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Alaska Airlines will acquire 13 more Boeing 737 Max planes despite misgivings from skeptical consumers about the safety of the plane

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 acquired in a merger with Virgin America. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines is acquiring 13 additional Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft in a deal that will also see the sale of 10 Airbus A320 jets.  The FAA ungrounded the Boeing 737 Max on November 18 following a 20-month evaluation that still has flyers saying they won't fly on it.  Alaska will grow its 737 Max 9 fleet to 45 aircraft with the new order from Air Lease Corporation. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Air Canada, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Hawaii, Ubs, Aviation


Michael Gove admits Brexit will cause disruption on UK roads, after border trials cause huge queues at Dover

Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images Michael Gove admits there'll be Brexit disruption at Britain's borders in January, telling logistics industry leaders on Wednesday that "not everything will be alright on the night." A french trial of post-Brexit border checks led to a five-mile queue of HGVs in Kent on Tuesday. Gove today warned of more chaos awaited at Britain's borders, telling industry leaders "there will inevitably be some disruption." Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, France, Trends, Eu, European Union, Britain, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, PAC, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Kent, Alex Chisholm, Dover


Russia is offering its experimental COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, but Putin won't take it until it's formally approved

Vladimir Putin attends the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia via video conference on Nov. 21, 2020. Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via The Associated Press Russia has been hailing its trial coronavirus vaccine for months, but the Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin won't take it yet. "The president cannot use an uncertified vaccine," Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said Wednesday. Russia gave "Sputnik V" emergency-use authorization on August 11 and has been giving it ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Trends, G20, Ap, Cnn, Healthcare, News UK, Moscow, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Kremlin, Times


Trump to join Rudy Giuliani at a hotel in Pennsylvania for a Republican hearing into baseless voter fraud claims

President Donald Trump Getty Trump is reportedly expected to join Rudy Giuliani at a hotel in Gettysburg on Wednesday for a Republican organised hearing into baseless voter fraud allegations in the state. Pennsylvania officially certified Biden's victory on Tuesday. The event is reportedly the first of several in battleground states designed to undermine Biden's victory. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump is reportedly set to travel to Pennsylvania on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Republican, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Gettysburg, Trump, Election 2020


Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are expanding their New Jersey estate after hostile signals from New York high society about their post-presidency life

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at a Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania in September 2020. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have drawn up plans to expand their property on President Trump's New Jersey golf course, The New York Times reported. The plans include extensions to their existing property, as well five new "cottages," a spa complex, and a "general store," according to the Times. It's not clear if the couple will base themselves there, as the question of th...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, New York Times, New Jersey, News UK, The Times, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair


Boris Johnson's plan to let families mix at Christmas is 'throwing fuel over the COVID fire' and will trigger new coronavirus wave, his scientific advisor warns

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson HENRY NICHOLLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The UK plan to relax coronavirus rules this Christmas will trigger a third wave of the virus and lead to more unnecessary deaths, a scientist advising Boris Johnson has warned. Professor Andrew Hayward on Tuesday night said the plan was like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire." "It's likely to lead to a third wave of infections, hospitals being overrun, and more unnecessary deaths," he said. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Christmas, Trends, Bbc, Getty Images, Boris Johnson, Hayward, Lancaster, BBC Newsnight, Adam Payne, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, Andrew Hayward, Brexit Insider


Biden issues Boris Johnson with new Brexit warning, saying the UK's border with Ireland must remain open

Joe Biden and Boris Johnson Getty President-elect Joe Biden has issued Boris Johnson with a further warning about his Brexit plans, saying wants to avoid the emergence of any border between Ireland and the United Kingdom. 'We want to make sure — we've worked too long to get Ireland worked out ... The idea of having a border north and south once again being closed is just not right, we've just got to keep the border open,' Biden said. Biden was echoing concerns from other senior Democrats t...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, European Commission, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Biden, Brexit


Obama vented his frustration at the Trump administration's handing of the pandemic to Stephen Colbert, saying don't 'undermine the leading epidemiologist' and call him an 'idiot'

Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a Biden-Harris drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2020. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images Without mentioning him by name, former President Barack Obama took jabs at President Donald Trump's handling of COVID-19 during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. Obama said that the US COVID-19 response could have done better by "preliminarily communicating effectively" and "respecting the science." The former president al...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Stephen Colbert, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Orlando Florida, Getty Images Without, Biden Harris, Coronavirus


A New Jersey congressman is seeking to disbar Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani after he touted election-related conspiracy theories

AP Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey, filed a complaint to the New York State judicial conduct body to revoke Giuliani's license, the congressman tweeted Tuesday. Pascrell also tweeted that he filed legal complaints in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania aimed at disbarring Giuliani and 22 other lawyers who managed lawsuits that challenged the 2020 election results. "The pattern of behavior by these individuals to effectuate Mr. Trump's sinister arson is a d...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Associated Press, Biden, Giuliani, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


Biden's team has made contact with Dr. Fauci, and the president-elect said he has been 'very, very helpful' in briefings with staff

