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Melinda Gates reportedly sought out divorce lawyers in 2019 when news of Bill Gates's ties to Jeffrey Epstein surfaced. Here's how the two men were connected.

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images/Insider Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein met multiple times since 2011. Melinda Gates reportedly said she was uncomfortable with Epstein and his ties to her husband. Gates said in 2019 that he met Epstein but did not have "any business relationship or friendship with him." See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda and Bill Gates stunned the world last week when t...
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The Pentagon may axe its $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing contract with Microsoft because of endless litigation from Amazon, a report says

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images The Pentagon may pull its $10 billion cloud-computing JEDI defense contract with Microsoft, the WSJ reported. The contract has been swamped with litigation from Amazon since Microsoft was awarded it in 2019. The contract was to store and manage sensitive military and defense data. See more stories on Insider's business page. Officials at the Pentagon are reportedly considering ending the Joint En...
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Melinda Gates' body language at events with Bill gave away her unhappiness years before divorce announcement, NYT report suggests

Bill and Melinda Gates at a TED conference in 2014. YouTube/TED Melinda Gates' body language hinted at trouble in her marriage, a source told The New York Times. Footage from five interviews between 2010 and 2019 went some way to backing this up. Other clips are less conclusive. Another report said Melinda began planning a divorce in 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce was a surprise to the public when it was announced last week - ...
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Melinda Gates had been seeking a divorce from Bill since 2019 after his meetings with Jeffrey Epstein became public, the WSJ reports

Bill and Melinda Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. She's met with several lawyers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The announcement of the Gates' divorce rocked philanthropic and tech communities last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Jour...
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Melinda Gates had been seeking a divorce since 2019 after Bill's meetings with Jeffrey Epstein became public, Wall Street Journal reports

Bill and Melinda Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. She's met with several lawyers, The Wall Street Journal reported. The announcement of the Gateses' divorce rocked philanthropic and tech communities last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates had been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before announcing her split with Bill Gates, The Wall Street Jou...
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Melinda Gates was reportedly seeking to divorce Bill Gates since at least 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images Melinda Gates reportedly considered divorce for two years before officially filing for one. She's met with several lawyers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The announcement of the Gates' divorce rocked philanthropic and tech communities last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates has been meeting with divorce lawyers for years before deciding to split up from Bill Gates, the Wall Street Jour...
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Older people are giving up hope of paying off their student loans before they die: 'There's a real fear in dying in this'

A graduating student wears a money lei. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Over 8 million borrowers over age 50 hold 22% of the federal student-debt load, or $336.1 billion. Insider spoke with borrowers with debt burdens they fear won't be paid in their lifetimes. One borrower started with $79,000 in debt, paid $175,000, but still has a balance of over $200,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. At 59 years old, David Wise has $236,485 of outstanding student loans, accordin...
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The travel industry is capitalizing on people coming to the US to get COVID-19 vaccines

Signs offering COVID-19 vaccinations are seen outside of a CVS pharmacy in Washington, DC on May 7, 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of tourists are coming to the US to get COVID-19 shots, the Wall Street Journal reported. The travel is mainly between Mexico and states like Texas and Florida. Mexican airlines have increased the frequency of flights between Mexico and South Texas. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tourists are heading to the US for COVID-19...
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Melinda Gates was upset and uncomfortable after she and Bill Gates met with Jeffrey Epstein, The Daily Beast reports

Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein John Lamparski/Getty Images, Associated Press A meeting between the Gates and Jeffrey Epstein in 2013 reportedly left Melinda upset. The Daily Beast reported Thursday that she warned her husband about his relationship with the sex offender. The New York Times previously reported that Gates and Epstein met several times between 2011 and 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. A meeting between Bill and Melinda Gates and convicted sex offender Jeff...
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Can't find chicken wings, diapers, or a new car? Here's a list of all the shortages hitting the reopening economy.

