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Science 2021-09-27T09:39:54Z
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The WHO is restarting its investigation into whether COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, report says

The WHO is building a new team of 20 specialists in lab safety, biosecurity, and animal diseases, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Politics 2021-09-27T00:30:19Z
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GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz said Tucker Carlson is correct about white nationalist 'replacement' conspiracy theory and called ADL racist

Carlson said the theory, promoted by violent extremists, is "the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from faraway countries."
Tech News 2021-09-27T12:16:14Z
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Instagram says it's putting a hold on its 'Instagram Kids' project for under-13s, citing backlash

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said news of the project leaked too early, provoking a backlash to which the company had "few answers."
Retail 2021-09-27T10:01:15Z
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News 2021-09-27T05:41:21Z
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A co-founder of media company Ozy impersonated a YouTube exec on an investor call with Goldman Sachs

Samir Rao allegedly pretended to be YouTube executive Alex Piper in an investor call for $40 million with Goldman Sachs, per NYT.
Premium Careers 2021-09-27T10:03:37Z
From left: Anita Balchandan, partner in McKinsey's London office, Karima Silvent, chief HR Officer at AXA, Karen Yen, General Counsel of Global Wealth Management at UBS, and Carol Lake, head of International Markets in Global Philanthropy Department at JP Morgan on an orange background.

21 powerful female CEOs and executives of color on what they've learned from climbing Europe's corporate ladder

Some of Europe's top female CEOs and executives of color reveal how they made it — and give heartfelt career advice to others looking to succeed.
Premium Strategy 2021-09-27T07:53:59Z

The pandemic torpedoed Gen Z's social capital at work. Here's what 20-somethings should be doing in the hybrid workplace.

Gen Z's workplace relationships suffered the most during the pandemic. Now that hybrid working is becoming the norm, here's how to build them up.

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Politics 2021-09-27T13:24:15Z

German election: Greens poised to join government of Europe's biggest economy after voters reject Merkel's party

The Greens, alongside the Free Democrats, are set to negotiate with the parties leading the election results to form a government for Germany.
Politics 2021-09-27T13:07:27Z

The CIA pitched Trump officials plans to assassinate Julian Assange while he was hiding in a London embassy in 2017, report says

According to a Yahoo News investigation, the CIA was enraged by WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of secret documents.
Retail 2021-09-27T13:05:55Z

Michigan State University said it closed its dining halls to the public and cut the opening hours of 2 cafeterias because of a severe staff shortage

MSU said it was "competing for the same available talent" as local businesses during the labor shortage, leaving dining facilities short-staffed.
Opinion 2021-09-27T13:02:00Z

Tech companies keep asking employees to take pay cuts to work remotely, but workers are rejecting the idea they should be paid differently based on where they live

Tech workers don't buy location-based compensation, and most say they won't take a pay cut. The industry is redefining how they should be paid.
Tech 2021-09-27T13:00:05Z

The best phones in 2021

We have tested the latest phones. These are the best phones in 2021 for photography, gaming, battery life, and even kids – now updated with new picks.
Markets 2021-09-27T13:00:02Z

The SEC wants to kick 2,000 fraud-prone penny stocks from online brokerages, including retail favorites Sears and Blockbuster

Affected stocks include the shell companies liquidating bankrupt Sears and Blockbuster as well as Luckin Coffee, which fell to accounting fraud.
Markets 2021-09-27T12:59:27Z

Polestar, the Swedish EV maker backed by Volvo and Leonardo DiCaprio, is going public via $20 billion SPAC deal

The company's Polestar 1 and Polestar 2 electric cars are already on roads in Europe, North America, and Asia, with SUV Polestar 3 due in 2022.
Healthcare 2021-09-27T12:47:06Z

It's open season for coronavirus vaccine boosters

These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for September 27.
Transportation 2021-09-27T12:41:55Z

See all the quirks that set the electric F-150 Lightning apart from Ford's gas pickups

We got up close and personal with an early F-150 Lightning pickup. See how it's similar — yet different — to other Ford trucks.
Tech 2021-09-27T12:23:55Z

YouTube's CEO says free speech is a 'core value' even after removing videos by Putin critic Alexey Navalny

Wojcicki said free speech was a 'core value,' but that there were 'multiple considerations' when dealing with a country like Russia.
Premium Tech 2021-09-27T07:54:31Z

Krew offers equipment-free classes for a post-gym world. Check out the 18-slide deck it used to sell seed investors on being 'Peloton without the $3k bike.'

The startup, founded 2020, uses AI motion tracking to help users correct their posture during classes.
Food 2021-09-24T15:24:44Z

We're having Aldi superfans share their grocery lists with us. Here are their favorite things to buy there.

Insider rounded up shopping lists from Aldi fans around the globe to find out the best foods and drinks to buy at the international budget grocer.
Premium Small Business 2021-09-24T19:14:13Z

Supply-chain nightmares are basically guaranteed this holiday season. Here's how small businesses can still prepare.

If business owners have any chance of meeting the holiday rush, entrepreneurs and retail experts say they'll need to focus on several key strategies.
Retail 2021-09-24T19:15:44Z

Nike warns of 'supply chain headwinds' and inventory shortages ahead of the holiday shopping season

Nike is struggling with strict pandemic lockdowns in Vietnam, where a lot of manufacturing is done, and is experiencing slowed production due to a shortage of workers.
Premium Tech 2021-09-24T19:44:41Z

How Menlo Ventures' Matt Murphy and serial entrepreneur Jyoti Bansal have joined forces to become a one-two punch for funding startups

Matt Murphy and Jyoti Bansal have teamed up to back Relyance AI and Vivun, and Bansal has helped connect Menlo with at least two other companies.
Premium Media 2021-09-24T20:05:08Z

ViacomCBS shakes up Paramount to drive streaming, elevating digital-first exec Brain Robbins. Insiders say Hollywood critics underestimate the longtime kids content pro.

