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GOP congressman lashes out at Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday: ‘Are we going to do one for the Native American Indians?’

Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Rep. Ralph Norman criticized the creation of a federal holiday for Juneteenth. “How many holidays do we want?” he asked. “Are we going to do one for the Native American Indians?” Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers delivered news of freedom to enslaved Black […]

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See the pitch decks that buzzy real estate and construction tech startups used to raise millions from top VCs

Cove.tool cofounders (from left) Daniel Chopson, Sandeep Ahuja, and Patrick Chopson built a platform that drastically cuts down the amount of time it takes to analyze a building’s energy efficiency. They raised $5.7 million. Cove.tool Proptech firms were already hot, but the pandemic lured more VCs to invest in them than ever before. Real estate […]

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Chipotle gave huge payouts to its CEO and shareholders, then blamed workers for price increases – here’s what’s really going on

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, they spoke about Chipotle’s announcement to increase menu prices by about 4% to cover increased employee wages. Constant points out, however, the price increase could […]

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How friendly is California to families?

”Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards of geographic locations, noting that these grades are best seen as a mix of art and data. Buzz: California cities did fairly well in a recent ranking of family-friendly places to live, including two of the top three — Fremont and Irvine. But the statewide grade overall […]

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See 7 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt wealth management, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Fintech VC […]