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24 biotech startups that are poised to take off

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:The 24 biotech startups VCs say will take off in the next year;Flawed ideas about testosterone are fueling Republican bills to ban trans kids in sports;Your COVID-19 vaccine isn't perfect.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... From left: Venture capitalists Abbie Celniker, Vineeta Ag...
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GameStop to the moon

Insider The GameStop phenomenon kicked off a new era in the stock market and introduced the world to the concept of the meme stock. A new generation of retail traders - mobilized on Reddit, Twitter, and StockTwits - made headlines in January 2021 when they caused shares of ailing video-game retailer GameStop to skyrocket far beyond what analysts saw as the fundamental value of the company.The army of retail traders drove the share price from low double digits in early January to a record h...
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Redditors help send AMC stock to all-time highs

Insider Momentum trading is nothing new. Traders and speculators have jumped into stocks hoping to catch the train to massive gains based on little more than rumors for as long as there has been a stock market to speculate on. Recently though, new trading technology and social media has enabled the rise of a new kind of momentum trader, one whose goals are often quite different from speculators of the past.These new retail traders aren't only in search of quick profits, they're loo...
Tags: Amc, Trends, Markets, Reddit, Crypto, Gamestop, NFT, Adam Aron, NFTS, AMC AMC, Reddit Twitter, Samantha Lee, Skye Gould, BI Graphics, Will Daniel, MI Exclusive


Hertz: the original meme stock rises from the ashes of bankruptcy

Insider Long before GameStop and Reddit's Wall Street Bets became synonymous, the social-media platform was enamored with another stock: Hertz.The car-rental company became the target of Reddit-fueled traders in the summer of 2020 following its announcement that it would file for bankruptcy.Hertz's business was decimated as the coronavirus pandemic ground travel to a halt, forcing the CEO to resign as the company missed lease payments and laid off 10,000 workers in a month. When He...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Reddit, Hertz, Gamestop, Glenn, NFT, NFTS, Andrew Glenn, Samantha Lee, Skye Gould, BI Graphics, Emily Graffeo, Hertz stock, Hertz bankruptcy, Apollo Capital Management


Republicans want to prevent future Olympians like Laurel Hubbard - so they're banning trans kids from school sports

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex


The Olympics treats trans athletes like cheaters. Now Republicans want to do the same to trans children.

Hormone restrictions have created barriers to trans and intersex athletes like Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard (left) and gold medalist Caster Semenya (right). Dan Mullan/Getty; Ian MacNicol/Getty All Becky Pepper-Jackson ever wanted to do in middle school was to run alongside her classmates on the girls' cross-country team. Coming from a family of runners, Becky literally grew up with her feet in running shoes. After COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in her home state of West Virgi...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Lgbt, US, Sports, West Virginia, Trends, Transgender, Gop, South Africa, Olympics, Aclu, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Intersex


Think of your COVID-19 vaccine as a seatbelt, not impenetrable armor

Marianne Ayala/Insider COVID-19 vaccines aren't perfect, and you can still get sick after you have all your shots. But a vaccinated person's infection will likely be milder, because their body has built up its defenses. Vaccines are a lot like seatbelts: they save lives, but they can't prevent crashes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vaccines provide a strong disease-fighting advantage. But they don't make you immune to infection.When it comes to COVID-...
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The 10 flights of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter in one chart

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, photographed on Mars by the Perseverance rover on April 4, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has been zipping over Martian terrain since April. Recent journeys have taken the chopper farther south over more treacherous landscape. One map shows where Ingenuity has traveled. Another chart shows how far each flight has gone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last weekend, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on Mars fo...
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Last year, we predicted the best places to move during the pandemic. We were half right.

Ken Wolter/Shutterstock; John Elk/Getty; Roland Shainidze/Getty; Sean Pavone/Getty; Marianne Ayala/Insider We looked back at four highly ranked areas on our list of the best cities to move to post-pandemic. Net domestic migration from 2019 to 2020 for these metro areas was pretty similar to previous years. Huntsville, Alabama, had a larger positive net domestic migration this year, continuing its growth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three months ago, Aaron and Christin...
Tags: Real Estate, Microsoft, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Indianapolis, Economy, Nasa, Features, Chicago, Cities, US Postal Service, Wyoming, Migration


We tried to predict the best places to move during the pandemic. The results are in, and we were half right.

