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'Being Asian here is terrifying:' A Korean pro gamer describes the 'unspeakable' racism his team encounters every day in the US

Fans at the Overwatch League Grand Finals. Walt Hickey/Business Insider A Korean professional gamer in Dallas said he and his teammates encounter racism every day. Lee Eui-Seok, who plays under the name "Fearless," spoke on Twitch about his time in Dallas. "Being Asian here is terrifying," Lee said. "People keep trying to pick fights with us." See more stories on Insider's business page. A Korean professional gamer based in Dallas, Texas, said he and his teammates experience "unspeakab...
Tags: Gaming, News, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Korea, Dallas, Activision Blizzard, Lee, Dallas Texas, Merrick Garland, Walt Hickey, Overwatch League, Polygon


Americans hate loud commercials. There's a law to ban them but the FCC isn't enforcing it - and streaming TV has a loophole.

Loud commercials blowing out your eardrums lately? You're not alone. Samantha Lee/Insider The CALM Act banned excessively loud television commercials, but it doesn't apply to streaming TV. Consumers lodge thousands of complaints annually about loud commercials, and they're on the rise. The FCC almost enforced the act twice in the past decade. Audio engineer experts are trying to fix it. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 1, 1941, New York's NBC station...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Fcc, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Trends, House, Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission, Wheeler, Gigi Sohn, Hulu


1,033 people sent us ideas on how to dislodge the Ever Given ship from the Suez Canal. Here are 19 of our favorite.

People gather as ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany A massive container ship was blocking the Suez canal for the better part of a week. Crews successfully pulled it out of the side of the canal with tugboats after drudging sediment. Many people thought more elaborate solutions would be better. Here, we catalogue several. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, we laid...
Tags: Transportation, News, International, Trends, Physics, Egypt, Engineering, Werner Herzog, Tim, Suez Canal, Gabriel, Liam, Suez, Walt Hickey, Sophie Rose, SART


Loud commercials are infuriating Americans, and streaming TV is making them even worse

Loud commercials blowing out your eardrums lately? You're not alone. Samantha Lee/Insider The CALM Act banned excessively loud television commercials, but it doesn't apply to streaming TV. Consumers lodge thousands of complaints annually about loud commercials, and they're on the rise. The FCC almost enforced the act twice in the past decade. Audio engineer experts are trying to fix it. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 1, 1941, New York's NBC station...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Fcc, Nbc, Obama, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Trends, House, Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission, Wheeler, Gigi Sohn, Hulu


Screw it, we'll hear you out - tell us how you'd fix the stuck Suez boat

It's doing its best. Now it's your turn! Suez Canal Authority The Suez Canal is currently blocked by one of the largest container ships on the planet. The canal facilitates the movements of $9.6 billion in cargo per day. As a result, it would be really great if there was no longer a ship blocking the canal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Currently the intricate matrix of globalized trade is being stymied by one big boat that got itself wedged up on the side of the...
Tags: Transportation, News, Time, International, Trends, Suez Canal, Suez, Walt Hickey, Suez Canal Authority, INSIDER Data, Ever Given


If you're getting hounded by calls about a car warranty, you're not alone: Robocalls are spiking for the first time since before the pandemic

Stanislav Kogiku/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Robocalling is back to pre-pandemic levels, according to data from spam blocking service YouMail. Americans received about 4.6 billion robocalls in February, the highest volume since February 2020.  The two main types of robocalls during February were about car warranties and health-related scams. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If it feels like you're getting more robocalls then usual lately, you're not ima...
Tags: US, Trends, Mobile Apps, Robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Walt Hickey, Tech Insider, Spam Calls, Avery Hartmans, Robocalling, YouMail, Alex Quilici, CNN Business, Stanislav Kogiku, Scam calls


THE ANNOYANCE ENGINE: Spam robocalls became profitable scams by exploiting the phone system, but you can stop them

