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    Fact check: Raised dots on steering wheel are not Braille Olive Garden parents quarterly revenue falls by 28% as pandemic weighs on sales Harness that back-to-school energy for your money Welcome to Personal Finance Insider, a bimonthly newsletter that connects you with the stories, strategies, and tips you need to be better with money. © Provided by Business Insider iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Here's what: 'Tis the seasonNo, not the holiday season (yet!). 'Tis the season to reset, get organized, and set intentions for the rest of the year, back-to-school style. Load Error Even though many students aren't convening on physical campuses this year, you can still leverage the new-year, new-me mindset. I know I am.  The coronavirus...
    Paynes Valley Cup: Tiger and JT take on Rose and Rory The Real Drama That Happened Behind The Scenes of the The Notebook Im a 25-year-old recent grad in Virginia facing a tough job market. Heres how Im strategically taking advantage of opportunities in my field while I wait it out. © Courtesy of Eric Witiw; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Eric Witiw. Courtesy of Eric Witiw; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Eric Witiw is a 25-year-old recent master's graduate based in Arlington, Virginia.  He was in the middle of applying and interviewing for jobs when the pandemic hit, and is now working part-time as a research consultant in food sustainability. ...
    NFL first coach fired odds: Adam Gase, Dan Quinn on thin ice Ranking Every Fast & Furious Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best How to remove a device from iCloud and disconnect it from your account © Westend61/Getty Images If you need to remove a device from your iCloud account, you can do so on any of your devices. Westend61/Getty Images You can remove a device from iCloud in your Mac's System Preferences or in your Apple mobile device's Settings. Your Apple devices use iCloud to stay backed up and in sync. If you're no longer using a device, though, you should remove it from your iCloud account. If you acquired an Apple device that's still connected to...
    Courtesy of Montse Longoria In light of the coronavirus pandemic, college students are returning to class in a variety of ways this fall, including in-person, online, and hybrid coursework. Business Insider caught up with a junior at Cornell University who is trying out all three class types. Here's how Montse Longoria juggles two courses in person, two courses online, and one course with both in-person and online elements.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Montse Longoria spent the first two weeks of the fall semester in her bedroom.  The junior flew back to Cornell University in New York from Texas, so she was required to self-quarantine for two weeks before attending some of her classes in person. ...
    DOJ names New York City, Portland, Seattle anarchist jurisdictions that could lose federal funding Prices for These Types of Meat Have Fallen Significantly Quibi is reportedly exploring strategic options including a possible sale © Provided by Business Insider Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile-video startup, Quibi, which raised $1.75 billion but has struggled to sign up subscribers, is considering a possible sale.  A possible sale is one of a few strategic options the company is reportedly considering, including raising more money, and going public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile-video startup, Quibi, which...
    COVID, hurricanes, wildfires, politics: 2020 is an American nightmare thats wearing us out Restaurants need to brace for 18 more months of extreme challenges — and the election is about to make things worse Apps are tracking WhatsApp users online activity, including whom theyre likely talking to and when theyre sleeping Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Read on for news about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, WhatsApp-tracking apps that are letting people figure out when you're sleeping, how home-listing site Zumper weeded out thousands of Section 8 renters, and a toxic culture in Yelp's Phoenix office. ...
    Lyft calls for building bus, bike lanes in cities This Food Company Was Just Shut Down By the FDA Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Strutt & Parker An abandoned 16,000-square-foot mansion in the English countryside is on sale for $500,000 — take a look inside the eerie...
    USDA plans additional $14B in virus aid for farmers 5 Major Changes Youll See at Starbucks Moving Forward The coffee rush in the US has shifted from bright and early to later in the morning as people need a break from their Zoom, says Dunkin CFO © Provided by Business Insider A Dunkin' worker hands a coffee out of a drive-thru window wearing gloves and a mask as the Coronavirus continues to spread on March 17, 2020 in Norwell, Massachusetts. Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Dunkin' Donut's early morning rush used to run from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., as people stopped in for coffee before work. But now, as the pandemic forces Americans to work from home, more...
    Who is the best backup QB in the NFL? Use the Healing Stone for Your Zodiac Sign To Strike Empowering Cosmic Balance Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © Courtesy of All Saints House A Maryland couple bought a 120-year-old church for $320,000 and now live in it with their 3 kids — here's a look at how they turned it into a home Anastasiia and her husband, Gunther, purchased a nearly 120-year-old church in Maryland for $320,000 in 2017. The couple changed its name from All Saints' Church to...
    Traffic to Netflix’s United States cancellations page spiked 187% after the release of “Cuties,” according to company tracking apps and website usage. Third party data shows that US Netflix subscribers may have cancelled their Netflix accounts over Cuties, Business Insider reported Wednesday, citing data from the data tracking company SimilarWeb. The data shows a surge in traffic to Netflix’s US cancellation-confirmation page following “Cuties” Sept. 9 release. The page shows when users have successfully canceled a subscription, Business Insider reported.  (RELATED: We Watched Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ So You Don’t Have To) Netflix’s cancellation-confirmation page had over 35,000 visits on September 10, spiking 187% from the day before, according to the publication. The page had almost 42,000 visits on September 12, according...
