2 recent GOP votes show the party is more invested in censuring members who break with party line than addressing extremism and violence within its own ranks

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Eleven House Republicans voted to effectively punish Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for endorsing political violence. Six times as many voted to strip Rep. Liz Cheney's leadership position for supporting Trump's impeachment. With both lawmakers facing scrutiny, the votes highlight an ongoing division within the party. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was stripped of her committee assignments ...
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Pinterest beats estimates on ad spending recovery, strong user growth

Pinterest generates revenue by placing advertisements next to the Pins, or posts, uploaded on the site by users
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Stratospheric IPO Debut Makes China’s Kuaishou a Global Media Giant

Shares of Chinese social video company Kuaishou made a stratospheric start in their post-IPO debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Early trading on Friday morning saw their price nearly triple, instantly making the TikTok rival one of the world’s largest media groups. Raising some $6 billion of new cash, the offer was already one […]
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Kuaishou share price nearly triples on market launch

The Chinese streaming app is one of the most hotly-anticipated stock market debuts this year.
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An LA councilman wants to sue the nation's 2nd-largest school district to reopen for in-person instruction

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino delivers the annual State of the District address in San Pedro on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images An LA councilman wants to sue the school district to reopen, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest in the country has been closed since March. There have several other calls to reopen schools for in-person learning.  Visit the Business s...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned critics who accused her of lying about her experience during the Capitol siege

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) leaves the U.S. Capitol after passage of the stimulus bill known as the CARES Act on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. The stimulus bill is intended to combat the economic effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Win McNamee/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced critics who accused her of lying in her account of the Capitol siege. She called on her other colleagues to share their experiences during the deadly insurrection Thursday. Oca...
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A $15 federal minimum wage could be on the horizon but economists are mixed on how it may pass and its impact

Demonstrators protest the Federal Reserve Bank about $15 minimum wage in New York City, on July 20, 2020 Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Democrats are making a big push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. They want to pass the measure without Republican support, through budget reconciliation. Economists are mixed about the raise's potential impact on the economy, especially during the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. More than a ...
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Dividends are taxed in different ways - here's how to figure what you owe on your stocks' payouts

Dividend income is taxable, but the rate varies, depending on how long you've owned the stock shares that pay the dividends. Tempura/Getty Images Dividends from stocks or funds are taxable income, whether you receive them or reinvest them. Qualified dividends are taxed at lower capital gains rates; unqualified dividends as ordinary income. Putting dividend-paying stocks in tax-advantaged accounts can help you avoid or delay the taxes due. Visit Business Insider's Investing Reference l...
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Middle East Stalement Might be the Best We Can Do

The United States will likely extend the May 1 deadline for pulling all its troops from Afghanistan. A bipartisan report to Congress said on Wednesday recommends making force cuts contingent on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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How To Present Yourself Professionally

To increase your chances of being hired, it is essential to come across as professional and likeable – because nobody wants to work with someone they dislike. Once hired, being professional will gain respect from your colleagues, boss, or employees.
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Dominion's lawyers demand Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler preserve posts by Trump and other far-right figures, ahead of threatened defamation lawsuits

Twitter/@atrupar Dominion asked Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler to keep posts ahead of threatened lawsuits. It asked them to keep posts from Trump, far-right news outlets, and pundits in letters Thursday. Dominion sued Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for defamation. The letters said "more will follow." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems sent letters Thursday to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Parler, asking them to preserve p...
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Biden calls for accepting as many as 125,000 refugees per year - more than 8 times the number accepted under Trump

US President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at the State Department in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said the US should accept as many as 125,000 refugees per year. Under his predecessor, admissions were capped at just 15,000. In 1980, the US accepted more than 200,000 refugees. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Declaring his intent to restore the United States' "moral leadership," President Joe Biden an...
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Judge weighs stepping in on LA-area homeless crisis, during unprecedented Skid Row hearing

Amid a worsening death rate among unhoused people, the question of whether the homeless crisis has overwhelmed Los Angeles-area public officials took center stage during an unusual court hearing held in a Skid Row parking lot on Thursday, Feb. 4. With his voice blaring over a speaker, loud enough to be heard by the people outside the gates of the lot at the Downtown Women’s Center, near San Pedro and Fifth streets, federal judge David O. Carter urged the community to pay attention to what was ha...
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It's Super Bowl, and prop bet, time! Don't forget the taxes

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers literally will be the home team in Jan. 7's Super Bowl LV. The NFL championship game is being played at their stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs, however, are still favored by bettors to win the title. We're not back to normal, but the National Football League is doing all it can to keep its traditions, and team bank accounts, on track. Despite some issues in 2020, the NFL played out the season last year. On Sunday, Feb. 7, it will crown its champion in the annual Su...
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11 Republicans voted with Democrats to strip far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sits in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona's Electoral College votes in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File The House voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments in a 230-199 vote. Eleven Republicans broke with the caucus to vote in favor of the resolution. Greene...
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A newly discovered nano-chameleon with exceptionally large genitals is the world's smallest known reptile

