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Here’s what’s on the Tuesday menu.

Ireland faces a rebuke from European Union authorities for failing to collect a year-old tax bill of as much as $17.6 billion from Apple. (Bloomberg)

Amazon will reportedly be fined back taxes in Europe on Wednesday. (CNBC)

Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined, says new study that looked at data from 2007 to 2015. Also, Asians most likely to be hired but not promoted. (Guardian)

Equifax said Monday that the breach probably affects 2.5 million more people, raising total to 145.5 million. (Press release) Its former CEO is scheduled today to make his first of four appearances this week before Congress. (NYT)

Senate confirms FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for five-year term. (Reuters)

Altaba, the company formerly known as Yahoo, dumps entire stake in Snapchat. (Fortune)

Google critic fired from Google-backed think tank opens his own, and it’s aimed at tech giants. (Hill)

Amazon fires back at Oracle’s Larry Ellison, who on Sunday unveiled a cloud offering he said would be way better than Amazon’s: “No facts, wild claims, and lots of bluster.” (Business Insider)

Speaking of Oracle, co-CEO Safra Catz worked on Donald Trump’s transition team. But co-CEO Mark Hurd says he doesn’t understand Trump’s immigration policies, especially on student visas. (Reuters)

 

Photo: EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a press conference on Aug. 30, 2016 in Brussels to order Apple to pay back taxes to Ireland. Both Ireland and Apple have balked at the order. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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