Google announces $10 billion investment in US expansion amid government antitrust probes

Google | February 26, 2020

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post Wednesday that the company is investing more than $10 billion this year in data centers and offices across the United States. The move comes as Google faces increased scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee in September requested documents from the company, raising antitrust concerns. The Federal Trade Commission said in February that it’s examining prior acquisitions made by Google parent Alphabet. And the DOJ in July announced a broad antitrust review of Big Tech. Google will spend the money to expand its presence in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California, Pichai said.

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America’s low-wage workers are protected by federal law, or so in theory The vast majority of employees are entitled to at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay under the under the Fair Labor Standards Act for any and all hours worked over 40 in a week. However, in practice, employers routinely cheat their workers out of both. It’s called wage theft and it’s a massive problem.

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America’s low-wage workers are protected by federal law, or so in theory The vast majority of employees are entitled to at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay under the under the Fair Labor Standards Act for any and all hours worked over 40 in a week. However, in practice, employers routinely cheat their workers out of both. It’s called wage theft and it’s a massive problem.

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