The male nano-chameleon (Brookesia nana) is the smallest adult reptile that has ever been found. Frank Glaw (SNSB/ZSM) Researchers discovered a chameleon less than an inch long in northern Madagascar. In a new study, herpetologists suggest this "nano-chameleon" is the world's smallest known reptile. A male nano-chameleon is well-endowed: Its genitals are almost 20% as long as the rest of its body. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The world's tiniest reptile is a male...
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Leading Thoughts for February 4, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University Todd Gitlin, on the experience of media: “The media are, in relation to social reality, fun-house mirrors, selective in their appetites, skewed in their imagery. The news is not in any simple way a ‘mirror’ on the world; it is a conduit for ideas and symbols, an industrial product that promo...
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Republicans need the Marjorie Taylor Greene wing of the party, and she knows it

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks as ex-President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally on Jan. 4, 2021. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Republicans had their chance to bench conspiracy theory-spouting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.  But they didn't because while QAnon is fading away, conspiracy theorists are now part of the GOP base.  The House voted to strip Greene of committee assignments, but her apology-free speech proved she knows she's untouchable in the GOP.  This is an opinion column. T...
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The FDA wants to make it quicker for vaccine developers to upgrade their COVID-19 shots to respond to troubling virus variants

Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Reuters The head of the FDA outlined plans to deal with troubling coronavirus variants.  Some COVID-19 vaccines and treatments might not work as well against new forms of the virus. Regulators will allow developers to adjust their shots, similar to updates that are made to flu vaccines to deal with changing strains.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In an attempt to stay ahead of th...
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House votes to strip far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The House voted to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments Thursday. She will effectively lose her seats on the House Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee. Greene has faced criticism since reports detailed her public endorsement of political violence. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in favor of a resolution to strip freshm...
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Small internet service providers say SpaceX's Starlink shouldn't get federal funds to expand internet access

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Local internet service providers asked the FCC to look closely at winners of a fund to expand internet access. The group says some, including SpaceX, are using "unproven" technology. SpaceX is quickly deploying Starlink, a network of thousands of low-flying internet satellites. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Local internet service pro...
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Peloton wants to make 'tens of millions' of bikes and treads - and says its recent acquisition will help it get there

Peloton Co-Founder and CEO John Foley Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch Peloton is getting ready to make tens of millions of stationary bikes in the US.  CEO John Foley said the company strives to be the "global dominant fitness experience business." The company surpassed $1 billion in revenue for the first time in the second fiscal quarter of 2021. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Peloton has plans to dominate the at-home fitness industry, according to CEO ...
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LA County coronavirus stats keep dropping; new vaccine strategy to be unveiled next week

Los Angeles County Public Health officials are getting ready to unveil next week a comprehensive plan for vaccinating the next phase of residents, including teachers, public safety officers, emergency services workers and other essential employees. Meanwhile, the county was ready to swing open the gates at another vaccination center on Friday, Feb. 5 — a second mega-site in hard-hit Pomona. Across the board in recent weeks, the picture of the pandemic in L.A. County has been improving, with cont...
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Air New Zealand's Greg Foran on refunds: 'We're not trying to be difficult'

Air New Zealand boss Greg Foran maintains the airline wouldn't be operating if it had refunded everyone who had flights cancelled but says he welcomes a review of law covering refunds.The airline is under renewed pressure over hundreds... [Author: [email protected]]
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Investment funds make $6 billion bid for Irvine-based CoreLogic

By Scott Deveau and Liana Baker | Bloomberg Funds managed by Stone Point Capital and Insight Partners have agreed to buy Irvine-based real estate data firm CoreLogic in a deal with an equity value of about $6 billion. Stone Point and Insight are acquiring the company at $80 a share, a 51% premium to CoreLogic’s unaffected share price on June 25, according to a statement Thursday. The auction had come down to a group led by Warburg Pincus and CoStar Group Inc., according to a person familiar with...
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A lake house architect, a Miami VC and a homeowner walk into a wine bar

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. The good news is that we managed to fit it all into a single episode this week. The bad news is that that means the show is pretty long. Sorry about that! So, what took us so much time to get through? All of this: Robinhood raised $3.4 billion after its trading h...
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A lake house architect, a Miami VC, and homeowner walk into a wine bar

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s biggest tech happenings. The good news is that we managed to fit it all into a single episode this week. The bad news is that that means the show is pretty long. Sorry about that! So, what took us so much time to get through? All of this: Robinhood raised $3.4 billion after its trading h...
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Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manager, Dallas Opera

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, Sales, and Patron Services, the Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manager works collaboratively within the Advancement team and throughout the full organization to produce email communications and update website content. In addition, this position creates and implements strategy for website development and email automation functionality to drive revenue, innovation, and increase The Dallas Opera’s digital footprint. Email Communications and Automation Ca...
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The 10 best rabbit toys in 2021 for chewing, digging, enrichment, and hiding

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Rabbits need both mental stimulation and physical exercise throughout their lives.Activities like chewing, hiding, and climbing are important to a rabbit's health and well-being.We consulted four bunny experts to find the best rabbit chew toy, foraging mat, hideaway, and more.This article was medically reviewed by Karie Johnson, DVM, veterinarian and co-fou...
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COVID-19 test kit maker Innova expands Pasadena operation

Innova Medical Group, a maker and distributor of COVID-19 rapid test kits, has leased 25,000 square feet of additional office space in Pasadena in a deal valued at $13.2 million. The space, owned by CBRE Global Investors, is adjacent to Innova’s existing headquarters at 800 E. Colorado Blvd. in the Pasadena Towers I building. The company is looking to fill more than 1,600 positions there, at its COVID-19 antigen test manufacturing facilities in Orange County and at additional facilities in Brea,...
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