Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

Elderly Florida residents have dealt with long lines and wait times during the vaccine rollout. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Florida is offering COVID-19 vaccines to adults aged 65 and up, and it's not requiring proof of residency. Some part-time residents and well-connected people from out of state are flying south to get their shots. The governor discouraged vaccine tourism, but he said it's OK for out-of-staters who winter in Florida to get vaccinated. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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Meet the new influencer company working with top creators and models on OnlyFans

Unruly Agency/OnlyFans/Samantha Lee/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.Before we get started, I want to first introduce a new reporter on the business of influencers team, Mark Stenberg!You can reach Mark at [email protected] and on Twitter @MarkStenberg3. He will be covering all things related to the creator economy and new media models.Now onto t...
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Cut-price apparel retailer Primark predicts that store closures during COVID-19 will cost it $1.4 billion

David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images British fashion giant Primark's sales were down 30% year-on-year in the quarter, its parent company said. More than 75% of its stores are currently closed. Primark's total loss from store closures could reach £1.05 billion ($1.43 billion), it said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Store closures could cost British fast-fashion giant Primark £1.05 billion ($1.43 billion) in lost sales, parent company Associated British Foods (AB Food...
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From cutting all ties with Trump to pulling political donations, here's how corporate America has responded to the Capitol insurrection

The US Capitol during riots on January 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis During the US Capitol insurrection, businesses condemned the rioters. In the days after, they swapped words for concrete action. Some have cut off all political funding, others have severed ties with President Donald Trump. Here's how social-media giants, banks, retailers, and other firms have reacted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since rioters stormed the US Capitol on January 6 in a desperate bid to over...
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11 best home appliances and fixtures of CES 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. LG The 2021 CES tech show was completely virtual, but there were plenty of interesting new appliances for the home.  To address our new normal, there was an emphasis on bathroom and kitchen tech that keeps things clean and calm. Some of the products we're most interested to try out are LG's InstaView oven, Roborock's S7 mopping robot vacuum, and Kohler's spa-like bathtub.Visit Business Insider's ho...
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The best online deals happening now, including sales from Nintendo, Frontgate, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, with savings at Nintendo, Frontgate, and more. Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out Business Insider Coupons. The best deals available right now Joule Sous Vide...
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A growth stock is a company expected to rise faster than the overall market, offering bigger gains for investors who don't mind risk

Growth stocks offer larger gains than other stocks, so they're valued by investors seeking substantial appreciation in their portfolios. Caroline Purser/Getty Images Growth stocks are equities that outperform the market, their share prices increasing at a faster pace. Growth stocks are often companies in innovative fields. They have high earnings but don't pay dividends. Growth stock share prices can be inflated and swing sharply, especially with young, unproven firms. Visit Business ...
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Big Oil promises to put up a fight if Biden tries to restrict fossil-fuel development

Total, one of the world's largest oil companies, said Friday it would withdraw from the American Petroleum Institute. Reuters Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] know what was so hot? 2020. In fact, it tied with 2016 as the hottest year on record, accor...
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CES 2021: The 15 best new products revealed at the year's biggest tech conference

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sony CES 2021 is officially over, meaning it's time to decide which products were the best of the show.Our favorite products shown at CES 2021 include rollable phone displays from LG and TCL, a cleaning robot from Samsung, and probably the most technologically advanced face mask to date.Visit Insider Reviews' homepage for more stories and buying advice.With CES 2021's all-digital event having now c...
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Google's Alphabet has 22% upside and will be the top FANG stock in 2021, BofA says

Charles Platiau/Reuters Google's parent Alphabet is Bank of America's top FANG-stock pick for 2021. In a note published Thursday a group of BofA analysts said that Google has a more diversified advertiser base than its tech peers and it's cloud business will be a "significant growth driver" in the next two years. The strategists see the stock exploding 22% in the future to $2,150. It's currently hovering trading around $1,734. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Ope...
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How to watch 'WandaVision,' the first Disney Plus show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "WandaVision" is the first TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios The first two episodes of "WandaVision" are now available on Disney Plus, with new episodes premiering every Friday.In this nine-episode miniseries set after "Avengers: Endgame," Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany return as superheroes Wanda Maximoff and Vision.Marvel has been secretive about the plot, but "Wanda...
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Samsung is beating Apple to the punch by launching a new smart tag that can help you find lost items with your smartphone

