How to improve your company’s unconscious bias training

By |2020-07-09T14:28:28+00:00July 9th, 2020|Business|

Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is an author and founder of BWG Business Solutions, LLC, a consultancy that helps organizations be more inclusive and sparks important dialogue about workplace equity.She says that although diversity and inclusion trainings are popular in large corporations, evidence shows that they are not highly effective at promoting workplace equity.Part of the problem…

Mental health day tips for remote workers during the pandemic

By |2020-07-09T14:28:27+00:00July 9th, 2020|Business|

Therapists recommend taking days off work to unwind, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Joey Hadden/Business Insider It's more important than ever to take days off, therapist Nicole O-Pries told Business Insider.That's because the boundaries between work life and home life are blurring for many people who are working from home during the pandemic.Taking time off…

Trump stump speech designed to incite culture war, insiders say

By |2020-07-09T06:28:01+00:00July 9th, 2020|Business|

The next four months before Election Day will see the president hammering away at leftist "mobs" who Trump claims are trying to tear down America's history, Insider has learned.This isn't a strategy targeting Joe Biden so much as it is about connecting with Trump supporters who fear the US is falling apart."It is the new…

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 200 stores as quarterly sales tumble nearly 50%

By |2020-07-08T22:26:57+00:00July 8th, 2020|Business|

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to shutter around 200 stores over the next two years.On July 8, the company published an investor relations presentation that revealed Bed Bath & Beyond intends to "lean into store closures" and "leverage significant lease expirations coming due."The Bed Bath & Beyond has floundered in recent years, thanks to the…

What it’s like to take a virtual drawing class over Zoom

By |2020-07-08T22:26:56+00:00July 8th, 2020|Business|

I took an intro to drawing course amid the pandemic, and now I draw to help me relax when I'm stressed. Joey Hadden/Business Insider I took a $75 virtual drawing class taught by college professors.The class made me long for my college years, but some elements of the undergraduate experience were missing, which made me…

5 changes I saw when staying at a motel, hotel, and resort during the pandemic

By |2020-07-08T14:26:53+00:00July 8th, 2020|Business|

I recently spent a weekend staying at hotels, motels, and resorts as they reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic.The first night, I stayed at the Aqualina Inn, a budget motel near the beach in Montauk, the easternmost village in the Hamptons on New York's Long Island.The next night, I stayed at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater…

Harvard and MIT seek to block order deporting students studying online

By |2020-07-08T14:26:52+00:00July 8th, 2020|Business|

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit Tuesday against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over a new rule that threatened many international students with deportation.The new policy said that students whose courses no longer have an in-person element because of the COVID-19 pandemic would lose their permission to be in…

High rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive in many US states

By |2020-07-08T06:26:55+00:00July 8th, 2020|Business|

The US significantly scaled up its COVID-19 testing capacity after early missteps and prolonged delays.As coronavirus cases in the US surge, one of the most important metrics to track a region's outbreak is its positivity rate: the share of tests that come back positive.The WHO recommends stay-at-home orders if more than 5% of a region's…

Feds grapple with political committees awash in racism, doxxing and personal attacks

By |2020-07-08T06:26:54+00:00July 8th, 2020|Business|

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Organizational documents of some federal political committees include racist epitaphs, threats of violence, and demonstrable lies. One doxxes a cop.A lightly trafficked corner of a federal government website reveals newly formed political committees that include 'The White Senior Citizen…

Kanye, Kushner, Girl Scouts: surprising PPP loan recipients

By |2020-07-07T22:26:51+00:00July 7th, 2020|Business|

Girl Scouts during a Fourth of July parade in San Gabriel, California in 2018. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images The US Small Business Administration released 4.8 million loan records detailing who received money from the $530 billion Paycheck Protection Program on Monday.The program, meant to protect small businesses, also doled out money to billionaire-backed…

