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US small-business optimism tumbles to 7-month low as COVID-19 restrictions curb activity

Ralph Mercier, owner of Mercier's Salon, pauses from hanging up snowflakes in the window of his business in downtown Calais, Maine. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty The National Federation of Independent Businesses' optimism index slid 5.5 points in December to 95.9, according to a Tuesday release. The reading is the lowest in seven months and lands well below the 100.7 estimate from economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Nine out of the optimism index's 10 components declined. Only th...
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The 15 most in-demand jobs in 2021 and the salary ranges you should expect for each one, according to LinkedIn

LinkedIn saw an increase in digital creators during 2020 in its latest report. Indypendenz/Shutterstock To find the most in-demand jobs as we start a new year, LinkedIn examined its hiring data to find what kinds of occupations saw the most growth from April to October 2020 compared to 2019. According to the report, many of these jobs saw an increase in response to the pandemic. For instance, LinkedIn saw employment growth for nurses and in e-commerce in 2020, since more people were needed...
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Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are clustering in the night sky in a rare, three-planet conjunction event. Here's how to see it on Monday.

Saturn (above) and Jupiter (below) in the sky above a church in New York City, December 2020. Gary Hershorn Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are aligned in the night sky, appearing closer together than they've been since 2000. When three planets move into such a conjunction, it's known as a planetary trio. Here's how to see the conjunction on Monday night. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn are currently clustering together in the night sky.Monday ...
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The most famous football player from every state

From left to right: Lawrence Taylor, Tom Brady, and David "Deacon" Jones. Focus on Sport/Getty Images, Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images, Vic Stein/Getty Images As the NFL playoffs get underway, we look back at the most famous football player from every state. Small towns across America have produced some exceptional football talent, including Eatonville, Florida (Deacon Jones); Castle Rock, Colorado (Christian McCaffrey); and Rand, West Virginia (Randy Moss). From Tom Brad...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Bridgerton' to 'Cobra Kai'

"Bridgerton" Netflix "Bridgerton" and "Cobra Kai" were Netflix's most popular TV shows this week.  Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Bridgerton" is projected to be watched by 63 million households in its first month, Netflix...
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An economist shares his predictions for the new year and explains why we're unlikely to see economic recovery in early 2021

Economist and finance professor Phillip Braun says he's not optimistic about the future of the economy, especially with recent surge of COVID-19 cases. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Economic recovery in early 2021 is less than likely, predicts Kellogg professor of finance Phillip Braun, especially with recent surges in COVID-19 cases and new lockdown restrictions.  Despite the rollout of vaccines and stimulus packages, Braun expects unemployment to rise early in the year and mo...
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‘Selling’ Our Game

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Among North America’s four largest sports leagues, the NHL always has had to fight harder and grind a bit extra in the corner for sponsorship dollars. When it first offered its arena sideboards to advertisers in the 1980s, critics complained that is was a desperate sellout, a rinky-dink gambit other leagues wouldn’t in their wildest dreams consider. But then the money, lots of it, began gushing, and all the other leagues rushed to the revenu...
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Wayfair boosted its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees

Wayfair has boosted pay to at least $15 per hour. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Online furniture retailer Wayfair boosted its minimum wage to $15 per hour, a move that will benefit 40% of its employees. Wayfair shares rose more than 2% Wednesday, adding to their 7% rally so far in 2021. The company's stock has skyrocketed over the past year, as the pandemic prompted people hunkered down at home to turn to home improvement projects.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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27 clothing brands that have announced major store closures

Francesca's store. QualityHD/Shutterstock Many clothing retailers have announced store closures in the past year, and the coronavirus pandemic has led to even more. Legacy department stores Century 21, Lord & Taylor, and Neiman Marcus are all facing store closures. In October, Gap Inc. announced it would begin exiting malls and shutter 350 stores by 2024. Francesca's announced plans to close 140 of the retailer's remaining 700 stores by January 2021. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
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How Netflix's 'Bridgerton' compares to the streaming giant's biggest original TV show hits

"Bridgerton" Netflix Netflix is projecting Shonda Rhimes' new series "Bridgerton" to be watched by 63 million households in its first 28 days of release. That makes it Netflix's fifth biggest original series yet, ahead of hits like "The Queen's Gambit" and "Ratched." It marks a win for Netflix and Rhimes' mega deal, struck in 2018 and worth $150 million, according to The New York Times.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Shonda Rhimes' first Netflix original series is a s...
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Silicon Valley Bank just made an even bigger push into wealth management

