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Daylight-saving time ends this weekend in the US. It's one of the world's stupidest rituals.

Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Daylight-saving time ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. in the US. Clocks will move back one hour. In the US, the policy started in the early 1900s as a way to cut energy use. But many Americans think it's no longer worth the hassle, and some states are trying to do away with the practice. Research suggests changing the clocks can increase health risks and accidents in the days after daylight-saving time starts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Congress, California, New York City, US, America, Trends, Research, European Union, Indiana, Nasa, Analysis, Chicago, Hawaii


Pending-home sales take 2.2% hit

The National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index dropped 2.2 percent, to 130, in September after four consecutive months of contract activity growth.
Tags: Work From Home, Data, Analysis, Radio, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Select, Quarantine, Pending Home Sales, National Association of Realtors (NAR, Coronavirus Pandemic, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun, Nar Pending Home Sales Index, Low Interest Rates


Beyond the headlines: Housing continues to break records

Looking for a little clarity on this week's news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses home sales across the U.S. and concerns over the unsustainable pace of price growth.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Data, Analysis, Radio, Columns, Windermere Real Estate, Markets & Economy, Select, Home Sales, Existing-Home Sales, New Housing, Matthew Gardner, Builder Confidence, COVID-19, Tight Supply


Vacant zombie properties continue to decline amid foreclosure moratorium

In the fourth quarter of 2020, properties in the process of foreclosure decreased 7.3 percent from the previous quarter while the number of properties sitting empty declined 4.4 percent.
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Mississippi, Maryland, Colorado, California, Kentucky, San Francisco, Georgia, Data, Indiana, Analysis, Radio, Missouri, Idaho


Facebook, Twitter and YouTube's business models could get crushed if a law called Section 230 gets repealed. Trump and Congress are rushing to do exactly that.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Section 230 — a federal law that shields social media companies from liabilities that would otherwise reshape or crush their businesses — is closer than ever to being repealed or rewritten.  The law protects social media companies from being held liable for the content of users' posts. Proponents argue it enables open forums on the internet to exist. But critics of the law say it doesn't adequately hold social media comp...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Federal Communications Commission, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey


The Supreme Court's decision on Wisconsin's ballot receipt deadline hints at how they could rule on other key 2020 election issues

Workers prepare for a memorial service for late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US Supreme Court on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on September 23 and September 24, 2020, before lying in state Friday at the US Capitol, both institutions announced. The late justice, whose death at age 87 has given President Donald Trump a rare chance to cement a conservative majority on the court, will be buried next week i...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, Court, US, Trends, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, US Senate, Npr, States, Circuit, North Carolina


A year of relocation: Where luxury buyers moved in 2020

A new report from Coldwell Banker sheds light on where the wealthy moved this year, why they relocated and what they're looking for in a home.
Tags: Privacy, Lifestyle, Remote Work, Data, Analysis, Radio, Luxury, Westfield, Hamptons, Aspen, Fredericksburg, Brentwood, Winnetka, Truckee, Boca Raton, Coldwell Banker


A timeline of Trump's statements about the coronavirus, juxtaposed with new cases throughout the pandemic

President Donald Trump looks on as Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks. AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Trump has made contradictory and false statements about the coronavirus pandemic since January. The chart below provides a timeline of some of Trump's statements, juxtaposed with daily rates of new COVID-19 cases in the US.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US is seeing its biggest-ever surge of coronavirus cases. On Friday, the country recorded 83,128 new cases, breaking the...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Analysis, New Hampshire, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Bob Woodward, South Lawn, Alex Brandon, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Kavanaugh opinion on ballot deadlines hints at how US Supreme Court might restrict vote-counting in Trump-Biden election

The US Supreme Court on September 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 to uphold an appeals court decision requiring mail ballots in the key battleground state of Wisconsin to be received by the time the polls close on Election Day. Justice Kavanaugh's concurrence drew concern because he argued states shouldn't allow ballots to arrive after Election Day.  He also wrote that "States also want to be able to definitively announce the re...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Npr, States, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Vermont, US supreme court


Vote in person if you're young and healthy — it's relatively safe, and your vote is more likely to count

Heather King in line at State Farm Arena, Georgia's largest early-voting location, to cast her ballot on October 12 in Atlanta. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images More than 66 million Americans have already voted in this year's general election. Mail-in ballots are more likely to be rejected than ballots cast in person. The chances of contracting the coronavirus from voting in person are low, so if you're young and healthy, consider voting in person. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Health, Florida, Politics, Elections, Texas, Science, Voting, California, Massachusetts, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Philadelphia


More Americans are being infected with the coronavirus than at any time during the pandemic, but people are too tired to care

