FDA authorizes boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and others at high risk from COVID-19

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images The FDA authorized boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for older adults and people at higher risk. Booster shots are likely to be available in locations like pharmacies and clinics at no cost. The US is still struggling to convince many people to get their first doses of coronavirus vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US coronavi...
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The leader of a Hawaii anti-vax group caught COVID-19 and almost died. He now supports vaccines and wants his group's protests to stop.

A poster in an airport in Honolulu, Hawaii. AP Photo/Caleb Jones The founder of a Hawaii group opposing COVID-19 rules and vaccine mandates has asked people to stop. Chris Wikoff, who was recently hospitalized with COVID-19, previously dismissed it as "a little flu." He told local media he is considering getting vaccinated now. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cofounder of a Hawaiian group protesting vaccine mandates and COVID-19 rules is now calling people to end the c...
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A renowned luxury brand teamed up with an LA bootleg label to create a 'Vaccinated' hoodie that celebs and fashion insiders are clamoring for

Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli/Handout via Reuters Valentino is releasing a $690 sweatshirt with the word "Vaccinated" across the front. It's a collaboration with an LA company called Cloney, which originally produced a bootleg version. The approach is noticeably different than how Nike dealt with MSCHF's "Satan shoes." See more stories on Insider's business page. Luxury fashion designers have dealt with knockoff companies recreatin...
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Facebook's longtime CTO says he's stepping down, one of the biggest leadership changes in company history

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer. Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Facebook's CTO, Mike Schroepfer, said on Wednesday that he would step down sometime next year. Schroepfer is one of the longest-serving execs in CEO Mark Zuckerberg's inner circle and has been tech chief since 2013. Facebook's virtual reality czar, Andrew Bosworth, will take over. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's chief technology officer and a longtime Facebook employee is stepping down ...
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Pelosi dings Republicans over possible government shutdown: ‘The former president was famous for not paying his bills’

Former President Donald Trump turns away as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaches out to shake his hand before the State of the Union address in the House chamber on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Leah Millis/Pool/Getty Images Nancy Pelosi criticized Republicans on Thursday for voting against a bill to avert a government shutdown. "The former president was famous for not paying his bills," said Pelosi. "And they want to do that again." Trump has a history of not paying bills, both in his...
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France ordered officials to 'get revenge' on the US, UK, and Australia after it was ditched from $50 billion submarine contract, report says

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron at a NATO summit in June 2021. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images France ordered officials to "get revenge" after losing a submarine contract, Politico reported. France was incensed when Australia ditched it in favor of a deal with the US and UK. There are signs that relations are improving after Biden sought to calm the situation. See more stories on Insider's business page. France instructed its officials to "ge...
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The Biden administration is looking for contractors and guards for a migrant detention facility in Guantanamo Bay - stirring outrage in lawmakers and advocates

In this Wednesday, April 17, 2019 photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, the control tower is seen through the razor wire inside the Camp VI detention facility in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Alex Brandon, File/Associated Press The Biden administration is seeking to run a migrant detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, per NBC News. A government contract solicitation says that guards must speak Spanish and Haitian Creole. The listing comes as the Biden administration has struggled to...
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A US Army officer who has taken all other military-mandated vaccines says he is resigning instead of getting the COVID vaccine

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo An Army officer has decided to resign rather than take the COVID vaccine mandated by the military. Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said on Fox News that he has had all other vaccines, but he won't get the one for COVID. The CDC and other medical experts have argued that the COVID vaccines are safe and effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US Army officer who has received all other va...
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Photo shows one house miraculously unaffected by volcano eruption in the Canary Islands that scorched everything around it

Lava flows surrounded a house following the eruption of a volcano in the Cumbre Vieja national park at El Paso, on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain September 23, 2021. Ramon de la Rocha/Pool via REUTERS A house improbably escaped a blast from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on a Spanish island. The eruption, which started on Sunday, has devastated the Canary Island of La Palma. The couple who own the house only learned from the picture that it survived. See more stories on Insider's busi...
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Nearly 70% of hiring managers say they are more likely to hire someone already vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey