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on July 30, 2020 in Washington DC. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has reached out to President-elect Joe Biden's transition staff, Bloomberg reported. "I haven't had a chance to speak to Dr. Fauci," Biden said Tuesday, but Fauci himself confirmed to CNN that he has been talking to the president-elect's staff. T...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, United States, Washington Dc, General Services Administration, Biden, Usa Today, Anthony Fauci, Charles Davis, Trump, GSA


NASA astronauts offer Thanksgiving messages from the space station

Just ahead of Thanksgiving, astronauts aboard the International Space Station have offered personal holiday messages to earthlings.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Space Station, Breaking Twitter, Crew-1


Sidelined by Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC officials say they can't wait to 'rebuild the agency' under the Biden administration

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are optimistic the Biden administration will allow them to rebuild and move forward on dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC w...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Celine Gounder, Joe Raedle Getty, Nancy Messonnier


Getting a negative coronavirus test isn't a free pass to gather with family for Thanksgiving

New Yorkers wait outside a CityMD urgent care clinic on November 18, 2020. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Many Americans are getting coronavirus tests ahead of Thanksgiving. But experts say the tests are not a free pass to gather indoors with others, since they only provide a snapshot of your infectiousness at one point in time. To truly gather safely, a period of isolation is required before a test, and there should be no exposure after, either. Otherwise, when seeing people outside your househ...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Science, News, Thanksgiving, Supreme Court, Cdc, White House, Trends, New Jersey, University Of Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Brooklyn New York, St Joseph s Hospital, Popescu


Change in media company leadership is in the air

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising, weekly edition, where I get into the big stories in media and advertising. Today's our last newsletter this week before we pause for the Thanksgiving weekend.If someone forwarded you this email, remember you can sign up here to get your own.This week: Media leadership changes are in the air, top startups to watch, and Netflix salaries. A broadcast of the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at The Abb...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Media, Washington Post, Cbs News, Advertising, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Netflix, Atlantic, The Atlantic, Donald Trump, Jeff Zucker


75% of every donation to Trump's 'election defense fund' could actually be spent by the president himself on things like paying family members or financing a 2024 bid

President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 24, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Despite losing the general election, President Donald Trump's campaign is seeking donations from voters. The Make America Great Again donation page says that 75% of every contribution is routed to Trump's newly-established leadership PAC, Save America. These funds could be used to finance the president's life after he leaves office or even...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, PAC, Paul ryan, Campaign, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Donations, Trump, CNN Trump, Common Cause


75% of every donation to Trump's leadership PAC could actually be spent by the president himself on things like paying family members or financing a 2024 bid

President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 24, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Despite losing the general election, President Donald Trump's campaign is seeking donations from voters. The Make America Great Again donation page says that 75% of every contribution is routed to Trump's newly-established leadership PAC, Save America. These funds could be used to finance the president's life after he leaves office or even...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, PAC, Paul ryan, Campaign, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Donations, Trump, CNN Trump, Common Cause


Fox News settled a lawsuit with Seth Rich's parents, who sued the network after it spread conspiracy theories about the Democratic staffer who was shot and killed in 2016

Mary Rich and her husband, Joel Rich hold a photo of their son in their home in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 11, 2017. Matt Miller for The Washington Post via Getty Images Fox News has settled a lawsuit brought by the parents of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed in July 2016. The network and several of its personalities floated the baseless conspiracy theory that Rich may have been murdered in retribution for sharing internal DNC emails with Wikileaks. Police...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, New York, News, Media, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Dnc, Trends, Fox, Washington Dc, Wheeler, Fox News, Wikileaks, Donald Trump


'Shameful': Progressives are angry Biden is considering a Cabinet post for Rahm Emanuel despite his handling of the police shooting of an unarmed Black teenager

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under consideration to serve in President-elect Joe Biden's administration as the Secretary of Transportation, according to a CNN report. Emanuel's handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting has upset a contingent of progressive Democratic lawmakers and threatens to halt any traction for the former Washington insider coming to work for Biden. As the furor grew, Crain's Chicago Busin...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, Abc, Washington, Police Misconduct, Senate, White House, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago


75% of every donation to Trump's 'election defense fund' could be spent by the president himself on things like paying family members or financing a 2024 bid

President Donald Trump on November 24. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Despite losing the general election, President Donald Trump's campaign is seeking donations from voters. The Make America Great Again Committee donation page says that 75% of every contribution is routed to Trump's newly established leadership PAC, Save America. These funds could be used to finance the president's life after he leaves office or even go toward a 2024 presidential bid.  "This money could easily — and legall...
Tags: Politics, News, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, PAC, Paul ryan, Biden, Campaign, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Donations, Trump, CNN Trump, Common Cause


Trump touted the stock market in a surprise news briefing and then left after only a minute

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence leave the stage after speaking to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 24, 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump only spoke for a minute at a surprise news conference on Tuesday. He arrived at the White House briefing room alongside Vice President Mike Pence, praised the stock market, commented on the coronavirus vaccine, and left without fielding questions from reporters. "...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Treasury, General Services Administration, Stocks, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, Biden, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, Trump, Mike Pence