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Samsung Samsung just announced a new Bluetooth tracker called Galaxy SmartTags alongside its new Galaxy S21 lineup during CES 2021.The tracker can be placed on items like key rings and wallets so that you can monitor their location in Samsung's SmartThings app.This product is quite similar to the current household name in Bluetooth trackers: Tile and its many variations.Apple is also rumored to be ...
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Forget about 'Animal Crossing' and the PlayStation 5: 2020's biggest sellers in gaming were 'Call of Duty' and the Nintendo Switch

Julian Stratenschulte / Picture Alliance via Getty Images In 2020, more people bought and played video games than in any year prior. Despite all the hype around "Cyberpunk 2077" and the PlayStation 5, two "Call of Duty" games dominated sales for the year — and Nintendo's Switch was the best-selling console. "Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War" and "Call of Duty Modern Warfare" took the top two sales spots for the year, followed by "Animal Crossing" and this year's "Madden" entry. Visit Busi...
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2 Virginia police officers were arrested after taking a selfie inside the Capitol during the insurrection

Officers Jacob Fracker (left) and Thomas Robertson (right) of the Rocky Mount Police Department in a selfie taken inside the Capitol. US Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia Two Rocky Mount, Virginia, police officers were arrested on Tuesday and charged in connection with last week's Capitol breach.  The criminal complaint included a picture of Jacob Fracker, 27, and Thomas Robertson, 49, posing in front of a statue inside the Capitol after it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob on January 6...
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The Trump administration blacklisted 9 more Chinese companies, including Xiaomi. It labeled the smartphone giant a 'Communist Chinese military company.'

China's president Xi Jinping and US president Donald Trump. Getty The Trump administration has added nine Chinese companies to a blacklist, including smartphone maker Xiaomi. The US Defense Department labeled the firms "communist Chinese military companies." Americans now cannot invest in them. Huawei, another smartphone giant, is already on the list.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Smartphone maker Xiaomi and eight other Chinese firms have been added to a Trump ad...
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35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
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SpaceX may launch and land its newest Starship rocket prototype on Monday. With any luck, it won't explode.

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks upward during a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket-ship prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is preparing to launch the latest prototype of its Starship spacecraft — a system that could one day carry humans to Mars. The new prototype, called serial No. 9 or SN9, is set to rocket tens of thousands of feet in the air, belly-flop toward the...
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I'm a mom influencer who earns up to $12,000 a month through paid sponsorships. Here's how I grew my income and following while caring for my son.

Manou Oeschger and her son Liam on his first birthday in September 2020. Manou Oeschger Manou Oeschger is a social media influencer based in Brentwood, California. When she had her son Liam in 2019, Oeschger pivoted from posting fashion content to sharing mom-related content on Instagram. Now, Oeschger does brand collaborations with baby-food, skin, and hair-care companies that can net her up to $12,000 a month. During the pandemic, she says she's averaging 20 sponsored posts a month and c...
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Europe and Canada are facing temporary hits to coronavirus vaccine supply while Pfizer renovates a Belgian plant to eventually produce more doses

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is renovating a key manufacturing plant for its coronavirus vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. This will delay shipments to Europe and Canada in late-January and early February. Pfizer is still aiming to produce 2 billion doses in 2021. Mass-production a key challenge facing the world's vaccination campaign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European countries and Canada will receive fewer doses of Pfizer...
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19 products and services we bought based on glowing reviews from our coworkers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Plenty of women on the Insider Reviews team have tried RTR Unlimited after reading rave reviews from teammates. Rent the Runway As a team of product reviewers, we collectively try a lot of new products. That means we can typically count on our teammates to have the best recommendations at the ready when we need to buy something new - whether it be a small impulse buy or a much more serious purchas...
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Lemonade drops 11% after notorious short-seller says the stock should trade 43% below current levels

