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Man Waving Confederate Flag During U.S. Capitol Riot Arrested

6 days ago   |   By Forbes

The man, whom federal authorities identified as Kevin Seefried, was arrested in Delaware Thursday morning.
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From cutting all ties with Trump to pulling political donations, here's how corporate America has responded to the Capitol insurrection

From cutting all ties with Trump to pulling political donations, here's how corporate America has responded to the Capitol insurrection

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a desperate bid to overturn the presidential election result, top US firms have been scrambling to distance themselves from President Donald Trump and his supporters.
In the immediate aftermath of the insurrection , business leaders were quick to condemn the rioters. Then, in the days that followed, they backed up those words with actions.
Some have cut off political funding, while others, including banks and social media giants, severed their ties to President Donald Trump.
Here's how corporate America is...
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It's time to raise the cost of spreading conspiracy theories

6 days ago   |   By Fortune

Conspiracy theories were a major driver behind the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building. They have also been a growing part of the political right's internal struggles since at least 2008. But why do people believe in crackpot conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate , or the narrative that the 2020 election was stolen? Why do they act on them, sometimes violently?
If you think of irrationality as a consumer good, much like a car or a television, you can better understand why people sometimes say and do crazy things. Think of it like this: People buy more cars and televisions...
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Traveling to the U.S.? Prepare to Take a Coronavirus Test

6 days ago   |   By NY Times

Beginning Jan. 26, international travelers bound for the United States must show negative coronavirus test results before boarding their flights. Here's what you need to know.
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After Jan. 6 Mob Attack At U.S. Capitol, MLB Suspends Political Contributions Through PAC

6 days ago   |   By Forbes

In the wake of the Jan 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, Major League Baseball is suspending political contributions through its PAC.
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Biden is Sworn In and Stocks Rally to New High

Biden is Sworn In and Stocks Rally to New High

Big day in Washington as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president. As I always advice investors, don't confuse your politics with the market. For its part, the S&P 500... Read more ...

Amazon-owned Twitch has 'indefinitely' banned former President Trump from...

Amazon-owned Twitch has 'indefinitely' banned former President Trump from using its platform

Summary List Placement Streaming platform Twitch has banned former President Donald Trump "indefinitely." The Verge first reported the news. In a statement to Insider, a Twitch... Read more ...

Biden promised a return to 'normalcy,' but it's clear that's not happening...

Biden promised a return to 'normalcy,' but it's clear that's not happening anytime soon

Summary List Placement Joe Biden ran for president as the moderate Democrat, the familiar face who wasn't going to defund the police or steer the country headlong into... Read more ...

Biden Order Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

Biden Order Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline

This likely means the end of the $8 billion pipeline, a years-long project that would have carried oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada to the American Gulf Coast. Read more ...

Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old...

Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral

Summary List Placement Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate, stole the show at the 2021 inauguration. Following President Joe Biden and Vice President... Read more ...

Google touches record highs as FANG stocks stage broad rally

Google touches record highs as FANG stocks stage broad rally

Summary List Placement Shares of Google's parent company Alphabet jumped as much as 5% Wednesday to touch record highs while FANG stocks-which include Facebook , Amazon... Read more ...

Instagram's lead exec is 'not yet happy' with Reels but creators are warming...

Instagram's lead exec is 'not yet happy' with Reels but creators are warming to it as a way to kickstart audience growth

Summary List Placement As TikTok's popularity shot short-form video to the forefront of the influencer industry in 2020, platforms like Instagram felt pressure to adapt - and... Read more ...

Short-seller Jim Chanos transitioned his Tesla short position into put...

Short-seller Jim Chanos transitioned his Tesla short position into put options to limit his downside

Summary List Placement Famed short-seller Jim Chanos remains short Tesla, but is now utilizing options for the exposure rather than directly short-selling shares. "We... Read more ...

Cultivating Connections in a Competitive Market

Cultivating Connections in a Competitive Market

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine's special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here . BoomTown's diverse, effective and user-friendly... Read more ...

The S&P 500 will jump another 8% - but looming risks could spark a sudden...

The S&P 500 will jump another 8% - but looming risks could spark a sudden pullback, RBC says

Summary List Placement RBC Capital expects the S&P 500 to climb 8% to 4,100 through 2021 as the US economy rebounds. The benchmark will reach new records despite a brief... Read more ...