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The data breach is Uber's latest regulatory problem. Photo: Eric Gay / AP

Chicago and Illinois' Cook County are suing Uber over the 2016 data breach that implicated 57 million driver and passenger accounts and the company's decision not to publicly disclose it until this month, per the Chicago Sun-Times. The paper notes that the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, is the brother of an Uber investor and is seen as having been favorable to the ride-hailing company in the past.

Why it matters: State, local and federal officials aren't happy about the breach, with attorneys general around the country investigating the issue and members of Congress writing to the company about the hack on Monday.

What they're saying: "We take this matter very seriously and we are happy to answer any questions regulators may have," said an Uber spokesperson in a statement.

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Why it matters: Their trades — egged on in Reddit threads — have played a role in historic market activity in recent days.

The week the Trump show ended

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Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

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The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.