    Djokovic through to Italian Open third round 21 Inexpensive Products to Relieve Sore Muscles Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Getty Images 4 expert tips for writing a LinkedIn message that will actually get read Cold messaging someone on LinkedIn can help you expand your network and even lead to getting a new job. A company insider shared 4 ways to improve your chances of getting a response when messaging someone you don't know.  Bring up a common connection, and keep your messages under 100 words.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
    Climate Point: Big Oil battered by lawsuits. America battered by extreme weather. Publix Celebrates 90 Years of Business Another woman at the worlds largest hedge fund has reportedly accused the firm of paying her less than male peers with fewer duties © REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Bridgewater Associates' director of research has complained she's paid less than peers, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund with some $20 billion in assets under managerment, told the paper it found no pay discrepancies during its last audit.  The woman is the second this year to accuse the firm of pay issues, as it faces layoffs and other struggles amid the...
    White House coronavirus task force focuses on higher education in state reports This Salmonella Outbreak Has Officially Expanded to 47 States The New York Times just started offering parent employees a stipend as high as $600 a week for childcare and in-person tutoring © Provided by Business Insider Copies of The New York Times at a newsstand on July 15. Associated Press The New York Times expanded its benefits in a September 1 memo viewed by Business Insider to further support employees who are parents. The benefits come in the form of $100 a week for the cost of in-person tutoring for dependents in elementary school, as well as increased access to an employer-sponsored childcare provider. Times employees...
    Before Colin Kaepernick, there was the Ferguson Five 11 States in the White House COVID Red Zone Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © REUTERS/Brandon Wade/File Photo 19 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long-term...
    Jets-Bills Preview 17 Bible Verses to Remind You of Gods Constant Protection JPMorgan is requiring that its traders return to the office by September 21 after 6 months of working from home © Reuters JP Morgan Chase & Co sign outside headquarters in New York Reuters   JPMorgan will require its traders to return to their offices by September 21, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. CEO Jamie Dimon is already working out of the office. Executives said on a conference call that offices needed to reopen for the sake of team spirit and employee training. Bank reopening plans vary widely, with some pledging to wait until 2021 before requiring that employees head back into the office. Visit Business...
    Wisconsin farmer plants sunflower fields to provide a respite during this rough year Beloved grocery stores that are gone forever Unemployment diary: Im a 34-year-old bartender, teaching assistant, and retail worker in Hawaii whos been out of work since April © Provided by Business Insider Julia Cornell. Courtesy of Julia Cornell; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Julia Cornell is a 34-year-old bartender, teaching assistant, and retail worker based in Honolulu, Hawaii. She quit her jobs at the height of the pandemic, relying solely on savings and her pandemic unemployment assistance money as funds from regular unemployment slowly came through.  She says quarantine wasn't at all what she imagined...
    Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Aug. 31-Sept. 6) What to ask before moving into a retirement community Unemployment diary: Im a 44-year-old vice president of professional services in Oregon whos been unemployed since April © Courtesy of Alyssa Meritt; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Alyssa Meritt. Courtesy of Alyssa Meritt; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Alyssa Meritt is a 44-year-old vice president of professional services from Portland, Oregon. She spends four hours a day and five days a week looking for her next job, but has yet to find opportunities that match her years of experience.  While she's been fortunate to have support during...
    Wisconsin farmer plants sunflower fields to provide a respite during this rough year Beloved grocery stores that are gone forever Unemployment diary: Im a 40-year-old marketing manager in South Dakota whos been out of work since May © Courtesy of Julia Eberhart; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Julia Eberhart. Courtesy of Julia Eberhart; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce. Julia Eberhart is a 40-year-old marketing manager based in Brookings, South Dakota. After eight weeks of remote work, she lost her job in May. She went through a grieving process following the layoff and has formed a support group with others who've been laid off. This is her story, as told to freelance...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Last month majority Black-owned banks City First Bank of Washington DC and Broadway Financial of Los Angeles said they would merge to create the U.S.’s largest minority deposit institution, or MDI. MDIs are banks and financial service companies majority owned by racial and ethnic minorities. They often function as conduits to poverty-stricken neighborhoods, providing low cost loans and access to capital that wouldn’t typically be available. City First CEO Brian Argrett will be CEO of the new bank once the merger is completed in early 2021. The combined bank will have roughly $850 million in deposits and $1 billion in assets. He spoke to The Associated Press about the merger and why minority-led institutions are important...