Novavax CEO on $1.6 billion Operation Warp Speed vaccine grant

By |2020-07-07T22:26:50+00:00July 7th, 2020|Business|

A tiny biotech called Novavax has secured the largest deal yet from the US government to support its coronavirus vaccine program. Novavax landed a $1.6 billion funding deal that will help test its vaccine candidate in large clinical trials and ramp up manufacturing, the company said Tuesday. The Gaithersburg, Maryland-based biotech has never brought a vaccine to…

Comcast’s Peacock streaming strategy targets free users, cord cutters

By |2020-07-07T14:26:41+00:00July 7th, 2020|Business|

Matt Strauss. Comcast This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. NBCUniversal's flagship streaming service, Peacock, lands nationally on July 15, with a free tier and two subscription plans.Peacock chairman Matt Strauss said its Spotify-like freemium model is even more relevant amid the global pandemic, as economic…

What I learned about being Black after a cop pointed a gun at me when I was 12 years old

By |2020-07-07T14:26:40+00:00July 7th, 2020|Business|

I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a predominately Black neighborhood but was bused to a school in a predominantly white suburb.After a school dance when I was in the fourth grade, a cop stopped my friends and I — all Black kids — with his gun drawn. He said he was looking for suspects…

Palantir has confidentially filed for a public listing

By |2020-07-07T05:29:32+00:00July 7th, 2020|Business|

Palantir, the secretive $20 billion big data company, has quietly a filed a draft of its paperwork for a public listing, it announced in a press release Monday.Rumors resurfaced last month that the company, launched in 2003 by PayPal alumni including Peter Thiel, was preparing to file its S-1 with the SEC.Palantir has struggled to…

McConnell opens the door to another stimulus check for Americans

By |2020-07-07T05:29:31+00:00July 7th, 2020|Business|

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday opened the door to a second round of stimulus checks."I think the people who have been hit the hardest are people who make about $40,000 a year or less," McConnell said.McConnell's comments echoed those from Larry Kudlow, the National Economic Council director, who said last month that additional…

Search Jeffrey Epstein’s little black book for the first time

By |2020-07-06T20:29:39+00:00July 6th, 2020|Business|

Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images; Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images; Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images; Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images; Robin Marchant/WireImage; Bennett Raglin/WireImage; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images; Alexander Koerner/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Business Insider has tabulated Jeffrey Epstein's notorious "little black…

Search every known flight made by Jeffrey Epstein’s private jets

By |2020-07-06T20:29:38+00:00July 6th, 2020|Business|

Business Insider This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Business Insider has compiled a dataset of every known flight made by Jeffrey Epstein's private jets.The late sex offender owned a Gulfstream IV, a Gulfstream GV-SP and a Boeing 727 nicknamed the "Lolita Express." Business Insider combined flight…

Wirecard’s former No. 2 has disappeared after its $2 billion accounting scandal, and nobody knows where he is

By |2020-07-06T12:26:44+00:00July 6th, 2020|Business|

Wirecard's former chief operating officer Jan Marsalek has not been in contact with Wirecard executives since June 22 and nobody seems to know where he is, the Wall Street Journal reported.  He was known as the second in command for German payment processor Wirecard.  Wirecard filed for insolvency almost 2 weeks ago, following a $2…

An audit of Wirecard’s key business in Europe and the US reportedly shows its internal financial numbers are far worse than previously thought

By |2020-07-06T12:26:43+00:00July 6th, 2020|Business|

Lennart Preiss/Getty Wirecard's primary business operations in Europe and the US have been unprofitable for years, according to a Financial Times investigation, bringing into question official financial reports which showed significant profits. An internal audit conducted by KPMG shows that Wirecard's outsourced activities in Asia made up for the "lion's share" of its group profits,…

Susan Rice on Russia bounties: Trump doing ‘arch-adversary’s bidding’

By |2020-07-05T20:26:51+00:00July 5th, 2020|Business|

Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday said the Trump administration's narrative on the Russia bounty plot doesn't add up."I don't buy this story that [Trump] was never briefed," Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama's adviser from 2013–2017, said in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on NBC's "Meet the Press.""We have a…

