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Biden's Labor Secretary insists April's weak jobs gain of 266,000 'is a good number'

Labor Sec. Marty Walsh. Scott Eisen / Stringer / Getty Images The April jobs report fell far short of the 1 million growth expectation, adding just 266,000 jobs. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said he still thinks that 266,000 "is a good number." He said expanded federal unemployment insurance is still needed despite calls to end the benefits early. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Friday jobs report was a major disappointment, as the US economy added just 266,000 jobs in ...
Tags: Labor, US, Trends, United States, Biden, Chamber of Commerce, Cnbc, Walsh, Marty Walsh, Juliana Kaplan, Ben Winck, Neal Bradley, Grace Kay, Ayelet Sheffey, Sec Marty Walsh Scott Eisen Stringer Getty


To buy time for a failing startup, recreate the engineering process

Jason Meller Contributor Share on Twitter Jason Meller is the founder and CEO of Kolide, an endpoint security solution for teams that value productivity, transparency and employee happiness. In non-aerobatic fixed-wing aviation, spins are an emergency. If you don’t have spin recovery training, you can easily make things worse, dramatically increasing your chances of crashing. Despite the life-and-death consequences, licensed ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Developer, Tech, United States, Fundraising, Startup Company, Kolide, Jason Meller, EC Column


Goldman Sachs announces a new crypto trading team in an internal memo

Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon. Reuters Goldman Sachs has informed employees of a new cryptocurrency trading desk, the bank confirmed. It is the first time the US bank has formally acknowledged involvement in crypto-trading. The crypto team will report to Goldman partner, Rajesh Venkataramani. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Goldman Sachs formally announced the launch of its newly-formed cryptocurrency trading desk to markets employees, according...
Tags: US, Trends, United States, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Financial Times, Cnbc, Citi, David Solomon, Digital Assets, Shalini Nagarajan, Things Before the Opening Bell Goldman Sachs, Rajesh Venkataramani Sign, CME BTC, Rajesh Venkataramani, Mathew McDermott Goldman


Afghanistan is being overrun by crystal meth as US begins withdrawal

An addict in central Herat in western Afghanistan. Aref Karimi for Insider As the US exits Afghanistan after 20 years, it is leaving behind a flourishing, violent trade in heroin and, increasingly, crystal meth. The Om weed, which contains the key ingredient for making meth, grows wild in Afghanistan's mountains. One in five Afghans are either involved in the drug trade, or addicted to drugs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Herat - For weeks, Afghan police had been st...
Tags: Europe, News, Drugs, Mexico, Meth, US, Trends, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Taliban, Kabul, Defence


Goldman Sachs announces a new crypto trading team in an internal memo, report says

Goldman Sachs CEO, David Solomon. Reuters Goldman Sachs has informed employees of a new cryptocurrency trading desk, CNBC reported. It is the first time the US bank has formally acknowledged involvement in crypto-trading. The crypto team will report to Goldman partner, Rajesh Venkataramani. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Goldman Sachs formally announced the launch of its newly-formed cryptocurrency trading desk to markets employees in an internal ...
Tags: US, Trends, United States, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Financial Times, Cnbc, Citi, David Solomon, Digital Assets, Shalini Nagarajan, Things Before the Opening Bell Goldman Sachs, Rajesh Venkataramani Sign, CME BTC, Rajesh Venkataramani, Mathew McDermott Goldman


Germany is not happy with Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, predicting 'severe complications'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Getty Biden's support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents has had a mixed reaction from EU countries. A spokesperson for the German government said it would cause "severe complications," per Bloomberg. Experts have said lifting vaccine patents may not be that effective in easing global shortages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany pushed back Thursday against President Joe Biden's support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vacci...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, News UK, European Commission, WTO, Vaccine, Biden


10 Things in Politics: Trumpworld questions McCarthy's future

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trump aides are casting doubt on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's prospects for House speakerThe Republican Party's push for voting restrictions may come back to bite itEXCLUSIVE: Maj. Gen. William Walker, the new House sergeant at arms, talks ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Nbc News, Alabama, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Gop, United States


The Biden administration resettled fewer than 300 refugees in April, pacing for an historic low this year

Faith leaders and members of human rights groups wearing a life vests symbolizing the life-saving program, march outside of the US Capitol on Oct. 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana The United States resettled just 271 refugees in April, according to new data from the State Department. The US has thus far resettled 2,334 refugees in the current fiscal year, an historic low. President Biden recently raised the admissions cap to 62,500, but warned he would not meet that goal....
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Refugees, State Department, Biden, Charles Davis, Resettlement, Yang, US State Department, Congress The White House


Cruise lines will have to mandate masks even by the pool and nix buffets for trial sailings without vaccine requirements, CDC says

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras ship. Carnival Cruise Line The CDC has unveiled the next two phases of its Conditional Sailing Order. The new phases detail how a cruise's "simulated" trail sailings should look. New requirements include masking up when poolside, and the potential ceasing of buffet services. See more stories on Insider's business page. On May 5, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on how cruise lines should go about trial v...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Cdc, US, Trends, Cruise, United States, Mask, Royal Caribbean, CSO, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cruise Industry, Brittany Chang, COVID-19, Operations Manual for Simulated, CSO Cruise


