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Politics 2020-05-28T14:47:20Z
Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk presents President Donald Trump with a framed N95 mask after a tour of a Honeywell International plant that manufactures personal protective equipment, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Phoenix. Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk presents President Donald Trump with a framed N95 mask after a tour of a Honeywell International plant that manufactures personal protective equipment, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Phoenix.

Trump shares tweet that argues face masks represent 'silence, slavery, and social death'

The president has refused to wear a face mask, despite significant evidence that face coverings help contain the spread of COVID-19.
Politics 2020-05-28T13:30:06Z
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One chart shows a noticeable correlation between how late a country started its coronavirus lockdown and the number of excess deaths

Analysis from the Financial Times has shown that the number of excess deaths correlates to when a country decided to lock down.
Markets 2020-05-28T14:40:13Z
In this May 22, 2020, photo President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers during the coronavirus crisis that constitutional and legal scholars say the president simply doesn’t have. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) In this May 22, 2020, photo President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers during the coronavirus crisis that constitutional and legal scholars say the president simply doesn’t have. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Trump administration won't release an official economic projection for the first time in decades as the US grapples with a historic downturn

The White House isn't publishing a forecast that would likely illustrate sharp reductions in growth and high unemployment ahead of the election.
Science 2020-05-28T14:30:00Z
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Politics 2020-05-28T15:18:35Z
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'Mr. President, please help us': Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai says only Trump can save Hong Kong from China

Lai, owner of pro-democracy paper Apple Daily, is calling on Trump to freeze the US bank accounts of China's top officials.
Politics 2020-05-28T11:24:18Z
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Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News that Facebook would not fact-check Trump's false claims as Twitter did

Zuckerberg's comments came after Twitter added a fact-check warning to a false claim that President Donald Trump had made about mail-in voting.
Politics 2020-05-28T14:06:08Z

Russia's head of coronavirus information says alarm over the virus is 'bulls---'

"Those meant to die will die," Alexander Myasnikov said previously of the coronavirus pandemic. "Everyone dies."
Military & Defense 2020-05-28T15:59:17Z

Moscow is painting over the Russian markings on its jet fighters and sending them to fight a proxy war against Turkey in Libya

The Russian government has consistently denied directly intervening in the Libyan conflict. The photos show otherwise.
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The US could resume live nuclear testing in 'months' if Trump asked for it, top defense official says

The official said his understanding was that "a very quick test with limited diagnostics" could occur "within months" if ordered by the president.
Markets 2020-05-28T16:28:00Z

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Military & Defense 2020-05-28T18:06:55Z

A US destroyer challenged China's vast South China Sea claims as tensions rise in the strategic waterway

Destroyer USS Mustin, which had an "unsafe" encounter with a Chinese ship last month, pushed back on China's claims Thursday.
Retail 2020-05-28T18:04:00Z

The Future of Retail: Online Checkout

In The Future of Retail slide deck, Business Insider Intelligence outlines SRC-enabled checkout and explores how it could either take off or burn out.
BI Prime Science 2020-05-28T18:02:00Z

Chasing a virus, glass shortages, and cold storage: 4 top execs leading the coronavirus vaccine race reveal how they're tackling the greatest challenges standing in their way

A coronavirus shot faces massive challenges in reaching the world and halting the pandemic. Here's how Big Pharma leaders are planning to succeed.

If Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, he should do it now, not next summer

Opinion: Trump's current plan puts off complete withdrawal from Afghanistan until mid-2021 — another year for US troops to spend in harm's way.
Personal Finance 2020-05-28T17:49:34Z

There are many reasons I love my high-yield savings accounts, but earning interest on my cash is at the bottom of the list

Earning "free money" is great, but you still have to pay tax on the interest earned in a high-yield savings account.
Personal Finance 2020-05-28T17:48:22Z

Americans are cutting up and throwing away their stimulus debit cards, mistakenly thinking it's a scam

