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The spread of China’s mysterious, fatal Wuhan virus is poised to get infinitely worse as the Chinese New Year travel rush begins

A deadly coronavirus known as the “Wuhan virus,” or 2019-nCoV, is gripping China. At least three people have died from the illness, which originated in a seafood market in Wuhan, central China. The disease has since spread to at least two other Chinese cities and three other Asian countries. The spread could get much, much […]

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Disney finally opened ‘Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’ and it could be a big boost for business

Disney recently opened “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” in both Disneyland, California and Disney World, Florida. “Star Wars” fans have delayed visiting the parks until the star attraction opened, meaning the new rides promise to release pent-up demand and boost Disney’s theme-park business. Domestic park attendance slid 3% in the third quarter, and Disneyland […]

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Grigor Dimitrov’s tracksuit has been called the ‘highlight’ of the Australian Open so far, but fans are undecided on whether they like it

Grigor Dimitrov split fans opinion with his choice of attire during the first round of the Australian Open. The Bulgarian wore an an outlandish tracksuit to enter the Melbourne Arena on Monday ahead of his clash with Juan Ignacio Londero. “Even Grigor Dimitrov, who’s very handsome, can’t pull this off,” wrote one Twitter user, while […]

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Read the pitch deck that helped Divvy raise $30 million to provide alternate financing for prospective homebuyers

Buying a home, particularly for Millennials, is a complicated and expensive process – at times it can be complicated and expensive enough to discourage potential buyers from even trying. Enter Divvy, one of the many Silicon Valley startups working to change the way people buy homes. The company is specifically interested in providing alternative financing […]

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Virginia officials upped security for a pro-gun rally in Richmond after receiving ‘credible threats of violence’

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies in Virginia are working together to prevent “threats of violence” issued ahead of a pro-gun rally in Richmond on Monday. Thousands of gun-rights activists descended on Richmond for a “Lobby Day Rally” to voice support for the Second Amendment. Members of militia groups and white supremacists also descended […]

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Beyoncé’s diehard fans are lashing out at a grocery-store chain after it compared the new Ivy Park collection to its store uniform

Beyoncé’s fans are lashing out against a UK supermarket chain after it acknowledged jokes about her new Ivy Park x Adidas collection looking similar to its employees’ uniforms. Beyoncé unveiled the new collection in an interview with Elle in December. Almost instantly, the internet was flooded with memes comparing it to Sainsbury’s signature orange-and-maroon uniform. […]

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Davos says it is focusing on the climate crisis, but its billionaires and world leaders are still arriving on private jets

The World Economic Forum made the idea of a sustainable world the key theme for this year’s event Davos, Switzerland. But the financial, political, and celebrity elites that travel to the event will largely continue to travel by private jet, which is hugely damaging to the environment. The WEF says it offsets the carbon emitted […]

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Here’s a look at the tech used at SoftBank-backed real-estate brokerage Compass — including a sneak peek of beta features

SoftBank-backed real-estate brokerage Compass is developing what it calls the first end-to-end software platform for real-estate agents. Compass New York regional manager Rory Golod walked Business Insider through its tools for real-estate agents and explained the short-term road map for the company’s tech vision. Founded in 2012, Compass was valued at $6.4 billion in its […]