SVB Financial Group agreed today to buy Boston Private Financial Holdings in Boston for $900 million in cash and stock. It’s a big deal for SVB, which has earned a reputation over its 37-year history as a bank that’s friendly to startups, as well as venture and private equity investors. Boston Private, founded in 1987, has roughly $16.3 billion in assets under management, compared with SVB Asset Management’s $1.4 billion in related assets. SVB, which formed its wealth advisory business in 2011, ...
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The New Puck Era Is Upon Us

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, There’s a new kid in NHL rinks, and this is fitted with a tiny embedded battery, a circuit board roughly the size of a half-dollar, and 6-inch-long tubes that emit infrared light at 60 pulses per second — fast, yet still two beats behind Connor McDavid on a breakaway... The space-age pucks, which cost the NHL some $40 each to produce, will make their debut next week in the NHL’s 31 arenas, all part of the league unveiling its long-anticipate...
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US daily COVID-19 hospitalizations have hovered above 100,000 for a month - but experts say the post-holiday surge is yet to come

Respiratory therapist Andrew Hoyt cares for a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista, California on December 21, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images Saturday marked one month of more than 100,000 consecutive, daily coronavirus hospitalizations in the US. Those numbers likely reflect people who were infected before the Christmas holiday. Experts anticipate that hospitalizations will continue to climb, meaning the pandemic's worst days may st...
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The Next Captain In Boston

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe, Perfect Patrice. Saint Patrice. More commonly, Bergy. And now, Captain Obvious. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney all but coined that temporary moniker for Patrice Bergeron this past week, when he followed Zdeno Chara’s departure with some far less surprising news: the “C” will be handed out this year, and, well, you can guess who’s getting it. We are kicking off 2021 properly around here. This just feels right. And this is to take absolu...
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Warren Buffett paid out $60 million after the Red Sox won the World Series in 2007

Warren Buffett took a $60 million hit after the Red Sox won the World Series in 2007, according to the Boston Globe.The famed investor's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate made the payout after insuring a promotion by one of its businesses, Jordan's Furniture.Jordan's Furniture offered refunds on all sofas, beds, mattresses, and dining-room tables sold between March 8 and April 16 if the Red Sox won the baseball championship that year.Nearly 30,000 people received free furniture as a resu...
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Unanimous Sources – Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2020 in Boston Globe

Jon Garelick of the Boston Globe included “Unanimous Sources” in his Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2020″ list. He heard it on WWOZ. Read the article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/24/arts/jon-garelicks-top-10-jazz-albums-2020/
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The top 20 streaming TV shows of the year from services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and HBO Max

"The Mandalorian" Disney Plus Parrot Analytics provided Business Insider its top 20 most in-demand streaming originals this year. The list is dominated by Netflix, but topped by Disney Plus' blockbuster "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Streaming hit new highs in 2020 as audiences spent more time at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.Netflix is nearing 200 million subscribers worldwide. Disney Plus has 87 million subscribers since la...
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Housing reporter Jeff Collins named real estate news group’s 2021 president

Southern California News Group real estate writer Jeff Collins is the new president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. A 30-year staff writer at the Orange County Register, Collins assumed the role during an online ceremony Dec. 17. Collins, who began covering housing and real estate for the Register in the fall of 2004, said he’s honored to give back to an organization that “had such a tangible impact on the quality of my own reporting.” NAREE, he said, “brings journalists, eco...
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What is Etsy? Everything you need to know before buying or selling on the handmade and vintage e-commerce platform for independent creators

Etsy offers independent business owners interested in crafting and vintage collections an online marketplace. Ekaterina Rabchanyuk/Getty Images Etsy is an online marketplace where independent crafters, artists, and collectors can sell vintage, handmade, or custom-made jewelry, clothing, home décor, art, toys, and more.  Etsy offers a wide variety of shipping options and accepts various payment methods, including credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards, Apple or Google Pay.  Etsy competes w...
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Netflix introduced its own daily top 10 rankings this year. Here are the shows that ruled the lists.

