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The best carry-on luggage in 2021, including hard-sided, soft-sided, lightweight, and aluminum options

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A durable and reliable carry-on suitcase is a must-have for any traveler. Hard-side vs. soft-side luggage and budget is a personal preference, so we've included options. Our top hard-side carry-on is from Samsonite and our top soft-side carry-on is from Travelpro. Waiting in a long line when running late for a flight, having to pay hefty baggage fees, and your shoulder hurting from carting around a heavy duffle bag are all hassles that make quality carry...
Tags: London, Trends, Chelsea, Tsa, Faa, Samsonite, TravelPro, Kenneth Cole, YKK, Rimowa, AmazonBasics, Briggs Riley, Holly Johnson, Arlo Skye, Monos, Hannah Freedman

What is Amazon Locker? How to use the free and convenient delivery pick-up system

Amazon Lockers look similar to traditional lockers. Matthew Horwood / Contributor/Getty Images Amazon Lockers are like self-service kiosks where you can pick up items you've purchased on Amazon. The Lockers are located in stores and pharmacies in more than 900 cities across the US. Amazon Lockers are physical lockers, so there are size limitations for packages. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If Amazon wasn't already one of the most convenient shopp...
Tags: Amazon, London, US, America, Trends, Amazon Prime, Online Shopping, Seattle New York City, Tech Insider, Amazon Lockers, Amazon Locker, Jessica Tyler, Meira Gebel, Amazon Locker Anyone, Amazon Locker on Amazon, Tech Reference

Conservative former minister hired by Singapore firm owning £500 million property empire leased to the UK government

Alun Cairns arrives in Downing Street in London on March 14, 2019. Getty EXCLUSIVE: Former Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns takes job with firm owning £500 million of UK government buildings. Cairns met with the firm while he was Secretary of State for Wales to discuss "investment opportunities." The opposition Labour Party accuse Cairns of using his position "to enrich himself". See more stories on Insider's business page. A Conservative Member of Parliament and former minister in the UK g...
Tags: UK, London, Wales, Singapore, Trends, Ministry Of Defence, Labour, Tory, Downing Street, Labour Party, Cairns, State, Dwp, EPC, Acoba, Department of Work and Pensions DWP

Global stocks tumble, gold slides after the Fed signaled it could hike rates sooner than expected

Getty Images / Xinhua News Agency Global stocks slid Thursday after the Fed signaled interest rates may rise earlier than seen. Gold sank as the US dollar gained strength on the back of the Fed forecast. Brent crude and WTI steadied as oil's recent rally slowed. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global stocks slid on Thursday morning, as gold prices sank and the dollar strengthened, after the Federal Reserve signaled a rise in US interest rates ...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, China, US, Trends, Frankfurt, Nato, Shanghai, Treasury, Deutsche Bank, Brent, Federal Reserve, Nasdaq, FOMC, Fed, Jim Reid

Global stocks tumble, gold slides after the Fed signalled it could hike rates sooner than expected

Getty Images / Xinhua News Agency Global stocks slid Thursday after the Fed signaled interest rates may rise earlier than seen. Gold sank as the US dollar gained strength on the back of the Fed forecast. Brent crude and WTI steadied as oil's recent rally slowed. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global stocks slid on Thursday morning, as gold prices sank and the dollar strengthened, after the Federal Reserve signaled a rise in US interest rates ...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, China, US, Trends, Frankfurt, Nato, Shanghai, Treasury, Deutsche Bank, Brent, Federal Reserve, Nasdaq, FOMC, Fed, Jim Reid

From permanent work-from-home models to full-scale returns, companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs are pursuing different office policies as restrictions ease

Spotify's work-from-anywhere program will promote flexibility and diversity, executives told Insider. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Companies including Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs have taken different stances on remote work. Many companies are embracing permanent remote models, while others insist on a return to the office. Insider also spoke to experts to discuss the future of the workplace. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As COVID restrictions ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, UK, England, London, Washington Post, US, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Jack Dorsey, Wall Street Journal, Jamie Dimon, Cnbc

Associates ‘Akin’ For A Raise No More, As Salary Increases Come To London

The firm shared the good news with associates in the U.S., London and Hong Kong offices earlier today.
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Akin Gump, Salary Increase, Unprecedented, 2021 Associate Salary Increase, U S London