The Treasury Department announced last week that it would send around 4 million debit cards loaded with stimulus payments to Americans.
Science 2020-05-28T17:45:00Z

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs struck at a perfect angle to inflict maximum planetwide damage, a study found

The asteroid 66 million years ago that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs hit at a 60-degree angle — ensuring maximum death and destruction.
Personal Finance 2020-05-28T17:39:51Z

Here's exactly what renter's insurance covers, and why it's smart to get a policy

Renter's insurance can cover your personal belongings if they are damaged or stolen, including property that's stolen from your vehicle.
Reviews 2020-05-28T17:30:00Z

The best swimming pools

Above-ground pools are a quick and affordable solution for swimming in your backyard. These are the best swimming pools you can buy.
Tech 2020-05-28T17:29:00Z

Trump is attacking a Twitter employee over the company's decision to fact-check him because the employee criticized Trump in past tweets

Twitter's head of site integrity previously tweeted that Trump was a "racist tangerine" and decried "ACTUAL NAZIS IN THE WHITE HOUSE."
Strategy 2020-05-28T17:49:39Z

Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: 'We risk entering dangerous territory.

Under his leadership, Baron's newsrooms have won 17 Pulitzer Prizes. He was also the subject of Academy Award-winning film 'Spotlight'.
News 2020-05-28T16:11:48Z

A Canadian politician sent a cardboard cutout of himself to a photo-op rather than risk getting the coronavirus

Raymond Cho, who represents Scarborough North in the Ontario legislature, say he takes coronavirus guidelines "very seriously."
Tech 2020-05-28T15:34:40Z

Amazon just launched a major video game, but it looks to already be a major flop

After just one week, Amazon's first big-budget game in years already has fewer than 5,000 players — a big whiff from the world's biggest company.
Culture 2020-05-27T20:14:41Z

How the name Karen became a stand-in for problematic white women and a hugely popular meme

The Karen meme depicting women who ask to "speak to the manager" has become nearly ubiquitous online. Here is the meme's history and origin.
Transportation 2020-05-28T15:46:31Z

Tom Brady is selling his highly customized Cadillac Escalade for $300,000 — see inside

The NFL superstar originally paid $350,000 for the luxurious stretched Escalade, which looks like a private jet on the inside.
Culture 2020-05-27T18:20:36Z

Parenting YouTubers are receiving backlash from critics who say they 'rehomed' their adopted son with developmental disabilities after monetizing videos about him

Myka Stauffer, who shared her adoption journey with her 700,000 subscribers, told viewers that she felt like "a failure as a mom."
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-28T17:26:56Z

A tech veteran who led her last company through a sale and skyrocketing success was recruited as CEO of $641 million search startup Algolia to scale it through 'hypergrowth'

Previously, Bernadette Nixon served as CEO of Alfresco. Now, she will lead Algolia as its new CEO as it navigates through the coronavirus pandemic.
Personal Finance 2020-05-28T17:25:56Z

The average life insurance rate by age, sex, and coverage type

The average life insurance rate is $44 per month. But, every rate is different, and it can vary based on your age, sex, health, and lifestyle.
Politics 2020-05-28T17:25:20Z

Legal and tech policy experts say Trump's executive order draft cracking down on social media companies is dead on arrival

Some sections of the draft executive order are not legal at all and other parts would require agencies to throw out years of judicial precedent.
Tech 2020-05-28T17:21:55Z

An FCC commissioner slammed Trump's executive order on social media, calling it an attempt to turn the FCC into 'the President's speech police'

Trump's order asks the FCC to reconsider a law protecting social media companies from being held liable for posts people make on their platforms.
Science 2020-05-28T17:17:00Z

Trump declared houses of worship essential. Mounting evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots.