It's not just you. Spam calls are out of control. iStock; Insider Spam robocalls are on the rise, and the reason is they're incredibly profitable. Court decisions have paved the way for telemarketers to get away with spam calls scot-free. You can stop scam robocalls, but you need to take it into your own hands. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nearly every day for the past year, I have been breathlessly informed that the warranty on my vehicle is out of date. The...
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Why Decision Desk HQ and Insider called the election for Joe Biden

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Insider and our partners at Decision Desk HQ called the 2020 election for Joe Biden on Friday morning, while many other outlets had not. Different media outlets and wire services use various criteria for declaring a winner in elections. DDHQ's president, Drew McCoy, explained why it felt comfortable making the call. DDHQ, which has been calling major races since the 2012 election, stepped onto the national stage ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, Philadelphia, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Philly, Election 2020, McCoy, Eric Cantor, Allegheny County, Walt Hickey, Decision Desk HQ


Join us at 2:30 PM ET today for a look behind the latest election numbers and how we're covering the race with Insider data guru Walt Hickey

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider; Crystal Cox/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider There's no winner yet in the presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the race remains on razor's edge as of Thursday morning. While Biden is inching closer to 270 electoral votes with a Wisconsin win, Trump has said he will protest results in the state. Trump is also chipping away at Biden's lead in Arizona, with more votes expected to b...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Webinar, Trump, Election 2020, Nicholas Carlson, Hollis Johnson, Walt Hickey, Samantha Lee, Crystal Cox, Hollis Johnson Business Insider


Join us at 2:30 PM ET on Thursday for a look behind the election numbers with Insider data editor Walt Hickey

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider; Crystal Cox/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider There's no winner yet in the presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the race remains on razor's edge. While Biden is inching closer to 270 electoral votes with a Wisconsin win, Trump has said he will protest results in the state. No matter who wins, tons of questions remain. What are the paths to winning for Trump and Biden at this poin...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Webinar, Trump, Election 2020, Nicholas Carlson, Hollis Johnson, Walt Hickey, Samantha Lee, Crystal Cox, Hollis Johnson Business Insider, BI Graphics


Join us at 2:30 PM ET on Thursday for a look behind the election numbers and polling with Insider data guru Walt Hickey

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider; Crystal Cox/Business Insider; Samantha Lee/Business Insider There's no winner yet in the presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as the race remains on razor's edge. While Biden is inching closer to 270 electoral votes with a Wisconsin win, Trump has said he will protest results in the state. No matter who wins, tons of questions remain. How did the polls get the race so wrong? What is the vote coun...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Webinar, Trump, Election 2020, Nicholas Carlson, Hollis Johnson, Walt Hickey, Samantha Lee, Crystal Cox, Hollis Johnson Business Insider, BI Graphics


AOC criticized Democrats for not trying hard enough with Latino voters, hours after Biden lost Florida

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attending a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday night that she had been "sounding the alarm" about Democratic vulnerabilities with Latino voters.  It came after Joe Biden lost Florida, and polling suggested that many Latino voters had given their support to President Donald Trump. "The necessary effort simply hasn't been put in," Ocasio-Cortez t...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Abc, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, Aoc, Yahoo Finance, House Financial Services Committee, Hunter Walker, Cardenas


Trump has less than 2 weeks to turn around dire numbers and Biden didn't do him any favors in the debate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is up about 10 points nationwide and has a solid lead in more than enough swing states to get to 270 electoral votes. President Donald Trump needs something to dynamically change the tenor of the race. He didn't get it at the final presidential debate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump had his final outing on a debate stage, and while pundits will argue about his performance the only real question worth asking is...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Walt Hickey, INSIDER Data, FiveThirtyEight Texas


Trump needed a clear win from Pence tonight to turn around their faltering campaign, and Pence didn't deliver

Business Insider Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Tonight Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence met in Utah to debate in the only vice presidential debate of the cycle. Given President Trump's diagnosis with a contagious airborne virus, it's entirely possible this is the last debate of the election. The Trump campaign was down, but after the events of last week polls have reliably been coming in worse for the president's re-election bid.  Trump needed a clean win from hi...
Tags: Utah, Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Mike Pence, Election 2020, HARRIS, Pence, Walt Hickey