Metal prices fall as China says it will release state stockpiles in effort to control a soaring commodities rally

REUTERS/Jayanta Dey Metals prices fell early on Wednesday before paring losses as China ramped up its efforts to rein in soaring commodity prices. The country said it will release state stockpiles of copper, aluminum, and zinc. The move could boost short-term supply and push down prices. Prices of most metals were trading higher Wednesday afternoon, but many, like Copper, have come down in the last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most metal prices in London and S...
Tags: London, China, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Beijing, Shanghai, Aluminum, Zinc, Emily Graffeo, Commodities Rally, Metals Prices, MI Exclusive, Commodities Prices, Copper Prices, China However China

Global shares stall as investors await inflation signals from the Fed, gold steadies after 3 days of losses

Traders work on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange Spencer Platt/Getty Images Global shares slowed their rally as investors looked towards the Fed for signals about inflation. Gold steadied on Wednesday after declining for three days and falling near month-long lows. Oil continued to march higher, boosting global energy prices and stocks. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global shares stalled on Wednesday as investors waited for the Federal ...
Tags: London, China, US, Trends, Bank Of England, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Federal Reserve, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Fed, Don, DailyFX, Hong Kong s Hang Seng, OANDA, Jeffrey Halley

The great Wall Street cloud war

Entrance into an office building on Wall Street Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:How top cloud providers are pitching themselves to Wall Street to win business. Matthew Rothman, deputy of quant strategies for Millennium, details the types of alt data producing alpha.How a star trader stood out by dominating a burger-eating contest early in her career. Join Insider on June 24 at 1 p.m...
Tags: Florida, London, Microsoft, California, New York City, Trends, Bank Of America, Barclays, Ibm, Accenture, Jamie Dimon, Citi, Jpmorgan, EMEA, Loeb, Wild West

Early-stage venture firm The Fund launches in Australia

The Fund Australia’s team (l to r): Elicia McDonald, Adrian Petersen, Georgia Vidler, Ed Taylor and Todd Deacon The Fund, the early-stage investment firm focused on pre-seed and seed startups, is going Down Under for its latest expansion. The Fund was founded in New York in 2018, before launching in Los Angeles, London, the Rockies and the Midwest, too. Co-founder Jenny Fielding, who is also managing director at Techstars New York, said The Fund decides on new areas for expansion based on dem...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, London, Australia, La, New York City, Tech, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Fund, Canva, Atlassian, Rockies, Early Stage, The Fund

10x, a UK fintech, raises $187M to build new services for old banks

As so-called neobanks continue to gain more traction in the market with their more modern takes on banking and other financial services, a startup that’s building technology to help incumbent players better compete is announcing a big round of funding. 10x Future Technologies, a London-based fintech that helps larger, established banks build both next-generation services as well as tools to help their older services work more efficiently, has raised $187 million. We understand from sources close...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Australia, Finance, Tech, Barclays, North America, Blackrock, Antony Jenkins, Jenkins, Westpac, 10x, Leon Pedersen, CPP Investments, Nationwide 10x

Uberall raises $115M, acquires MomentFeed to scale up its location marketing services

Location-based services may have had their day as a salient category for hot apps or innovative tech leveraging the arrival of smartphones, but that’s largely because they are now part of the unspoken fabric of how we interact with digital services every day: we rely on location specific information when we are on search engines, when we are using maps, or weather apps, or taking and posting photos and more. Still, there remain a lot of gaps in how location information links up with accurate inf...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Advertising Tech, Berlin, Funding, Tech, M&a, Tripadvisor, North America, Hedges, Los Angeles CA

Why does life flash before your eyes in a life-threatening scenario?

At the age of 16, when Tony Kofi was an apprentice builder living in Nottingham, he fell from the third story of a building. Time seemed to slow down massively, and he saw a complex series of images flash before his eyes. As he described it, “In my mind's eye I saw many, many things: children that I hadn't even had yet, friends that I had never seen but are now my friends. The thing that really stuck in my mind was playing an instrument". Then Tony landed on his head and lost consciousness. When...
Tags: Psychology, Death, UK, London, Time, Memory, Brain, Innovation, Nottingham, Mind, Einstein, Steve Taylor, Tony, Immanuel Kant, Gill Hicks, Carlo Rovelli