Chicago sees 13 fatalities, including 2 children during July 4 Weekend

By |2020-07-05T20:26:50+00:00July 5th, 2020|Business|

At least 67 people were shot in the Chicago area over Independence Day weekend, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.Two children were unintended victims of the deadly incidents that occurred when perpetrators fired into or in the direction of large crowds, the newspaper reported.Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a first-term mayor pushing for police reform, had added 1,200 additional police…

‘Pile of garbage’: Wirecard’s stock is so toxic after its $2 billion accounting scandal that even the highly speculative world of day-trading is shying away

By |2020-07-05T12:27:28+00:00July 5th, 2020|Business|

German fintech Wirecard filed for insolvency in June following a $2 billion scandal, which saw its former chief executive Markus Braun get arrested and resign.  Wire card's share price tanked 97% from $117 to just under $4 in less than three weeks.  But even as it slumps, the stock is too toxic for the highly…

Seattle: 1 dead, 1 in ICU after car drives at protesters

By |2020-07-05T12:27:27+00:00July 5th, 2020|Business|

A man drove through a crowd of protesters demonstrating on a closed section of a Seattle, Washington, freeway early Saturday morning.Two women — 24-year-old Summer Taylor and 32-year-old Diaz Love — were hit and rushed to the hospital.Taylor died on Saturday night and Love remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit.The driver has…

Trump hosts elaborate July 4 event amid rising COVID-19 cases

By |2020-07-05T04:26:42+00:00July 5th, 2020|Business|

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch a U.S. military aircraft flyover while hosting a 4th of July "2020 Salute to America" to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day holiday on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2020. Reuters/Carlos Barria Americans shied away from typical Fourth of July…

New coronavirus strain is more infectious but does not make people sicker: study

By |2020-07-04T20:26:47+00:00July 4th, 2020|Business|

A new strain of the novel coronavirus that's spreading from Europe to the US is more infectious than its predecessor but is not making people any sicker than before, according to a new global study first reported on by CNN.Researchers call the new strain G614 and the previous strain D614. One of the researchers who…

Elon Musk denies Jeffrey Epstein toured SpaceX facilities

By |2020-07-04T20:26:46+00:00July 4th, 2020|Business|

Elon Musk on Saturday denied that the late convicted sex offender and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was given a tour of a SpaceX facility. A photo showed Musk with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's alleged co-conspirator who was arrested on Thursday, raising questions about his relationship to Musk. In a statement to Vanity Fair last year, Musk distanced himself from…

Warren Buffett spent $6.5 billion to help Mars acquire Wrigley during the financial crisis. Here’s the story of how he made the candy deal happen.

By |2020-07-04T11:29:36+00:00July 4th, 2020|Business|

Warren Buffett spent $6.5 billion to help Mars acquire Wrigley during the financial crisis. The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO bought $2.1 billion of Wrigley preferred stock paying a 5% annual dividend, and $4.4 billion in bonds boasting an 11.45% interest rate. The merger was "completed without pause while, elsewhere, panic reigned," Buffett said.…

2 of Europe’s top central bankers dropped hints that it might be time to start removing unprecedented coronavirus stimulus packages

By |2020-07-04T11:29:35+00:00July 4th, 2020|Business|

Tolga Akmen/Getty Chief economists at the Bank of England and the European Central Bank are indicating it might be time to retreat from injecting massive amounts of economic stimulus into economies. Business indicators seem to suggest that global economies and the UK have recovered sooner and "materially faster" than expected, according to Andy Haldane. ECB…

3 police officers were fired over selfie near Elijah McClain memorial

By |2020-07-04T02:28:05+00:00July 4th, 2020|Business|

Three Aurora, Colorado, police officers have been fired over a photograph that was taken near a memorial for 23-year-old Elijah McClain last year. The photo featured officers Jaron Jones, Erica Marrero, and Kyle Dittrich, smiling and reenacting the chokehold that the police used on McClain before he died. The officers had sent the picture to Jason Rosenblatt,…