Photo of a help wanted sign along Middle Country Road in Selden on July 20, 2021. Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM/Getty Images A survey conducted by suggests hiring managers have a strong preference for vaccinated applicants. Of the 1,250 managers surveyed, one-third said they would automatically throw out resumes without vaccination status. The survey was conducted in August - before President Biden announced a series of strict employee vaccine requirements. See more stori...
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Trump demands Texas Gov. Greg Abbott push for election audits, despite winning the state in 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and former President Donald J. Trump attend a security briefing with state officials and law enforcement at the Weslaco Department of Public Safety DPS Headquarters before touring the US-Mexico border wall on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Weslaco, TX. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump wants Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to add an audit of the 2020 election to a special session agenda. The former president defeated Biden in the state by 5.6 percenta...
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Humans won't be able to control a superintelligent AI, according to a study

Machines already perform certain tasks without humans understanding how they learned it. Reuters A Max-Planck Institute study suggests humans couldn't prevent an AI from making its own choices. The researchers used Alan Turing's "halting problem" to test their theory. Programming a superintelligent AI with "containment algorithms" or rules would be futile. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It may not be theoretically possible to predict the actions of artifici...
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Tucker Carlson peddled a white supremacist conspiracy theory while attacking Biden over the Haitian migrant crisis

Fox News host Tucker Carlson Janos Kummer/Getty Images Tucker Carlson pushed the white supremacist "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory on his show Wednesday. Carlson baselessly accused Biden of "eugenics" as he railed against the president on immigration. He falsely suggested the president once said that "non-white DNA" is the source of America's strength. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson unabashedly pushed the white supremacist "Great Re...
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Trump accused Democrats of trying to distract from the Arizona audit results, seemingly unaware that they confirm Biden's victory

A composite image showing Former President Donald Trump and a scene from the vote recount in Maricopa County, Arizona. AP Trump on Thursday said Democrats were trying to distract from the release of the Arizona audit. He seemed unaware that a draft result had been released and confirmed Joe Biden's win. Trump allies had hyped the audit claiming it would uncover a vast plot to steal the 2020 election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Th...
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House passes bill to protect abortion rights in response to the Supreme Court leaving Texas' 6-week ban in place

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks at a news conference on the "Women's Health Protection Act," on September 24, 2021, outside the US Capitol in Washington DC. - The act would establish a federally protected right to abortion access. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The House on Friday passed legislation that would protect abortion rights. The move came in response to a strict Texas abortion law that took effect on September 1. The bill faces an unlikely...
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The 6 best places to buy workout clothes for men

A pair of well-fitting running shorts or a moisture-wicking top helps you feel more comfortable working out. The apparel should perform for how you work out, too - i.e. running shorts for runners, stretch fabrics for lifting, etc. Below, we've rounded up the best workout clothing brands, with gear from Rhone, Janji, and Ten Thousand. Performing at your best while working out starts with wearing the right kind of clothing. This means ditching those gym shorts you've had since high schoo...
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Workers with a higher risk of getting COVID-19, like healthcare workers and teachers, are eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for some groups on Wednesday. People 18 to 64 who have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 at work are among the eligible groups. That could include healthcare workers, teachers, and grocery store employees, among others. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use ...
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CDC advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for older Americans and people with underlying conditions - but reject extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images An advisory committee to the CDC voted 15 to 0 to recommend Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and long term care facility (nursing home) residents on Thursday. They also voted to recommend booster shots for all adults with underlying medical conditions. The advisors voted 9-6 against recommending booster doses for adults who are "in an occupational or institutional setting" that puts t...
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NASA's top official says Blue Origin lawsuit could delay human return to moon

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson at the 36th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 23, 2021. NASA/Bill Ingalls Blue Origin sued NASA after the agency picked SpaceX to land astronauts on the moon. NASA's administrator said this "legal wrangling" has thrown its moon-landing timeline into question. But experts already thought NASA was unlikely to meet its goal of putting boots on the moon in 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is trying to send astron...
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How to set up Focus, a new iOS 15 feature that lets you block all iPhone notifications except from certain people or apps

Focus is a new productivity tool for your iPhone. PeopleImages/Getty Images Focus is a new iPhone feature that lets you block all notifications except from specific people or apps. Introduced in iOS 15, Focus is like an advanced version of Do Not Disturb. Some Focus options also let you automatically reply with a prewritten message to anyone who texts you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're a longtime iPhone user, you're familiar with Do Not Dist...
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40 years ago, Aston Martin gave up plans to build the world's fastest car. Now the car's ready to try again.

