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Tesla loses a veteran hardware engineer during a critical time for its Autopilot program (TSLA)  

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesSatish Jeyachandran, the director of hardware engineering for Tesla's Autopilot team, announced he has joined the self-driving-car team run by Google's sister company, Waymo, on Thursday. Jeyachandran, who worked at Tesla for seven years, said on LinkedIn that he left the electric carmaker six months ago and is now joining Waymo after taking a break. "I wanted to join Waymo because it has a talented, mission-driven team that has made impressive advancements in self

2017-06-23 13:27:22
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Kit Harington's 'Game of Thrones' audition was so 'mind-blowingly good,' the casting director forgot about his black eye  

AP Images The INSIDER Summary: Kit Harington plays Jon Snow on "Game of Thrones." He's told an amazing story about showing up for his audition with a black eye. Harington says he got into a fight at a McDonald's the night before. But "Game of Thrones" casting director Nina Gold told INSIDER that she doesn't recall the black eye. She only remembers Harington being "mind-blowingly good."  "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington had quite the experience auditioning for his role

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Under Armour's CEO sent Nike's CEO a threatening card every Christmas — here's what it said (UA, NKE)  

Allison Joyce/Getty ImagesUnder Armour CEO Kevin Plank had a special holiday message for Phil Knight, CEO and founder of Nike. Plank sent a card to Knight ever year with the phrase "You will know our name," written in it, according to a new NBC interview with Under Armour's CEO. While ostensibly a threat to Nike and its dominance, Plank says it "wasn't spiteful," but that when he was recruiting employees Under Armour, he employed an "us versus them" competitive mentality. Many told P

2017-06-23 12:53:40
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A petition on Change.org is calling on Amazon to accept bitcoin 'ASAP' (AMZN)  

Change.orgBitcoin has been soaring to new heights, and now folks on Change.org are calling on e-commerce juggernaut Amazon to accept the cryptocurrency as payment "ASAP." Since March 23, bitcoin has increased 159%, from a little over $1,000 to $2,700. At least 2,100 petitioners on Change.org want Amazon to join companies such accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. They also want the company to accept Litecoin, another cryptocurrency.

2017-06-23 12:46:10
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Trump's new morning ritual involves a 'venting session' to his legal team about Russia  

AP Photo/Matt RourkePresident Donald Trump has begun phoning members of his legal team most mornings around 6:30 a.m. to vent and strategize about the Russia investigation, The Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three senior White House officials. Officials said the discussions usually involve an overview of recent headlines and a plan to combat the "fake news" media, as well as brainstorming ways to handle Justice Department officials and the special counsel leading the probe into whet

2017-06-23 12:39:30
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10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, BBRY)  

Reuters/Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsHere is what you need to know. 4 GOP senators have come out against the Senate healthcare bill. Republican Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson said in a joint statement on Thursday that they would not support the Senate healthcare bill in its current form because it "does not repeal Obamacare." Those four no votes would be enough to kill the bill if the rest of the Senate voted along party lines. The biggest US banks pass the first round of

2017-06-23 12:37:25
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Eight princesses from the United Arab Emirates convicted of human trafficking in Belgium  

Mansi Thapliyal/ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said. The Brussels criminal court handed the eight women from Abu Dhabi's ruling al-Nahyan family 15-month suspended sentences for human trafficking and degrading treatment, the lawyer, Stephen Monod, said.

2017-06-23 12:21:01
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A coalition of the most advanced countries summed up what's wrong with America's healthcare system in 2 points  

After weeks of speculation and a secretive process that frustrated politicians on both sides of the aisle, Senate Republican leaders released a draft of their long-awaited healthcare legislation on Thursday. Beyond Republicans' sweeping attempt to overhaul the system, healthcare has been hotly debated in the US for years. And it's not hard to see why: Americans spend more on healthcare than residents of any other developed nation on the planet, yet lack virtually every possible measure o

2017-06-23 12:02:25
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A VC says the 3 things an intern needs to do to score a full-time job have nothing to do with education or skill  

Insight partnersAlright, so you've landed your first internship. But that doesn't mean you're guaranteed a job. Now you have to prove that you've got what it takes.  Ryan Hinkle is a managing director at Insight Venture Partners, an international private equity and venture capital firm. working on deals, the Philadelphia native runs Insight Venture Partner's intern program. So, he knows what separates the good interns from the great interns.  We rec

2017-06-23 11:55:16
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The best rooftop bars in New York City  

