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Is Free-Range Sushi Really Better Sushi? Avoiding the Pitfall of False Business Claims

By Paul Weber Living Essentials, maker of 5-Hour Energy, alleged its energy drink shot contained a synergistic combination of ingredients that made it superior to drinking coffee and that doctors recommended it. A Washington state court ruled these claims, among others, were misleading and ordered the maker to pay $4.3 million in penalties and fees. Lumos Labs, creators of Lumosity, claimed its brain-stimulating app would help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, though no research as proof was ever pre...
Tags: Advertising, Marketing & PR, False Advertising Claims


Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and 21 other tech moguls who never graduated college

College students accrued more than $1 trillion in debt last year pursuing higher education. However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree. Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been consistently shown that are bound to earn more t...


Hut. Hut. High! The NFL to Consider Marijuana as a Possible Pain Management Tool

America's most popular professional sport plans to research the medical buzz surrounding pot.
Tags: 9ebb706e-63cc-5ac0-a3b0-612662dc020d, Fox-business/markets, Fbn, Fbn/markets, Article, Motley Fool


These 8 Amazon shopping tricks will help you get the best deals possible (AMZN)

Amazon is the largest retailer on the planet and more than 100 million people worldwide have access to an Amazon Prime subscription. While Prime gives free shipping and plenty of other perks, there are other ways to save money when shopping on Amazon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For tens of millions of people, shopping on Amazon has become a regular part of their life. The online retailer is one of the most trusted brands in America and more than 100 million people wor...


Big Tech: "If the USA enforces antitrust laws against us, it means China will win!"

Mark Zuckerberg offered to let Chinese premier Xi Jinping name his firstborn (seriously), Apple purged the Chinese App Store of privacy tools at the request of the politburo; Google secretly built a censoring search-engine for use in China, but America's Big Tech companies are sounding the alarm that they will no longer be able to promote America's global dominance if any of the US Big Tech breakup plans are executed. Which is hilarious, because breaking up monopolies makes industries stron...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Business, Japan, Usa, News, Washington, China, US, America, United States, Xi Jinping, Standard Oil


DoorDash, now valued at $12.6B, shoots for the moon

More than five years ago, Sequoia partner Alfred Lin called Tony Xu, the founder of a small on-demand delivery startup called DoorDash, to say he was passing on the company’s seed round. This was, of course, before venture capital funding in food delivery startups had taken off. DoorDash, launched out of Xu’s Stanford graduate school dorm room, wasn’t worth Sequoia’s capital — yet. Today, venture capitalists are valuing the San Francisco-based company at a whopping $12.6 billion with a ...
Tags: Food, TC, Uber, Y Combinator, California, Finance, Stanford, Softbank, Funding, America, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Ceo, Companies, Canada


A SpaceX contractor risked disaster by forging safety inspectors' signatures for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket parts, US prosecutors say

A quality assurance engineer who worked for a SpaceX contractor falsified 38 inspection reports for critical flight parts, according to the US Department of Justice. James Smalley, who worked for PMI Industries, photocopied an inspector's signature then copied it onto inspection documents, DOJ prosecutors said. The parts that went through the falsified documentation had been meant for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy space launches, the DOJ said. Smalley allegedly justified his actions by saying that...
Tags: Spacex, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Fbi, Rochester, Doj, US Air Force, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, US Department of Justice, SpaceX Falcon, Tess, Rochester New York


Cyberattacks are the newest frontier of war and can strike harder than a natural disaster. Here's why the US could struggle to cope if it got hit.

A successful cyberattack on critical infrastructure could do as much damage as a natural disaster, bringing a whole country to a standstill. Nations have launched cyberattacks for years. But the world has yet to see a full-power, multipronged attack on a major developed state. Experts described in detail to Business Insider how a serious cyberattack could knock flat the systems that underpin all of our lives. The US — despite its strengths — is particularly vulnerable because so much infrastru...
Tags: UK, North Korea, Russia, US, America, Trends, Iran, Ukraine, Fbi, Darpa, Sony, San Diego, Pentagon, Department Of Homeland Security, Baltimore, Oslo


Cyber-attacks are the newest frontier of war, and can strike harder than a natural disaster. Here's why the US could struggle to cope if it got hit.

