Economy of the United States

Irrelevant truth

US President Donald Trump has no doubts about his irresistible charm. In early 2016 he famously declared that he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and still not lose any voters. Later that year, just before the presidential election, he was heard on tape declaring that "when you are a star" you can do anything, adding a demeaning act against women as proof.

Apple and Broadcom Fined $ 1.1 Billion

A Los Angeles court has ordered Apple and Broadcom to pay $ 1.1 billion to California Tech University for infringing on four Wi-Fi technology patents, AFP reported.

Apple was ordered to pay $ 837 million and Broadcom - $ 270 million, respectively, to the California Institute of Technology, believed to be one of the largest patent infringements in the United States to date.

Amazon Employees are Dissatisfied with the Company's Climate Policies

Hundreds of Amazon employees have openly criticized the environmental position of the online retail giant in violation of the company's communications policy.

More than 300 employees have signed a Medium blog post by Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ) which urges the company to go further in its plan to tackle climate change, which was announced to the public in September.

US and France Agreed to Extend the Negotiations on the Digital Tax

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump have agreed to extend the negotiations on the tax which France wants to levy on tech giants like Google and Amazon.

Thus, the danger of Washington imposing a duty on French goods was delayed because of the US's disagreement with the digital tax for US companies.

The worst is yet to come

US President Donald Trump has been in office for three years. In that time, he has upended political norms both at home and abroad, realigned US political divisions from "left vs right" into "us vs them," and rewritten the rules about presidential communication, one tweet at a time.