds of billions of dollars . Europe has similar suits against another trillion-dollar American company, Google. So the U.S. government is rushing to defend America’s crown-jewel companies that have added hundreds … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults?
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A SpaceX prototype rocket completed a high-altitude test Wednesday by safely touching down on a landing pad, a successful landing of the model spacecraft that founder and CEO Elon Musk Elon Reeve Musk Judge orders Tesla to turn over documents on Musk compensation plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Biden sales pitch heads to Virginia and Louisiana SpaceX's Elon Musk has become the coolest capitalist of them all MORE hopes to eventually send to the moon and Mars. The vehicle, which SpaceX has dubbed Starship, was launched Wednesday in the fifth high-altitude test of a prototype from SpaceX’s Starbase in South Texas. A livestream of the launch showed the prototype, powered by three Raptor engines, traveling for about four minutes and reaching an altitude of about six miles over Boca Chica, adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, according to The New York Times. ADVERTISEMENT John Insprucker, a SpaceX engineer, … [Read more...] about SpaceX prototype rocket lands successfully following failed tests
(CBS San Francisco) — Raising a child costs money… lots of money. Government estimates put the number at over $230,000 per child , not including college. And that figure can be much higher based on the local cost of living. The Child Tax Credit was put in place over two decades ago to lessen the financial burden. Parents and guardians of the approximately 66 million children in qualifying households are about to receive some more help from Uncle Sam. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March, raises the amount of the credit and changes how it’s implemented. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package increases the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to up to $3,600, depending on the child’s age and the family’s income. Qualifying parents will no longer have to wait for their tax refunds to see that money either. Payments will be issued on a monthly basis starting this summer. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment On The Way? How Will The Expanded Child … [Read more...] about Child Tax Credit: Parents Will Soon Get A Monthly Check, But For How Much?
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — President Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan during a visit to the Pittsburgh area this afternoon. The “American Jobs Plan” plan, part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, involves addressing the climate crisis, environmental justice, creating good-paying jobs and the biggest focus will be improving infrastructure. READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Unveil ‘American Jobs Plan’ Infrastructure Plan In Pittsburgh Biden’s choice of Pittsburgh for unveiling the plan carried important economic and political resonance. He not only won Pittsburgh and its surrounding county to help secure the presidency, but he launched his campaign there in 2019. The city famed for steel mills that powered America’s industrial rise has steadily pivoted toward technology and health care, drawing in college graduates in a sign of how economies can change. The Democratic president’s infrastructure projects would be financed by higher corporate … [Read more...] about President Joe Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan In Pittsburgh
close Video SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts into space SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into space. SpaceX achieved the first successful touchdown of its prototype Starship rocket during the latest test flight of the next-generation launch vehicle in south Texas on Wednesday, after four previous landing attempts ended in explosions . The feat marked a key milestone for the private rocket company of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk in its development of a resusable heavy-lift launch vehicle to eventually carry astronauts and large cargo payloads to the moon and Mars. CHINESE ROCKET LIKELY TO MAKE UNCONTROLLED REENTRY ON MAY 8, REPORT SAYS The Starship SN15 blasted off from the SpaceX launch site in Boca Chica, Texas , along the Gulf Coast and reached its planned maximum altitude of 10 kilometers (6 miles), then hovered momentarily before flying nose-down under aerodynamic … [Read more...] about SpaceX’s Starship has successfully landed for the first time: what’s next?