    In Spiveys Corner, North Carolina, the hills are alive with the sound of hollerin Labor Day barbecue food safety: Grilling your burgers wrong could kill you this holiday weekend The Los Angeles Police Departments barely used fleet of BMW i3 EVs is being sold for dirt cheap © BMW LAPD BMW i3. BMW Cars from the LAPD's fleet of barely used BMW i3s are being sold at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.  The cars all have pretty low miles and are all priced between $15,000 and $18,000, a dealership rep told Business Insider. The dealership sold its first shipment of 28 cars in just four days, but a new shipment is coming this month. Visit Business Insider's...
    Twins place OF Max Kepler on injured list, promote prospect Brent Rooker My daughter should have been the last child to die from a furniture tip-over The private jet industry is bracing for fall without its biggest money maker: business travelers. Execs are hoping wealthy vacationers can make up the difference. © XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/B... Private aviation is at a crossroads following a busy summer for leisure travel and executives are waiting to see if business travel rebounds in the fall. XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Private aviation executives say the industry has succeeded in gaining back most of...
    Lauryn Rivera, a small business owner, claims that Bella Thorne requested custom jewelry in exchange for publicity on Instagram, but the Disney actress never followed through. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images/@laurdelle/Twitter Lauryn Rivera, a 20-year-old small business owner, is speaking out about her experience with actress Bella Thorne. Rivera said that the Disney actress requested custom jewelry from her jewelry brand Div9nine Collective in exchange for publicity on Instagram. Nearly 4 months and $1,500 worth of products later, she said her business has not received its promised Instagram "shout out." She said she's sharing her story to empower creatives and small businesses to protect themselves when working with public figures.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Bella Thorne has...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now worth an estimated $30 million and may eventually be worth $1 billion or more, thanks to some recent business deals that are likely to add value to their brand, Business Insider reported. Further, very little of their net worth is tied to the Royal Family, and none of it to the British government’s grant that funds the monarchy. Across the Atlantic Ocean, the British Royal Family has two main sources of wealth: the Windsor family’s personal fortune, which, according to a companion Business Insider report is calculated to be worth around $88 billion, and the so-called “sovereign grant,” which is to say, about $100 million per year provided by the British government to...
    Red Sox hope to have Martinez back for finale vs. Braves 5 New Costco Bakery Items Youll Drool Over This Fall Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy Alert Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Justin Lewis/Getty Images The 10 most in demand LinkedIn courses to help you land a new job — and how to watch them for free LinkedIn just revealed its list of the most popular skills-learning courses the site offers its members.  LinkedIn offers more than...
    A group of 52 former McDonald’s franchisees filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing the fast food giant of decades-long discrimination practices. The plaintiffs allege that McDonald’s “systematically steered” black franchisees toward buying locations in minority communities, Business insider reported. They are collectively seeking $1 billion in damages from McDonald’s. “We’re always taking on the worst stores,” Juneth Daniel, a black former franchisee and plaintiff, told Business Insider last year. (RELATED: McDonald’s Sues Former CEO, Alleges He Lied About Sexual Relationships With Employees) Another plaintiff said that buying a McDonald’s location as a black person was a “financial suicide mission,” according to the lawsuit, Business Insider reported. The plaintiffs’ average revenue between 2011 and 2016 was about $2 million compared to the...
    Leaked emails allegedly show that a CVS pharmacy store ordered staff not to inform customers that prescriptions had been filled by an employee who had tested positive for coronavirus. As first reported by Business Insider, a technician from a store in Georgia claims they were instructed via email by a CVS district leader to track medications filled by the sick worker and to pull them from shelves. The email also reportedly told employees that if a patient had already picked up their drugs, policy dictated to 'NOT make an outreach call.'  Staff were allegedly told that if they revealed to customers someone in the store had tested positive for COVID-19, they would face disciplinary action or be fired, according to...
    Vic Fangio: We won’t know if running game is better until games start The 10 Biggest Fits of the Week Wish, the online marketplace known for its rock-bottom prices, confidentially files to go public © Provided by Business Insider Wish is an online marketplace selling goods from more than one million merchants. Wish.com E-commerce site Wish said Monday it has confidentially filed to go public.  The company did not disclose whether it planned to go public via an IPO or direct listing. Wish was last valued at $11.2 billion in a $300 million Series H funding round led by General Atlantic in August 2019.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wish, the e-commerce marketplace known for...
    Is this Derek Carrs final chance with the Raiders? 100 of the best thriller novels of all time Inside the underground nanny economy, where many women of color have few ways to fight workplace abuses and low wages, all made worse by the pandemic © Samantha Lee/Business Insider Samantha Lee/Business Insider The nanny industry is an unregulated "gray market" that predominantly employs women of color who aren't citizens.  Because there's so little oversight and so few protections, nannies have little recourse in dealing with discrimination and workplace abuses, including in some cases pay as low as $5 an hour and racist remarks.  The coronavirus has only exacerbated and entrenched these inequities as parents face their own employment uncertainties...
