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    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...
    Just a Month Ago Dan Le Batard Declared TJ Warren Couldnt Score 45 On Any Night The Best Thanksgiving Movies on Netflix That Will Help Cure Your Food Coma 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 recently passed two bills that would provide a combined $100 billion in direct child care funding over the next 5 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...
    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...
    Will Americans see a second stimulus check or a back-to-work bonus? 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale: What makes it the fastest Ferrari road car ever? Incredible $49 Smart Watch Is Taking The US By Storm Ad Microsoft 20+ Gadgets We Bet You Haven't Seen Yet Ad Microsoft Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © Matthew Wilson/Business Insider I'm staying in an RV with 6 members of my family during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how we're...
    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...