Jordana S. / YelpWe here at Jetsetter try not to pick favorites. But when it comes to the best rooftop bars in NYC, it's damn hard not to. From sky-high cocktail dens to a surf-themed pop-up bar, these are the rooftops we'll be raising a glass to this summer.Rooftop at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Facebook.com/1Hotels All eyes are on Brooklyn's 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the latest addition to BK's ever-evolving Dumbo district. There's no such thing as a bad view here — not from the rooms wit

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We tried Amazon's line of men's work clothing to see if it's worth the money— here's the verdict  

Sarah JacobsAmazon has introduced its own clothing brands in recent years. Some of the clothing is Amazon-branded — Amazon Essentials — but most of it is sold under private labels. For men, those labels are Goodthreads and Buttoned Down. Both are available only to Amazon Prime subscribers. Amazon still isn't as well known for selling pants and shirts as it is for selling batteries and Bluetooth speakers. We tried Amazon's clothing to see if it's worth the money.  

2017-06-23 11:41:04
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7 crazy photos of US Marines in Syria shelling ISIS with artillery  

Sgt. Matthew Callahan/US Marines Corps As US-backed Syrian Defense Forces clear ground around Raqqa, recently liberating roughly 386 square miles from Islamic State control, a Marine artillery battery is hard at work, shelling the ever-living crap of out of ISIS. On June 21, the Corps released several images showing arty Marines dropping rounds around the clock. In May, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to the states after the unit’s artillery battery fired 4,500 rounds a

2017-06-23 11:28:57
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North Korea calls Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us as well'  

Thomson Reuters North Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in comments carried by the official KCNA agency that Warmbier was "a victim of the policy of strategic patience" of former US President Barack Obama whose government never requested his release. "T

2017-06-23 11:27:48
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'Game of Thrones' fans picked their favorite villains, heroes, seasons — and which deaths were most satisfying  

HBOThe new season of HBO's iconic hit "Game of Thrones" is coming back next month, and hype is reaching a fever pitch. A new trailer dropped this week, and if you haven't checked it out, you definitely should. (You should probably read our second-by-second breakdown of the footage as well.) In honor of the new season, reviews-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes conducted a poll for Business Insider of over 1,00o "Game of Thrones" fans for a nice retrospective on topics like which seasons were the best

2017-06-23 11:19:09
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The new 'Assassin's Creed' looks like the series' best entry in years  

The new "Assassin's Creed" game looks like the best entry in years.  It's called "Assassin's Creed Origins," and it's set during one of history's most fascinating periods: Ptolemaic Egypt. That's the era when Egypt's millennia-spanning empire began to fall, while Rome — led by Julius Caesar — conquered more and more of Western civilization.  It's also, according to "Assassin's Creed Origins," the period when the "Assassin's Brotherhood" was conceived. That alternative h

2017-06-23 11:12:30
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Trump explains why he wanted Comey to think he had taped their conversations  

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Asked why he floated the idea that he had recorded conversations between himself and James Comey, President Donald Trump said he did it to pressure the former FBI director to keep his story straight. Speaking in an interview with Ainsley Earhardt of Fox News that aired Friday, Trump first said he was generally suspicious of the FBI and intelligence apparatus in charge of the investigation into his presidential campaign's ties to Russia, saying "you never know what's happ

2017-06-23 11:02:42
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White House Correspondents' Association on off-camera briefings: 'We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play'  

AP Photo/Alex BrandonThe president of the White House Correspondents' Association on Friday urged the Trump administration to stop holding off-camera gaggles as a substitute for on-camera press briefings, the group said in a statement Friday. "We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play, and we will work hard to change it," said the association's president, Jeff Mason. "We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions f

2017-06-23 10:48:48
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I flew 'best airline' Virgin America and it was nothing like I expected  

Virgin America I was excited to fly Virgin America after hearing it was the best airline. Disappointingly, my experience included a makeshift gate area and cramped seats. There were no free snacks, drinks, or entertainment on a 6-hour flight.  Virgin America is known for being one of America's best airlines. For four consecutive years (2012 – 2015) it was ranked in first place in a list of America's best airlines. In 2016, it slipped to third place and at the end of that ye

2017-06-23 10:30:21
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RICHARD GREENFIELD: I am bullish on Twitter and would be shocked if it wasn't bought within two years  