A successful cyber attack on critical infrastructure could do as much damage as a natural disaster, bringing a whole country to a standstill. Nations have launched cyber-attacks for years. But the world has yet to see a full-power, multi-pronged attack on a major developed state. Experts described in detail to Business Insider how a serious cyber attack could knock flat the systems which underpin all of our lives. The US — despite its strengths — is particularly vulnerable because so much infr...
Tags: UK, North Korea, Russia, US, America, Trends, Barcelona, Iran, Ukraine, Dhs, Fbi, Darpa, Sony, San Diego, Pentagon, Baltimore


Annual 'Dr. Beach' list names Oahu's Kailua best in America

In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands.
Tags: Finance, America, Article, Associated Press, Oahu, FBN, Kailua, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Caleb Jones, Aeab6877-ef0c-5494-9191-b7aba3f4333c


Maps show how CNN lost America to Fox News

Map details dramatic shift from CNN to Fox News over 10-year period Does it show the triumph of "fake news" — or, rather, its defeat? A closer look at the map's legend allows for more complex analyses Dramatic and misleading Over the course of no more than a decade, America has radically switched favorites when it comes to cable news networks. As this sequence of maps showing TMAs (Television Market Areas) suggests, CNN is out, Fox News is in.The maps are certainly dramatic, but also a bit misl...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Media, Internet, US, America, Journalism, Cnn, United States, Maine, Alaska, Innovation, Reddit, Nebraska, Fox News


PennSpring acquires Swing Kingdom and Atlas Molding

PennSpring Capital has acquired Swing Kingdom, a maker of vinyl playground equipment; and Atlas Molding, a plastic rotational molding company. No financial terms were disclosed. Thomas Nehilla of Barley Snyder LLP provided legal counsel to Swing Kingdom and Atlas Molding on the deal while K&L Gates LLP provided legal counsel to PennSpring Capital. PRESS RELEASE LANCASTER, Pa., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Swing Kingdom, the nation’s largest manufacturer of vinyl playground equipment, and Atlas Mo...
Tags: America, Trends, Amos, Parks Rec, Lancaster County, Lancaster Pennsylvania, K L Gates LLP, PE Deals, PennSpring Capital, PennSpring Capital PennSpring PennSpring, Lou Castelli, PennSpring, Industrial/Manufacturing, Swing Kingdom, Atlas Molding, Thomas Nehilla


Here's how much an iPhone XS costs in 25 different countries

Deutsche Bank released its annual " Mapping the World's Prices " report earlier this month. The bank analyzed how much the prices of an iPhone XS varies across the globe.  The popular smartphone costs the most in Brazil, Turkey, and Argentina. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're planning a trip to Rio next month, keep your phone safe — or it'll cost you. Deutsche Bank released its annual " Mapping the World's Prices " report, which breaks down cost differences...
Tags: Apple, Sweden, Greece, Mexico, France, Russia, India, Nigeria, US, America, Trends, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Austria, Egypt


How to change the mind of an anti-vaxxer

Talking to people who have experienced vaccine-preventable diseases changes minds. Seventy percent of Brigham Young University students shifted their vaccine-hesitant stance. This research arrives during a year in which 880 measles cases have been identified in America. None There is no greater teacher than experience — or the experience of others, it turns out. Educating the anti-vaxx population has proven to be challenging, yet a new intervention conducted by researchers at Brigham Young Univ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, New York, Biology, Germany, Religion, America, Public Health, New York Times, Innovation, Vaccines, BYU, Derek, Poole, Brigham Young University, Provo Utah


Technology and parenting: addressing the friction

Raising children has always been tough work. Whether in ancient Greece or modern America, there have always been distinct cultural challenges that come with parenting. Each generation of parents must deal with a new set of issues. It just so happens that one of today’s biggest issues is the ubiquitous and addictive nature of technology. Children and Technology: A Peek Behind the Numbers According to a study from Common Sense Media on the use of technology by children under the age of eight, 98 p...
Tags: Startups, Greece, America, Podium


Huawei’s CEO says he admires Apple and buys his family iPhones when they are not in China

