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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt will step down as Alphabet’s executive chairman. He’ll become a “technical advisor” and stay on the board.
The House and Senate passed a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through January 19. The measure delays tough negotiations on topics such as immigration, national security, and spending until the new year.
Obamacare signups beat expectations, coming in at 8.8 million despite a shorter enrollment period and decreased advertising budget. Last year 9.2 million signed up through Healthcare.gov.
“He played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse.”
Salvador Rodriguez and Sonam Rai, Reuters, on Eric Schmidt
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