House hearing with big tech company CEOs rescheduled for Wednesday


The House antitrust subcommittee’s hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google has been rescheduled for Wednesday, the panel said Saturday.

The four CEOs had originally been scheduled to testify on Monday as part of the antitrust subcommittee’s yearlong investigation into competition in online markets. But the hearing was postponed to accommodate the memorial service for Rep. John Lewis, who died on July 17 and will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.

The hearing, set for noon, will feature testimony from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai. It is the first joint congressional appearance by the chief executives of the four powerful tech companies, as well as the first ever Hill testimony by Bezos, the world’s richest person.

Facebook has also set a call to report second quarter earnings for 2020 at 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday. Google, Apple and Amazon have all set their earnings calls for the quarter on Thursday.

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