François-Henri Pinault and his wife, actress Salma Hayek, attend a UEFA Europa League soccer game between Arsenal and his club, Rennes, in London. Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

A group of French billionaires have rallied to pledge hundreds of millions of dollars toward rebuilding the fire-ravaged Paris landmark Notre Dame cathedral.

By the numbers: The moguls, who head some of the world's top luxury brands, promised €300 million (roughly $339 million). French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday the site will be rebuilt, and the country is set to launch an international fundraising campaign.


  • LVMH Group and the family of CEO Bernard Arnault said Tuesday in a press release they would give €200 million ($226 million). LVMH owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. The company's creative and financial teams are also set to help solicit donations.
  • François-Henri Pinault pledged Monday night €100 million (US$113 million). Pinault owns Rennes soccer club owner and is CEO of French luxury group Kering, which owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, AFP reported.
  • French Bank Agricole: €5 million ($5.6 million)
  • Consulting group Capgemini SE: €1 million ($1.13 million)

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Scoop: Lawmakers tee up hearing with academics ahead of antitrust report

Big Tech CEOs testify before the House Judiciary antitrust panel in June. Photo: Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP via Getty Images.

Mostly academics will be testifying at Thursday's House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing, which will reveal where its year-long investigation into big tech and competition is going, a source familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: The hearing is the next step following testimony from Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Apple's Tim Cook before the committee in July. A showing of academics and think-tank types signals the lawmakers are still sorting out competition theories and possible legislative fixes to perceived antitrust abuses.

Biden releases 2019 tax returns ahead of debate

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Joe Biden's campaign released his 2019 tax returns on Tuesday, showing that he and his wife, Jill, paid nearly $300,000 in federal taxes last year.

Why it matters: The release, timed just hours before the first presidential debate, comes days after a bombshell New York Times report said that President Trump paid only $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017. Biden's team is hoping to make the tax contrast a sticking point during their showdown.

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