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China asks local officials to prepare for 'possible storm' if Evergrande fails, WSJ says

Chinese authorities are preparing for the potential downfall of Evergrande, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

COOKFOX Architects Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Google is buying an NYC office building for $2.1 billion. The purchase signals that Google is doubling down on its return to the office, committing to a future where at least some work takes place in person. Get the details on the priciest office-building purc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Peter Thiel, Aws, Silicon Valley, Waze, WSJ, Amazon Web Services, Musk, Newsletters


Schools often use AI to find students in crisis - one software-monitoring company reported 5,000 self-harm situations in a single week

Thousands of schools use AI to monitor students' communications and web searches. gremlin/Getty Images Schools often use AI to detect students at risk of self-harm, violence against others, and bullying. Some worry these programs violate students' privacy and freedom to use the internet, WSJ reports. One AI company said it detected 5,000 self-harm or suicide situations among students in a single week. See more stories on Insider's business page. As students head back to school...
Tags: Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Lightspeed, American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Democracy and Technology, Brennan Center for Justice, Brennan Center, CDT, Heather Schlitz, Journal Bark, San Marcos Unified School District, Google Doc Campbell, Chad Marlow


Apple is researching whether its iPhone could help detect depression, a report says

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple Apple is researching whether data from its iPhone could help detect depression, the WSJ reported. Scientists are studying sleep and typing data to try to detect patterns linked to health conditions, per the report. The project is early stage and may not lead to new features, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple wants to know whether its devices could help detect depression early, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.It...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Dementia, Duke, Journal, WSJ, Ucla, Duke University, Biogen, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, Seabreeze


‘Nearly One-Third of Gun Owners Have Used Gun in Self-Defense,’ Says Report

More than 30 percent of American gun owners say they have used a gun in self-defense. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A whopping 31.1 percent of gun owners—estimated to be about 25.3 million American adults—have used a gun in self-defense, according to the 2021 National Firearms Survey, by Prof. William English, PhD., at Georgetown University. The survey was designed by Deborah Azrael of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Matthew Miller of Northeastern University, according to the Wa...
Tags: Guns, Gun Rights, New York State, WSJ, Nra, U S Supreme Court, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Hill, Northeastern University, Georgetown University, The Hill, Matthew Miller, Gottlieb, JOHN LOTT, Ammoland, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health


The Station: Gogoro scoots into a SPAC, a Rivian milestone and Tesla prepares to unleash FSD beta software

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. The future of transportation beat was flooded with news this week as per ushe. There are two stories that I want to highlight here. First up, is that the first Rivian R1T electric pickup truck...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, China, India, Tech, General Motors, Tesla


Tesla slips on Evergrande contagion and report of US vehicle regulator concerns over self-driving tech

Tesla Model 3 Feature China: Barcroft Media via Getty Images Tesla shares pulled back Monday, swept up in contagion fears over the fallout of China's Evergrande property developer. Investors are concerned a $300 billion default at Evergrande will hurt the world's largest auto sales market. Separately, the WSJ reported a top US transportation regulator expressed safety concerns ahead of Tesla's pending rollout of a software upgrade. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Wall Street Journal, Dow, WSJ, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Li, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Evergrande, Carla Mozee, Barcroft Media


Failure to raise the debt ceiling will delay child tax credit payments and Social Security checks, causing 'economic catastrophe,' Janet Yellen says

Janet Yellen. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen warned of an "economic catastrophe" if the debt limit isn't raised. In a WSJ opinion piece, she it would delay needed Social Security benefits, among other things. Despite calls for bipartisan support, the GOP vowed Democrats will have to raise the limit alone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wrote a letter to congressional leadership stressing the urgenc...
Tags: Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Social Security, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Medicaid


10 things in tech you need to know today

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook fired back at WSJ reports that say the company is "riddled with flaws." In a series published last week, WSJ found Facebook turns a blind eye to its role in human trafficking and teens' mental health, among other things. The company is hitt...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, California, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bbc, El Salvador, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, WSJ, Elizabeth Holmes, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board


2 empty tequila bottles were found on under-construction Air Force One planes, prompting a probe by Boeing, report says

Air Force One lands at Cointrin airport as US President Joe Biden arrives in Geneva on June 15, 2021. DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Boeing is making two new jets ti serve as Air Force One. Two small tequila bottles were found onboard one of the planes this month, the WSJ reported. The project has been beset with delays and is expected to run to 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing is investigating the discovery of empty liquor bottles found inside a pla...
Tags: US, Trends, Joe Biden, News UK, Geneva, Pentagon, Air Force, Boeing, Journal, WSJ, Air Force One, Denis Balibouse, Duke Richardson, Bill Bostock, Military & Defense, Cointrin


Analysis: WSJ's Facebook Files series prompts comparisons to Big Tobacco

All week long, The Wall Street Journal's "Facebook Files" series has invited comparisons of the social media platform to tobacco companies.
Tags: Facebook, News, Stories, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Big Tobacco


