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Shapiro Still Has High Hopes Trump and Schumer Can Be Deal-Makers, He Says

CTA President Gary Shapiro still has the high hopes he expressed the day after the November elections (see 1611090038) that President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., can be deal-makers on issues such as infrastructure … Subscribe to Read >>

Amid Market Shift, Universal Electronics Puts Hope in Replacement Remotes, Smart Home

Dougherty & Co. analyst Steven Frankel maintained a “buy” rating for Universal Electronics in a research note to investors Friday after Q4 earnings results that were above forecasts. Customer delays that plagued Universal in Q4 appear to have eased … Subscribe to Read >>

Ohlhausen Says Her Agenda Fits With Trump's, Explains Vote Against Qualcomm Complaint

Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen's agenda lines up with that of President Donald Trump, she said on a Federalist Society podcast, in which she also explained her reasons for voting against the agency's Jan. 17 complaint against Qualcomm … Subscribe to Read >>

Sprint, T-Mobile Shares Up on Renewed Merger Speculation

The share prices of Sprint and T-Mobile were both up Friday after Reuters reported that merger talks were imminent following the TV incentive auction. Neither company was commenting Friday. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported that Sprint parent SoftBank hadn't … Subscribe to Read >>

Incentive Auction Didn't Deliver on Extravagant Promises, Says NAB's Smith

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promised the incentive auction would be an “extravaganza,” but it didn't deliver, NAB President Gordon Smith said on C-SPAN's The Communicators, scheduled for broadcast over the weekend. “It was nothing of the … Subscribe to Read >>

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Despite Reassurances, Trump Immigration Order Stirring Concerns in Europe

President Donald Trump's executive order excluding foreigners from the 1974 Privacy Act apparently isn't meant to affect Privacy Shield, the trans-Atlantic data flow agreement, but that hasn't stopped Europe's data protection community from worrying, said representatives from industry and regulatory authorities. The possibility of changes to -- or an overturning of -- standard contractual clauses (SCCs) is also creating headaches. Meanwhile, the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee (known as LIBE) will consider a motion urging the European Commission to do a "thorough and in-depth examination of all the shortcomings and weaknesses" in the agreement. … Read More >>

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