Facebook Inc., Apple Inc. and four other U.S. technology companies asked lawmakers to restrain the National Security Agency, saying they want to “counter erroneous reports” they give intelligence agencies direct access to their servers.
C.W. “Bill” Young, the longest- serving Republican in Congress, who rose to the top seat on the House Appropriations Committee and exerted his influence on defense and health spending, has died. He was 82.
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers called for federal antitrust officials to be given more influence over a pending alliance between British Airways Plc and AMR Corp.’s American Airlines.
A lobbying push by Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and other companies has won bipartisan support for legislation to let them say how they handle sensitive requests for surveillance data from the National Security Agency.
Some of the largest U.S. banks said a proposed rule to increase the capital they hold against potential losses is arbitrary and would put them at a disadvantage against non-U.S. banks facing easier requirements.
The U.S. government’s collection of phone and Internet communications data under two classified surveillance programs is fully legal and their exposure has harmed national security, FBI Director Robert Mueller said.
GSI Group Inc. , a provider of laser- based systems to aid manufacturing, reported the results of the rights offering accompanying the Chapter 11 plan the bankruptcy judge approved in a May 27 confirmation order.