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Meet Isabel Guzman, the new head of the Small Business Administration who Biden chose to navigate ‘a crossroads moment for small businesses’

Summary List Placement The Senate Small Business committee voted on Wednesday to confirm President Joe Bidens choice of Isabel Guzman to head up the US Small Business Administration. “I am honored to return to the SBA at a crossroads moment for small businesses,” Guzman in a speech accepting her nomination in January. She joins an […]

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WA man who allegedly travelled 800 miles with stolen gun to Bay Area to ‘handle’ stockbroker, claimed to be Italian monarch, gets six years

OAKLAND — A Washington resident who was convicted of illegal gun possession after a four-hour trial last year has been sentenced to six years in prison. James Allen II, 35, apologized in court before U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Wednesday morning, admitting he was going “nowhere good” last July when authorities found him, asleep in […]

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How GitHub’s new chief security officer plans to make the entire tech industry more secure

Summary List Placement GitHub has hired Mike Hanley as its first ever chief security officer, the company announced Wednesday. Hanley will be tasked with overseeing internal security at the Microsoft-owned firm, as well as helping to guide developers who use the world’s biggest open-source repository to better secure their software. Developer security is currently a […]

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I flew Southwest for the first time since it stopped blocking middle seats. The friendly service didn’t make up for inconsistent social distancing practices (LUV)

Summary List Placement Southwest Airlines was a standout for most of the pandemic as it was one of the few airlines blocking seats to promote social distancing. Only 67% of seats were sold on its flights, allowing all rows to have at least the middle seat open.  That policy was abandoned in December, however, after […]

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The Curfew Dream Blanket is infused with calming CBD, but the effects I felt were minimal at best and wore off quickly

  Summary List Placement The Dream Blanket ($295) from Bear Mattress sibling brand, Curfew, is the world’s first CBD-infused blanket. The blanket is very soft and comfortable. It feels like a perfectly broken-in sweatshirt. Ultimately, though, the added benefits of the CBD are too negligible to recommend it as a sleep aid. I spoke with […]

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GameStop’s CFO didn’t resign — he was pushed out after the board ‘lost faith’ in him, sources say (GME)

Summary List Placement On Tuesday afternoon, GameStop announced the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Jim Bell.  But sources close to the company told Insider that Bell didn’t quit — he was forced to resign by the company’s board as part of the ongoing push by activist investor (and new board member) Ryan Cohen to reshape […]

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Luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. is reportedly ending its $7 million annual lease with the Trump Organization

Summary List Placement The Trump Organization is losing a tenant named Tiffany, and it’s not the boss’s daughter. Tiffany & Co. is leaving a Trump-owned building and returning to its flagship location, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg reported on Friday that the fine jewelry retailer would be ceasing to lease retail space in the building on […]

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What you need to know about NFTs, the collectible digital tokens that are selling for up to millions online

Summary List Placement Non-fungible tokens or NFTs — products that operate as digital assets — have grown to encompass a $250 million market, according to a 2020 report from tech tracking company L’Atelier BNP Paribas and nonfungible.com. NFT investments rose 299% in 2020, gaining popularity as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin continued to boom, according to the […]