    College classes kick off with COVID-19 warnings, Plexiglas Peach recall expanded due to possible salmonella contamination, 78 sickened Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy Alert Ad Microsoft 20+ Gadgets We Bet You Haven't Seen Yet Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Joey Hadden/Business Insider I'm a reporter who's going to be working from my Brooklyn apartment for at least the next 6 months. Here's exactly how...
    It’s the House of Not So Much. Famed Bushwick club House of Yes has temporarily closed after losing its liquor license for violating COVID regulations. In an email that went out Friday morning, the venue — which has been offering outdoor drinking while nightclubs are closed — said that it had fallen foul of the rule requiring venues to serve food with alcohol. It said it had believed it was following the rule because its sister restaurant had been providing food in the same area that House of Yes was selling booze. “Unfortunately we learned that this does not comply with the technical requirement of our license,” the email read. “We will be temporarily closed while we focus on...
    Osaka changes mind and agrees to play semi-final - report Inside the luxury tour bus celebs and rock stars use to hit the road Dont overlook the little things Welcome to Personal Finance Insider, a bimonthly newsletter that connects you with the stories, strategies, and tips you need to be better with money. You can sign up here. © iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Here's what: It's the little thingsI moved into a new apartment earlier this month — what a breath of fresh air! My partner and I are very grateful for our steady jobs, but like many other people in our work-from-home situation we were quick to spot the flaws in our Los Angeles...
    Alex Henderson August 27, 2020 9:11AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. President Donald Trump has had a lot to say about "suburban housewives" in July and August, arguing that all hell will break loose in suburbia if his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, defeats him in the 2020 presidential election. But journalist Inyoung Choi, in an article published in Business Insider on August 25, reports that disdain for Trump is widespread among suburban women — including some who voted for him in 2016. Choi notes that in a Marist poll released in late June, 66% of suburban women disapproved of Trump's performance as president — and that in July, more polls showed Biden with an advantage among suburban voters. Quinnipiac,...
    Kessler Ramirez told Insider she started her business of selling her painting jeans by accident. Kessler Ramirez Kessler Ramirez started shopping for thrifted jeans to resell as a way of making money while she searched for a full-time job.  She leaned into her passion for art history by hand-painting jeans' back pockets with designs inspired by artists like Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Sandro Botticelli.  Some of the designs can take Ramirez 30 hours to complete. Since 2017, she's been selling her painted jeans and denim jackets through her business, Kessler Ramirez Art. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    President Donald Trump has had a lot to say about “suburban housewives” in July and August, arguing that all hell will break loose in suburbia if his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, defeats him in the 2020 presidential election. But journalist Inyoung Choi, in an article published in Business Insider on August 25, reports that disdain for Trump is widespread among suburban women — including some who voted for him in 2016. Choi notes that in a Marist poll released in late June, 66% of suburban women disapproved of Trump’s performance as president — and that in July, more polls showed Biden with an advantage among suburban voters. Quinnipiac, for example, found Biden to have a 22% advantage...
    Barcelona provide Lionel Messi update How Covid-19 is transforming grocery e-commerce in Dubai If the Senate doesnt bail out the childcare industry, economists see women leaving the workforce en masse © John Moore/Getty John Moore/Getty The House passed two bills that would provide a combined $100 billion in direct child care funding over the next five years, but it's unclear if either will pass the Republican-led Senate.  Without a bailout, experts say up to 40% of childcare centers will close for good.  Couples who can't afford to hire a full-time babysitter will have to answer a difficult question: Who sidelines their career to care for the kids?  Multiple economists say that in heterosexual couples, it will be women...
    The Back-to-Normal Index by Moodys Analytics and CNN Business: The US economy has a long way to go until its back to normal Dollar Generals push to fill stores with fresh produce and frozen-food options gives the chain a big box feel Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © ESB Basic/Shutterstock 6 bad habits that are holding you back from being as mentally strong as you can be Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. Many people mistake mental strength for being above mental challenges,...
    Virus updates: Children may be silent spreaders Restaurants and diners embrace the once-scorned QR code as they accept the new no-touch reality Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft 20+ Gadgets We Bet You Haven't Seen Yet Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/30 SLIDES © Michael Gray A homeless Detroit man bought an abandoned house for $1,500 and spent 10 years renovating...
    Coronavirus updates: Pope warns against the rich getting vaccine first; bargoer at Sturgis rally had COVID-19; world cases top 22M CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Courtesy of Starbucks A new Starbucks in Japan has contactless ordering and workspaces that can be reserved in advance, and it shows how the coffee chain is adapting to keep up with remote work demands A new Starbucks storefront in Japan features several reservable workspaces where patrons can keep a distance from one another in...
