The US Department of Justice (DOJ) sued Penguin Random House on Tuesday to block the publisher from acquiring Simon & Schuster, one of its closest competitors. Under the proposed acquisition, announced last year, the largest publisher in the US would purchase the fourth-largest publisher, creating the first megapublisher. Showing the Biden administration’s interest in regulating [...]

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The Victorian government introduced a bill that would give pandemic management discretion to the state’s premier and health minister. The bill would give the premier nearly full authority to declare a pandemic, with no limits to the duration. The health minister would then have the power to announce any pandemic orders the minister believes are “reasonably [...]

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