Lemonade Lemonade stock fell as much as 11% on Thursday after a negative tweet from notorious short-seller Citron Research. The online-insurance platform has outpaced the market considerably since its July IPO with shares up more than 130%. Lemonade stock boasts a market cap in excess of $9 billion and trades at almost 100-times sales.  Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Lemonade's stock dropped as much as 11% on Thursday after Andrew Left's notoriou...
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With Trump hunkered down and time running out, Mike Pompeo has been 'laying landmines' for Joe Biden

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing in New Delhi, October 27, 2020. MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images In three days this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled several drastic changes to US foreign policy. Backlash to those policies was swift, with many criticizing them as further attempts to undercut the Biden administration and as an effort by Pompeo to burnish his own political credentials. "Pompeo is continuing with reckless, politicized foreign-policy decisions,...
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What is swatting? Here's what you need to know about the act of making false police reports with malicious intent, and how to protect yourself from it

You can safeguard yourself against swatters by enhancing your digital security. Kerkez/Getty Images Swatting is the act of calling the police on an innocent person with a false claim that the individual is an active shooter, kidnapper, or another type of hostile criminal. Livestreamers are a common target for swatting since it allows the person calling the police to see the results of their call immediately. Swatting is recognized as a federal crime in the United States.  If you find yours...
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What is web scraping? Here's what you need to know about the process of collecting automated data from websites, and its uses

Web scraping, the process of extracting data en masse from websites, has a variety of practical uses. Cavan Images/Getty Images Web scraping is the process of using automated software, like bots, to extract structured data from websites.  There are many applications for web scraping, including monitoring product retail prices, lead generation, and analyzing sentiment about products and companies on social media.  Here's a brief overview of web scraping, its applications, and how it works. ...
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The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'We Can Be Heroes' to 'Superbad'

"We Can Be Heroes" Netflix Robert Rodriguez's "We Can Be Heroes" was the most popular movie on Netflix this week.  Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix's daily top 10 lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Robert Rodriguez's "Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" sequel, "We Can Be Heroes," was Netflix's most popular movie this week after trailing beh...
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Trump wanted to join Parler and call himself 'Person X' before it shut down, according to the CEO of the social media app

Parler CEO John Matze (left) and President Donald Trump. Fox News, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump considered creating an account on Parler under the pseudonym "Person X," its CEO John Matze said Wednesday. Parler's web host Amazon Web Services (AWS) was aware of this since at least October, Matze claimed. The possibility of Trump joining Parler was part of the reason AWS cut ties with the network on Monday, sending it offline, Matze claimed. Visit Business Insider'...
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Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. S21 Plus vs. S21 Ultra: The key differences buyers should keep in mind

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Samsung No matter which new Galaxy S21 model you buy, you'll still get the same core Galaxy S21 experience. That means 8K video recording, at least a triple-lens camera system, and the utmost in performance. But some Galaxy S21 models might suit you better than others, and you'll want to make your decision based on what specs, features, and price appeal to you most. Galaxy S21 phones are available ...
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Spotify sinks 7% after Apple announces plans for podcasting subscription service

Reuters Spotify shares dropped as much as 7% on Friday after Apple announced it's in talks to start a new podcasting subscription service. The stock was already trading lower on Friday after it was downgraded to "sell" from "neutral" by Citigroup analysts in a note on Friday that warned the company's move to podcasts "may not be working." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Spotify shares tumbled as much as 7% on Friday after Apple announced it's in t...
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REI's January clearance sale can save you up to 50% on Patagonia, Columbia, REI Co-op, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. REI Now through January 18, REI is offering up to 50% off all clearance apparel and footwear from brands like Patagonia, Osprey, Columbia, and more.Historically, the best deals never last long - stock is limited. We've gathered some of the best deals from brands we trust below.REI is a one-stop-shop for outdoor adventurers. If you need anything for hiking, yoga, climbing, or cycling, REI will likel...
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Democratic congressman tests positive for COVID-19 one day after House speech supporting impeachment

U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat attends Governor Andrew Cuomo (not pictured) delivering remarks at Riverside Church during morning worship on the inequities in the Trump administration's vaccine distribution plan. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 one day after he spoke in favor of impeachment on the US House floor. Four Democratic members of Congress, including Espallait, and two spo...
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