Trump says in-person religious services are essential. But evidence shows they can be hotbeds for coronavirus spread.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-05-28T17:16:02Z

The CEO of Nutanix says he's not 'drinking the Kool Aid of everything remote' and explains why he thinks hybrid workplace will likely be the norm

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says shifting to a totally remote workforce is impractical, saying he thinks a hybrid approach would be more effective.
Tech 2020-05-28T17:11:44Z

Trump's executive order is pushing social media titans Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to clash over how they handle free speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have defended their free speech policies ahead of an expected executive order from Trump.
Science 2020-05-28T17:06:00Z

How bars and restaurants should adapt to the coronavirus

It's highly unlikely you'll ever catch the coronavirus from food. It's much more important to keep your distance from others when dining out.
Science 2020-05-28T17:03:00Z

New Zealand has no new coronavirus cases and just discharged its last hospital patient. Here are the secrets to the country's success.

New Zealand has reported zero new coronavirus cases over the last five days, and just discharged its last hospital patient. Here's what it did right.
Finance 2020-05-28T17:03:00Z

LATIN AMERICA FINTECH LANDSCAPE: An inside look at 5 of the most innovative regions propelling the LATAM fintech market to surpass $150 billion

This report identifies five key fintech markets in the region that provide meaningful insights into Latin America's fintech ecosystem.
Politics 2020-05-28T17:58:03Z

The Trump campaign tried to get a satirical cartoon of the president removed from the shopping site Redbubble

Cartoonist Nick Anderson says Trump's team claimed his illustration violated the president's trademark.
Tech 2020-05-28T16:01:47Z

The House just ditched a bill that would renew and expand the FBI's surveillance powers after Trump threatened to veto it

The bill drew backlash last week from progressives, who warned it would let the FBI conduct warrantless searches of Americans' web-browsing history.
Strategy 2020-05-28T15:53:00Z

Disney World is reopening — here's how much workers are paid at America's amusement parks

Disney World plans to reopen its parks in July after closing due to the coronavirus. The overall median wage for amusement park workers is low.
News 2020-05-27T19:36:37Z

Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say they're scapegoats in the coronavirus crisis. The 'othering' goes back decades.

More than 90,000 Jews, many of them Orthodox or Haredi Hassidic, call Rockland County home. During times of crisis, they feel the blame.
Retail 2020-05-27T16:34:11Z

Tuesday Morning is closing at least 132 stores after filing for bankruptcy — see if your local store is on the list

Tuesday Morning, which sells off-price home furnishings and decor, is planning to close at least 132 stores across the US this summer.
Retail 2020-05-28T17:02:00Z

Andrew Cuomo said he will sign an executive order today giving businesses the right to refuse service to people not wearing masks. Businesses already have that right — here's why.

"You don't have a right to walk in a store and cause all the other patrons to run out because you're not wearing a mask," Cuomo said on Thursday.
Media 2020-05-28T17:00:48Z

The 41 most popular TV shows of the last year, according to Nielsen ratings

The list includes hit network dramas and sitcoms like "NCIS" and "The Conners," as well as ESPN's "The Last Dance" docuseries.
Markets 2020-05-28T17:00:34Z

The US-China trade war has erased $1.7 trillion from US companies' market value, Fed report says

US firms "bore virtually all of the cost" of the new tariffs, the Fed's report said, eating away at earnings over the two-year conflict.
Reviews 2020-05-28T17:00:00Z

What is Amazon Prime Day? Here's everything you need to know.

Amazon Prime Day has cemented itself as a major retail sales holiday. We compiled everything you need to know and what to expect in 2020.
BI Prime Finance 2020-05-28T16:59:00Z

IBM is ditching a big WeWork office in NYC, revealing the risks of the popular flex-space model as the pandemic prompts Blue Chip companies to rethink real estate

WeWork had heralded IBM's lease at 88 University Place as an important shift in its business from startups to Fortune 500 firms. Now IBM is exiting.
Politics 2020-05-28T16:56:12Z

'No mask — no entry': New York Gov. Cuomo says he'll sign an executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to people who won't wear masks

"No mask — no entry," said New York's governor. The executive order will give businesses the power to keep people without masks from entering.
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