Global shares trade near record highs ahead of the Fed, inflation concerns ease as red-hot commodities cool

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Spencer Platt/Getty Images Global shares traded near record highs ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision. Inflation concerns cooled as commodities interrupted their rally and dipped on Tuesday morning. Oil rose to two-year highs as economies continue to reopen, driving up energy stocks in Europe. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global shares and futures traded near r...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, London, China, US, Trends, US Treasury, Federal Reserve, Nasdaq, Dax, Dow Jones, Fed, Shanghai Composite, Cmc Markets, ING

36 Father's Day gifts for the dad who loves to travel, from a personalized Dopp kit to a Disney+ subscription for in-flight entertainment

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Instagram/@staycourant A travel gift for Father's Day is a thoughtful idea for dads who are frequently on the road. Whether he travels for business or pleasure, we found travel gift ideas for dad to suit all budgets. Gifts range from useful items like comfy shoes and pillows to fun ideas like carry-on cocktail kits. For the dad who is often on the road, whether for business or pleasure, a travel gif...
Tags: Google, New York, London, Cdc, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Fox, Maine, Moscow, Graham, Bellroy, Tsa, Dad, Qi

Doctors in India are reporting COVID-19 patients with gangrene, hearing loss, and diarrhea - but there's not enough data to prove they're caused by the Delta variant

A woman is seen on oxygen support moments before she collapsed while waiting to get tested for Covid-19 infection, at MMG hospital, on April 21, 2021 in Ghaziabad, India. Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Doctors in India say COVID-19 patients have unusual symptoms that could be due to the Delta variant. They include gangrene and hearing loss. There aren't enough sequencing tests sent to labs to know if these are unique to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Telegraph, Pfizer, Symptoms, Delhi

China to G7 leaders: Days when world affairs are decided by a 'small group of countries are long gone'

G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but campaigners said firm cash promises were missing. Leon Neal/Pool via REUTERS China said that the times of a "small" group of countries deciding world decisions are "long gone," Reuters reported. The remarks came as G7 leaders met in London over the weekend. A spokesperson for the China embassy in ...
Tags: Politics, England, London, News, France, China, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Who, G7, Reuters, Group of Seven, COVID, Taylor Ardrey

Biden pushes G7 to get tough on China, calling out forced labor, human rights abuses, and 'non-market' practices

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a bilateral meeting on Saturday. Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung/Handout via Reuters President Biden urged G7 leaders to collectively rebuke China over forced labor. "And more than just speaking out, taking action," a senior US administration official said. Some G7 leaders with trade ties to Beijing expressed concern about calling out human-rights abuses. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden this ...
Tags: Japan, UK, London, Washington Post, White House, China, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Eu, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, Beijing, New York Times, Biden, Xinjiang

End of the line? How Brexit left Hull’s fishing industry facing extinction

The UK’s departure from the EU was supposed to reinvigorate our fishing industry. Instead, it has forced the country’s last distant-water trawler to sit idleAt 4am on 24 April 2019, 25 brass players, two percussionists and a conductor piled into a coach in Hull for a 200-mile drive to London. It was a Wednesday morning and it had been touch and go whether all of them would be able to get time off from their day jobs to make the trip. Seven hours later, they stood on the quayside at Greenwich, as...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Greenwich, Hull, Brexit, Anne, Kirkella, Fishing Industry

Goldman CEO David Solomon releases charity single called 'Learn to Love Me' as part of his electronic-dance side project

David Solomon performing as DJ D-Sol at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Casamigos Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon has released a new single, with proceeds going to charity. The single comes days before the company's expected return to the office. The bank chief, who sometimes uses the name "DJ D-Sol," posted the song on his Instagram account. See more stories on Insider's business page. David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, dropped a new s...
Tags: New York Post, London, US, Trends, David, Miami, Goldman Sachs, Times, Goldman, Solomon, Soloman, Fontainebleau Hotel, David Solomon, New York Times Dealbook, Craig Barritt Getty, Reed Alexander

I had the poshest afternoon tea at London's oldest hotel. Here's what it was like, and how the very English tradition has changed post-COVID