    ‘An obligation’: 2 doctors work to memorialize health care workers lost to COVID-19 5 Major Changes Youll See at Popeyes Going Forward GM jumps 10% after Deutsche Bank adds it to buy list on potential electric-vehicle spinoff © Reuters FILE PHOTO: General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra announces a major investment focused on the development of GM future technologies at the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Reuters Deutsche Bank on Monday added General Motors to its short-term catalyst call buy list on the potential that it will spin off its electric vehicle business.  Shares of GM jumped as much as 10% in intraday trading Monday.  "From our numerous conversations with investors, we get the sense...
    Updates: Another Ga. school closes amid rising cases Iconic restaurants closed by the pandemic Jay Williams has become one of ESPNs strongest, most dignified voices during an unprecedented moment for sports: My whole life has led me to this moment © Crystal Cox/Business Insider Jay Williams at ESPN's studio in Manhattan's South Street Seaport. Crystal Cox/Business Insider ESPN analyst Jay Williams is hosting a new daily radio and TV show, "Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin," alongside Keyshawn Johnson and Zubin Mehenti each morning. Williams brings a thoughtful voice to the world of sports, which has become a more blatant microcosm of the challenges facing society than ever before. Williams told Insider that his past has prepared him to "dig...
    Quest for the Stanley Cup: Scores, schedules in the bubble Add These Gorgeous Flowering Vines to Your Yard German software giant SAP created a Tinder-like internal matching app to connect isolated employees for virtual lunches during remote work © Westend61/Getty Images SAP created a variety of activities for employees to stay connected while working from home. Westend61/Getty Images German software giant SAP launched a handful of activities to keep employees connected amid the coronavirus crisis, including a wine tasting session and a Tinder-like app for connecting colleagues for virtual lunches, Bloomberg reported. The company noticed that many of its single employees missed the in-person interactions of the office: "We realized we needed to address their loneliness and isolation,...
    Dana White: If Jon Jones stays at light heavyweight, hes got to fight Dominick Reyes again 11 Gorgeous Quilts So Cozy, You’ll Never Want to Get Out of Bed The CEO of a top Manhattan brokerage reveals what leaders should focus on during trying times © Skye Gould Skye Gould © Provided by Business Insider New York City. Reuters Bess Freedman, the CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, has led her New York City real-estate brokerage while working remotely and dealing with uncertainty this year. Now that her office and the real estate market has opened up again, she has begun going back into work and has adjusted her leadership strategies accordingly.  In an interview with Business Insider, she...
    Vandoorne hands Mercedes a first Formula E win in season-ender 10 States on the Brink of Becoming COVID Hotspots, According to Experts How to seamlessly blend freelancers, contractors, and consultants into your company culture and workflow © Skye Gould Skye Gould © Westend61/Getty Images Westend61/Getty Images Amid the business world's transition to remote work, tapping flexible workers — such as contractors, freelancers, and consultants — can be more valuable than ever. But managing the legal, logistical, and cultural implications of such hires can be a challenge with a blended and diffuse workforce. Business Insider spoke with several experts for their advice about how to seamlessly integrate flex workers into your organization's talent strategy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
    Almirola, others sent to the back for Cup race at Michigan These 5 States Account for Nearly Half of the Nations COVID Cases Amazon reportedly wants to take over JCPenney and Sears stores to turn malls into giant fulfillment centers © Provided by Business Insider JCPenney has filed for bankruptcy and closed dozens of stores. Robert Barnes/Getty Images Amazon is in talks with the biggest mall owner in the US to take over retail space and turn them into giant Amazon fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The deal could involve Amazon taking over spaces formerly occupied by Sears and JCPenney, both of which have filed for bankruptcy and closed dozens of stores. Amazon would benefit...
    250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home How $600 unemployment benefits to jobless people helped rescue the American economy © Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Yuqing Liu/Business Insider At the end of July, the extra $600 weekly unemployment insurance benefit established by the CARES Act in March expired, immediately slashing pay for millions of out-of-work Americans.  The benefit not only supported those out of work due to the coronavirus crisis, but powered the early months of the economic recovery from the pandemic recession, economists say.  Now, Congress is fighting over the next round of stimulus. In...
    Lindsay and Eric Wood. Frank Olito/ Insider Lindsay and Eric Wood had paid $65,000 for a $90,000 tiny house when the construction company went out of business, leaving their home half-finished. But that wasn't the only problem — they said what had been built had not been done so correctly. The house had the wrong tires and axles, and had a wrongly sized hatch. Other tiny home owners shared similar experiences, and their accounts point to a larger issue within the tiny house movement: Construction is unregulated, leaving owners vulnerable to shoddy work and companies going out of business. Zack Giffin, host of "Tiny House Nation," said the absence of a uniform set of guidelines for building tiny...
    Pirates broadcaster Michael McKenry casually talked about a hostage situation during Tuesday’s drone delay If the Cold Never Bothered You Anyway, Check Out These DIY Frozen Halloween Costumes 3 reasons to combine your finances when you get married — and 3 reasons not to © Ruobing Su/Business Insider Ruobing Su/Business Insider © Provided by Business Insider ASphotowed/Getty Images Keeping your finances separate from your partner isn't uncommon — about 37% of married millennials keep separate accounts, according to a survey by Business Insider and Morning Consult.  Keeping finances separate could foster harmony in your relationship if you have very different spending styles.  However, it could be easier to navigate financial planning, goals, and everyday life if you're living...
