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Feb 28 2023
This article was originally published by the Listen First Project, an AllSides partner. It is republished here with permission.
In a recent article detailing the advice that outgoing Members of Congress had for the new class, Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon said,
Find opportunities to reach across the aisle. When in doubt, beer is a great bridge to help span the partisan divideCambria Findley-Grubb
Jan 07 2022
“Elizabeth Holmes was convicted Monday of duping investors into believing her startup Theranos had developed a revolutionary medical device that could detect a multitude of diseases and conditions from a few drops of blood…
“A jury convicted Holmes, who was CEO throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history, on three counts of wire fraud and one counts of conspiracy to commit fraudThe Flip Side
Oct 26 2021
A major home builder is teaming with a Texas startup to create a community of 100 3-D printed homes near Austin, gearing up for what would be by far the biggest development of this type of housing in the U.S.
Lennar Corp. and construction-technology firm Icon are poised to start building next year at a site in the Austin metro area, the companies said. While Icon and others have built 3Wall Street Journal (News)
Feb 08 2022
Facing mounting bipartisan pressure, the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that it’s walking back plans to deploy facial recognition software to identify taxpayers.
In November, the IRS signed an $86 million contract with identity verification startup ID.me, announcing that it would require taxpayers to provide personal, identifying materials, including selfies, to accessMother Jones
Nov 23 2020
Two Silicon Valley tech veterans are backing a food revolution as climate change and the coronavirus pandemic draw billions of dollars of investment into finding sustainable farming solutions.
Astanor Ventures, a Brussels-based venture capital firm founded by Eric Archambeau and George Coelho, has closed a $325 million fund that will invest exclusively in food, agriculture and oceanBloomberg
Jul 02 2020
The Trump administration has awarded a major border security contract to a California technology start-up that will use artificial intelligence on an unprecedented scale, pairing the president’s giant steel barrier with the kind of “virtual wall” long favored by Democrats to prevent illegal crossings from Mexico.Washington Post
Oct 20 2020
The struggling Michigan bar owner at the center of a Joe Biden campaign ad is actually a wealthy tech investor whose startup was seeded by a large family inheritance.
The ad, which the Biden campaign released Thursday, identifies Michigan entrepreneur Joe Malcoun as co-owner of the Blind Pig, a bar and live music venue in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Malcoun blames the bar's misfortunes on "Washington Free Beacon
Jul 06 2021
For the past year, Jeromy Sonne has been on the road with his wife, Kelsey, and their 2-year-old son, Emmett, living and working in short-term home rentals from Airbnb.
Sonne, 31, founder of marketing startup Decibel, was working remotely from rural South Dakota when the pandemic hit. After a few months of lockdown, the Sonnes found that being cooped up at home in a small town wasn'tNBC News (Online)
Sep 30 2021
The total economic output of U.S. Latinos reached $2.7 trillion in 2019 and would be tied for the seventh-largest GDP in the world if U.S. Latinos were an independent country, according to a report released Wednesday.
Why it matters: The report showed U.S. Latino buying power continues to grow and is driven by U.S. births, not immigration.
By the numbers: The detailed study byAxios