RESULTS: Louisianians voted to fill 2 US House vacancies in Saturday special elections

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans voted in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Julia Letlow won the race for the 5th District, while two candidates advanced to a runoff in the 2nd. See more stor...
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Portland police officers used force more than 6,000 times against protesters last year

A demonstrator is pepper sprayed shortly before being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Portland police used force 6,000 times against protesters last year, according to DOJ attorneys. These incidents at times violated department policies and top brass didn't question it, they said. Portland became a flashpoint for protest activity and police response after Geo...
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Turkish lira could plunge 15% as Erdoğan faces market wrath for sacking bank chief

Removal of governor by Turkey’s president is ‘one of the worst public policy decisions in history’ and risks destabilising fragile economy The Turkish lira could plunge up to 15% in an “ugly reaction” when financial markets reopen on Monday, analysts have warned, after president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sacked the country’s central bank chief days after a sharp rise in interest rates.With one expert calling the decision one of the worst public policy decisions in history, Erdoğan shocked global inve...
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'Pure madness': Act leader David Seymour blames Govt for Perry's Berrys strawberry farm's closure

By RNZ The Act Party says the closure of a large strawberry farm in Auckland reflects the Government's failure to protect the horticulture industry. Read More Covid-19 coronavirus: Restaurateur says NZ should follow Australia's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Biden is spending $86 million on hotel rooms for migrants as his administration struggles to handle the surge of families and kids trying to come to the US

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration is struggling to address the influx of migrants at the southern border. Now the administration is spending $86 million on hotel rooms to house migrants near the border. Biden has publicly urged migrants not to travel to the US, but the surge is expected to grow. See more stories on Insider'...
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Oregon advances to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament after VCU fails COVID-19 protocols

Oregon Ducks guard Chris Duarte is introduced before the team's matchup against the Oregon State Beavers during the Pac-12 Conference semifinals on March 12, 2021. Ethan Miller/Getty Images The NCAA canceled a first-round men's tournament game between Oregon and VCU on Saturday. The NCAA declared the matchup "no-contest" after VCU failed COVID-19 protocols. Oregon automatically advances to the second round, and plays the winner of Iowa and Grand Canyon. See more stories on Insider&...
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LIVE RESULTS: Voters go to the polls in 2 special US House elections in Louisiana

In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, speaks in Baton Rouge, La., about her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat after signing up for the race. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File Louisianans are voting in two special US House elections on Saturday. The elections will fill vacancies in the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Follow along for live results from Insider and Decision Desk HQ. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Texas, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New Orleans, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump

Female Entrepreneurs Work Every Bit As Hard as Male Entrepreneurs (Maybe Harder)

The story goes like this from 2019.  Alyson Saxe ran into an old friend at Costco, who – upon learning Saxe had children – inquired whether she worked outside the home.  Saxe explained that she'd founded a PR agency. "My friend said, 'How great! You're a mompreneur!'" recalls Saxe. "'You get to work and have time for your kids and family!'"Saxe, later, went on to raise north of $2 million for her second company, the brand-management platform IrisPR, based in Phoenix. " I work every bit as hard...
Tags: Sales, Costco, Phoenix, Female Entrepreneurs, Laurel Delaney, Mompreneur, Saxe, Business Language, Male Entrepreneurs, De-gendering, Alyson Saxe

Ark Invest Believes a Tesla Robotaxi Future is the Most Likely Scenario

ARK’s 2025 price target for Tesla is $3,000. ARK’s 25% bear case is for Tesla at $1,500 in 2025. The 25% bull case is Tesla could be worth roughly $4,000 per share. They published their model on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Future With Richer People and Optional Work

The historical trend is that people are busier and richer now than they were in the past. People have become busier in most everything except how much they farm, walk or have hard manual labor. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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IRS acts on Taxpayer Advocate request to discontinue offsets of some COVID relief payments

Some people got less COVID-19 relief money because the IRS took some to pay other debts. Every year, some taxpayers find the tax refunds the Internal Revenue Service sends them are less than they expected. The usual reason for the shortfall is that the federal refund amounts were offset by other debts, such as unpaid taxes, student loans or delinquent child support. That situation cropped up last year when the Recovery Rebate Credit was created as part of COVID-19 relief legislation. T...
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At 42, I quit my job in property management to become a webcam model. Now I earn $1,000 a day and make my own schedule - here's why I love it.

Ainslee Divine worked for 15 years as a property management company owner before changing careers. Ainslee Divine Ainslee Divine (not her real name) is a 46-year-old webcam model who lives and works in Scottsdale, Arizona. She worked for 15 years as a property management company owner and says her new life means more freedom. This is her story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. It all started when I was 42 years old. I'd owned a ...
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A Pennsylvania prosecutor making $60 per hour got demoted because of his DoorDash side gig - where drivers make $17 per hour

Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images A Pennsylvania prosecutor was demoted for delivering food for DoorDash during his work hours. His boss called it "indefensible, thoughtless, selfish, and so stupid." The prosecutor, Gregg Shore, told KYW Radio that his reasons for working for DoorDash were personal. See more stories on Insider's business page. District attorneys typically serve citizens by building legal cases against people accused of crimes, but one prosecutor in Bucks County, Pennsylvan...
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AT&T and Cigna are funding Republican groups led by election objectors they had promised to stop supporting

