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Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (June 30–July 7)

Scott Pruitt resigns from the EPA; a new report finds that digital platforms are not fully complying with the EU’s new privacy rules; Google,...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (June 23–30)

The Supreme Court's Ohio v. American Express has few admirers; the financial disclosure of the new director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection reveals a...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (June 16–23)

AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner continues to make waves; a New York federal judge says the entire Consumer of Financial Protection Bureau needs to...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (June 8–16)

The AT&T-Time Warner merger is approved, further fueling the media merger frenzy and providing the Second Gilded Age with “another layer of gold”; net...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (May 19–26)

Trump signs the largest rollback of financial regulations since the 2008 crisis into law; Zuckerberg masterfully evades the questions of European parliamentarians; Amazon has...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (May 12-May 19)

Wells Fargo is in hot water again; President Trump reportedly pushed the US Postmaster General to double the rate that Amazon pays to ship...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (May 4–May 12)

A whistleblower alleges fraud in the audits of Silicon Valley companies; AT&T acknowledges that hiring Michael Cohen was a "bad mistake"; new analysis finds that...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (April 28–May 4)

George Mason University faces controversy over its relationship with donors; the former CEO of Volkswagen is charged in relation to the company’s diesel emissions...

Editors’ Briefing: This Week in Political Economy (April 14–April 28)

Why has Facebook’s scandal not dented its earnings? How much are states and local governments giving to corporations in economic-development incentives? And did CFPB...

Editors’ Briefing: On Our Radar This Week (April 7–April 14)

This week in political economy.     Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered hundreds of questions about the company’s business model and mishandling of data and privacy...

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