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Tencent’s Gaming Business Could Be Trump’s Next Target

Last month, the Trump administration announced it would ban Tencent‘s (OTC:TCEH.Y) messaging app WeChat in the U.S. However, the effort to enforce that ban beginning last week was halted by a preliminary injunction in a California district court.

The judge ruled that the ban raised concerns about the First Amendment rights of WeChat’s users, the U.S. government’s limits on controlling businesses, and the harm it could do to Chinese users in America. The injunction will allow a new lawsuit against President Donald Trump, filed by the U.S. WeChat Users Alliance (which isn’t affiliated with Tencent), to proceed.

The Trump administration’s moves against WeChat wouldn’t have significantly affected Tencent, since only a small percentage of the app’s users are located in the U.S. However, the Trump administration is now increasing its scrutiny of Tencent’s gaming investments in the U.S. — which could matter a lot more than its WeChat users.

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Trump’s TikTok dance: the politicisation of American business

Donald Trump was on a flight back from Florida in late July when he announced the US faced a new threat that needed to be banned: TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app which has become hugely popular among younger Americans.

Delivered to reporters on Air Force One, the president’s decision came as a complete surprise to the lawyers and White House aides who had been working to finalise a deal that would place TikTok’s US business in the hands of Microsoft, the Seattle-based tech giant. “We are not an M&A country,” Mr Trump said, using a term for mergers and acquisitions.

The presidential intervention set off a frenetic two months of wrangling, intrigue and lobbying that has marked the most politicised takeover battle in recent American history — and one that has still not been concluded.

Oracle, the technology group chaired by Larry Ellison, one of the very few senior figures

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s temporary ban

Washington: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged President Donald Trump’s order that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visas from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in his 11-page order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing the Secretary of

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s H-1B visa ban

Washington: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged the proclamation of President Donald Trump that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visa from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

 

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in its order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing the Secretary

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US court turns down challenge to Trump’s temporary ban on H-1B visa- The New Indian Express

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WASHINGTON: An Indian-American federal judge has turned down an appeal by 169 Indian citizens who had challenged the proclamation of President Donald Trump that barred foreign nationals on H-1B specialty occupation visa from entering the US till the end of the year.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

US District Judge Amit P Mehta of US District Court for the District of Columbia in its order on Wednesday said that Indian citizens, who are now trapped abroad during trips to India when borders closed, are unlikely to win their case contesting the travel ban proclamation of Trump.

The 169 Indian nationals in their lawsuit had sought an order directing

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Trump’s crackdown on ‘critical race theory’ training leads to cancellation of Justice Department ‘unconscious bias’ program

Weeks after White House officials called for a halt to training sessions for federal employees that deal with “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” some government staffers are starting to see the memo’s effects, MarketWatch has learned.

Last week, President Donald Trump told the Office of Management and Budget to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Employees in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division were supposed to hear about “unconscious bias” at a program scheduled for this week — but that has now been postponed pending further guidance.

“It does not appear that the Division has much, if any, discretion related to postponing the training at this moment,” Matthew Hammond, assistant chief of the department’s division’s telecommunications and broadband section, wrote in an email obtained by MarketWatch. “We were excited about this training. We had received a lot of positive responses about the

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Trump’s crack down on ‘critical race theory’ training leads to cancelation of Justice Department ‘unconscious bias’ program

Weeks after White House officials called for a halt on federal worker training sessions that deal with “white privilege” and “critical race theory,” some government staffers are starting to see the memo’s effects, MarketWatch has learned.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: An order from Trump’s White House about ‘critical race theory’ is putting the breaks on unconscious bias training, MarketWatch learned.


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An order from Trump’s White House about ‘critical race theory’ is putting the breaks on unconscious bias training, MarketWatch learned.

Last week, President Donald Trump told the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to crack down on federal agencies’ anti-racism training sessions, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

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Employees in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division were supposed to hear about “unconscious bias” at a program scheduled for this week — but a recent White House memo on race-related worker training forced the session’s postponement pending further guidance.

“It does not appear that the Division has much, if any, discretion related to postponing the training at this moment,” Matthew

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A Court Reprieve For US President Donald Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

The US President’s visa order freezes through the end of the year new H-1B and H-4 visas. (File)

The Donald Trump administration’s move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers survived an initial court challenge.

US President Donald Trump’s June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and business groups. An array of the nation’s biggest tech companies have warned that the policy will do “irreparable harm on businesses and the nation’s economy.”

But in a ruling Wednesday, US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington declined to bar the administration from imposing the visa restrictions while the legal challenge to them plays out.

The case was brought by a group of 169 Indian nationals who recently went back to India after living in the US on work visas and are now attempting

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A week before Trump’s order protecting meat plants, industry sent draft language to feds

Even as thousands of their employees fell ill with COVID-19, meatpacking executives pressured federal regulators to help keep their plants open, according to a trove of emails obtained by USA TODAY.

Trump declares meat plants ‘critical infrastructure’ during coronavirus

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The emails show how a major meatpacking trade group, the North American Meat Institute, provided the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a draft version of an executive order that would allow plants to remain open. A week later, President Donald Trump signed an order with similar language, which caused confusion over whether local health authorities could close plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

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At the same time, the companies and their trade organizations tried to thwart local health departments’ orders to close plants by asking the USDA to intervene.

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Federal Judge Hears Arguments Against Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban

The future of U.S. immigration policy and the fate of thousands of H-1B, L-1 and other visa holders rests in the hands of a federal judge. Arguments were heard on a preliminary injunction filed by businesses against the Trump administration’s June 2020 proclamation to suspend the entry of foreign nationals on H-1B, L-1, H-2B and (most) J-1 temporary visas. The critical question before District Judge Jeffrey S. White: Does the president possess essentially unlimited power to override immigration laws passed by Congress and block any visa holder from entering the United States?

At the September 11, 2020, hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern

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