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Judge dismisses Google gender pay discrimination lawsuit

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A San Francisco judge has dimissed a recent class action lawsuit against Google for gender-based pay discrimination, according to Reuters.

  • The judge said that the lawsuit didn't show that it applied to an entire class of people — all women in California who have worked for Google — and that two of the three plaintiffs didn't demonstrate they did work comparable to male counterparts for less pay.

Why it matters: The lawsuit was filed shortly after Google faced a probe by the Department of Labor after it found evidence of systemic pay discrimination. Google has denied the allegations.

Up next: The judge told the plaintiffs that they have 30 days to file a new complaint only on behalf of the women who faced pay discrimination.

Mike Allen 1 hour ago
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A White House olive branch: no plan to fire Mueller

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After a weekend at war with the Mueller investigation, the White House is extending an olive branch. Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer handling the probe, plans to issue this statement:

“In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the Administration, the White House yet again confirms that the President is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”

Why it matters: The White House strategy had been to cooperate with Mueller. So this is an effort to turn down the temperature after a weekend of increasingly personal provocations aimed at the special counsel.

Jonathan Swan 3 hours ago
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Trump's trade plan that would blow up the WTO

President Trump announces tariffs on steel and aluminum earlier this month, flanked by Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Robert Lighthizer, and Peter Navarro. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

For months, President Donald Trump has been badgering his economic advisors to give him broad, unilateral authority to raise tariffs — a move that would all but break the World Trade Organization.

His favorite word: “reciprocal.” He’s always complaining to staff about the fact that the U.S. has much lower tariffs on some foreign goods than other countries have on the same American-made goods. The key example is cars: The European Union has a 10 percent tariff on all cars, including those manufactured in America, and China hits all foreign-made cars with 25 percent tariffs. But the U.S. only charges 2.5 percent for foreign cars we import.