    Georgia absentee mailers lead to potential problems ahead of election Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. This year’s Indianapolis 500 will be the first without spectators due to coronavirus Despite the best efforts of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s owner, the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be the first ever without spectators, Roger Penske announced. © Clive Rose In this file photo, Matheus Leist of Brazil, driver of the #4 A.J Foyt Enterprises Chevrolet in action during the 103rd Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Penske, who bought the speedway in January, initially said he would not run the 500 without fans,...
    More Than a Million in Dark as Isaias Batters U.S. East Coast Fast-food menu changes that outraged customers The face of department stores is radically changing, and could soon look more like a warehouse than a boutique © Katie Warren/Business Insider Neiman Marcus is closing its store in New York City's Hudson Yards. Katie Warren/Business Insider Department stores were already facing challenges in the form of sales declines and debt. Then, the pandemic hit.  Of the 28 major retailers that have filed for bankruptcy so far in 2020, three are department stores.  Department stores will likely have to evolve to survive, whether that evolution takes the form of downsizing or improving their omnichannel services.  "For those retailers that...
    One of Ubisoft’s most influential executives has been fired after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made against him, reports Business Insider. Ubisoft confirmed to The News Brig that the executive, Tommy François, departed the company, but declined to comment on the nature of his departure. François was formerly Ubisoft’s vice president of editorial and creative services, a role that gave him oversight over the development of many of the studio’s largest franchises. A separate Business Insider report detailed some of François actions, which included commenting on how his female colleagues looked, massaging people without asking, and, on one occasion, telling his colleagues he had spent the previous evening masturbating. Ubisoft had previously said on July 6th that...
    Less than a year after taking office as California's attorney general in 2011, current U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris reached a nearly $35,000 settlement deal with a top aide in her office who had been fired over an undisclosed dispute. Now a senior adviser to the senator says Harris -- a Democrat said to be under consideration to become Joe Biden's running mate in the 2020 presidential election -- supports freeing her former chief deputy, Terri Carbaugh, from a non-disclosure agreement that was part of the deal, according to Business Insider. "Senator Harris strongly opposes the use of non-disclosure agreements to silence anyone," adviser Sabrina Singh told the news outlet. "She fully supports the release of Terri Carbaugh from this NDA if she chooses." CALIFORNIA PAPER...
    A recent report from Business Insider states that claims by the CEOs of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook that their companies are not “that big” is undermined by the massive profits that the tech titans generate. A recent report from Business Insider notes that the CEO’s of major American tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook appeared before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel this week to discuss the market dominance of their firms and issues relating to censorship on their platforms. During the hearing, the CEOs made a number of claims relating to their platforms and the competition they face, alleging that they are not in fact “that big” and did not have a monopoly on the markets they...
    England women not to play in 2021 SheBelieves Cup due to COVID concerns The House Just Passed A Massive Child Care Rescue Nordstrom is laying off workers and cutting hours and wages for those who remain © Associated Press Associated Press Nordstrom is quietly cutting positions at its stores, according to interviews with six employees.  Employees who spoke with Business Insider said they received calls from their managers asking them whether they would be comfortable returning to work. Three workers said they were let go after expressing doubts to their managers during those phone calls. At the same time, two workers said stores were reducing hours for employees who did return to work. Representatives for Nordstrom did not...
    Judge orders DHS to collect all inaccurate or misleading statements from Global Entry lawsuit 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft If Poor Posture Is Causing You Back Pain, Try This Simple Fix Ad Microsoft How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © Doug Benc/Getty Every team of LeBron James' NBA...
    July 26: A protester holds a sign that says, "Black Lives Matter" as the crowd of hundreds pass the Jumbotron of the American Flag in Times Square Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images A video shows NYPD officers shoving a woman in an unmarked van during a Black Lives Matter protest on Tuesday. The tactic is reminiscent of federal agents in Portland, Oregon. Critics, like Navy veteran Christopher David, worry that the tactic could be exploited by right-wing extremists posing as law enforcement. NYPD Sergeant Mary Frances O'Donnell confirmed the arrest in a statement to Business Insider. O'Donnell claimed that arresting officers "were assaulted with rocks and bottles." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman...
    Generator fumes kill 4 family members in hurricane-ravaged Texas; thousands still without power Pentagon’s secret, defunct UFO-hunting program may still exist McDonalds drops its biggest hint yet that it will debut a new chicken sandwich to compete with Popeyes before the year is over © Provided by Business Insider McDonald's new chicken sandwich may be coming soon. Scott Olson/Getty Images McDonald's plans to launch new items by the end of 2020, the company's CEO, Chris Kempczinski, said in an earnings call on Tuesday. Investors speculate that one of these new items could be a long-awaited chicken sandwich to compete with Popeyes' juggernaut. McDonald's franchise owners have long been pushing the company to develop a chicken sandwich that can...
