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Sen. Amy Klobuchar says it's time to take on monopolies in Big Tech, pharma and more

"We have a serious competition problem," Klobuchar said. "It’s hurting our families, our workers, our democracy."
"We have this history in our country of rejuvenating capitalism and using the antitrust laws to do that," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says.
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Facebook case won't be "open and shut," former antitrust attorney says

Erik Gordon thinks we won't see Facebook broken up and spun off into smaller separate companies.
Erik Gordon says there are other remedies for Facebook besides breaking it up, including making it open up some of its proprietary technology.
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House report says Big Tech companies have "too much power"

Oct 7, 2020
The House report calls for the biggest changes in decades in how the government regulates and prevents monopolies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference on Capitol Hill in July.
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Is competitive cheerleading a monopoly?

Jan 31, 2020
From uniforms to competitions, Varsity Brands dominates the industry. "It's like John D. Rockefeller, but with more glitter," a writer says.
Netflix's new hit docuseries "Cheer."
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Senate subcommittee considers whether giant tech companies have too much power

Sep 18, 2019
Do giant tech companies require more oversight?
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An argument against Big Tech being so big

Nov 13, 2018
A former senior advisor to the FTC makes the case.
An Apple laptop sits on a podium with the Google logo during a Google special event in 2010 in San Francisco.
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How can workers fight wage stagnation? Be willing to switch jobs

Jul 25, 2018
One economist shares his theory about why wages might not be growing: companies are just too powerful right now.
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FCC vote could let companies that own lots of TV stations buy even more

Mar 30, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission cares a lot about who controls what you see on TV. Some companies that own dozens of TV stations have been blocked from merging or buying more, because the FCC limits how much of the audience any one company can control. But next month, TV conglomerates may get to buy up […]