Mitch McConnell's alma mater rejects his views on the 1619 project and says they are 'quite troubling'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Sen. Mitch McConnell has rebuked the 1619 project and disagrees with it being taught in schools. McConnell's alma mater sharply criticized his comments on the 1619 project. The NYT's 1619 project aims to place "the consequences of slavery and the contributions ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Race, US, America, Trends, Racism, United States, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, US Senate


US Has Fewest Births Since 1979

The provisional number of births for the United States in 2020 was 3,605,201, down 4% from 2019. This was the lowest number of babies born since 1979. The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in 2020 was again... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: US, United States, Innovation, TFR


DHS secretary says Biden admin cannot guarantee permanent residency in US for families separated by Trump

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mayorkas discussed the Biden administration's plans for overhauling immigration policy. Drew Angerer/Getty Images DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas spoke to MSNBC about families separated by the Trump administration. He said that the administration cannot guarantee a path to permanent residency for reunited families. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, Immigration, US, Trends, Dhs, Family Separation, Speed, United States, Biden, Msnbc, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas


How cell phone data can help redesign cities

A treasure trove of mobility data from devices like smartphones has allowed the field of "city science" to blossom.I recently was part of team that compared mobility patterns in Brazilian and American cities.We found that, in many cities, low-income and high-income residents rarely travel to the same geographic locations. Such segregation has major implications for urban design. Almost 55 percent of the world's seven billion people live in cities. And unless the COVID-19 pandemic puts a serious...
Tags: Google, Big Data, Boston, Singapore, Atlanta, Smartphones, Cities, United States, Innovation, Brazil, Rochester, Demographics, Detroit, Bogota Colombia, Louisville Kentucky, Rochester New York


Child Tax Credit: Parents Will Soon Get A Monthly Check, But For How Much?

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Tags: Business, UK, News, Congress, Germany, Massachusetts, Canada, United States, Columbia University, Biden, Sam, Agi, Irs, Internal Revenue Service IRS, Child Tax Credit, The IRS


Tucker Carlson is attacking the COVID-19 vaccine again, baselessly claiming that thousands have died from taking the shot

Tucker Carlson talking about the COVID-19 vaccine on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Fox News Fox News host Tucker Carlson upped his anti-vaccine rhetoric on Wednesday night. Without any supporting evidence, Carlson claimed thousands have died from COVID-19 vaccines. "The actual number is almost certainly much higher than that - perhaps vastly higher," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in a segment of his ...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, California, Trends, Speed, United States, House, Fox News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Tucker Carlson, Kevin McCarthy, Carlson, Fox Nation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Diginex launches ESG reporting platform aimed at small businesses

As ESG reporting goes up the agenda for large companies, it’s also increasingly doing so for smaller companies as well. But right now, tracking things like your company’s CO2 emissions is mainly the preserve of large corporations. Now a startup hopes to address this. Diginex Solutions has a self-guided tool which claims to generate ESG reports six times faster than competitors and comes in at a relatively affordable $99 per month. The blockchain-enabled reporting tool also generates reports, giv...
Tags: Startups, TC, Singapore, Ceo, World, United States, Chile, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Environmentalism, ESG, Docusign, Diginex, Enablon, Diginex Solutions, US UK Luxembourg Hong Kong Singapore


Tucker Carlson is attacking COVID-19 vaccines again, making baseless claims about their safety

Tucker Carlson talking about COVID-19 vaccines on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Fox News The Fox News host Tucker Carlson upped his anti-vaccine rhetoric on Wednesday night. Without any supporting evidence, Carlson linked thousands of deaths to COVID-19 vaccines. "The actual number is almost certainly much higher than that - perhaps vastly higher," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in a segment of hi...
Tags: Politics, News, Media, Cdc, US, Trends, Speed, United States, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Johnson Johnson, Kevin McCarthy, Carlson, Fox Nation, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Caitlyn Jenner praises Donald Trump and says she's in favor of building 'the wall' in Sean Hannity interview

Caitlyn Jenner. Fox News Caitlyn Jenner announced her run for the California governorship late last month. She gave her first TV interview as a candidate to Sean Hannity on Fox News. During the interview, she praised Donald Trump for "disrupting" US politics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Caitlyn Jenner praised Donald Trump for "disrupting" American politics and said she aims to do the same if she is elected to office in her first major TV interview as a candidate for ...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, California, Washington, Mexico, US, Trends, United States, US politics, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Trump, Sean Hannity


If you were overpaid unemployment insurance, the Biden administration says you should be able to keep some

A person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The US Department of Labor issued guidance Wednesday that lets states waive recovery of unemployment insurance overpayments. "In many cases, individuals received payments for which they may not have been eligible through no fault of their own," the department's Suzi LeVine said. States that already collected repayments should give that money back, the...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, United States, States, Biden, Charles Davis, Stimulus, Cnbc, Levine, Suzi LeVine, Department of Labor, Arlington Virginia, US Department of Labor


Una Brands launches with $40M to roll up brands on multiple Asia-Pacific e-commerce platforms