    A vaccine developer at the Baylor College of Medicine told Business Insider that people should not expect an immediate return to normal life once a vaccine is available. Several companies are working as quickly as possible to develop a safe and effective vaccine, which has been viewed by some as necessary for lockdowns to end and schools to reopen. While a vaccine may significantly reduce the risk of serious disease from the novel coronavirus, social distancing and face masks may still be a part of life, said vaccine developer Maria Elena Bottazzi. "They automatically are going to say, 'oh great, I'm just going to get my little vaccine, and I can go back and do exactly the things I...
    Lewis returns to Capitol to lie in state How the Hamptons got even bougier in summer 2020 The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft If Poor Posture Is Causing You Back Pain, Try This Simple Fix Ad Microsoft How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © REUTERS/Brandon Wade/File Photo 14 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long term Many major companies remain remote as the coronavirus...
    Jason Stanley, author of the 2018 book, “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them,” has done a fine job explaining what fascism is and isn’t and outlining its specific traits. During an interview with Business Insider, the author discussed President Donald Trump’s use of federal law enforcement against protesters in Portland, Oregon and his promise to do the same thing in other U.S. cities — and according to Stanley, the president is “performing fascism.” “I’m not saying that Trump is a fascist,” Stanley told Business Insider. “Trump is certainly performing fascism — it’s performative fascism that we’re seeing. It’s the tropes of fascism, and I think that’s worrisome enough.” During the interview, Stanley noted some of the characteristics...
    Russia and NATO are each increasing their military presence in the Arctic as receding ice opens up new opportunities to expand in the region. The potential for a conventional conflict in the Arctic is low but an increasing military buildup by both Russia and NATO could quickly set the stage for “great power competition,” according to Business Insider. The region is becoming more accessible for military and commercial activities because Arctic sea ice has declined 10% over 30 years, National Geographic reported. The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Annapolis rests on the Arctic Ocean after breaking through three feet of ice during an exercise (Tiffini M. Jones/U.S. Navy via Getty Images) The United States took part in a NATO military operation...
    Lawsuit: Federal arrest tactics in Portland are like kidnapping The One Place You Should Be Buying Your Groceries, But Arent Amazon is letting employees work from home until early January © Elaine Thompson/AP The rooftop dog park at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, Washington is seen above. Elaine Thompson/AP Amazon is allowing employees with roles that can be done remotely to work from home through January 8, the company said on Wednesday. The extension comes has coronavirus cases have accelerated in the US after states have begun re-opening their economies. At the same time, the pandemic has prompted some tech companies to upend their remote work policies, with firms like Twitter allowing employees to work from home permanently. Visit...
    A survey found that nearly half of McDonald's workers reported being verbally or physically assaulted for asking customers to wear masks, illustrating how contentious the debate over mask mandates has become in the U.S., Business Insider reported. The Service Employees International Union surveyed more than 4,000 McDonald's workers, and 44% of those workers reported some form of assault by customers they approached about wearing masks as a COVID-19 precaution. Some of those assaults have even sent workers to the hospital, leaving workers feeling like the company has put them in a bad position: One McDonald's worker who was assaulted at work is Maria Resendiz, who visited the hospital in late June after being grabbed and hit by an anti-mask...
    Some cybersecurity experts are warning the Twitter account hacking of politicians, tech executives, and celebrities could be a sign of a bigger breach that has not even been discovered yet. The Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, rapper Kanye West along with others were hacked in a bitcoin scheme Wednesday night. But some experts told Business Insider the attack could be a part of something even bigger. Twitter is still investigating the take over. The FBI has launched its own probe into the incident. So far, there is no evidence of a broader attack, but cybersecurity experts say they have suspicions. "If you suddenly had access to some...
    Nearly half of McDonald’s workers surveyed have been verbally or physically assaulted by customers after enforcing mask-wearing procedures, according to Business Insider. People gathered outside of the #StPete McDonalds where Yasmine James was assaulted by a customer, to to demand McDonald’s and other fast-food chains protect workers from physical violence. @TB_Times https://t.co/VBSWQkR7sZ pic.twitter.com/zadMPCeu38 — Monica Herndon (@monica_herndon) January 8, 2019 A survey, obtained by Business Insider, from the Service Employees International Union found that 44% of the 4,187 McDonald’s workers surveyed had been assaulted by a customer due to enforcement of mask protocol. (RELATED: Drug Runners Reportedly Drop Sacks Of Marijuana On Spanish Beach In Broad Daylight) “Throughout the pandemic, McDonald’s has failed to protect us from COVID-19,” Maira Villaseñor,...
