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Goldman Sachs lifts US GDP forecast to 6.6% in 2021 on Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package

Summary List Placement Goldman Sachs raised its US GDP forecast to 6.6% on Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Bank economists now project a lower US unemployment rate of 4.5%, down from 4.8%. Biden’s $1,400 stimulus checks will cause a “large spike” in disposable income, they said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Goldman […]

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching “Business Insider” in your flash briefing settings. Tim Cook said Parler could return to the App […]

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The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi’s office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

Summary List Placement The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman stole a laptop from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office during last week’s Capitol siege to sell it to Russia, a new affidavit said.  The affidavit, which is part of the criminal case against Riley June Williams, said in the […]

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San Jose: Vehicle crashes under investigation

SAN JOSE — Police were investigating separate vehicle-pedestrian collisions that injured three people, leaving one pedestrian with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Sunday. Shortly after 7:20 p.m., police said on social media that officers were at the scene of one collision near Monterey Highway and Branham Lane East. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries; their condition was […]

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A new coronavirus variant has been tied to at least 90 infections in a deadly outbreak at a medical center in San Jose, California

Summary List Placement A new coronavirus variant has been linked to multiple outbreaks in Santa Clara County, located southeast of San Francisco. One of the outbreaks has led to at least 90 infections and one death at the Kaiser Permanente medical center in San Jose, public health officials said.  The variant known as L452R has […]

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Lindsey Graham asked Chuck Schumer, the next Senate majority leader, to dismiss a Trump impeachment trial in the name of ‘national healing’

Summary List Placement Sen. Lindsey Graham asked Sen. Chuck Schumer in a letter on Sunday to hold a Senate vote rejecting the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. “The Senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment once it is received in the Senate,” Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said in the letter. […]

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Tommy Hilfiger just sold his sprawling Greenwich estate for $45 million. Take a look at the historic 22-acre property.

Summary List Placement Greenwich, Connecticut, has been one of the most coveted real-estate destinations during the pandemic for wealthy New Yorkers in search of more space. But one affluent New Yorker —  fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger — is giving up his Greenwich property and moving to sunnier climes. Hilfiger just sold his 22-acre estate for […]

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The National Guard is doing background checks on its own soldiers to shore up security during the inauguration

Summary List Placement The National Guard is running additional background checks on its guardsmen ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, in an attempt to weed out potential extremists.  The move comes following the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in which a corporal in the Virginia National Guard, Jacob Fracker, was one […]