US To Target Crypto Ransomware Payments With Sanctions

The Biden administration is preparing an array of actions, including sanctions [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled, alternative source], to make it harder for hackers to use digital currency to profit from ransomware attacks, WSJ reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The government hopes to choke off access to a form of payment that has supported a booming criminal industry and a rising national security threat. The Treasury Department plans to impose th...
Tags: US, Tech, Treasury, Biden, WSJ, Treasury Department


Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security


Senators to investigate Facebook after WSJ report on Instagram's negative effect on mental health

Senators are taking steps to investigate Facebook following reports that it knew Instagram, the company's photo-sharing app, has a...
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Jaw-dropping moments in WSJ's bombshell Facebook investigation

This week the Wall Street Journal released a series of scathing articles about Facebook, citing leaked internal documents that detail in remarkably frank terms how the company is not only well aware of its platforms' negative effects on users but also how it has repeatedly failed to address them.
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Top stories this AM: Lawmakers double down on their fight against Instagram for Kids; 4 friends were found dead in an SUV in a cornfield and authorities have no leads

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today:Lawmakers are doubling down on their fight against Instagram for Kids. Republican and Democratic lawmakers are calling on Facebook to stop making Instagram for Kids after a WSJ investigation showed the company knew from internal research that the app is harmful to teen girls. It's the latest in a steady st...
Tags: Facebook, News, Australia, Newsletter, Trends, WSJ, Rupaul, Lessard, Bryan Lessard, Top Stories This Am, Instagram for Kids, Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie, Instagram for Kids Republican and Democratic, Laundrie


Lawmakers are going after Facebook's development of Instagram for kids, after a report showed it knew the social media app is toxic for teen girls

Lawmakers are coming after Facebook for its Instagram for Kids project after a bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal. SOPA Images/Getty Images Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are calling on Facebook to stop making Instagram for Kids. They're incensed by an investigation that showed Facebook knew Instagram usage is harming teenage girls. Instagram for Kids has received backlash from parents, child safety groups, and lawmakers since it was revealed in March. See more sto...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, Newton, WSJ, Zuckerberg, Democratic, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Markey, Sen Edward Markey, Kathy Castor, Lori Trahan


A flood of dogecoin imitators has kicked off a trademark battle for the meme token with a $31 billion market cap

Barcroft Media/Getty There is a battle being fought for the dogecoin trademark, the Wall Street Journal reported. Dogecoin imitators number in the hundreds, trying to capitalize on the popularity of the original meme token. One company wants to take ownership of the original dogecoin and Dogecoin Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. A report in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday shed light on the fight that has erupted over who owns the trademark for dogecoin, the mas...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Markets, Palmer, Crypto, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trademarks, Dogecoin, Max Adams, Jackson Palmer, Dogecoin Foundation, MI Exclusive, Doge Price, Barcroft Media Getty, Dogelon Mars


President Biden is set to meet with execs from Disney, Microsoft, and Walgreens to discuss his vaccine mandate plans, a report says

The Biden administration announced on September 9 that it would require employers with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Biden is set to meet US business executives Wednesday to discuss vaccine mandates, the WSJ reported. An unnamed official said that executives from Microsoft, Disney, and Walgreens were set to attend. The Biden administration is mandating vaccines or weekly testing for companies with more than 100 staff. See more ...
Tags: Politics, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Healthcare, Philadelphia, William, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ


Facebook knows Instagram is bad for teenagers' mental health

AP Photo/Jessica Hill Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about themselves, Facebook internal researchers reportedly found. Those findings were consistent across the past several years, the Wall Street Journal reported. Some teens using Instagram said using the service directly led to suicidal thoughts. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook's internal research shows that teen users' mental health is negatively impacted by using the company's photo-...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Teens, Trends, Social Media, Research, Data, Mental Health, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Vishal Shah, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Community Product Group, AP Photo Jessica Hill Instagram


Morgan Stanley diversity disclosure - JPM axes some fees - Walmart litecoin hoax

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:The number of Black execs at Morgan Stanley's money manager remains bleak.JPMorgan is axing some fees for college-savings plans.A fake Walmart press release briefly sent litecoin soaring.Let's get started. Diversity at Morgan Stanley's money manager remains bleak AP Images The number of Black ...
Tags: Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, Mount Everest, WSJ, Neustar, Jpmorgan, James Gorman, TransUnion, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Forge Global, Zanbato, George Floyd, Chris Hondros Getty, Jason Mudrick


Facebook has a secret system granting 5.8 million high-profile users immunity from its rules, a new report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook has a system protecting elite users from being reprimanded for breaking content rules, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company's "XCheck" system has protected Donald Trump, Doug the Pug, and other "influential" figures. But Facebook employees have expressed disapproval with giving special treatment to users, the WSJ reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Face...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Congress, New York City, Trends, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Neymar, Journal, WSJ, Securities And Exchange Commission, Misinformation, Doug, Tech Insider