Charles Koch doubles down on saying he 'screwed up' with partisanship, but he's still supporting a Republican in the Georgia runoffs

In this February 26, 2007 file photograph, Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, talks passion. Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Billionaire and GOP mega-donor Charles Koch has expressed regret for fueling partisanship for the second time in weeks. In a new interview with Axios, Koch said he "screwed up," doubling down down on his admission from his book that he helped partisanship go too far. Koch told Axios that he was "horrified" by some of what he was heari...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Georgia, Wealth, Conservatives, Joe Biden, David, Gop, Perdue, Tea Party, Kamala Harris, Charles Koch, Koch Industries, Koch, Mike Allen


Trump loyalist put in top Pentagon post after purge 2 weeks ago now leads transition to incoming Biden administration

Kashyap "Kash" Pramod Patel listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Pentagon has officially started the transition process, but there are questions about the man in charge. The senior defense official leading the Pentagon transition is Kash Patel, a man widely seen as a Trump loyalist who was installed at the Pentagon following a leadership purge earlier this month. Unlike his predecessor, who was perhaps more equipped to handle the transition p...
Tags: Politics, News, Russia, Defense, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Transition, General Services Administration, Pentagon, National Security Council, Chris Miller, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden's foreign policy will be 'day and night' from Trump's but he faces massive challenges, veteran diplomats warn

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel look at President Donald Trump during a family photo opportunity at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. Christian Hartmann/Reuters President-elect Joe Biden's approach to foreign policy will be a clear break from President Donald Trump's "America First" approach that's isolated the US globally. "There will be message control and discipline. You're not going to have daily, sometimes h...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Israel, US, America


Eminem appears to diss Mark Zuckerberg in hilarious, A.I.-generated deepfake

Eminem takes aim at Facebook's CEO and co-founder in an unusual new diss track. At least, that's how it appears on the surface.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Eminem, Ai, Deepfake, Gpt-3


Nearly the same amount of planes are in the air above North America ahead of Thanksgiving this year compared to last year. Here's what that looks like.

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320. Angel DiBilio.Shutterstock.com Millions of people are flying ahead of Thanksgiving this week, and Flightradar24, a live air travel tracker, shows what that looks like.  Although the airlines are seeing their busiest stretch yet since March, air travel is still at a fraction of last year's levels.  The US Centers for Disease Control is advising that people avoid Thanksgiving travel to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.  Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cdc, US, Trends, United States, Tsa, Airlines, North America, Holiday Travel, Transportation Security Administration, US Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19, Tim Levin, BITranspo


Elon Musk says Tesla is working on a battery that drives more than 600 miles — and hints at a new compact car for Europe

Elon Musk wears a protective mask as he arrives to attend a meeting with the leadership of the conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group, in Berlin, Germany September 2, 2020. Tobias Schwarz/Pool via REUTERS Tesla is developing a battery with 600 miles of range, Elon Musk said Tuesday. The CEO also hinted that Tesla may develop a smaller, compact car for European markets.  "I was driving around Berlin and in quite a bit of trouble finding a parking space where we could fit," he said. Visi...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Elon Musk, News, Germany, Berlin, US, Trends, Tesla, Ubs, Batteries, US environmental protection agency, Model X, Musk, CDU CSU, Reuters Tesla


'It's f---ed up': Campaign staffers who helped Biden get elected are grumbling that ex-Obama officials are snatching up White House jobs

Former vice president Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama at a canvass kickoff event on October 31, 2020 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images As President-elect Joe Biden picks people to fill spots in his White House starting next year, some of his campaign staff are growing worried that they might not get a job in the new administration, according to Politico.  "People are pissed," one Biden adviser told Politico. Members of Biden's campaign are upset at the nu...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Biden, Jen, Antony Blinken, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, White House Politico, Jennifer O Malley Dillon, Politico People


'It's f---ed up': Campaign staff who helped Biden get elected are grumbling that ex-Obama officials are snatching up White House jobs

Former vice president Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama at a canvass kickoff event on October 31, 2020 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Drew Angerer/Getty Images As President-elect Joe Biden picks people to fill spots in his White House starting next year, some of his campaign staff are growing worried that they might not get a job in the new administration, according to Politico.  "People are pissed," one Biden adviser told Politico. Members of Biden's campaign are upset at the nu...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Biden, Jen, Antony Blinken, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, White House Politico, Jennifer O Malley Dillon, Politico People


Amazon is teaming up with a government watchdog group to crack down on counterfeit products

A worker loads a truck with packages at an Amazon packaging center on November 28, 2019 in Brieselang, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Amazon said it is partnering with a watchdog group overseen by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to inspect suspected counterfeit products on its online marketplace. The project, dubbed Operation Fulfilled Action, is intended to combat Amazon's yearslong mission to prevent sellers from duping customers into buying knock-offs. The prevalence of counte...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, US, Trends, Nike, Bloomberg, Retail, Online Marketplaces, Business Insider, Tech Companies, Customs Enforcement, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tech Insider, Counterfeit Products, Katie Canales



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