Trump needed a clear win from Pence to turn around their faltering campaign, and Pence didn't deliver

Business Insider Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence met in Utah on Wednesday in the only vice-presidential debate of the cycle. Given President Trump's diagnosis with a contagious airborne virus, it's possible this is the last debate of the election. The Trump campaign was down, but after the events of last week, polls have reliably been coming in worse for the president's reelection bid. Trump needed a clean win from his vice presiden...
Tags: Utah, Politics, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Mike Pence, Election 2020, HARRIS, Pence, Walt Hickey


A Fox News host has cast Trump as a war hero who got the coronavirus because he 'put himself on the line'

Fox News aired footage of the helicopter waiting to take President Donald Trump to hospital as host Greg Gutfeld put an optimistic spin on Trump's coronavirus diagnosis. Fox News A Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said Trump got the coronavirus because "put himself on the line" and "was doing it for us." Trump announced on Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19, and flown to the Walter Reed hospital for monitoring and treatment. Gutfeld said that Trump w...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, White House, US, America, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Fox News Channel, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trump, Melania Trump, JUAN WILLIAMS, Greg Gutfeld


Trump aides are worried the president's COVID-19 diagnosis will be a political disaster and voters will hold it against him

US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks to Marine One to go to Walter Reed Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19 on October 2, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump's aides fear that his coronavirus diagnosis could harm his reelection chances, The New York Times reported. Trump spent months ignoring coronavirus guidelines and downplaying the disease, something Republican strategists are worried voters will hold against Trump whi...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Biden, Times, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trump


Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis wipes out half of the most important resource his campaign has: Time

President Donald Trump tours a Honeywell factory producing N95 masks, in Phoenix, May 5, 2020. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Image President Donald Trump was down 8 points in an average of national polls when he tested positive for COVID-19 Trump trails Biden by just over 2 points in Florida and just under 6 points in Pennsylvania, two states essential for his re-election effort.  That is absolutely a surmountable point differential, but contracting the coronavirus jeopardizes his abili...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Honeywell, Election 2020


The President's COVID-19 diagnosis wipes out half of the most important resource the Trump re-election effort has: Time

President Donald Trump tours a Honeywell factory producing N95 masks, in Phoenix, May 5, 2020. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Image President Donald Trump was down 8 points in an average of national polls when he tested positive for COVID-19 Trump trails Biden by just over 2 points in Florida and just under 6 points in Pennsylvania, two states essential for his re-election effort.  That is absolutely a surmountable point differential, but contracting the coronavirus jeopardizes his abili...
Tags: Florida, Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Honeywell, Election 2020


Trump is down in the polls, and the debate was a fiasco. It was a wasted opportunity for Trump, who needs a win before he runs out of time.

Getty Images There are 35 days until the election. President Donald Trump is down several points in key swing states To continue being the president, Trump will need to significantly advance his case. Many voters are casting ballots right now. Did this debate accomplish that?  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The math of the election can appear complicated, but the state of play is clear: President Donald Trump is down significantly nationwide, and down in enough swing ...
Tags: Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Detroit, Carolina Panthers, Trump, Presidential Debates


POLL: 58% of American voters think the Senate should not fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court vacancy until after the election

President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 27, 2020. Carlos Barria/Reuters The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened up a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Trump said he will fill as quickly as possible.  Insider conduced a national survey with 1,017 respondents following the announcement Friday th...
Tags: Politics, Justice, Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Ginsburg, South Lawn of the White House, Walt Hickey


A music artist breaks down exactly how much money Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and more paid her in 2019

Music streaming services shot to popularity this decade, but they don't have a good reputation among all artists. Superstars from Taylor Swift to Coldplay have publicly feuded with Spotify over music royalties, and some independent artists in particular take issue with the way streamers pay artists. The common payment system is known as pro rata, and a professor of music business at the Berklee College of Music said it favors popular artists significantly.  Cellist Zoë Keating is well-known in...
Tags: Spotify, Taylor Swift, California, Jay Z, Trends, Pandora, Coldplay, Ken Burns, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Howard, Berklee College of Music, Keating, George Howard, Walt Hickey, Anghami