Facebook quietly lets 5.8 million politicians and celebrities get special enforcement of its rules, report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook has a system protecting elite users from being reprimanded for breaking content rules, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company's "XCheck" system has protected Donald Trump, Doug the Pug, and other "influential" figures. But Facebook employees have expressed disapproval with giving special treatment to users, the WSJ reports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Face...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Congress, New York City, Trends, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Neymar, Journal, WSJ, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Doug


An exchange for trading in shares of private companies is going public via $2 billion SPAC deal

Kena Betancur/Getty Images Forge Global will go public in a merger with a SPAC valuing the firm at $2 billion, the WSJ reported. Forge allows investors to trade shares of pre-IPO companies. It will be the first exchange for private shares to go public, though the space is becoming crowded. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Forge Global, a firm that allows customers to trade shares of pre-IPO companies is going public in a SPAC merger with Moti...
Tags: Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Markets, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, Wall Street Journal, Palantir, WSJ, Securities And Exchange Commission, Forge, Jpmorgan, SPAC, Max Adams, Citi Goldman Sachs, Kena Betancur Getty


BofA leadership shuffle - Battle for mortgage talent - Dyal's hunt for NBA deals

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Bank of America just announced a major leadership shuffle. The battle for talent in the mortgage industry is heating up.Dyal is eyeing more NBA deals after upping its stake in the Sacramento Kings.Let's get started. Bank of America is shaking up its top ranks Bank of America; Skye Gould/Insider The ba...
Tags: New York, Digital, Sacramento Kings, Trends, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Harvard University, Nba, Paris Hilton, WSJ, Steve Cohen, BofA, Anthony Scaramucci, Lucas Jackson, Dyal, Skybridge


A House Democrat says he wants a labor market 'so tight' that people with tattoos won't have to cover up to get hired

Rep. Brad Sherman. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Rep. Brad Sherman told WSJ he wants a labor market "so tight" that people with tattoos can easily get hired. This was in regards to his support for Powell's reappointment to Fed Chair. Democrats are debating the reappointment, with progressives wanting a new chair who is more climate-focused. See more stories on Insider's business page. As debate among Democrats continues over whether to appoint Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to an...
Tags: California, Montana, White House, Massachusetts, Trends, Bloomberg, House, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve, Biden, Sherman, Wall Street Journal, Brad Sherman, Journal


"A woman in a gorilla mask riding a bicycle threw the small white object past Elder’s head..."

"... as seen in a video posted on Twitter by Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle. The woman appeared to be white, Elder is Black, and ape characterizations have been used as a racist trope for centuries. Moments later, the woman took a swing at a man who appeared to be part of Elder’s team. The man was hit by at least one other heckler just before Elder was escorted into the SUV."  From an L.A. Times report quoted in (Wall Street Journal).  Here's the Kate Cagle tweet discussed in the quote...
Tags: Art, Law, California, Eggs, Wikipedia, Masks, New York City, America, Cnn, Atlantic, Protests, Venice, Don Lemon, Times, Vox, Apes


Nasdaq's new data hub - More Evercore raises - Pimco's return-to-office plans

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Nasdaq has launched what it's calling "the next evolution of the data business."More of Evercore's junior bankers will get pay raises.Pimco has delayed its full return to the office and tightened its vax rules.Let's get started. Nasdaq launched a new cloud-based data hub Jim Spellman/Getty Images...
Tags: China, Singapore, Trends, Bloomberg, Paypal, Bitcoin, Mark Cuban, Pimco, Deutsche Bank, SEC, Volkswagen, Nasdaq, KKR, Thomson Reuters, WSJ, Armstrong


Scarlett Johansson's Lawsuit Might Be An Obstacle For The Russo Brothers' Next Marvel Movie

It's way more fun to talk about movies than it is to dive deep into the business side of the industry. Movie fans don't become movie fans because they're fascinated by executive moves or accounting trickery. We love the sausage and the more we know about how it's made, the less appealing the whole dang thing is.I personally tend to focus on the craft of filmmaking and the final product itself, but there are times when you just cannot avoid pulling back the curtain because what's going on back th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Avengers, WSJ, Joe, Ryan, Kevin Feige, Johansson, Anthony Russo, SlashFilm, Bob Chapek, Danielle Ryan


Lazard's key to hybrid work - Point72 all-in on the cloud - Citadel outpaces rivals

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Lazard's advisory CEO thinks he's found the key to successful hybrid work.Point72 is undergoing a massive overhaul to transform into a cloud-first operation.Citadel has outpaced its multi-strategy rivals so far this year. Let's get started. The secret to hybrid work? Staying home Mondays and Fridays ...
Tags: London, China, Trends, Lazard, WSJ, Citadel, State Street, Steve Cohen, Rick Wilking, Charles River, Peter Orszag, Orszag, Bloomberg Morgan Stanley, Rockefeller Capital, BCA Research, Taylor Tyson