The US has entered the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Kiyoshi Hijiki/Getty Images The US recorded 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday and again on Saturday — the highest daily totals since the beginning of the pandemic. But experts say people are experiencing "pandemic fatigue" where they are taking more risks as they grow impatient over a long lost sense of normalcy. At the same time, "mixed messages" from government officials and leaders who are "downplaying the danger" have ...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Science, News, Sweden, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, New Zealand, Houston, Smith, Anthony Fauci, Trump


Multitudes of Americans considering leaving US after election

Redfin found that 16 percent of Americans would consider leaving the U.S. if their preferred presidential candidate loses in November. That's up from just 9 percent four years ago
Tags: Politics, Voting, US, Joe Biden, Analysis, Radio, Election, Donald Trump, Redfin, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Pandemic, Election Day, Daryl Fairweather, Coronavirus, COVID


Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs’ performance at the 2020 NHL Draft

The Toronto Maple Leafs did well at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. I’m not here to tell you that all 12 of their picks are bound to be NHL stars, but I liked each of their first seven picks, something I certainly can’t say the same about many other teams. I’ll touch on the Rodion […] The post Evaluating the Toronto Maple Leafs’ performance at the 2020 NHL Draft appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.
Tags: Sport, Analysis, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Leafs Prospects


Joe Biden is doubling down on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite the economic downturn. It could bump paychecks for over 27 million workers.

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Biden is pushing ahead with raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour even as the downturn takes a toll on small businesses. The Biden campaign hasn't laid out a timeline to implement it, and it did not respond whether it supported a House bill that would raise it to that level by 2025. Congress last raised the federal minimum wage in 2009. It's the longest stretch without a wage hike in US history. Republicans oppose it, arguing it hurts employers an...
Tags: Politics, Jobs, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Alabama, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Economy


The one good thing in 2020 was suddenly cheap rent in Manhattan and San Francisco — but the bill could be up for cities soon

Over 100,000 Manhattan residents left amid the pandemic — five times the city's loss in a typical year. Grant Faint/Getty Images Rents in both Manhattan and San Francisco, the two most expensive cities in the US, have been plummeting amid the pandemic. It's a sign of mass outbound migration. Tens of thousands of residents have left cities for greener pastures, with "no incentive to return," according to Miller Samuel's CEO. This trend has been happening for years, according to experts....
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Housing, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, Analysis, Chicago, Usps, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Dallas, Goldman Sachs


Apple's new MagSafe charger could be the next step toward a wireless future for the iPhone

Apple's MagSafe wireless charger connected to an iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple unveiled a new wireless MagSafe charger that magnetically snaps to the back of the iPhone when introducing the iPhone 12. Apple is also launching wallets and cases that snap onto the iPhone seamlessly, and third-party accessory makers will be launching similar products as well. It's another sign that Apple is looking to wireless accessories as a key selling point for its iPhone ecosystem, m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Motorola, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Analysis, Lightning, Apple Watch, Polaroid, Alexa, Wireless Charging, Phil Schiller, Magsafe, Ming Chi Kuo, Otterbox


Boris Johnson's Conservatives are abandoning Trump in anticipation of a Biden victory

Business Insider Getty With less than two weeks until the election, one of Trump's closest allies is preparing for him to be booted out of office.Boris Johnson has enjoyed a strong working relationship with President Trump since becoming the UK's prime minister last year.The pair have repeatedly lavished praise on one another, with Trump endorsing Johnson in the UK's 2019 general election, describing him as a "fantastic man" and "the exact right guy for the times." Trump was also...
Tags: Politics, UK, New York, Washington, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Eu, Reagan, Conservative, European Union


No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines


Apple's iPhone 12 is here, but 5G still needs to catch up

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the 5G iPhone 12 earlier this week. Apple Apple's iPhone 12, which launches on Friday, marks the company's first smartphones to come with 5G. While it's an important step for the iPhone, 5G support alone isn't enough of a reason to upgrade. The fastest 5G networks operate at a short range and are only found in very limited areas around the US. But bringing 5G to the iPhone 12 ensures that the phone will remain relevant in the future as 5G networks develop over t...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Cook, Instagram, Washington, US, Samsung, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Indianapolis, Smartphones, Analysis, United States, Tim Cook, Smith


Quibi's content failed to hook viewers and convince them to pay. Insiders said Jeffrey Katzenberg had close control of many programming decisions.