Empty shelves and shoppers are visible at a Target retail store during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Contra Costa County, Dublin, California, March 15, 2020. Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images As the US economy increasingly reopens, the economy is seeing shortages of all sorts of items. If you've tried to buy (or rent) a car or eat some chicken wings, you've probably noticed. Insider rounded up some of the major shortages across the US economy, and why they...
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10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
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Hate crimes in New York City spiked in the first few months of 2021, NYPD data shows

More than 200 people gathered on Washington Square Park to rally in support Asian community, against hate crime and white nationalism. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Hate crimes rose dramatically in New York City during the first quarter of 2021, police data shows. Anti-Asian incidents represented the highest number of hate crimes. There were 80 anti-Asian hate crimes between January 1 and April 4, 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hate crimes ...
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High trucking costs are expected to last through 2021, adding to retailers' challenges

Bob Riha Jr./Reuters Bob Riha Jr./Reuters A shortage of semi-conductors to build new trucks and drivers to drive them is causing rising freight costs. The rising transportation costs coupled with backlogged ports are adding to business woes. Toilet paper, diapers, cars, bikes, electronics, and houses have all become more expensive lately. See more stories on Insider's business page. Retailers are sounding the alarm on increasing transportation costs as truck drivers and new trucks are...
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Robinhood's biggest business tripled in the 1st quarter as Reddit-fueled day-trading ran wild

Co-founder of Robinhood, Vladimir Tenev. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch Robinhood's revenue soared in the first quarter as a result of the early 2021 social-media fueled day-trading mania. The trading app's payment for order flow business generated $331 million in revenue during the period, per the WSJ. That was more than triple the amount the amount generated in the first quarter of 2020. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The Red...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a startup boom in the airline industry

Avelo Airlines is one of more than 90 carriers that plan to begin service this year. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo/Getty The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on airlines. But some see an opportunity to buy discounted aircraft or add new routes. More than 90 new airlines plan to debut before the end of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. The COVID-19 pandemic hit airlines hard. Airline revenue collapsed last year, and more than 40 airlines have paused operations or s...
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The best iPhone cases in 2021 for style and protection

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Lisa Eadicicco/Insider The best iPhone cases provide extra style and protection. Quality varies depending on the price, but there's an option for every budget. Our favorite iPhone cases come from brands like Smartish, Speck, Nomad, Otterbox, and others. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A great iPhone case should serve a few different purposes. First and foremost, it should protect your iPhone fro...
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Verizon is reportedly considering a sale of its media assets, including AOL and Yahoo

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Verizon Communications is considering selling it's media assets, according to the Wall Street Journal. The sale, if it happens, would include Yahoo and AOL. Private-equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc. is said to be involved, the sources told The Journal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Verizon Communications is looking into selling its media assets, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal...
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Iranian ships swarmed and harassed US Coast Guard vessels for hours in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels alongside US ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2020. Reuters Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ships harassed US Coast Guard vessels earlier this month. The incident occurred while two Coast Guard cutters were operating in international waters. The last time this happened was in 2020, when IRGC vessels swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships. See more stories on Insider's business page. A handful of Iranian Islamic Revolutio...
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Iranian vessels swarmed and harassed US Coast Guard ships for hours in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy vessels alongside US ships in the Persian Gulf in April 2020. Reuters Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels harassed US Coast Guard ships earlier this month. The incident occurred while two Coast Guard cutters were operating in international waters. The last time this happened was in 2020, when IRGC vessels swarmed US Navy and Coast Guard ships. See more stories on Insider's business page. A handful of Iranian Islamic Revolutio...
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Tesla is facing a backlash from the Chinese government following an owner's protest over faulty brakes

Tesla CEO Elon Musk looks at his mobile phone. Joe Skipper/Reuters Tesla is facing backlash in China after a woman's protest about alleged faulty brakes went viral. State-run media and government agencies have piled on, calling Tesla "arrogant." Tesla apologized and said it would create a unit dedicated to customer satisfaction. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a week of relentless scrutiny for Tesla at home and in China.The electric-car maker is facing ...
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Superstar gymnast Simone Biles is leaving Nike for a new partnership with Gap-owned athletic brand Athleta

Simone Biles. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Gymnast Simone Biles is leaving Nike for a partnership with Gap-owned Athleta. Biles told The Wall Street Journal that she's attracted to Athleta's values and female-focused team. Sprinter Allyson Felix also signed a deal with Athleta following a high-profile split with Nike. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gymnast Simone Biles is leaving Nike for a new partnership with apparel brand Athleta. The five-time Olympic meda...
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From boba pearl shortages to skyrocketing shipping costs, US small businesses are still grappling with supply chain disruptions

