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‘Why the hell would I take a test?’: Biden says he hasn’t taken a cognitive test after Trump challenged his mental ability

Former Vice President Joe Biden clarified that he has not taken a cognitive test, following challenges from President Donald Trump to take one. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was pressed on the topic as Trump and his allies have continuously argued that Biden is mentally unfit to hold office. Trump has recently taken a cognitive […]

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Ford’s new CEO named Amazon, Apple, and Tesla — not GM — as his key rivals. Industry experts say he’s exactly right. (F)

Jim Farley, Ford’s current COO and incoming CEO, didn’t mention General Motors or Fiat Chrysler when discussing Ford’s competition during a Tuesday conference call. “We know our competition today: It’s Amazon, Baidu, Tesla, Apple, Toyota, and others,” he said. Farley wasn’t just trying to impress investors, two auto industry experts told Business Insider. Silicon Valley […]

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The low-cost content strategy an entrepreneur used to flip his website into a $960 million exit in just 3 years

In 2011, entrepreneur David Karandish acquired Answers.com for $127 million. Three years later, he sold it for $960 million. Karandish was an early adopter of extensive A/B testing, keyword targeting, and user-generated content. By leveraging the nearly free content of a question-and-answer platform, Karandish built a lucrative advertising business with almost zero overhead. No matter […]

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Coronavirus: ‘Discrepancies’ in California’s case data cast doubt as deaths continue to rise

California’s curve of coronavirus cases continued to slope downward Tuesday, but the accuracy of those numbers was thrown into question by an announcement that afternoon from the state’s top health official. For weeks, persistent problems with the state’s reporting system, CalREDIE, have resulted in tests — and cases — going unreported in the state database, […]

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I toured the most iconic British Airways jet since the Concorde just before its abrupt retirement. See inside the plane that shuttled VIP flyers between New York and London.

British Airways just retired its exclusive all-business class jet that only served the incredibly lucrative London-New York route. The single Airbus A318 used for the service stretched only eight rows and was fitted with luxurious lie-flat business class seats. With 32 seats in total, the aircraft is more like a private jet that used London’s […]

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Top ad industry salaries, revealed: How much the biggest holding companies including WPP, Publicis, and Omnicom pay employees, from junior account directors to global creative leads

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US-based ad agencies employed more than 200,000 people last year. The coronavirus has significantly weakened the biggest agency holding companies, but they remain a source of high-paying and extremely competitive jobs. To find out how much people make at these agencies, Business Insider analyzed the US Office of […]

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Marijuana is not good for your heart, studies say

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association’s new scientific statement on marijuana. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood […]

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2 organizations are working to revive NYC’s Chinatown as it reels from the pandemic and racial stigma

Businesses in Manhattan’s Chinatown have been struggling to survive because of coronavirus-related restrictions and a racial stigma against Asians in the US. Chinatown small businesses reported losses between 60% to 80% in February and March. Local organizations are helping them raise funds and set up temporary outdoor dining spaces. View more episodes of Business Insider […]

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Americans are surprisingly confident about their job security and finances, even in some of the states hit hardest by the pandemic

LinkedIn has been surveying about 5,000 people every two weeks about their confidence in their finances and employment amid the pandemic. According to figures from the social network, monthly workforce confidence and over-the-month changes vary by state and may be influenced by different factors, such as the success of reopening plans within the state. Business […]