Eric Trump’s attempt to fuel Clinton-Epstein connection backfires

By |2020-07-04T02:28:04+00:00July 4th, 2020|Business|

A controversial tweet from Eric Trump's Twitter account has disappeared.Trump previously tweeted out a picture of former President Bill Clinton, which also appeared to show Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, in the background.Trump's attempt to associate Clinton with Maxwell did not go unnoticed, as people replied to his tweet with pictures of…

Why Americans are numb to the coronavirus, continue to get infected

By |2020-07-03T17:29:29+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Business|

Friends met for food and drinks at Jonesy's Local Bar on the first day of the bar reopening in Hudson. Bars, restaurants and everything else is reopen in Wisconsin after the state Supreme Court struck down the state's stay-at-home order Thursday May 14, 2020 in Hudson, Wisconsin. Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images New cases…

Chinese stocks hit their highest level in 5 years, while Europe looks for direction with US markets closed for July 4th

By |2020-07-03T17:29:28+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Business|

Global markets were mixed Friday as investors seek direction with the US markets closed in observance of of the Fourth of July public holiday.  Chinese stocks hit a five-year high as stronger than expected PMI data out of the world's second biggest economy boosted sentiment. In Europe, stocks dropped a little, although there was no…

AUDIO: Sources allege clip reveals CrossFit founder Greg Glassman threatening woman

By |2020-07-03T09:27:48+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Business|

Samantha Lee/ Business Insider; Ruobing Su/ Business Insider; This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. CrossFit founder Greg Glassman stepped down from his role as CEO on June 9 after one of his tweets was met with widespread backlash.Business Insider has obtained a 50-minute audio clip…

Nasdaq closes at record as traders cheer strong jobs report

By |2020-07-03T01:27:53+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Business|

US equities rose on Thursday after June's jobs report trounced estimates and lifted hopes for a swift economic recovery. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index closed at a record high. American businesses added 4.8 million payrolls last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, handily beating expectations of a 3 million payroll increase. The unemployment…

Gulf of Mexico tourism recovery after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

By |2020-07-03T01:27:52+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Business|

Beachgoers look on as a crew cleaning oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill walk by on a beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama June 25, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano Tourism along the Gulf of Mexico came to a screeching halt in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill covered Texas, Lousiana, Alabama, and Florida resort towns' once-pristine…

Restaurants face crisis with customers’ mask enforcement

By |2020-07-02T17:28:39+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Business|

Maria Resendiz was physically attacked by a customer after she asked him to wear a mask, the 19-year-old McDonald's worker told Business Insider. Resendiz is one of many restaurant workers across the US that have faced harassment and violence from anti-mask customers, as some restaurants are forced to shut down their dining rooms to protect staff. "I…

Amazon delays Prime Day again to October

By |2020-07-02T17:28:38+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Business|

Amazon is postponing its annual Prime Day shopping event to October, the third delay this year.In one email sent to third-party sellers, Amazon gave a "placeholder" date in the week of October 5, and in another email said this date change would be the "final" update.The change shows the uncertainty Amazon is facing amid COVID-19…

Trump to speak at Mount Rushmore fireworks display with 7,500 guests

By |2020-07-02T09:27:42+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Business|

President Donald Trump is set to appear at a fireworks display at Mt. Rushmore before a crowd of 7,500 people.Masks will not be required for attendees, and social distancing will not be enforced, according to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.Health experts expressed concern that the event could put the community at risk due to the…

Mary Trump: Judge suggests tell-all book by Trump niece serves ‘public interest’

By |2020-07-02T09:27:41+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Business|

A New York judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order on a new book by Mary L. Trump, the US president's niece."Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," is billed as a "bright light on the dark history" of the Trump clan.Earlier in the week, Robert Trump,…

