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Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs, making them harder for the Biden administration to fire

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump appointed 26 political appointees into career civilian positions, with at least nine more appointments awaiting review, The Washington Post reported.  Their appointments into a number of agencies, many of whom did not announce the placements, make it harder for President Joe Biden to fire them.  “The incoming Biden-Harris administration […]

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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. Exclusive: Sources told us how Google decided to pull […]

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Some senators oppose the direct payment part of Biden’s stimulus plan because they think it gives too much money to the wealthy, Politico report says

Summary List Placement Some senators are pushing back on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic rescue package because it provides too much money to wealthy Americans, according to a report from Politico.  A bipartisan group of senators, led by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of Virginia, expressed their concerns […]

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USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020

Summary List Placement USAA offers the most sought-after mobile banking tools among the largest US financial institutions in 2020, according to Insider Intelligence’s fourth annual US Mobile Banking Competitive Edge Study. US mobile banking penetration is rising amid the coronavirus pandemic, as is consumers’ reliance on the channel. Insider Intelligence forecasts that for the first […]

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A son reported his father, who participated in the storming of the Capitol, to the FBI weeks before the siege, saying his father ‘would always tell me that he’s going to do something big’

Summary List Placement The 18-year-old son of a man charged in connection with the January 6 Capitol siege says he warned the Federal Bureau of Investigations about his father before the deadly riot, The New York Times reported.  Jackson Reffitt said he contacted the FBI weeks before the attack on the Capitol to let “someone […]

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Chipotle’s CMO reveals why it’s running its first Super Bowl ad, how it’s taking more advertising in-house, and how it’s preparing for the ad targeting clampdown

Summary List Placement Even as regulars like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are steering clear of the Super Bowl this year, Chipotle is making its debut on what is one of the biggest advertising stages for a brand. Chipotle will run its first Super Bowl commercial during the second quarter of the game. The 60-second spot will […]