    Amazon will look to crack down on bootleggers by requiring them to publicly list their names and addresses on According to a report from Business Insider, the new requirement was sent in a note to sellers this week and will take effect on September 1st.  'These features help customers learn more about the businesses of a seller and the products that they are selling,' the note says, according to a report from Business Insider. 'We are making this change to ensure there is a consistent baseline of seller information to help customers make informed shopping decisions.' Amazon recently created a special division assigned to weeding out counterfeit products on its platform through investigation and civil lawsuits (stock) The effects...
    Liz Truss Boris Johnson Stefan Rousseau/-WPA Pool/Getty Images EXCLUSIVE: UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has privately raised her deep concerns about Boris Johnson’s Brexit border plans in a letter leaked to Business Insider. The UK has announced that full border controls on goods will not come in until July next year, despite Britain leaving EU trading rules at the end of 2020. In a letter to other senior Cabinet figures on Wednesday, Truss warned that the plans risk causing smuggling from the EU and could face a legal challenge from the World Trade Organisation. She wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and the Chancellor of the Duchy...
    Facebook is testing Instagram’s Reels feature in India, Business Insider reports. Reels is a video editing tool designed to let people create TikTok-style 15 second videos that can be shared on their Instagram Stories, sent via DM, or posted to a section of the Explore tab called Top Reels. The news emerged just days after the Indian government banned TikTok along with 58 other China-based apps. Business Insider reports that some Instagram users in India have already started receiving Instagram’s new feature in an update, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the company plans to release the feature more widely. “We’re planning to start testing an updated version of Reels in more countries” “We’re planning to start testing an updated...
    Latest: Cases rising in 40 states heading into Fourth AMERICAN RESILIENCE: How 5 industries bounced back from 9/11, hurricanes, and the Great Recession — and what their success can teach us about hope after the coronavirus Nasr tests positive for virus before Daytona sports car race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Felipe Nasr has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the IMSA sports car race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Action Express Racing said Friday that Gabby Chaves will replace Nasr and the Brazilian would quarantine in Miami. Nasr said he began to feel ill while driving Thursday to Daytona Beach. “I wasn’t feeling just right,” he said in a statement. “So before I went to the track...
    California breaks daily record with more than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases This State Just Shut Down Bars For At Least Another Month Microsoft is offering free online courses for job seekers to develop new skills and land roles in growing industries like tech and finance © REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Microsoft President Brad Smith. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson © Business Insider Business Insider The US is grappling with record high unemployment rates as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.  Tech company Microsoft predicts that global unemployment could rise to a quarter of a billion people this year alone. In response to this rise in unemployment, some companies are offering resources to help workers develop new job skills and match them with companies...
    Verily Life Sciences, the Alphabet-owned healthcare company, is suspending employee spot bonuses, as reported by Business Insider. The money will be funneled instead to fund diversity and inclusion initiatives. The move frustrated workers, many of whom have been working grueling hours on the company’s COVID-19 testing projects. In a letter to management obtained by Business Insider, employees said the decision implied these initiatives are not a priority. They wrote: “The use of spot bonuses to subsidize social justice programs such as [email protected] for HBCUs [Historically Black colleges and universities], clinical trial recruitment of underrepresented populations, and an internal Product Inclusion group implies that these efforts are charity causes not worthy of their own investment.” Because of Alphabet’s strong financial...
    Recently leaked emails from Elon Musk’s Tesla reveal that the company knew in 2012 of a battery design flaw in its Model S vehicles that could cause breakdown and even fires but sold the cars anyway. Business Insider reports that recently leaked emails from 2012 reveal that Tesla was aware of a flaw in the design of the company’s Model S battery that could lead to breakdowns and fires but chose to sell the cars anyway. This news comes as owners of the company’s new Model Y vehicle complain of manufacturing issues including loose seatbelts and back seats. Recently the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated a probe into faulty Tesla Model S touch screens made from 2012-2015, encompassing 63,000 vehicles....
    Johnson hits lucky 21 at Travelers Championship Pup gets special tiny goggles so he can ride in dads convertible Incredible $49 Smart Watch Is Taking The US By Storm Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images 7 iconic brands beloved by millennials that are disappearing Chuck E. Cheese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 25. It is just the latest brand once beloved by millennials to face its downfall. A number of now-nostalgic brands like Limited Too and Claire's filed for bankruptcy in recent years, along with brands that couldn't compete with technological innovations like...
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    Honeywell no longer sells its iconic home thermostats, but it’s still in the business of making control systems for buildings and aircraft. That’s put the 114-year-old conglomerate in a tough spot as workplaces have gone vacant and flights grounded in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Darius Adamczyk, who became CEO in 2017, spoke with The Associated Press about how the business is adjusting to the pandemic, diverting resources to build personal protective equipment and continuing a quest for a powerful quantum computer that works by trapping ions. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: How is the crisis affecting some of your your core business segments, especially aerospace? A: The air transport segment obviously is impacted the...