A man's panicked search for an electric-car charging station between Boston and New York reveals one of Tesla's biggest advantages over its rivals

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ford A Mustang Mach-E driver had to pull over four times to find a charging station during a 200-mile trip. Axios editor Dan Primack said he felt panicked as he searched for a charger that would work with a non-Tesla car. Increasing charging infrastructure is a key step toward electrifying transportation in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Charging infrastructure poses a major hurdle for electric-vehicle adoption and one man fo...
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Immortality or spaghetti? Why parking your spaceship inside a black hole is a huge gamble

Has this ever happened to you? You’re cavorting through deep space at near the speed of light without a care of the world when, suddenly, you realize you forgot to replace the toner cartridge in your office printer back on Earth before you left. Rather than face your disappointed co-workers after such an unforgivable oversight, you decide it would be best if you just stopped time and waited for them all to die before you return to work. So, like any space traveler hip to the works of Albert Eins...
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25% of people who rely on Facebook for news say they won't get a COVID-19 shot - slightly more than Fox News viewers, a survey suggests

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images The Washington Post surveyed people's news sources and vaccine hesitancy. A quarter of people relying on Facebook for their news said they wouldn't get a COVID-19 shot. This was slightly higher than the group who said they got their news from Fox. See more stories on Insider's business page. People who rely on Facebook for their news are slightly more likely to reject the COVID-19 vaccine than people wh...
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AOC on Sinema blocking $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill: 'Good luck tanking your own party's investment'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter after Sen. Krysten Sinema came out against $3.5 trillion in Democratic infrastructure spending. The New York congressman criticized moderate Sinema for "tanking" investment in childcare and climate action. Ocasio-Cortez previously called the $3.5 trillion deal a "progressive victory." See more stories on Insider's business...
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Virtual Meeting Tips for Better Communication and Conversions

Meetings can quickly go wrong, especially in today’s virtual world where everything is conducted online. You could easily miss the meeting you’re supposed to host with just an accidental change in your tool settings! Therefore, you must take a long hard look at how you run your virtual meetings. Aside from communicating properly, your meetings hold the key to mobilizing attendees into doing your desired action – whether it’s to get them to buy into your plans or convert them into customers. In t...
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The 8 best and worst decisions I made in my first year as a CMO

On average, CMOs have 40 months to prove their effectiveness. When it comes to startups, the figure is half that: you either bring explosive growth or get replaced. CMOs in SaaS companies must understand both the market and the audience, shape positioning, and support unit economics. They are also responsible for brand awareness, acquisition and retention, product launches, customer loyalty, and about a million other things. The story of Admixer’s marketing department is an unconventional one: I...
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5 Signs You’re Not Exactly Looking At The Best Franchise Business To Open

New Post From The Franchise King® I get it. You want to make sure you’re looking at the best franchise to open. But if you’ve never looked at buying a franchise, how will you know when you’ve found the best one? And how will you know what to watch out for? In this post, I’m going to expose a few things that a small number of franchise organizations do when you contact them for more information and start working through their sales process. In short, they’re the things you need...
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Google will require employees on its campuses to get vaccinated as it delays its office return. It's now the first mega-cap tech giant to do so.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a developers conference. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Google is pushing its return to office plan to October 18, it told employees on Wednesday. The company had previously told employees they would be expected back in September. Employees who do return will need to be vaccinated, the company said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is delaying its return to office in response to a surge of coronavirus cases, the company announced on Wednes...
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Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses a news conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. See more stor...
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4 things we learned from Apple’s bombastic earnings call

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, big tech companies haven’t stopped making massive piles of money. Apple announced its earnings for the April-June time period last night, and the $2 trillion company had another record quarter on its books. Here’s what we learned from it: 1. This was Apple’s most profitable spring quarter What’s an Apple quarterly result with the words “the most profitable quarter ever” in some context? Apple earned $81.6 billion in revenue (up 36% year-on-year), and recorded $2...
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Hong Kong convicted a pro-democracy protester of terrorism in its first trial under China's tough new security law

A pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong in June 2019. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images A Hong Kong protester was convicted in the first trial under China's new security law. Tong Ying-kit could get life in prison after riding his motorcycle with a protest banner and crashing into police. The law increases the risks for anyone who criticizes the Chinese government. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hong Kong has convicted a pro-democracy protester in its first trial under the new s...
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Visa is seeing the cryptocurrency craze dwindling even as customers stepped up use of their crypto-linked cards last quarter