"The Queen's Gambit" Netflix In February, Netflix introduced its own daily top 10 rankings of its most popular titles on the service. The streaming search engine Reelgood provided Business Insider a list of the year's most popular TV shows on Netflix, based on these lists. Reelgood used a points system to determine the top shows, from "The Queen's Gambit" to "The Umbrella Academy." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix introduced its own daily top 10 rankings of i...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Big Mouth' to 'Selena: The Series'

"Selena: The Series" Netflix Two new shows topped Netflix's popularity rankings this week, including "Selena: The Series." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's popularity rankings saw new entries this week as opposed t...
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Experts say these 21 e-commerce and retail players are the most likely IPO in 2021 after a year that saw online shopping undergo 10 years worth of growth in 90 days

A number of major companies could IPO next year (pictured: Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker, Kalyan Krishnamurthy of Flipkart, Andrew Bialecki of Klaviyo, and Patrick Collison of Stripe). Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Money Sharma/Getty Images; Barry Chin/Getty Images; Phillip Faraone/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider An explosion in online shopping and the possibility of loosened restrictions could make 2021 a major year for e-commerce initial public offerings. Business Insider inte...
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Shame fatigue and unscientific COVID restrictions are backfiring

Fredy Sanan sits on the steps leading up to his first-floor Chelsea, MA apartment on May 8, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images If the 1980s should have taught us anything, it's that "Just Say No" doesn't work. And yet, "cancel everything" COVID edicts are still being dropped on a weary public.   Overbroad lockdowns are producing "shame fatigue," where people who want to be responsible during the pandemic start to tune out authority figures whose hypocrisy and inconsistency ...
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Life-threatening COVID-19 cases may be linked to 5 key genes, a study found. It's a clue about how to treat the disease.

Hospital workers processes COVID-19 specimens at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Five genes seem to be associated with life-threatening cases of COVID-19, a new study found. The finding offers a potential explanation for why some patients get severely sick while others don't. Two of these genes are linked to the innate immune response, while three are tied to inflammation and lung damage. The study offe...
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The FDA is preparing to authorize Pfizer's vaccine

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,What a week it's been. If you had any doubts this month could be one long marathon of vaccine news, this week certainly proved the case.In the last week alone, we saw the peer-review publication of data on both AstraZeneca/Oxford and Pfizer/BioNTech's shots.We got detail...
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The biggest nursing home chain in the US is sounding off about a potentially messy COVID-19 vaccine rollout for seniors, as a patchwork of state vaccination plans emerges

A nurse prepares to inject staff with the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine at Bradley Manor residential care home in Belfast on December 9, 2020. Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images Under a federal program, pharmacy giants CVS Health and Walgreens will give COVID-19 vaccines to residents and staff at more than 50,000 long-term care facilities.  Dr. Richard Feifer, chief medical officer of the country's largest nursing home operator, Genesis HealthCare, sounded off about West Virginia'...
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A Kansas radiology technician slept in an RV outside his hospital for over a week after coworkers got sick with COVID-19 and no one else was available to take X-rays

Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A Kansas radiology technician slept in an RV parked in his hospital's parking lot after his coworkers caught COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. He was the only one able to run X-rays, and without the service, the ER was at risk of closing.  Hospitals all across the country are facing challenges as COVID-19 cases surge.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A radiology technician at a Kansas hospital had to sleep in an RV in...
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Photos show what happens when you get severe COVID-19 and why you don't want to get it now

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images As coronavirus cases continue to surge nationwide, people might not be thinking of what's going on in hospitals as they disregard public health recommendations. The harsh reality is that many COVID-19 patients suffer painful symptoms and invasive treatments without loved ones by their side. Here's what it looks like to get ho...
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Roughly 17% of US restaurants have permanently shut down since the start of the pandemic as industry leaders warn of an 'unprecedented economic decline'

A Friendly's restaurant with a "closed" sign. Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Since the onset of the pandemic, 17% of US restaurants have permanently shut down — about 110,000 establishments.  That's according to a new survey from the National Restaurant Association, which was shared on Monday with the majority and minority leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives. Last week, restaurant sales dropped to their lowest level since the start of August, according...
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If we want to repair the US job market following the pandemic, we need to reshape America's education system

Students sit at socially distanced desks as they attend a Public Relations class at Boston University in Boston on Sept. 23, 2020. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images The US job market has been crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic. With high unemployment and millions of Americans without jobs, it's time for leaders to rethink how we prepare people for the labor market. Governors and elected leaders should take steps to reshape the US education system so that America's workers are rea...
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