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  • HuffPost

    Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas Is Destroying Records At Penn And Aiming To Make History

    “Being trans has not affected my ability to do this sport and being able to continue is very rewarding," she said.

  • Reuters

    German chip chemical supplier to spend $1 billion in U.S., pairs with Palantir on supply chain data

    A German supplier of chemicals and materials used in making semiconductors said on Tuesday that it is investing $1 billion in its U.S. operations and forming a joint venture with data analytics firm Palantir Technologies to solve chip industry supply chain problems. Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany - which uses the name EMD Electronics for its North American electronics business to avoid confusion with the unaffiliated pharmaceutical company of the same name - supplies a range of chemicals used by chip factories, which are expected to expand if U.S. lawmakers pass a $52 billion aide package to bolster domestic manufacturing. "The chip shortage needs industry-wide cooperation to resolve the supply chain issues consumers are currently facing," Kai Beckmann, chief executive of the German firm's electronics unit, said in a statement.

  • Axios

    Over 200 newspapers now involved in quiet lawsuits v. Google, Facebook

    Newspapers all over the country have been quietly filing lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year, alleging the two firms monopolized the digital ad market for revenue that would otherwise go to local news. Why it matters: What started as a small-town effort to take a stand against Big Tech has turned into a national movement, with over 200 newspapers involved across dozens of states. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free."The intellectual frame