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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Apple aims to spend more than $430 billion across the U.S. over the next five years through building new campuses, investing in data centers and 5G and funding Apple TV+ productions.

Driving the news: The company plans to spend over $1 billion in North Carolina to build an East Coast campus as it continues construction on a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas.

  • Apple aims to hire around 700 employees to its Colorado offices by 2026 and is designing a data center in Waukee, Iowa.
  • It also expects to expand hiring in California, Massachusetts, and Washington. Overall, it estimates it could create some 20,000 jobs..
  • Spending on 5G is a priority in Colorado, Maine, California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, New York, and Washington.

The company's North Carolina expansion includes a local $100 million education fund and $110 million to back infrastructure spending on roads, bridges, broadband, and schools in "the 80 North Carolina counties with the greatest need."

What they're saying: “At this moment of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on our commitment to US innovation and manufacturing with a generational investment reaching communities across all 50 states,” Tim Cook said in a press release.

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GOP to vote on ousting Liz Cheney this Wednesday

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House Republicans will vote on recalling Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as conference chair this Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced in a letter Monday, Punchbowl News reported.

Why it matters: Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, has faced increasing backlash from McCarthy and her Republican colleagues as she continues to criticize former President Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud.

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Treasury begins disbursing $350 billion in COVID relief funding to states and localities

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The U.S. Treasury on Monday began giving state and local governments access to $350 billion in emergency funding from the American Rescue Plan, the department announced Monday.

Why it matters: Though the money is aimed at helping state, local, territorial and tribal governments recover from the pandemic's economic fallout, the administration will generally give them wide latitude on how they can use the funds.

Game developers break silence around salaries

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Developers are sharing their salaries on Twitter under the hashtag #GameDevPaidMe to encourage pay transparency in their industry.

The big picture: The hashtag started circulating last year, but has returned periodically as developers fight for better working conditions. Salary sharing is a way to equalize the field. By removing the secrecy, as well as the stigma, around discussing pay, workers have more power to advocate for themselves when negotiating salaries and raises.