American Airlines to close bases, needs to reduce flight attendant staff

By |2020-07-02T01:28:17+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Business|

ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. American Airlines has 7,000-8,000 too many flight attendants on its payroll, according to an internal memo seen by Business Insider.As it seeks to realign its operations and network around changing demands during the coronavirus…

Democrats, Trump disagree on forming a coronavirus commission

By |2020-07-02T01:28:16+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Business|

There's a brewing debate inside the Trump administration and in Congress over whether a bipartisan, independent commission should be established to study what went wrong with the US response to the coronavirus pandemic. "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and we simply can't afford to repeat this tragedy," Sen. Patty Murray,…

United Airlines executive said social distancing on planes is for PR

By |2020-07-01T17:27:41+00:00July 1st, 2020|Business|

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner. David McNew/Getty Images A United Airlines executive dismissed the idea of blocking middle seats to allow social distancing on planes, describing such a move as "a PR strategy."The description came a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the CDC chief criticized American Airlines for ending its…

Amazon third-party sellers M&A on the rise

By |2020-07-01T17:27:40+00:00July 1st, 2020|Business|

Julio Cortez/AP This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Interest in buying and selling Amazon's third-party seller businesses is on the rise.The deal size and frequencies are growing, as more people are expected to shop online and on Amazon, following COVID-19.The average deal size is around…

Influencers in LA ignore coronavirus on social media as cases spike

By |2020-07-01T00:32:44+00:00July 1st, 2020|Business|

Los Angeles-based influencers gathering in groups during the coronavirus pandemic. Instagram/TikTok This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. California has seen a resurgence of coronavirus cases in recent days, hitting a new peak for its largest single-day tally of new infections on Monday.But many influencers and…

BlueLeaks: How cops tracked George Floyd protesters on social media

By |2020-06-30T16:27:09+00:00June 30th, 2020|Business|

Leaked documents show how law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody.Police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles, monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on…

Gen Zers opening up consulting firms to help companies market to them

By |2020-06-30T16:27:08+00:00June 30th, 2020|Business|

Gen Z-led consulting firms are on the rise as Gen Zers hope to help companies understand their generation better.One of the biggest misconceptions companies have is that they can market toward Gen Zers and millennials in the same way.Business Insider spoke with four Gen Zers about the consulting firms they've founded. Each shared advice they…

Russia bounty investigation looking into bombing that killed 3 Marines

By |2020-06-30T07:29:29+00:00June 30th, 2020|Business|

A US intelligence investigation into allegations that a secret Russian military intelligence unit paid out bounties to militants in Afghanistan partly concentrated on a fatal bombing that killed three US Marines, The New York Times reported.Some officials reportedly maintained that the intelligence was not concrete.Two of the Marines were scheduled to come back to the…

China passes sweeping national security laws for Hong Kong

By |2020-06-30T07:29:28+00:00June 30th, 2020|Business|

China on Tuesday morning unilaterally passed a new national security law for Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post, a move that experts say will further erode the semi-autonomous city's waning freedoms. According to SCMP, the law was unanimously approved by 162 members of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, Beijing's top legislative body.The…

YouTube hate speech bans: Richard Spencer, David Duke, Stefan Molyneux

By |2020-06-29T23:27:22+00:00June 29th, 2020|Business|

YouTube banned multiple channels for violating the platform's hate speech rules, including the channels run by Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Stefan Molyneux/Instagram; Mark Peterson/Corbis via Getty Images; Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty Images On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan…

Lululemon is buying Mirror for $500 million as at home workouts surge

By |2020-06-29T23:27:21+00:00June 29th, 2020|Business|

Lululemon has agreed to acquire the exercise-tech startup Mirror for $500 million, the company announced on Monday.The athletic-apparel company invested in the startup last year and has a content partnership with the it.Mirror sells a $1,500 device of the same name that allows customers to participate in fitness classes at home.The acquisition comes as demand…