Cryptocurrency purchases have slowed, says Visa. Photo illustration by Edward Smith/Getty Images The cryptocurrency craze is showing signs of slowing, Visa CFO Vasant Prabhu said in a Bloomberg interview. Crypto purchases climbed particularly during Q2 but such transactions cooled in June, he said. Visa last month said its crypto-enabled cards processed more than $1 billion in total spending during the first half of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Visa is seeing s...
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Companies affected by unrest can apply for support as soon as next week

Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi urges employers to be honest when applying for help The post Companies affected by unrest can apply for support as soon as next week appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The 25 deals our editors have added to their carts during

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Nordstrom The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs from today, July 28, until August 8. On August 9, prices go up. The sale includes women's style, men's style, beauty and grooming, home goods, and more. We rounded up the top picks from our personal wishlists to help you shop the sale. As one of the biggest department stores in the world, Nordstrom is an incredibly popular place to shop year-round, ...
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3 things we learned from Musk’s ‘last’ earnings call for Tesla

Elon Musk had a lot to share on Tesla‘s last earnings call yesterday. Before we move on to the stuff you should know, let’s observe a moment of silence for what was probably the “last” earnings call he’d participate in for the company. That’s from Musk himself, who cited that “most likely [he] will not be on earnings calls.” Right, with that out of the way, let’s get into it. 1. More than $1 billion in profit Tesla reported $1.14 billion in (GAAP) net income for the Q2 of 2021 — the first time i...
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10 Florida residents sue state governor Ron DeSantis for ending $300 unemployment benefits 2 months early

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced in May that the state would end its participation in the FPUC program early. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ten Florida residents sued the state for stopping federal unemployment benefits early. They claim the state, and Gov. Ron DeSantis, ended benefits for "political purposes." Florida is among 26 states ending federal unemployment programs early. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ten Florida residents have sued R...
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Amazon Fresh expanding by 2 more stores, adding ‘Just Walk Out’ option

Amazon Fresh is preparing to open stores in La Habra and Cerritos in the coming months, a move that will boost the company’s Southern California total to 10 locations. The new stores will be Amazon’s first to feature Just Walk Out technology, which allows shoppers to enter a store, grab what they want and leave without going through a checkout line or self-serve kiosk. Amazon Fresh District Manager Jondolon Bush explains it this way: “We have thousands of cameras located throughout the store and...
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A man's panicked search for an electric-car charging station between Boston and New York shows one of Tesla's biggest advantages over its rivals

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. Ford A Mustang Mach-E driver had to pull over four times to find a charging station on a 200-mile trip. Axios' Dan Primack said he felt panicked as he searched for a charger for a non-Tesla car. Increasing charging infrastructure is a key step toward electrifying transportation in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Charging infrastructure poses a major hurdle for electric-vehicle adoption, and one man found that it represents...
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Elon Musk takes a dig at Apple, says Tesla won't 'bludgeon its competitors' by making its tech incompatible with other companies' products

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (left) and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Brendan Smialowski/AFP, Richard Drew/Associated Press Elon Musk said Tesla won't build a "walled garden" around its tech to "bludgeon" competitors. The "walled garden" describes Apple's close control over what tech is compatible with its devices. Musk also said Tesla uses less cobalt than Apple. Both have faced accusations of supply-chain child labor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk criticized Apple twice...
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The US Olympic team's logo only has 13 stars for a simple legal and logistical reason

Elsa/Getty Images Team USA uses a 13-star flag because 50 would create a mess on the uniforms. The 13-star flag is still an official flag, even the non-Betsy Ross version. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amid all the patriotic cheers for Team USA Olympians in Rio, some have questioned the patriotic accuracy of the logo for the U.S. Olympic Team. Specifically, many people are wondering why the logo only has 13 stars.The comments in social media circles have ranged from sim...
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US stocks trade mixed as Powell says economy is making progress