The Aston Martin Bulldog. Classic Motor Cars Forty years ago, Aston Martin had plans to build the fastest car in the world at nearly 240 mph. Aston wanted to make a limited run of the cars, but it never happened. The project was too expensive. The one completed car is now restored and ready to try for those speeds again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forty years ago, Aston Martin had plans to build the fastest car in the world: the Bulldog, a long, low, wide, wedge of a...
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Rolex breaks its silence with a rare comment about the shortage of its watches: 'The scarcity of our products is not a strategy on our part'

Rolex Rolex said the shortage of its watches is "not a strategy" in response to a story by Yahoo Finance. The Swiss company is notoriously secretive about its production and distribution. Even with the constrained supply, Rolex commands 25% of the global luxury watch market. See more stories on Insider's business page. Back when Rolex collector and expert Jeffrey Hess first published his unauthorized history of the company in 1996, some of the most eager buyers were from the ad agency...
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Look ma, no hands: people don’t understand how to use driver-assist systems safely

Adaptive cruise control, lane change assistance, collision avoidance, blind spot monitoring, autopilots: These are just a few of the driver-assist features that are arriving in new cars. As technology races ahead with the aim of making driving safer, drivers are left with the daunting task of figuring out how it all works. Many dealerships offer car buyers a brief orientation to these advanced driver-assist technologies. The glovebox manual, now thicker than ever, provides many of the technical ...
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How Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates and others in the tech elite see themselves and the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased substantially in 2020. Nick Wass/Associated Press From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, the tech elite is "a class for itself," according to a PLoS ONE study. One researcher said they deny their role in influencing democracy with their financial capital. The researchers claimed the tech elite's view of the world was shaped by a meritocratic ideology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The tech elite is "a class for itself...
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A 67-year-old Seattle drive-in chain is raising its minimum wage to $19 an hour and paying more overtime as it tries to triple its usual hiring

A server clears a table as patrons dine outdoors at Gloria's Cocina Mexicana restaurant in California on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Watchara Phomicinda/MediaNews Group/The Press-Enterprise/Getty Images Seattle chain Dick's Drive-In is raising its minimum wage to $19 an hour amid a labor shortage. It's also easing eligibility for childcare and paying overtime for work exceeding 32 hours a week. "Our jobs are challenging and physically demanding," Dick's President Jasmine Donova...
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The US special envoy for Haiti abruptly resigned, slamming the 'inhumane' US treatment of Haitian refugees

US Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment in Rio Grande, Texas. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images The US special envoy for Haiti resigned on Wednesday over the US treatment of Haitian refugees. He said he "will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision" to deport them. The Biden administration is currently deporting thousands of Haitian refugees. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US spe...
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President Biden nominates 2 top campaign bundlers for ambassadorships to Sweden and Belgium

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on August 16, 2021. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Biden tapped 2 more top "bundlers" who contributed at least $100,000 to his campaign for ambassadorships. Biden chose Erik Ramanathan for Ambassador to Sweden and Michael Adler for Ambassador to Belgium. Presidents often political allies for key diplomatic posts, a practice increasingly under fire. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House announced on Wednesday that Presid...
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The best deals for getting your flu shot this season

An advertisement offering free flu shots in New York City on August 21, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Retailers are offering incentives for customers to get vaccinated against the flu. Some of the best deals include coupons for up to $20 off purchases at select stores. This year, health experts are worried patients with the flu could overwhelm hospitals already full of COVID-19 patients. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retailers are making it easie...
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PHOTOS: Special operators and airborne soldiers put the US military's new sniper rifle of choice to the test by jumping out of airplanes with it

A Special Operations Sniper exits a C-27 aircraft with his MK-22 Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) in the “side-mounted” configuration over Laurinburg drop zone, Laurinburg, North Carolina, during the PSR test. Staff Sgt. Nicholas Birkner, U.S. Army Operational Test Command US special operators and airborne soldiers put the new MK-22 sniper rifle to the test recently. They jumped out of airplanes with the rifle and then had the weapons checked to make sure they still worked. The testing is the ...
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Why your PayPal money is on hold or pending, and how to resolve the issue

There's a number of reasons why your PayPal money may be placed on hold, but there are a few solutions. Maskot/Getty Images PayPal puts money on hold to help ensure the platform is safe to use for both buyers and sellers. Your PayPal money might be on hold if you're a new seller or your account has been inactive. To help release funds faster, add tracking information to your orders or print a shipping label via PayPal. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. P...
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