Agatha Christie's favourite seat at Brown's Kate Duffy I went to Brown's Hotel, the oldest and one of the fanciest hotels in London, for afternoon tea. Queen Victoria, Theodore Roosevelt, and Agatha Christie were among the big names who dined here. Afternoon tea has gone through some changes post-COVID. Here's how it's served differently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Brown's Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in London which has welcomed many ro...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, London, China, India, US, Trends, United States, Diana, Victoria, Agatha Christie, Churchill, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, Rudyard Kipling

Extra Crunch roundup: EU insurtech, 30 years of ‘Crossing the Chasm,’ embedded finance’s endgame

This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond: Alex Timm, CEO, Root Dan Preston, CEO, MetroMile Luca Bocchio, partner, Accel Florian Graillot, investor, Stephen Brittain, director and founder, Insurtech Gateway Several European-based insurtech startups entered unicorn territory this year, such as Bought By Many, which offers pet insuran...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, London, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Insurance, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, United States, Venture Capital, Tanzania, Mobility, Alan, Anna

Biden gifts UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a cycling enthusiast, an American-made bicycle during his first overseas trip

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson; President Joe Biden Rui Vieira - WPA Pool/Getty Images; JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden gifted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new bicycle and helmet. Johnson gave Biden a photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass. The exchange of gifts marked their first meeting on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden gave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new custom-made touring bicycle and helmet...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, White House, US, Trends, Leaders, Joe Biden, Gifts, United Kingdom, Cornwall, Philadelphia, Boris Johnson, State Department

What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, pictured on a visit to Hull last month. Getty Images President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet Queen Elizabeth II on their visit to the UK. Since 1951, the Queen has met with 11 US presidents and helped facilitate diplomatic relations. Here's what the queen's relationships and meetings with US presidents have been like. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are set to meet Queen Elizab...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Washington Post, Washington, France, Life, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden

Fresha raises $100M for its beauty and wellness booking platform and marketplace

Beauty and wellness businesses have come roaring back to life with the decline of Covid-19 restrictions, and a startup that’s built a platform that caters to the many needs of small enterprises in the industry today is announcing a big round of funding to grow with them. Fresha — a multipurpose commerce tool for independent wellness and beauty businesses such as hair, nail and skin salons, yoga instructors and more, based first and foremost around a completely free platform for those businesses ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Marketplace, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Atlantic, Beauty, Alibaba, Square, General Atlantic, Lightspeed Pos

London and Switzerland are seeking ways to dodge the global minimum tax Biden is pushing at the G7

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with US President Joe Biden at Carbis Bay Hotel on June 10, 2021, near St Ives, England. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images G7 finance ministers agreed a global corporate minimum tax of 15% at the UK summit on Saturday. The plan is aimed at tech giants, but some nations worry their financial districts will be hit. Switzerland is discussing how it will mitigate the tax and The City of London wants an exemption. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, London, US, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Ireland, News UK, Switzerland, Janet Yellen, Boris Johnson, US Treasury, Biden, City Of London

Top fintech bankers helping startups make deals and IPO

Afton Almaraz/Getty Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:We spoke to 12 top fintech bankers about where their teams sit within the bank and the trends they are most excited about in the space. How Jeff Sine built a career as a banker for corporate titans like Masayoshi Son and Rupert Murdoch. Credit Suisse loses yet another veteran credit trader, but nabs a top credit-trading exec from HSBC. Goldman Sachs and We...
Tags: London, California, Softbank, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Getty Images, Credit Suisse, Hsbc, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Rupert Murdoch, Morgan Stanley, Zurich, Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo

These 1,000 hexagons show how global wealth is distributed

On these maps, each hexagon represents one-thousandth of the world's economy.That makes it easy to compare the GDP of regions and nations across the globe.There are versions for nominal GDP and GDP adjusted for purchasing power. Shanghai's skyline at night. According to the GDP (PPP) map, China is the world's largest economy. But that oft-cited statistic says more about the problems of PPP as a yardstick than about the economic prominence of China per ...
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The best men's jeans in 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Dearborn Denim There are numerous denim brands, and trying to find your perfect pair of jeans isn't always easy. From looser fits to stretchy jeans to summer whites, we've found the best jeans to buy right now. Besides the various cuts, fades, and distressing, there are other considerations. We lay them out below. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Jeans have been functional workwear, rebell...
Tags: Reviews, Japan, London, Mexico, Trends, Features, Chicago, Canada, Egypt, Buying Guide, Men, Cambodia, North America, Levi, Denim, Jeans

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