In an interview with Chinese state TV this week, Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei admitted to buying Apple iPhones. Ren was addressing calls for an Apple boycott in China after Huawei was blacklisted by the US, according to The South China Morning Post. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in December, was carrying a stash of Apple products at the time she was detained. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As America wages war on his company, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Porsche, MacBook Air, Huawei, Trump, Ren, Huawei Mate, China US


Huawei's torment in the US could be about to backfire, dealing a stinging blow to Apple

The Trump administration's decision to blacklist Chinese tech firm Huawei could have an unintended victim: Apple. Chinese citizens are calling for an Apple boycott on social media, which could represent a threat to Apple's already fragile iPhone sales in the country. UBS warned that the moves against Huawei are "a risk for Apple and the supply chain." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Huawei has had tortuous few days after being blacklisted in the US. But now people are worr...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, US, America, Trends, United States, Tim Cook, Ubs, Donald Trump, Huawei, Weibo, Trump, South China Morning Post, Global Times, Hu


New Data Suggests Small Businesses Are Winners in USMCA Deal

When President Trump got America out of NAFTA and into the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) many small businesses expected to benefit from the windfall of the new deal. And according to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the agreement will have a positive and overarching impact on the economy. The USITC report (PDF) titled, “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and Specific Industry Sectors” looks to determine how the agreement will...
Tags: Congress, Mexico, Sales, America, Economy, Canada, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Nafta, United States Mexico, U S Congress, Nieto, Enrique, Kerrigan, USITC


A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

At just 26, Waiz Rahim is supposed to be involved in the family business, having returned home in 2016 with an engineering degree from the University of Southern California. Instead, the young entrepreneur is plotting to build the Amazon of Bangladesh. Deligram, Rahim’s vision of what e-commerce looks like in Bangladesh, a country of nearly 180 million, is making progress, having taken inspiration from a range of established tech giants worldwide, including Amazon, Alibaba and Go-Jek in Indon...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Uber, Asia, Microsoft, Electronics, Indonesia, California, China, Singapore, India, America, Tech


10 Immigration Tips for Love-Struck Tech Workers

Xiao Wang & Anjana Prasad Contributor Anjana Prasad is senior advisor of immigration law and Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. Even techies might agree that server rooms aren’t the most romantic places to fall in love — but it happens. And with foreign-born workers making up n...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Marriage, Relationships, Government, Immigration, America, Tech, Policy, Personal, Silicon Valley, Romantic, H-1b Visa, H-1B, Xiao Wang


Zebra Technologies intends to acquire VC-backed Profitect

Zebra Technologies intends to buy Profitect Inc, a provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods industries. No financial terms were disclosed. Profitect is backed by Cedar Fund, Benhamou Global Ventures, Grayhawk Capital and Vertical Venture Partners. PRESS RELEASE LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. & BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to ga...
Tags: America, Trends, M&a, Securities And Exchange Commission, Forbes, Savanna, Linkedin Twitter, Business Services, Zebra, CPG, Zebra Technologies, Anders Gustafsson, Zebra Ventures, ZBRA, Profitect Inc, LINCOLNSHIRE Ill BURLINGTON


Raisin rides into the U.S. with its savings and investment marketplace

Raisin, the pan-European fintech marketplace for savings and investment products, is headed to the U.S., announcing plans to roll out a similar offering across the pond. The German company, which is backed by the likes of PayPal, Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Thrive Capital, wants to bring greater competition and easier savings and deposit account opening to U.S. customers. The deposits market in the U.S. is said to be $12.7 trillion, and yet Raisin claims most Americans could be getting...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Germany, America, Tech, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Wealthfront, U S Federal Reserve, Knodel, Raisin, MHB Bank, Paul Knodel, Europe Raisin


Inside Amazon's battle to kill an unprecedented shareholder revolt over facial recognition

Amazon shareholders will stage an unprecedented vote on Wednesday on whether to stop the company from selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies. Activist shareholders are concerned that the technology, known as Rekognition, will be used for surveillance and has been found to produce inaccurate results. Amazon tried to kill the vote in an unusual legal battle, during which it has trash talked the commercial potential of Rekognition and said customers are to blame if the t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Congress, Washington Post, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Aclu, SEC, Harry, Catholic, Sky News, Connor, Jeff Bezos


I drove a $48,000 Jeep Wrangler to see if this off-road warrior could live up to its legendary SUV reputation — here's the verdict (FCAU)