Jerome Powell Pool/ Getty Images US stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the economy is making progress towards it tapering standards.Despite the economic progress, Powell said the Fed is not yet ready to begin tapering its monthly bond purchases.Investors were also digesting earnings results from mega-cap tech companies like Apple, Alphabet, and Microsoft.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.US stocks were mixed on Wedne...
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1 in 4 Entrepreneurs Fail at Their Business Before Succeeding

1 in 4 entrepreneurs fail at least once before succeeding. It takes entrepreneurs an average of three years for their business to begin supporting them financially. These somewhat blunt statistics involving entrepreneurialism were the findings of a study by Skynova, a small business resource for creating professional invoices. Skynova surveyed 250 entrepreneurs to find out how much money it takes to launch a business, as well as the main challenges they face when getting a new venture up and ru...
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Elon Musk says he's planning to skip Tesla earnings calls going forward unless there's 'something really important' he needs to say

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Michele Tantussi/Reuters Elon Musk said during Tesla's Q2 earnings call that he won't be on every call going forward. He plans to join only if "there's something really important that I need to say," he said. Musk also said that doing podcast or YouTube interviews means he "can't do actual other work." See more stories on Insider's business page. We may be hearing from Elon Musk a lot less going forward. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said during the co...
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I'm a professional golf writer who has visited all the major courses - these are the best golf resorts in the US

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Destination Kohler Many of the country's best golf courses come with incredible hotels that share the grounds. Take advantage of top-notch golf alongside amenities like standout spas, pools, and gourmet dining. We compiled the best golf resorts where the room almost upstages the courses. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Many of the world's best golf courses are located in out-of-the-way or s...
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‘Is something around the corner?’ Small businesses reopen to new challenges

By Grace Gedye | CalMatters Patty Baird hasn’t taken a single day off in the past year. Cedar House Sport Hotel, her boutique hotel in Truckee, is experiencing a surge of reservations. Even weekday evenings are getting booked up by the work-from-anywhere contingent. Baird is grateful for the additional business, but she’s struggled to hire more staff, which has left her working 12- to 16-hour days. Difficulty hiring is just one of several issues Baird faces this summer as California’s economy re...
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PowerSite Pro Profile: A Miami Beach, Florida Single Property Website

We are excited to present this PowerSite Pro single property Website: Marketed by Sahlman Luxury Properties, of Keller Williams Realty, the Website highlights a rare opportunity to buy a large 2/2 with deeded boat slip for a 60 foot boat in Miami Beach. Using our new PowerSite Pro platform, the Website includes: lots of high definition photos a detailed description a property video office info a property map amenities list a bio including contact information. Sahlman...
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Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of anti-homelessness ordinance that would impact roughly 40,000 unhoused Angelenos

Echo Park Lake Thursday, March 25, 2021 in los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The LA City Council passed an ordinance that would prohibit homeless encampments in some areas of the city. The measure restricts "sitting, lying, or sleeping or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property in the public right-of-way." The measure passed Wednesday in a 13-2 vote, but LA Mayor Garcetti still has the power to veto it. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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A British ICU doctor described seeing her patients regret not getting vaccinated: 'You can see it dawn on them'

Paul Biris/Getty A British ICU doctor says the "vast majority" of her COVID-19 patients have been "completely unvaccinated." Samantha Batt-Rawden told The Guardian that many regret not getting the jab after they wind up hospitalized. "You can see it dawn on them that they potentially made the biggest mistake of their lives," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A British ICU doctor says the "vast majority" of COVID-19 patients she's treated were "completely unva...
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Activision Blizzard has lost nearly $8 billion in market value amid the growing fallout from a workplace discrimination lawsuit

FILE PHOTO: The Activision booth is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles Reuters Activision Blizzard has lost as much as $7.7 billion in market value since the company was sued by California for discrimination last Friday.Shares of Activision fell as much as 9% in Tuesday trades amid the ongoing fallout.2,600 employees of the video-game company have signed a letter criticizing the company's response to the lawsuit.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Th...
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10 things in tech: Apple's big earnings - Activision strike - Insta update

Roy Rochlin/WireImage/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Apple and Alphabet breeze past earnings estimates. Despite the global chip shortage, Apple's fiscal third-quarter earnings surpassed Wall Street expectations. Take a look at the key numbers. Alphabet, Google's parent company, also defied expectations. See those figures here. 2. Employees lambast "Call of Duty" maker over its response ...
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