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Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Outer Hebrides islands put into lockdown as Covid takes hold

Having so far kept pandemic at bay, about 16% of Barra’s population now impactedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAbout 1,000 islanders on Barra in the Outer Hebrides are taking a “robust and responsible” approach to being placed in full lockdown from midnight on Tuesday, as a coronavirus outbreak spreads to affect about 16% of the population.Having kept the virus off the 18 km (11 mile) long island since the pandemic began, there are now 45 positive tests with a furthe...
Tags: Scotland, UK News, Scottish politics, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid in Scotland: Islands to enter level 4 lockdown after Barra outbreak

The move follows a Covid outbreak which has affected up to 16% of the population on Barra.
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Covid in Scotland: Barra and Vatersay to enter level 4 lockdown

A Covid outbreak has led to the tighter restrictions on Barra and Vatersay in the Western Isles.
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Covid in Scotland: Barra outbreak 'serious' as cases rise to 39

A total of 39 people on Barra in the Western Isles have tested positive in the "escalating" outbreak.
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Covid in Scotland: Barra outbreak 'serious and escalating'

More than 110 people are now in isolation on Barra, with islanders being urged to stay at home.
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Covid in Scotland: Barra outbreak 'serious and escalating'

More than 110 people are now in isolation on Barra, with islanders being urged to stay at home.
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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...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Covid in Scotland: Rising cases on Isle of Barra

NHS Western Isles urges residents on Barra to only leave home for essential purposes as cases rise.
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BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business

    General Motors has rolled out BrightDrop, moving them further into the business of first-to-last-mile products, software, and services for delivery and logistics. “BrightDrop offers a smarter way to deliver goods and services,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO. To lower costs, maximize productivity, improve safety, increase security, and support sustainability, Barra said, […] The post BrightDrop, General Motors’ Shiny New Delivery Business appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, Alternative Energy, Ev, Barra, Vans, Gizmology, GM Death Watch, Mary Barra GM, Technlogy, Delivery Vehicles


How the Nikola Badger went from hotly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck competitor to bust in a matter of months

The Nikola Badger pickup truck, which is now dead. Nikola Nikola Motor Company's Badger all-electric pickup truck was one of the most highly anticipated products from the startup, and on the EV market as a whole. The company also got the attention of General Motors, which partnered with it in a $2 billion deal to build the Badger. But 2020 saw fraud allegations and a high-profile resignation, which led GM to rethink its willingness to partner with Nikola. The Badger will no longer be produ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Michigan, Honda, EVs, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Anheuser Busch, Milton


The rise and fall of the Nikola Badger, the all-electric Cybertruck rival that never was

The Nikola Badger pickup truck, which is now dead. Nikola Nikola Motor Company's Badger all-electric pickup truck was one of the most highly anticipated products from the startup, and on the EV market as a whole. The company also got the attention of General Motors, which partnered with it in a $2 billion deal to build the Badger. But 2020 saw fraud allegations and a high-profile resignation, which led GM to rethink its willingness to partner with Nikola. The Badger will no longer be produ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Michigan, Honda, EVs, Electric Cars, Pickup Trucks, Anheuser Busch, Milton


Nikola surges 29% as GM backs EV regulations and investors speculate a deal between the two companies is near

Nikola Badger. Nikola Electric-truck company Nikola gained as much as 29% on Tuesday after General Motors announced its no longer supporting the Trump administration's efforts to bar California from setting its own emissions regulations. California's authority to set its own fuel regulations will likely boost the EV industry, as will GM's new plan to increase spending on EVs and work with Biden to promote the industry. Investors are also speculating that Nikola and GM are close to reaching ...
Tags: California, Trends, General Motors, Markets, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Biden, EVs, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Barra, Nikola, Electric Truck


GM Flips Sides With California In Pollution Fight With Trump

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use.  In a tweet on Monday, Barra said GM is the process of transitioning to an “all-electric p...
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GM flips to California’s side in pollution fight with Trump

By TOM KRISHER | AP Auto Writer DETROIT — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use. Last week, GM said it is testing a new battery chemistry that will br...
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Covid in Scotland: Ferry deep-cleaned after four crew test positive

The Isle of Lewis, which sails between Barra and Oban, also has a new crew after four workers tested positive.
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Covid in Scotland: Ferry deep-cleaned after three crew test positive

CalMac say the MV Lewis, which sails between Barra and Oban, will be cleaned before returning to service.
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Nikola jumps 11% as General Motors confirms partnership talks are ongoing

On the left, Mary Barra, CEO and chairman of GM. On the right, Trevor Milton, founder and former executive chairman of electric truck startup Nikola AP Photo/Paul Sancya; REUTERS/Massimo Pinca General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Thursday that talks with Nikola about a potential partnership deal with are still ongoing.Her comments helped send shares of Nikola up as much as 11% in Thursday trades.GM set a December 3 deadline to strike a deal, after previously postponing its $2 billion partners...
Tags: Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Mary Barra, Gm, Barra, Bloomberg TV, Mark Russell, Nikola, Paul Sancya, Hindenburg, Matthew Fox, Trevor Milton, Hindenburg Research, GM Nikola, Nikola AP


Federal inquiries, allegations of sexual assault, a resignation, and billions on the line: Here's everything you need to know about Nikola and its founder's controversial last 5 weeks