Business InsiderMedia and tech analyst Richard Greenfield of BTIG came by Business Insider to discuss the future of television, ESPN, Snapchat, and Twitter with executive editor Sara Silverstein.  In this video he explains why he is one of the few people bullish on Twitter. According to data collected by Bloomberg, Greenfield has the highest price target on the stock at $25. Which is $5 above the second highest target.Greenfield is one of four analysts that have a "buy" recommendation on T

2017-06-23 10:19:21
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'The Federal Reserve has done nothing': Elizabeth Warren urges the Fed to clean house at Wells Fargo (WFC)  

APSen. Elizabeth Warren wants the Federal Reserve to clean house at Wells Fargo, asking for the removal of the 12 members of the board of directors who served while the fake accounts scandal was ongoing.  In a letter sent to Fed Chair Janet Yellen Monday, Warren argued that the directors present from 2011 to 2015, when Wells Fargo employees opened as many as 2.1 million accounts for customers without their knowledge, need to go — and that the Fed has the authority to remove them 

2017-06-23 10:19:21
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13 books every jobseeker should read  

kevin ryder/Flickr Job searches are time-intensive, stressful, and often frustrating. And, whether you're just starting out in your career or making a transition, odds are there's some part of the job search process that's at least a little mystifying. From interviewing to negotiating your salary, there are a lot of factors at play when looking for a new job, and one mistake could put the kibosh on the whole thing. To master the art of the job search, here are 13 books that can guide you thr

2017-06-23 10:05:14
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A former Google and Apple exec explains what makes a successful leader  

In her book "Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity," Kim Scott explores finding the sweet spot in management, somewhere between obnoxiously aggressive and ruinously empathetic. She details the traits a person must have to be a successful leader. Following is a transcript of the video.  So I would say the most successful bosses don't have a personality type, right. There's not traits or attributes, but there are things that they do. Being a boss is not, it's not a

2017-06-23 09:58:53
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Baboons can teach us a lot about being too stressed  

Baboon politics say a lot about human politics: It's tough to be on top, and the key to staying there is to know when to stress over the competition. Professor of Neuroscience at Stanford University, and author of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, Robert Sapolsky tells us what humans can learn from the baboons. The following is a transcript. And the embarrassing thing is, like, I can do like weekend seminars in hot tubs in like Big Sur with baboons in there, t

2017-06-23 09:53:35
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BANK OF AMERICA: Millennials could signal the 'big top' in the market  

REUTERS/David W CernyThe bull market in stocks could eventually be added to the list of things that millennials allegedly killed.  According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists, a rise in millennial participation in the market could be a sign of the top. "You'll know it's the "big top" when millennials start buying (new investors a classic late-cycle signal); recent survey by AMG shows millennials have just 30% in equities versus 46% for older age groups," said Michael

2017-06-23 09:49:12
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Yellowstone grizzlies are losing endangered species protection — here's why they're still not safe from extinction  

REUTERS/Jim Urquhart The Interior Department plans to remove the federal protections that the Yellowstone grizzly bear has had under the Endangered Species Act for the last 42 years, officials announced on June 22. In 1975, there were as few as 136 Yellowstone grizzly bears; there are now approximately 700. "As a kid who grew up in Montana, I can tell you that this is a long time coming and very good news for many communities and advocates in the Yellowstone region," Interior Secretary Ryan Z

2017-06-23 09:46:54
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Alibaba's finance arm Ant Financial is seeing skyrocketing profits thanks to global expansion  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Ant Financial, the online finance arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has nearly doubled its pretax profits in fiscal 2017, according to Bloomberg estimates. The company saw an 86% jump to $814 million, likely thanks to its global efforts — Ant has invested billions in overseas expansion. As a result of these investments, the fi

2017-06-23 09:37:14
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Republicans have 'zero margin for error' to pass the Senate healthcare bill  

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesAfter a secretive drafting process, Senate Republican leadership released a draft of its healthcare legislation Thursday, setting off a scramble to secure enough commitments for a vote Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to hold next week. Democrats blasted the bill, while most Republicans took a more measured approach and left their intentions unknown. Four GOP members — Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson — announced they w

2017-06-23 09:35:51
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Ron Howard says joining the 'Star Wars' Han Solo movie is 'gratifying'  

Frazer Harrison/GettyJust a day after being named the new director of the untitled Han Solo movie, director Ron Howard found himself in the position of having to talk about it while attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Friday. The Hollywood Reporter writes that while speaking to an audience at the festival about creativity in media, Howard told moderator Martin Sorrell, the founder and CEO of British ad company WPP, that the chance to come on and direct the la

