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Apple Watch could be spared from latest round of Chinese import tariffs [u]

09/17/2018, 02:09 pm

Apple products including the Apple Watch and AirPods may be spared from being subjected to fees stemming from the ongoing Chinese trade war, a report claims, with the product code associated with the devices apparently excluded from the Trump Administration's tariff plans.

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iPhone & other Apple products face not just Trump tariffs, but Chinese tax retaliation

09/17/2018, 11:09 am

The iPhone and other Apple products could reportedly take a hit not just from added tariffs on China proposed by the Trump administration, but retaliatory measures directed against the U.S.

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Apple says Trump tariffs could impact pricing of Apple Watch, AirPods, more

09/07/2018, 04:09 pm

Apple in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative said President Donald Trump's proposed Chinese tariffs could impact the Apple Watch and some other important products, making them more expensive for domestic buyers.

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Apple part of industry group lobbying for comprehensive US federal privacy law

08/27/2018, 10:08 am

A group of which Apple is a key member is "aggressively" lobbying the Trump administration and others in pursuit of a federal privacy law, with the goal of shortcircuiting a California law and creating something corporate-friendly, according to a report.

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Tim Cook signs letter about negative business effects of immigration policy

08/23/2018, 01:08 pm

Apple's CEO is one of nearly 60 company heads to sign a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing concern about the administration's hardline immigration stance.

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Republican Mike Coffman joins push to restore net neutrality

07/17/2018, 10:07 am

Colorado Representative Mike Coffman on Tuesday became the first Republican to demonstrate support for U.S. House efforts to force a vote on net neutrality protections, undone earlier this year by a 3-2 vote at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Cupertino delays vote on employee tax for Apple, other local businesses until 2019

06/20/2018, 05:06 pm

The Cupertino city council has voted to delay a ballot measure seeking approval for an employee tax on some businesses in the city, particularly Apple.

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US Senate votes to preserve net neutrality, but effort faces overwhelming odds

05/16/2018, 05:05 pm

U.S. Senate Democrats were handed a major victory on Wednesday when the body voted 52 to 47 in favor of undoing the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which ended Obama-era net neutrality protections.

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Net neutrality ends June 11, Senate Democrats force last-minute vote

05/10/2018, 01:05 pm

A "Restoring Internet Freedom" order ending net neutrality, approved in a 3-2 vote in December, will finally take effect on June 11, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.

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Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner

04/24/2018, 08:04 pm

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson were among a slate of distinguished guests at President Donald Trump's first state dinner Tuesday evening, which was held on the State floor of the White House in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S.

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US House unanimously approves measures to speed up autonomous car testing

09/06/2017, 04:09 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a proposal that could accelerate the testing and deployment of self-driving cars, though not without safety concerns from some parties.

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Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

07/26/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Wednesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on transgender soldiers, joining other tech executives like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's own Jack Dorsey.

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US House panel votes to adopt loose rules on testing of self-driving cars

07/19/2017, 03:07 pm

A panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has tentatively voted to move forward with a proposal that, if turned into law, would establish a relatively loose federal framework for testing self-driving cars, including Apple's "Project Titan."

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US House committee split over rules affecting Apple's self-driving technology

06/27/2017, 03:06 pm

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Tuesday during a U.S. House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting on self-driving cars, contesting policies which could ultimately affect both the testing and launch of products being developed by Apple.

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Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India's Prime Minister in Washington

06/25/2017, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly one of 21 U.S. corporate leaders who attended a roundtable with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

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Apple's Tim Cook asked President Trump for coding requirement at US schools - report

06/19/2017, 09:06 pm

At a Monday technology summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly suggested making programming a mandatory subject in the country's schools.

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Apple's Tim Cook, other tech CEOs poised to attend White House summit led by Jared Kushner

06/08/2017, 06:06 pm

An inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council -- organized by the Trump administration, and led by President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner -- will reportedly take place at the White House on June 19, and may see as many as 12 major tech executives attend, including Apple's Tim Cook.

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Apple's Tim Cook asks President Trump to keep US in Paris climate accord

05/31/2017, 05:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly among a number of corporate and political leaders trying to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.

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Apple's Tim Cook, other executives urge Texas not to pass anti-trans 'bathroom bill'

05/29/2017, 10:05 am

Executives from 14 companies such as Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Google have sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, asking him and the state legislature not to pass a bill that would block transgendered people from using bathrooms matching their gender identities.

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iPhone messaging app Signal wins approval for use by U.S. Senate staffers

05/17/2017, 10:05 am

The U.S. Senate has quietly approved Signal, an encrypted messaging app for iPhone and Android, for use by the government body's staff.

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