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is a serious off-roading machine. But can the trail warrior handle everyday life? The answer is that the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon isn't interested in everyday life if there are trails to conquer — and if that's your thing, you'll be happy to spend $48,000 on the vehicle. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I've honestly never understood the appeal of the Jeep Wrangler (and before that, the Jeep CJ) to most people. Sure, the rugged, bare-bones vehicl...
Tags: Facebook, California, US, America, Trends, Italy, Fca, Toyota, Hitler, Alicia Silverstone, Don, Toledo Ohio, Rubicon, Uconnect, Chevy Silverado, Wrangler Rubicon


Perfectionism is on the rise – and we're all paying the cost

A study of 41,641 college students shows that perfectionism is increasing year after year.Along with perfectionist tendencies, researchers noted a symmetrical rise in anxiety, depression, and suicide. The study looks not at parental influence, but at neoliberal policies that have fostered a cult of individualism. None Should we really be surprised by a study entitled, "Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time?" Though written in 2017, this research from Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill was recently...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, UK, Suicide, Failure, Happiness, America, Depression, Innovation, Derek, Hill, Curran, Thomas Curran, Andrew P Hill, American Psychological Association Though


Federal Housing Commissioner Speaks to Realtors®, Outlines Department’s Housing Priorities

Brian Montgomery touches on condominium rule, efforts to address affordable housing shortages Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2019 (nar.realtor) Representatives from the National Association of Realtors® traveled to the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week to hear from administration officials regarding a host of regulatory issues impacting the housing industry. HUD Acting Deputy Secretary and Federal Housing Commissioner Brian Montgomery addressed the group as 11,000 NAR members ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, Hud, Montgomery, FHA, NAR, Office of Management and Budget, National Association of Realtors, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Real Estate News, Brian Montgomery, FHA VA, Tracy Kasper


Pivotal Acquisition to buy KLDiscovery

Pivotal Acquisition Corp, a blank check company, said May 20 that it agreed to buy KLDiscovery. The Wall Street Journal valued the deal at $344.5 million. KLDiscovery, an electronic discovery and data recovery services provider, is backed by Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth. Carlyle and Revolution will retain and roll over their shares, which are subject to a lockup period alongside Pivotal founders. PRESS RELEASE Pivotal Acquisition Corp. to Merge with KLDiscovery in a Transaction That Resul...
Tags: America, Trends, Tech, General Motors, United States, M&a, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Pivotal, Nyse, Board, Company, Carlyle Group


Entrepreneurship Lessons From 5 Celebrity CEOs

It seems like nowadays celebrities get covered in the media from a “business” perspective almost as much as they get talked about for their actual creative work or sports accomplishments. America is a country that values and admires success at the highest levels. We are fascinated by people who can perform at a world-class level in the most competitive human endeavors—and there are lots of crossovers between the worlds of sports, music, and pop culture and the world of business. Many of the most...
Tags: Jay-z, Sales, America, Los Angeles, Michael Jordan, Madonna, Miami, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Warren Buffett, Lebron James, Cleveland, Steven Spielberg, Dr. Dre, Schindler, Dre


'There will be conflict': US underestimates our strength, says Huawei founder

Ren Zhengfei says firm is fully prepared to face US bans and that 5G plans will be unaffectedThe founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has said the US “underestimates” the telecom giant’s strength, and that conflict with America was inevitable in the quest to “stand on top of the world”.Ren, speaking after Donald Trump declared a national emergency aimed at thwarting Huawei’s global 5G ambitions, told Chinese media: “The current practice of US politicians underestimates our strength. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Technology, China, US, America, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Huawei, Ren, Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Ren Zhengfei


'There will be conflict': Huawei founder says US underestimates company's strength

Founder Ren Zhengfei says 5G plans will be unaffected and suggests US leaders have miscalculatedThe founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has said the US “underestimates” the telecom giant’s strength, and that conflict with America was inevitable in the quest to “stand on top of the world”.Ren, speaking after Donald Trump declared a national emergency aimed at thwarting Huawei’s global 5G ambitions, told Chinese media: “The current practice of US politicians underestimates our strength. Continue read...
Tags: Business, Technology, China, US, America, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Huawei, Ren, Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Ren Zhengfei



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