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Quibi, the mobile-video startup that raised $1.75 billion from backers like Alibaba Group, JPMorgan Chase, and Disney, is folding six months after debuting its subscription service. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-founded startup said in a statement that its demise was likely caused by a combination of an idea that wasn't strong enough and poor timing. But Quibi's failure ultimately comes back to a slate of content that did not break throu...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Analysis, Dreamworks, Streaming, Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chrissy Teigen, Streaming Video, Cnbc, Kroger, Kung Fu Panda, Chrissy


The '60 Minutes' interview is embarrassing for Trump, but much like the Zelensky call he's in complete denial

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, October 21, 2020. Tom Brenner/Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday released an uncut video of a recent interview with "60 Minutes" that he abruptly walked out of. Trump's decision to share the video seems to stem from the belief that the footage would would portray him in a positive light. But this move is reminiscent of the White House releasing the damning summary of his infamous July 2019 phone call with Uk...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Cbs News, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, House, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act


Obama said politics will be less exhausting if Biden wins, and it's a compelling closing pitch to voters

Former President Barack Obama waves while wearing a "Vote" mask as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee and his former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Former President Barack Obama's closing pitch to voters is that life won't be so "exhausting" if they elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. It's a compelling message amid a pandemic and economic crisis, and after four years of constant chaos under Tr...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Senate, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Analysis, Gop, House, Philadelphia, University Of Chicago, Biden


Turkey's Erdogan has been humiliating Putin all year — here's how he did it

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, in March 2020. Reuters Turkey is currently backing Azerbaijan's fight against Russia-backed Armenia over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region. Over the past year Turkey has also involved itself in proxy conflicts against Russia in Syria and Libya. A NATO military analyst told Insider that Turkey's boldness in joining proxy fights actually comes from President Erdogan simply acting like Russian...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Turkey, Syria, Ukraine, Ap, Analysis, West, Egypt, Nato, Middle East


The new GMC Hummer EV is aimed directly at the heart of traditional, gas-guzzling pickup truck buyers

2022 GMC Hummer EV. GMC The new Hummer EV looks like and is sized similarly to the original Hummers from the 2000s, which is a good thing. It is the halo car that will hopefully convince truck buyers and owners that EVs are cool. GM has built good electrified vehicles before, like the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Bolt EV, but neither are "cool" like the Hummer EV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hummer is back like the Great Recession never happened. Sort of.On Tuesday n...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Analysis, United States, Gm, Autos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vox, EVs, Pickup Trucks, Volt, Gmc, Schwarzenegger


SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk's plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn't without big snags.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has called Starlink user terminals, which are designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of orbiting satellites, "UFOs on a stick." Ashish Sharma/SpaceX SpaceX has rocketed 835 Starlink satellites into orbit to build a high-speed internet service. Elon Musk, the company's founder, says Starlink will soon open for a public beta, followed by paid US service shortly thereafter. Early results are promising, with high speeds and low latencies. SpaceX even gave Star...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, Cloud Computing, Azure, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Spain, Earth, Analysis, Canada


Home price gains continue to climb in third quarter

A new report from Attom Data Solutions found that 77 percent of metros analyzed posted double-digit annual home price gains and 86 percent saw profit margins increase.
Tags: San Francisco, Data, Indianapolis, Analysis, Radio, Chico, Salem, Miami, San Jose, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Fort Collins, Seattle, St. Louis, Detroit, Columbus


Tesla is reporting earnings this week — here's why analysts predict the automaker will close in on its first-ever annual profit

Elon Musk dances outside Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory. Reuters Tesla reports third-quarter earnings on Wednesday after the markets close. Analysts expect a fifth consecutive profitable quarter for a carmaker that's now the world's most valuable, and that's closing in on its first-ever annual profit. Tesla's China business has helped it to rapidly recover from the coronavirus shutdowns that rocked the auto industry earlier this year. Tesla's new China factory is the cornerstone of its f...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, China, Germany, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Earth, Analysis, Auto Industry, Shanghai, Earnings, Electric Cars, Matthew DeBord


Why the US Supreme Court letting Pennsylvania's extended ballot deadline stand is one of its most important decisions this year

A voter casts his early voting ballot at drop box outside of City Hall on October 17, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images The US Supreme Court denied a challenge from Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to block a state Supreme Court ruling extending the deadline for mail ballots to be received.  The members of the court split 4-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the three liberals on the court in denying the stay. When the court ties, the lower court ruling i...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Senate, Trends, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Gop, Washington Dc, Smith, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Gore, City Hall, Trump, Bush, Democratic Party


Spurred by builder confidence, housing starts rally in September

Privately owned housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.41 million, up 1.9 percent from an August estimate, according to the US Census Bureau.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Markets & Economy, Select, Realtor.com, New Construction, Housing Starts, Builder Confidence, George Ratiu, Low Inventory, U.S. Census Bureau, Coronavirus Pandemic, New Single Family Homes


Single-family rent prices on the rise again: CoreLogic

In August, rent prices rose 2.1% across the US, the first time prices rose more than 2% since the start of the pandemic.
Tags: US, Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Rent Prices, Molly Boesel, Rent Price Growth



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