New Paramount film chief Brian Robbins brings digital savvy to the studio, and despite film credits like "Norbit," colleagues defended his creative leadership.
Markets 2021-09-27T12:20:13Z

Warren Buffett used the 'Mona Lisa' to explain why art is a terrible investment — but then compared Berkshire Hathaway to an art museum

"We like to think we're the Metropolitan Museum of businesses," Buffett said in 2000, comparing the companies he buys to works of art.
Markets 2021-09-27T12:18:58Z

'The Big Short' investor Michael Burry warns the stock-market boom reminds him of the dot-com bubble — and rings the alarm on options mania

Burry said stocks soaring, indexes outperforming, and people making leveraged bets on meme stocks reminded him of past bubbles.
Premium Strategy 2021-09-27T12:05:00Z

14 million people fall for fake job postings every year. Here's how to spot a fraud and protect your personal information, according to an expert from LinkedIn.

Job scams result in $2 billion in yearly losses, the BBB found. Red flags include grammatical errors and jobs that seem too good to be true.
Science 2021-09-27T12:02:00Z

A Danish man found buried treasure from the Iron Age using a metal detector, just hours after turning it on for the first time

A metal detectorist has uncovered one of the largest gold hoards ever found in Denmark. An Iron Age chieftain buried the treasure 1,500 years ago.
Premium Healthcare 2021-09-27T12:00:00Z

The 3 most powerful psychedelics VCs dish on what they look for — and avoid — when investing in new companies

Insider asked Noetic Fund, Palo Santo, and Neo Kuma about their strategies when deciding whether to invest in a company.
Premium Enterprise 2021-09-27T12:00:00Z

The $9 billion cybersecurity firm Tanium is facing a huge exodus over uncertainty about its IPO plans and business model

Tanium is backed by firms like Salesforce Ventures, but employees are leaving because they're not sure the company will ever have an IPO.
Markets 2021-09-27T11:39:47Z

A third of El Salvador's population is actively using its bitcoin wallet Chivo, President Nayib Bukele says

President Nayib Bukele said there were more active users of the Chivo bitcoin wallet than of any single bank.
Premium Tech 2021-09-27T11:39:37Z

Blue White Robotics converts tractors into autonomous vehicles to help farmers save cash. See the pitch deck it used to raise $37 million.

The Series B, led by Insight Partners and Entrée Capital, brings the company's total raised to $50 million.
Premium Advertising 2021-09-27T11:38:21Z

Ad giant IPG slams social networks for failing to contain disinformation and encourages advertisers to shift spending to news sites

Snap, Pinterest, and Twitter have taken steps to address the disinformation problem, but no platform has contained it, the report says.
Markets 2021-09-27T11:31:48Z

Crypto exchanges Binance and Huobi scramble to cut ties with Chinese users after the government's ban. Here's how the crypto trading world is responding to Beijing's crackdown.

Huobi said it would stop new-user registrations by mainland customers, and retire existing ones by the end of 2021.
Tech 2021-09-24T20:10:43Z

There are now 6 iPhones that support 5G, but you won't notice the speed difference

With so little 5G coverage and no killer app to speak of, iPhones with 5G don't feel much different than previous iPhones.
Science 2021-09-24T20:43:05Z

The most common side effects to expect after your Pfizer booster: headache, fatigue, and pain at the injection site

After a third shot of Pfizer's vaccine, injection-site pain is most common side effect, followed by fatigue and headache.
Science 2021-09-23T20:27:02Z

Newly discovered fossil footprints show humans were in North America thousands of years earlier than we thought

Researchers once thought humans couldn't have migrated down from Siberia into North America during the last ice age. New findings suggest otherwise.
Premium Small Business 2021-09-23T19:46:20Z

Prior to 2021, only 93 Black women raised $1 million or more in VC. Here are 15 business owners trying to break that record in 2021.

Black female founders in the US face many challenges, but one of the most detrimental is the lack of funding granted to them.
Premium Education 2021-09-23T17:22:19Z

How to make your child stand out in a virtual preschool interview or tour, according to a consultant

"Be sure to follow the school's specific directions. If they ask for one minute, then do one minute," Manhattan-based consultant Wendy Levey said.
Strategy 2021-09-27T11:30:00Z

3 things you should know about every person you manage at work

Managers should learn their workers' personality styles, areas to improve, and what motivates them to do their best work.
Advertising 2021-09-27T11:29:55Z

Everything to know about the public relations industry, from pay and hiring to growth areas

Here's the latest on salaries, M&A, and growth areas in the public relations industry.
2021-09-27T11:27:09Z

Top Stories this AM: The man at the helm of Evergrande; epidemic numbers of SF police apply for vaccine exemptions; $100,000 Oreos, really

Evergrande's founder, Hui Ka Yan, is still worth around $11.1 billion, despite the company's epic struggles.
Markets 2021-09-27T11:26:02Z

Anthony Scaramucci says people claiming big institutions are keen on crypto aren't being totally honest

The Skybridge Capital boss said he thinks only 10% of financial institutions are getting involved in crypto, but are driving a "feeding frenzy."
Markets 2021-09-27T11:22:02Z

10 things before the opening bell

Stocks on the move, China's latest crackdown, and a former quant charged by SEC for insider trading.
News 2021-09-27T11:21:58Z

Meet Hui Ka Yan, the billionaire at the head of Evergrande, the massive Chinese property development company in danger of defaulting on $300 billion in loans

The property giant's founder grew up in a rural family and worked in the steel industry. Now, he's one of China's richest men.
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