Ken Wolter/Shutterstock; John Elk/Getty; Roland Shainidze/Getty; Sean Pavone/Getty; Marianne Ayala/Insider We looked back at four highly ranked areas on our list of the best cities to move to post-pandemic. Net domestic migration from 2019 to 2020 for these metro areas was pretty similar to previous years. Huntsville, Alabama, had a larger positive net domestic migration this year, continuing its growth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three months ago, Aaron and Christin...
Tags: Real Estate, Microsoft, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Indianapolis, Economy, Nasa, Features, Chicago, Cities, US Postal Service, Wyoming, Migration


Made Men: A photo tour of the most notorious sites of New York Mafia history - and what they look like now

Skyway Park, which is being constructed at what was formerly the PJP Landfill Superfund site, in February 2021. Andrew Lichtenstein for Insider From Sparks Steak House, to the landfill where bodies were known to be dumped, the streets of New York are steeped in mob history. A photographer visited some of the most notorious New York Mafia sites to see how they have survived the passage of time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of America's most infamous gangster...
Tags: New York, Murder, Crime, News, Mississippi, New York City, US, America, Trends, History, Fbi, Brooklyn, United States, Bob Dylan, Scarpa, New York Times


One map and one chart show where NASA's Mars helicopter has traveled in the last 3 months

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, photographed on Mars by the Perseverance rover’s rear Hazard Camera on April 4, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has been zipping over Martian terrain since April. Recent journeys have taken the chopper farther south over more treacherous landscape. One map shows where Ingenuity has traveled. Another chart shows how far each flight has gone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Exploring rough Martian terrain wasn't part of...
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Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk both want to colonize space. Here are the 6 biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both have grand plans to colonize space. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand - but very different - plans to colonize space. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. See more stories on Insider's business page. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this time it's not between conflicting nat...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, London, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Iss, London Marathon


The US saw the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in 2020 since World War II, a CDC report found

El Paso County Medical Examiner's Office staff roll bodies in bags labeled "COVID" from refrigerated trailers into the morgue office on November 23, 2020. Ivan Pierre Aguirre/Reuters US life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, largely due to the pandemic, the CDC found. The average life expectancy is now around 77 years, down from nearly 79 years in 2019. Researchers say it may take a few years for life expectancy to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels. See more stories on Ins...
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College rankings have made school less affordable, less equitable, and more miserable for students. The pandemic exposed just how broken the system is.

The incentives around college rankings forced universities to take actions during the pandemic that made student experiences worse and more expensive. U.S. News & World Report; Samantha Lee/Insider College rankings don't measure aspects of universities that are the most beneficial for students. They're mainly based on factors that are determined by wealth, access, privilege, and selectivity. The pandemic showed how truly broken the system is, yielding worse experiences for students...
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These are 70 of the most promising fintechs, according to more than 40 of the industry's top investors

From left: Karim Atiyeh and Eric Glyman, founders of Ramp, Shuo Wang, cofounder and CRO of Deel, Stephany Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Orum, and Richie Serna, founder and CEO of Finix. Ramp; Deel; Orum; Finix; Samantha Lee/Insider Insider asked more than 40 investors to nominate promising fintechs. Investors nominated startups both inside and out of their portfolio. Fintechs serving businesses, as opposed to consumers, were the vast majority of nominations. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Finance, Trends, Fintech, Sigma, Citi Ventures, Tech Insider, Samantha Lee, Deel, Orum, Richie Serna, Eric Glyman, Karim Atiyeh, BI Graphics, Marianne Ayala, VC firms, Ramp Shuo Wang


We talked to 22 insiders with front row seats to Trump's hostile takeover of the GOP

Insider published the definitive oral history of Donald Trump's rise to political power. Marianne Ayala/Insider Insider interviewed 22 people with front-row seats to the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. We collected colorful anecdotes and never-before-reported details about the historic campaign. Combined, they tell the story of how Trump became the king of the GOP - a crown he still wears to this day. See more stories on Insider's business page. Five years after the 2016 Republica...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, News, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Jesus, Mcdonalds, Hitler, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Teaser


Compare more than 250,000 salaries from over 250 top companies with Insider's Salary Database

Skye Gould/Business Insider Insider has compiled more than 250,000 salaries across more than 250 companies. The data comes from visa disclosures, the only public salary information in America. The data can be used to compare salaries across industries, companies, and locations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider has built a searchable database of over 250,000 salaries from more than 250 companies so that you can know how much you should be paid.America has long had a...
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Compare more than 250,000 salaries from more than 250 top companies with Insider's Salary Database

Skye Gould/Business Insider Insider has compiled more than 250,000 salaries across more than 250 companies. The data comes from visa disclosures, the only public salary information in America. The data can be used to compare salaries across industries, companies, and locations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider has built a searchable database of over 250,000 salaries from more than 250 companies so that you can know how much you should be paid.America has long had a...
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Schumer's legalization plan

As the legal cannabis market grows in the US, there are many ways for investors to gain exposure to the industry. Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom.Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week.Most of our time this week was spent covering a sweeping, long-shot bid to legalize cannabis from Sens. Chuck Sch...
Tags: Florida, California, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Cannabis, New Jersey, Arizona, Michigan, Wada, Wyden, Booker, Ron Wyden


