Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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China threatens new tariffs on U.S. goods

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/23/19, 12:27 pm

China fired another salvo in its trade war with the United States Friday. The communist country announced plans to levy retaliatory tariffs on an additional $75 billion worth of U.S. products ranging from soybeans and crude oil to cars and auto parts. China’s tariffs are set to take effect in two waves on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.

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Phone companies pledge to fight robocalls

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/23/19, 12:08 pm

Attorneys general from every state are working with 12 major telecom companies to tackle a truly bipartisan issue: the nuisance of robocalls. The number of automated phone calls in the United States rose to 48 billion in 2018, and the Federal Communications Commission receives more than 200,000 complaints per year about unwanted calls.

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Facebook fesses up

Politics | Report finds the platform puts those on the right at a disadvantage
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/22/19, 03:50 pm

WASHINGTON—Facebook says it is trying to combat the perception of anti-conservative bias in how it operates. But some who have been burned by the social media giant’s liberal bent say the changes don’t go far enough.

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