40% of Americans support antitrust action against Facebook after a cofounder called for it to be broken up (FB)

40% of Americans want to see antitrust action taken against Facebook. That's according to a new Business Insider/INSIDER poll of US adults conducted by SurveyMonkey. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes recently called for the Silicon Valley tech giant to be broken up, and the results may bolster these arguments. Facebook has pushed back against demands for anti-monopoly argument, calling for different regulation instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook cofounder Chris...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Cnn, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Hughes, Hall, Signal, Bernie Sanders


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Mark Zuckerberg once served him a goat he apparently killed himself (FB, TWTR)

Mark Zuckerberg once served rival Jack Dorsey a dead goat he had killed himself for dinner. That's according to a new interview from Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter. The curious, symbolism-laden meal appears to have happened in 2011, when Zuckerberg spent a year only eating the meat of animals he had killed himself. Dorsey claims Zuckerberg's goat was served cold, and that he ate salad instead. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claims that Mark Zuckerberg once served him a dead goat that he had killed himse...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Edward Albee, Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey, Rolling Stone, Samuel Beckett, Signal, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Walt Hickey


These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data into two charts that summarize the roles and duties of those being let go. Technicians, engineers, and machinists together make up a majority of SpaceX's terminated positions, while managers and supervisors represent about 7% of the layoffs...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Falcon, Los Angeles County, LA Times, Hawthorne


Watch Every Episode of Bob Ross’ The Joy Of Painting Free Online: 403 Episodes Spanning 31 Seasons

Whether your New Year’s resolution involves taking up painting, managing stress, cultivating a more positive outlook, or building a business empire, the late television artist Bob Ross can help you stick it out. Like Fred Rogers’ Mr Rogers' Neighborhood, Ross’ long-running PBS show, The Joy of Painting, did not disappear from view following its creator’s demise. For over twenty years, new fans have continued to seek out the half-hour long instructional videos, along with its mesmerizingl...
Tags: Google, Art, Television, Congress, College, Life, Alaska, Pbs, Ross, Facebook Twitter, Fred Rogers, Bob Ross, Annette Kowalski, Walt Hickey, Eielson Air Force Base, How to Learn for Free


Local Radio's Christmas Playlists

Most of America listens to the same Christmas songs on the radio. But some local programmers seem to have a "real shine" for lesser-known holiday tunes. Walt Hickey of FiveThirtyEight explains.
Tags: News, America, Walt Hickey


Fidget Spinners Are Over (slashdot)

Walt Hickey, writing for Five Thirty Eight: The toy craze that has swept the nation -- cheaply manufactured fidget spinners of dubious metallic constitution -- is probably on the way out, with the high-water mark of fidget obsession appearing to be about a month behind us and the interest in the glorified ball bearings plateauing or declining. [...] Even if there's a long tail on this trend, it's very likely that peak fidget spinner is behind us. The kind of content now doing well on YouTube is ...
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Fidget Spinners Are Over

Walt Hickey, writing for Five Thirty Eight: The toy craze that has swept the nation -- cheaply manufactured fidget spinners of dubious metallic constitution -- is probably on the way out, with the high-water mark of fidget obsession appearing to be about a month behind us and the interest in the glorified ball bearings plateauing or declining. [...] Even if there's a long tail on this trend, it's very likely that peak fidget spinner is behind us. The kind of content now doing well on YouTube is ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Walt Hickey


Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast switches to full Westworld coverage

In the face of overwhelming listener demand, Boars, Gore, and Swords will be deviating from their stated cause of Game of Thrones to cover all of HBO's video game vacation series Westworld. Ivan and Red worked overtime to get current, recapping episodes two, three (along with guest Walt Hickey of 538), and four over the weekend. And, of course, you can start with last week's coverage of episode one. They discuss all the fan theories, gaming references, and old-timey talk contained therein. If al...
Tags: Facebook, Podcast, Hbo, News, Westworld, BGaS, Ivan, Boars Gore, Walt Hickey, Boars Gore And Swords