On the left, GM's CEO and chairman, Mary Barra. On the right, Nikola's founder and former CEO Trevor Milton. AP Photo/Paul Sancya; REUTERS/Massimo Pinca Automotive giant General Motors and electric vehicle startup Nikola announced a $2 billion deal in early September. In the weeks since, Nikola and its founder, Trevor Milton, have been embroiled in controversy. Since then, Milton has stepped down as the executive Chairman of Nikola's board, and has faced additional accusations incl...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Cars, America, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Mary Barra, Gm, SEC, Department Of Justice, Smith, Doj, Financial Times, Cnbc, Business Insider


Here's what 9 top CEOs have to say about systemic racism and inequality in America

General Motors CEO Mary Barra called for more investment in childcare and educational institutions that serve people of color and those from marginalized backgrounds. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon, Walmart's Dough McMillon, and other members of the Business Roundtable (an association of some 200 CEOs from many of America's largest companies), released a statement addressing racial inequity in America.  In the statement, some 16 CEOs spoke out about ineq...
Tags: US, America, Trends, General Motors, Walmart, Bank Of America, Intel, Mary Barra, Marriott, Jamie Dimon, Black, HBCUs, Sas, Jpmorgan, Arne Sorenson, Brian Moynihan


Tesla, GM, and Ford all have vastly different approaches to succeeding in the EV market — here's how they compare

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the master of buzz. Aly Song/Reuters As the electric-vehicle opportunity has evolved for startups and established automakers, it's become clear that an overall strategy is as important — if not more so — than getting cars to market. Tesla, GM, and Ford have each made moves recently that showcase their distinctive EV strategies. In a nutshell: GM is developing an operating system for EVs, Ford is leveraging its icons, and Tesla continues to turn buzz into billions. Vi...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Wall Street, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Intel, Analysis, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Chrysler, Bill Ford, Jaguar, Michigan


Nikola faced fraud allegations upon announcing a $2 billion deal with General Motors, but GM doesn't seem worried

Massimo Pinca/Reuters Almost immediately after Nikola and GM announced a strategic partnership, with GM taking a stake in the startup, Nikola came under attack from short-sellers. Hindenburg Research alleged that Nikola is a fraud, but GM CEO Mary Barra stressed that GM had done its homework. Nikola is a high-risk venture that's trying to shed some execution risk by partnering with GM to build a pickup truck while Nikola focuses on semitrucks. Until Nikola starts selling vehicles, it's a ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Opinion, France, Ipo, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, David, Ford, Mary Barra, Auto Industry, Gm, SEC


General Motors CEO says the company stands by its Nikola deal as the startup's short-seller fight intensifies

General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra announces a major investment focused on the development of GM future technologies at the GM Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, Michigan, U.S. March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Monday that the automaker did "appropriate diligence" before inking a deal with Nikola Motors earlier this month.  The comments came when asked about allegations by a short-seller last week that Nikola and its founder have deceiv...
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SEC opens probe as GM CEO Mary Barra defends Nikola partnership

Barra said GM performed the “appropriate diligence” prior to closing its $2 billion transaction with Nikola.
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Manchester Arena Inquiry: 'Gifted' Eilidh MacLeod was a 'bundle-of-fun'

Her family and islanders from Barra recall a girl who was "always smiling with an infectious laugh".
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General Motors takes $2 billion stake electric truck startup Nikola

Nikola and General Motors today announced a strategic partnership. Through the deal, GM gets 11% ownership in startup Nikola, and will, in turn, produce Nikola’s wild fuel cell pickup truck by the end of 2022. Both companies’ shares jumped on the news, with Nikola trading up 45% and GM up 11% in pre-market trading. The deal nets GM a $2 billion stake in Nikola, one of the hottest vehicle startups. Along with the financial stake, the General gains one seat on Nikola’s board of directors in exc...
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General Motors takes $2 billion stake in electric truck startup Nikola

Nikola and General Motors today announced a strategic partnership. Through the deal, GM gets 11% ownership in startup Nikola, and will, in turn, produce Nikola’s wild fuel cell pickup truck by the end of 2022. Both companies’ shares jumped on the news, with Nikola trading up 45% and GM up 11% in pre-market trading. The deal nets GM a $2 billion stake in Nikola, one of the hottest vehicle startups. Along with the financial stake, the General gains one seat on Nikola’s board of directors in exc...
Tags: TC, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Mary Barra, Gm, Barra, Nikola, Trevor Milton, Nikola Badger, General Motors Ultium, Nikola Founder and Executive


GM and Honda join forces as the post-coronavirus consolidation of the auto industry begins

GM CEO Mary Barra presents the carmaker's Ultium battery technology. GM GM and Honda have announced that they are exploring a strategic alliance in North America. The automakers have been working together for decades, but amid numerous challenges to the auto industry — most recently the coronavirus pandemic — their collaboration has intensified. Consolidation in the auto industry is overdue, but big carmakers have stalled, hesitatin to risk capital on electric vehicles and autonomous m...
Tags: Europe, Japan, China, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Canada, Vw, Ford, Mary Barra, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Fiat, Honda


Eilidh MacLeod: Parents of Manchester attack victim tell of anguish

A statement from the family of Eilidh MacLeod from Barra was read out at the sentencing of the bomber's brother.
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GM is doubling down on electric cars as it tries to take on Tesla and other rivals, but it's a risky bet that comes a little too late, experts say

With the luxury car space dominated by German and Japanese brands, Cadillac is trying to reclaim some space with an all-electric SUV.  CEO Mary Barra is not opposed to a name change for the General Motors brand to reflect its new focus on electric and autonomous vehicles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Long the self-proclaimed "standard of the world," Cadillac has spent the last several decades struggling to find a formula that could help it regain momentum in a luxury ca...
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