Erin Schaff/Getty Images AT&T and Cigna gave money to groups run by the GOP election objectors they pledged to stop supporting, Popular Information reported. Some companies paused certain PAC contributions after GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence. Here's how much each S&P 500 corporate PAC had given - and if they've paused or resumed contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. AT&T and Cigna both gave money last month to groups o...
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LA County: Caseloads turn increasingly younger while death toll continues to skew older

Los Angeles County reported 521 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 additional fatalities on Saturday, March 20, with more than 70% of the new cases from people under the age of 50 years old. Conversely, 93% of the 56 reported deaths were people over the age of 50, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. “Many younger people are out socializing with non-household members, raising concerns that asymptomatic young people are unknowingly helping to spread the virus to more vulnera...
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Ring Video Doorbell Wired vs. Nest Hello: Which is better?

Shopping for a video doorbell? Ring Video Doorbell Wired and Nest Hello are two of the most popular wired options. Here's how they stack up.
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How to use Facebook Stories

Facebook Stories allow you to share momentary posts that disappear automatically after 24-hours; here are the different types of posts, and how to create them.
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How to make a GIF in Photoshop (or a free alternative)

Love sharing GIFs but wish you could make your own? Here's how you can make your own GIFs in Photoshop or using a few other methods that won't cost you at all.
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How to deactivate your Instagram account

If you're growing tired of photos and videos on Instagram, you can deactivate your account. Here's how to temporarily disable or permanently delete it.
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Tech companies predict the (economic) future

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here. Earnings season is coming to a close, with public tech companies wrapping up their Q4 and 2020 disclosures. We don’t care too much about the bigger players’ results here at TechCrunch, but smaller tech companies we knew when they were wee star...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, New York, Ipo, Tech, Austin, Squarespace, Exchange, LERMAN, Yext, Mader, Lilli, Insurify, Tuya, Howard Lerman, Smartsheet

How to get verified on Instagram (the right way)

Have you seen a blue check mark next to an Instagram username? Blue check marks note that an account is verified. Here's how to obtain that rare blue emblem.
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Startups, Supreme, and soft-circling your way to an investment

In an Extra Crunch Live this past week, Cleo Capital founding partner Sarah Kunst broke down what founders can learn from Supreme, a sought-after streetwear brand. She argued that founders, similar to Supreme, should build a brand around themselves that is so well-respected and has clout that whenever they start something new, investors will line up. “A Supreme shirt that costs $100 bucks in the store will cost $1,000 online so, as an investor, I am just a kid on the street corner flipping sport...
Tags: Startups, TC, La, Startup, Tech, Fundraising, Gumroad, Shell, Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Alexa von Tobel, Kunst, Navin Chaddha, Supreme, GPT, Poshmark

A California couple bought a home over a year ago, but because of a legal loophole the previous owner refuses to leave

Willowpix/Getty Images A couple bought a home for half a million dollars in California in 2020, but haven't moved in. The seller refuses to leave the property, though its been over a year. The couple's real estate agent says the seller is taking advantage of the state's eviction moratorium. See more stories on Insider's business page. A couple bought a home in Riverside, California, in January 2020, but over a year later they haven't been able to move in because the se...
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Saturn’s moon Titan could be the perfect place to host life

New research suggests that hydrocarbons and liquid water could mix on TItan, creating the perfect petri dish for life to potentially emerge.
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Budget cuts give bad bosses a break

A scaled-down labour inspectorate will leave vulnerable workers at the mercy of ‘unscrupulous employers’ The post Budget cuts give bad bosses a break appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Donald Trump Jr. shared a mocking video that showed Biden falling after getting struck in the head by the former president's golf ball

Donald Trump Jr. speaks Wednesday, January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC, prior to the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Donald Trump Jr. mocked President Joe Biden for falling on the steps of Air Force One on Friday. Biden stumbled three times and fell once as he ascended the steps to board the plane. Trump Jr. posted to Twitter a video showing his father striking Biden with a golf ball and causing him to fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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Watch UFC Fight Night: Live stream Brunson vs. Holland

Looking for your weekly MMA fix? Here's how to watch UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Holland online tonight.
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More than 43 million Americans - 1 in 6 adults - have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC

Registered Nurse Robert Orallo administers the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Blood Bank of Alaska in Anchorage on March 19, 2021. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images One in six adults in the US has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the CDC. Approximately 40% of Americans over the age of 65 have been vaccinated for the disease. President Biden has said he expects every adult to be eligible to receive a vaccine by May. See more stories on Insider's business page. One i...
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This beautiful galaxy is being warped by its hungry supermassive black hole

This spiral galaxy is named Messier 106, or NGC 4258, and despite its apparently tranquil appearance, it is the site of a hungry, hungry black hole.
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There’s more evidence Twitter is testing an ‘undo’ button, but it’ll cost you

A few weeks ago, we reported that Twitter was testing some kind of ‘Undo Send’ timer for tweets. This isn’t exactly the edit button everyone has been wishing for, but it would give users a few seconds to take back a bad tweet without anyone noticing. Developer Jane Manchun Wong has now surfaced more evidence that Twitter is working on the feature, but it comes with one caveat: you might have to pay for it. Twitter is working on app subscription for paid features like “Undo Tweet”
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