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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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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Gumroad has no full-time employees, meetings, or deadlines - and the company...

Gumroad has no full-time employees, meetings, or deadlines - and the company still made $11 million and grew 85% year-over-year. Here's how they did it

Summary List Placement I started Gumroad in 2011. In 2015, we reached a peak of 23 full-time employees. In 2016, after failing to raise more money, I ended up back where I... Read more ...

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

WASHINGTON - Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its... Read more ...

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

The Latest: Canada expects reduction in vaccine deliveries

TORONTO - Canadian officials say the country won't be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine next week and 50% less than expected over the next month. Read more ...

Trump Administration Declares China's Repression Of Uighurs 'Genocide'

Trump Administration Declares China's Repression Of Uighurs 'Genocide'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” toward Uighur Muslims. Read more ...

US stocks climb amid stimulus optimism ahead of Yellen hearing

US stocks climb amid stimulus optimism ahead of Yellen hearing

Summary List Placement US stocks rose on Tuesday as investors await Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing in which she's expected to urge Congress to... Read more ...

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says he's working on private funding for a...

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says he's working on private funding for a new climate investment

Summary List Placement Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya tweeted on Tuesday that he's working on private funding for a new climate investment. He did not specify further about... Read more ...

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

UK: 'Genocide' clause to China trade deals narrowly defeated

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson narrowly avoided a defeat in Parliament on Tuesday after lawmakers voted against a controversial proposal seeking to bar trade... Read more ...

Vacation Rentals Peaked in 2020, Should Hotels Be Worried? - By Jeremy Razook

Vacation Rentals Peaked in 2020, Should Hotels Be Worried? - By Jeremy Razook

The vacation rental space peaked in 2020 in the United States. According to Google Trends, “vacation rentals” saw its most popularity this year than it had seen over the last... Read more ...

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

LONDON - The U.K. has recorded more than 90,000 coronavirus-related deaths, just ten days after it passed the 80,000 threshold. Read more ...

BlackBerry jumps 20% after settling patent dispute with Facebook

BlackBerry jumps 20% after settling patent dispute with Facebook

Summary List Placement BlackBerry shares spiked as much as 20% Tuesday after the company announced it settled a patent infringement suit with Facebook. The terms of the... Read more ...