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Rockstar to dole out $500k 'stimulus' to GTA V online users

Grand Theft Auto V maker Rockstar Games says it plans to give players half a million dollars each of in-game currency to make up for online gameplay hiccups.

By October 11, 2013

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Aussie game devs awarded AU$6m stimulus

Ten Australian game developers have been awarded between them an AU$6 million stimulus package to boost the local industry.

By June 19, 2013

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Canada's stimulus plan advertised on The Pirate Bay

Whoops. Perhaps an ad on a notorious piracy-oriented file-sharing site is not the best way to encourage Canadians to spend money. The government says it was all a mistake.

By September 29, 2012

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Unions want share of green tech 'stimulus' jobs

A report released Thursday by labor groups calls for any stimulus subsidies to include "wage requirements" and a "prevailing wage policy" as well as an end to the practice of giving contracts to the lowest bidder.

By February 5, 2009

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Tech industry, unions at odds over 'stimulus' plan

At the Good Jobs Green Jobs conference, the labor movement and tech industry clash over the "buy American" provision of the bill, as well as the Employee Free Choice Act.

By February 4, 2009

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Senate panel OKs $49 billion energy 'stimulus' plan

The Senate Appropriations Committee, over Republican objections that not one hearing had been held on the measure, approves a $365 billion spending bill.

By January 27, 2009

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GOP, Dems spar over broadband 'stimulus' and FCC powers

Republicans in the House Energy and Commerce Committee charge the FCC is given too much authority over broadband measures in the economic stimulus package, and that the process is being rushed through without any hearings.

By January 22, 2009

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House panel approves green-tech portions of 'stimulus' bill

Republicans and Democrats were at odds Thursday in the House Energy and Commerce Committee over which energy technologies should receive additional loan guarantees.

By January 22, 2009

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Democrats sneak Net neutrality rules into 'stimulus' bill

House Democrats claim that enacting a $825 billion so-called stimulus plan is necessary to save the economy. What they didn't say is that it tries to impose highly controversial Net neutrality rules through the back door.

By January 15, 2009

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Smart grid, broadband appear in $825 billion 'stimulus' plan

A 258-page bill proposed by House Democrats as a way to counter the economic downturn spends billions on clean electricity generation, better battery technology, and broadband deployment.

By January 15, 2009