Container ships and gantry cranes in Felixstowe, Suffolk, United Kingdom. John Lamb/Getty Images US small businesses continue to face shortages of key resources from a year of supply-chain shocks. One company paid $8,000 to send 72 boxes of t-shirts via air - more than 10X the cost of ocean freight. The disruption is giving some business owners the squeeze, but for others, it's an opportunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In San Francisco, it's tapioca pearls fo...
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A new market in 'carbon offsets' is blossoming, drawing huge companies who pay timber owners not to cut down trees

Roman Khomlyak/Shutterstock A market in which companies pay timber owners not to cut down trees is budding in the US, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Companies pay land owners to not cut, and then document the saved carbon emissions by purchasing a carbon offset. Microsoft and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have purchased carbon offsets. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A new market in carbon offsets where companies pay timber owners not t...
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Altria extends losses as Biden administration considers forcing cigarette makers to slash nicotine levels

Nopphon_1987/Shutterstock Shares of Altria fell Tuesday following a report that the Biden administration wants cigarette makers to reduce nicotine levels. The administration is also considering a ban on menthol cigarettes to curb smoking among young people, The Wall Street Journal reported. Shares of British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands also lost ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. Shares of Altria shares stretched losses early Tuesday following a report th...
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Apple Again Rumored to Announce New Podcast Subscription Service At ‘Spring Loaded’ Event Later Today

We're just hours away from Apple's first event of the year, and alongside widely reported updates to the iPad Pro and possibly the reveal of other new products, Apple will announce a new paid podcast subscription service, according to The Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, this new service will be built into the Apple Podcasts app and will "allow listeners to compensate hosts directly." Yesterday, Vox's Peter Kafka tweeted that he is "pretty sure Apple is prepping its own podcast ...
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The Biden administration is reportedly weighing restrictions on nicotine in cigarettes and a possible menthol ban

Most youths who smoke use menthols, according to the CDC. Nopphon_1987/Shutterstock The Biden administration is mulling major changes to tobacco policy, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Officials are considering a ban on menthol cigarettes, the paper said. New rules may also require tobacco firms to lower the amount of nicotine in their products, according to the report. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House is mulling sweeping changes to government tob...
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Johnson & Johnson asked other drugmakers to help it study blood-clot risks, and Moderna and Pfizer declined, report says

A syringe in front of Johnson & Johnson's logo. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images J&J asked Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca to join a study into the potential risk of blood clots, The Wall Street Journal reported. Only AstraZeneca agreed, The Journal reported Friday. Pfizer and Moderna execs reportedly said their vaccines were safe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Johnson & Johnson privately contacted other drugmakers producing COVID-19 vaccine...
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Most CEOs at S&P 500 companies got paid $13 million or more in 2020, thanks to median pay climbing 15% on stock rises and bonuses

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Win McNamee/Getty Images CEOs from 322 companies in the S&P 500 received median pay of $13.7 million in 2020, the Wall Street Journal found. CEO pay increased 15% over 2019 thanks to recovering stock prices and performance-linked awards. Increasing numbers of shareholders are voting down proposed changes to executive compensation. See more stories on Insider's business page. CEOs at more than 300 of the top public companies in US received median pay of $13.7 millio...
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A triplex penthouse that was once Miami's most expensive listing just sold at a 27% discount after 6 years on the market. Take a look inside.

The penthouse offers stunning views of South Beach and downtown Miami. Katie Warren/Business Insider Real-estate developer Ian Bruce Eichner sold his Miami Beach penthouse for $35 million after 6 years on the market, per the WSJ. The 11,031-square-foot condo occupies three floors at the top of a 42-story tower. I toured the penthouse in May 2019, when it was the priciest listing in Miami-Dade County. See more stories on Insider's business page. Real-estate developer Ian Bruce Eichn...
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Pictures of 1989 Tesco tree protests in Stroud - Stroud News and Journal

Pictures of 1989 Tesco tree protests in Stroud   Stroud News and Journal
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