2017-06-23 09:19:34
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One coder recreated the first level of 'Super Mario Bros' in augmented reality and played it in Central Park  

YouTube/Abhishek SinghAfter Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's ARKit during last month's Worldwide Developers Conference, it became clear that augmented reality was on its way towards becoming mainstream. It may arrive sooner than expected, however, thanks to one enterprising programmer.  28-year-old developer Abhishek Singh has recreated the entire first level from Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros." for Microsoft HoloLens using Unity3D. The coder, a graduate from NYU's Tisch

2017-06-23 09:12:03
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Here's what deregulation means for US fintechs  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The heads of key financial regulators including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve gave their opening remarks to the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday and revealed their thoughts on the relaxation of several major banking regulations. The regulators' proposals included reducing the frequency of stress testing a

2017-06-23 09:06:25
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Blackberry is sinking following its quarterly results despite getting a big boost from its arbitration win against Qualcomm (BBRY)  

Thomson Reuters Blackberry's stock price is dropping, even though the company turned a profit in the first quarter. Shares were up 3.85% Thursday, before first quarter earnings were released, and lost that gain entirely in early trading on Friday, opening down 5.16%. The company reported earnings of $0.02 per share, compared to an estimated zero, but revenue fell to $235 million from $400 million from the year before. The company outsourced the manufacturing of Blackberry hardware in la

2017-06-23 09:02:02
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THE VOICE PAYMENTS REPORT: The next major interface for payments  

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. A revolution in payments and banking is beginning as virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa gain the abilities of cashiers, personal shoppers, and bank tellers. Already, Siri can help users make peer-to-peer (P2P) transfers with Venmo, Alexa can pay off Capital One credit card bills, and Google Assistant can let users s

2017-06-23 09:01:10
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13 signs your coworkers think you're dumb  

Paramount PicturesIn the 2004 cult hit "Mean Girls," Plastics member Karen Smith is frequently demeaned for her lack of intelligence. It's funny in the film, but nobody wants to be treated this way in real life — especially at work. In most instances, if you feel like you've been assigned the role of the resident office fool, there's probably a simple explanation. You're behaving in a way that makes people think you're stupid. Your coworkers are jerks. Both of the above. Before y

2017-06-23 08:58:14
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We're learning more and more about the animals that vastly out-live humans  

If humans have any hope of living forever, we should probably take a hint from the dozens of other animals on Earth that far outpace our measly 71 years. One of the longest-lived of these animals is the Greenland shark, which researchers only recently discovered could survive for so long. On a 2017 expedition, researchers learned more fascinating details about the shark, including that it's heart rate is incredibly slow — only beating once every ten seconds. Here are the rest of the longes

2017-06-23 08:40:37
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You can't get a sunburn through your car windshield, but you should still protect your skin — here's why  

Summer is the perfect time for road trips, but just because you are inside your car doesn't mean you are completely protected from the sun's rays.  You may not get burned, but there's still a risk of skin damage and possibly even skin cancer down the line. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook

2017-06-23 08:34:04
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The Air Force is updating its awards to recognize drone pilots and hackers  

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr. US airmen tasked with jobs like surveillance and cyber operations have a growing role on the battlefield, even though they are often physically distant from it. To ensure that kind of work is recognized, the Air Force has introduced new hardware for its service men and women. "As the impact of remote operations on combat continues to increase, the necessity of ensuring those actions are distinctly recognized grows," Defense Depa

2017-06-23 08:33:59
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The best memory foam pillows you can buy  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: Sleep is important, and pillows are one of the key ingredients for getting a good night's rest. There are a ton of memory foam pillows out there, but the Coop Home Goods memory foam pillow is the best one you can buy because it suits all sleepers and adjusts to fit your needs. When you think

2017-06-23 08:12:19
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'This is barbaric': Bernie Sanders lambastes GOP healthcare bill  

Screenshot/CNNSen. Bernie Sanders called the Senate Republican healthcare bill, the details of which were released on Thursday, "barbaric" and promised to introduce Medicare-for-all legislation during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Sanders tweeted on Thursday that the bill, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare), is "the most harmful piece of legislation I've seen in my lifetime." Cooper asked him to elaborate on that

2017-06-23 07:59:27
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LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman explains what everyone gets wrong about his signature advice  

