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Hulu debuted a pay TV service called "Hulu Live" for $39.95 a month at their annual Upfront presentation in New York. The offering will include access to dozens of premium on-demand channels, from Fox, Disney, NBCUniversal, Scripps, CBS, Turner, A+E and more.

Why it matters: Several over-the-top TV packages have recently popped up, with most charging similar price points for similar content. Hulu's live product is different because Hulu is co-owned by cable companies (Fox, Comcast, Turner, Disney) that create content, instead of distributing it, (like Google's YouTube TV). This means their live service will exclude some of that cable content, because its already housed on Hulu's on-demand service.

Between the lines: These OTT TV live-streaming companies are capitalizing on consumption habits of people — mainly millennials — who are "cutting the cord" from more expensive cable packages to on-demand content.

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm the day after the article is transmitted.

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Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.

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