Who to know when you're launching a family office

Todd Angkatavanich, Natasha Pearl, Bill Bjiesse, and Lisa Featherngill. Courtesy of Todd Angkatavanich; Courtesy of Natasha Pearl; Courtesy of Bill Bjiesse; Courtesy of Lisa Featherngill; Shayanne Gal/Insider As global wealth surges, more people want to start family offices to take control of their finances. Insider spoke to more than a dozen industry insiders to compile a list of 21 must-know experts. Whether they're rags-to-riches entrepreneurs or old-money heirs, many of the wealthy...
Tags: Finance, Trends, Teaser, Citi, Family Offices, Shayanne Gal, BI Graphics, Hayley Cuccinello, Courtesy of Natasha Pearl, Bill Bjiesse, Lisa Featherngill, Todd Angkatavanich Natasha Pearl Bill Bjiesse, Lisa Featherngill Courtesy of Todd Angkatavanich


Inflation is pretty high right now, but it probably won't be a huge problem in the long term

Used cars were responsible for a third of the inflation spike between May and June. Justin Sullivan/Getty Consumer prices rose 0.9% between May and June, a 13-year high. But a large part of the increase came from items affected by the pandemic and reopening. As the economy returns to normal, these prices should stabilize, keeping inflation in check. See more stories on Insider's business page. The much-expected wave of inflation amid an unprecedented post-pandemic economic reopening is...
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Used car prices jumped at the fastest rate on record last month, but there's hope on the horizon

Used car prices increased 10.5% in June. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Used cars and trucks were 10.5% more expensive in June than in May. That's the biggest increase since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking in 1953. Used cars have been a major cause of higher price inflation over the last few months. See more stories on Insider's business page. If you're in the market for a used car or truck, get ready to pay a lot.The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly Consum...
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Why you're paying more for beef, pork, and eggs right now and when prices are expected to go back down

Prices for various food items have gone up since the start of the pandemic. This is especially the case for beef and veal as well as pork. iStock Food prices are on the rise, particularly for beef, per new data from the Labor Department. Increases could further strain family budgets, but experts say it won't last forever. Economists project supply chain disruptions will ease in the fall and inflation will go down in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Prices are on t...
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Prices surged more than expected in June, as inflation continues to hit Americans' wallets

Food prices increased 0.8% between May and June. Lucas Jackson / Reuters The Consumer Price Index rose 0.9% between May and June, much more than the consensus estimate of 0.5%. Inflation has been relatively high over the last few months as the economy reopens. Whether or not prices keep rising is one of the big questions facing businesses and policymakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Consumer prices rose 0.9% between May and June according to the Bureau of Labor Statis...
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Prices surged more than expected in June, as inflation continues to hit our wallets in the US

Food prices increased 0.8% between May and June. Lucas Jackson / Reuters The Consumer Price Index rose 0.9% between May and June, much more than the consensus estimate of 0.5%. Inflation has been relatively high over the last few months as the economy reopens. Whether or not prices keep rising is one of the big questions facing businesses and policymakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Consumer prices rose 0.9% between May and June according to the Bureau of Labor Statis...
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TikTok's parent company isn't the first Chinese firm to reportedly cancel its IPO plans - but it may get to avoid the public embarrassment Jack Ma faced

ByteDance CEO & cofounder Zhang Yiming. Visual China Group via Getty Images; Ruobing Su/Business Insider Bytedance was reportedly planning on going public before China told it to focus on its data security risks. The TikTok parent company then reportedly paused its listing plans as China continues its Big Tech crackdown. The reported move could save Bytedance and its CEO from the tribulations Jack Ma and his Ant Group saw recently. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok...
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A couple says their Tesla Solar panels caused relentless leaks that led to mold 10 times the healthy limit, $115,000 in damages, and a long-running legal battle

When their solar panels caused leaks, Jamie Fedorko and Sabrina Ferrer say they had a nightmare experience with Tesla. Tesla; Bill Pugliano/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Married couple Jamie Fedorko and Sabrina Ferrer bought a house in 2019 that had Tesla Solar panels installed. Since then, their roof has sprung multiple leaks, and their house developed a mold infestation. The couple have filed for arbitration to end their contract with Tesla, the only way to potentially end their lea...
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COVID-19 symptoms are overlapping again with colds, flu, and seasonal allergies. Here's how to tell the difference.

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 in Montreuil, France on August 31, 2020. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Respiratory infections may become more prevalent again now that Americans are ditching their masks. Some cold or flu cases could be easily confused with a mild COVID-19 infection. Headaches and runny noses seem to be more common among recent COVID-19 cases than past ones. See more stories on Insider's business page. Measures to curb the coronavirus' spread, like ...
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All the differences between COVID-19 vaccines, summarized in a simple table

A physician injects someone with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca all have unique features. They vary in effectiveness, side effects, dosage, and ages approved for the shots. Here is a table that compares them all. Scroll down to view it. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Coronavirus vaccines are the world's escape route out of a pandemic...
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