Una Brands’ co-founders (from left to right): Tobias Heusch, Kiren Tanna and Kushal Patel. Una Brands Una Brands One of the biggest funding trends of the past year is companies that consolidate small e-commerce brands. Many of the most notable startups in the space, like Thrasio, Berlin Brands Group and , focus on consolidating Amazon Marketplace sellers. But the e-commerce landscape is more fragmented in the Asia-Pacific region, where sellers use platforms like Tokopedia, Lazada, Shopee, Rak...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, West, United States, Asia Pacific, Foodpanda, 500 Startups


With Washington Still Busy, Major Reverse Mortgage Movement Remains Unlikely

While signs of improvement and recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are starting to feature more prominently across the United States, federal politicians in Washington, D.C. are consumed with a raft of proposed legislation aimed at strengthening the post-pandemic recovery period along with competing ideas between the Democratic and Republican sides of the aisle in Congress. In addition, a surprising turn of events in November placed the House of Representatives, Senat...
Tags: Featured, Congress, Washington, Finance, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, Legislation, Joe Biden, United States, Hud, The White House, Kamala Harris, Arlington VA, Nashville Tenn


Covid 19 coronavirus: US backs waiving intellectual property rights on vaccines

The United States is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic.US trade representative Katherine Tai announced the Government's... [Author: [email protected]]
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The 6 best cat litter boxes in 2021, based on extensive testing

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A veterinary behaviorist and a cat behavior consultant told us what to look for in a litter box. We then tested 23 litter boxes, including disposable, hooded, top-entry, and self-cleaning boxes. Our top pick is the affordable Nature's Miracle Oval Hooded Litter Box, which can be used three ways. This article was medically reviewed by Karie Johnson, DVM, veterinarian and co-founder of VIP Vet Visit, a mobile vet service in the south suburbs of Chicago. Cats...
Tags: Reviews, Cats, Pets, San Francisco, Trends, Features, United States, Buying Guide, Animal Planet, University Of Georgia, San Francisco California, Sung, American Veterinary Medical Association, Sterilite, Elsey, Shoshi Parks


Should the US government force Facebook to host speech?

Lol no.This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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How 4 New Jersey pools turned into a startup that just raised $10M

As the oldest of 12 children, Bunim Laskin spent much of his teen years looking for ways to help keep his siblings entertained. Noticing that a neighbor’s pool was often empty, Laskin reached out to ask if his family could use her pool. To make it worth her while, he suggested that they could help cover her expenses for maintaining the pool. Soon after, five other families had made the same arrangement with her and the pool owner had six families covering 25% of her expenses. This meant that ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Renting, Entertainment, Australia, California, Cdc, Oregon, Funding, Sports, Startup, Tech, Ceo, Canada


From tulips to bitcoin to NFTs - here's how the act of speculation became a financial mania

Grimes Battle of the WarNymphs NFT on Nifty Gateway. Nifty Gateway University of Pittsburgh professor Gayle Rogers says financial speculation wasn't always seen as "mania." From NFTs to bitcoin, he says what's being called mania should really be considered financial speculation. He says using the term mania tells us "only a small and potentially misleading part of the story." See more stories on Insider's business page. In the late 1990s, America experienced a dot-com mania. In...
Tags: Opinion, America, Trends, Strategy, Bitcoin, United States, Philadelphia, Gamestop, Rush, Aristotle, Adam Smith, Nordic, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, NFT, Mackay


Dear Sophie: Can I transfer my H-1B to a startup I founded?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: What’s the latest on DACA? Dear Sophie: How can I get my...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, California, US, Tech, Diversity, United States, Silicon Valley, Lawyers, Santa Clara, H-1b Visa, Sophie, U S Department of Labor, Alcorn, NDA


The 10 best universities in the US, based on student experiences and outcomes, faculty research, and diversity

Harvard University ranks at the top of QS' list of the best US universities again. DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds just published the second annual list of the best US universities. The research firm used four kinds of metrics to develop an overall score for 352 universities. The following are the 10 US universities that ranked at the top of the 2021 QS ranking. See more stories on Insider's business page. 10. University of Pennsylvania f11photo/Getty...
Tags: Education, Stanford, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Mit, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Cambridge, Universities, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, University Of California Berkeley


Five Guys has opened its first ghost kitchen, which only cooks food for delivery, as digital demand continues

Workers prepare orders in a Five Guys restaurant in Kensington, London. Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images Five Guys has opened its first US ghost kitchen in Garland, Texas. There is no dining room and the location only cooks food for delivery. Many restaurant chains have pivoted to ghost kitchens as demand for takeout boomed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Guys has opened its first ghost kitchen in the United States, which doesn't have a dining r...
Tags: Food, New York, Restaurants, US, Trends, Spain, United States, Fast Food, Retail, Travis Kalanick, Takeout, Kroger, Garland, Garland Texas, Smashburger, Burger King Wendy


Less than 1% of US elected leaders are Asian American, despite making up more than 6% of the US population

In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Less than 1% of elected leadership in the US are members of the AAPI community. But AAPI individuals make up more th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Kamala Harris, Carter, Calif, Pacific Islanders



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