Steve Jennings/Getty Images LinkedIn cofounder and chairman and Greylock Partners investor Reid Hoffman has a reputation as one of Silicon Valley's wisest thought leaders. And one of his most repeated entrepreneurial insights of the last decade is, "If you're not embarrassed by your first product release, you've released it too late." It's got all the right elements of a good quote: It's pithy, controversial, and has fans like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whose own signature motto is, "Move

2017-06-23 07:44:13
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The best carry-on bags you can buy  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: Sometimes you just don't want to check your luggage, so you need a reliable carry-on bag that you can bring onboard the plane. Of all the carry-on bags we've researched, the Briggs & Riley Baseline Commuter Expandable Upright is the best of the bunch with its sturdy wheels, smart compression techn

2017-06-23 07:35:19
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Jimmy Butler may have lost out on nearly $33 million by being traded to the Wolves in a blockbuster deal  

Carlos Osorio/APThe Minnesota Timberwolves landed Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls in a big draft-night trade on Thursday. While Butler may be happy about a change of scenery and reunion with former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, the trade may have an immense impact on his future earnings. Butler is under contract for two more seasons and has a $19.8 million player option for the 2019-20 season. When Butler was with the Bulls, he had two seasons to either earn MVP, Defensive Player of the

2017-06-23 07:34:12
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Here are the voices behind all of the robots in 'Transformers: The Last Knight'  

Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Paramount Pictures | INSIDER composite "Transformers: The Last Knight" is in theaters now and while you may be able to name most of the Autobots and Decepticons in the new movie, how well do you know the voices behind the famous robots? There are over a dozen Transformers in the new movie. From Oscar-nominated actors to voice actors who have played some of your favorite cartoon characters, see the faces behind the Transformers in the new film. We'll start off w

2017-06-23 07:30:55
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This app created an original song from some of Broadway's latest hits  

Ralph Barrera, Austin-American Statesman By Janani Mukundan, computer engineering scientist, and Richard Daskas, musician and composer, IBM Research Seth Rudetsky has been on Broadway. Written plays for Broadway. Written and played music for plays on Broadway. He even talks about Broadway on digital radio. Thank goodness his new collaborator is a fast study. Rudetsky and Watson Beat, IBM’s app that understands, learns, and creates music, co-wrote an impromptu song in honor of Broadway&rs

2017-06-23 07:27:42
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Jeff Bezos just handed corporate America a $50 billion question  

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich If you needed any further proof that Amazon is shaking the US commercial landscape to its very core, look no further than the past week. Amazon's $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods has had a ripple effect across sectors. The grocery industry, an $800 billion addressable market in the US, according to Goldman Sachs, has a low level of e-commerce penetration. That could be about to change. Traditional grocery-store players like Kroger, Costco, and Target saw their stocks get

2017-06-23 07:07:59
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10 things to know about married life before tying the knot  

Halfpoint/ShutterstockThe INSIDER Summary: Living together is different from being married. Don't feel the need to merge finances right away. In the chaos of selecting the perfect wedding invitations and planning your dream honeymoon, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole life set to happen after the ceremony’s behind you. While we have faith that your relationship is destined for many, many years of bliss, we also know that it’s per

2017-06-23 07:05:48
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A 30-year-old in New York City built a business out of planning and photographing marriage proposals — and she's done nearly 1,000  

Ash Fox Photography Ash Fox is a professional proposal planner and photographer. Since she started her business in 2012, she's helped plan and photograph almost 1,000 marriage proposals. Her favorite part of her job is seeing a proposal executed from start to finish. She enjoys being a part of an amazing moment, she told Business Insider. "These days, people feel like there's no such thing as romance anymore and that chivalry is dead, but these clients are really making it happen."

2017-06-23 07:01:40
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Germany warns Turkey against meddling in religious affairs  

APBerlin (AFP) - Berlin on Friday warned Ankara against interfering in how people in Germany practised their religion, as a new row erupted over a new "liberal" mosque in the German capital. Diyanet, which oversees religious activity in Turkey, on Wednesday voiced distaste over the Berlin mosque where men and women pray side-by-side, saying it was incompatible with the principles of Islam. Diyanet's criticism sparked strong words from Germany, with foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer fi

2017-06-23 06:52:11
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Qatar Airways' investment in American Airlines exposes an astounding level of hypocrisy in the airline business (AAL)  

American Airlines Qatar Airways wants to buy up to 10% of American Airlines. An analyst says this is evidence that Qatar receives subsidies, something the US airlines have been insisting for years. Still, even as it demonizes Qatar and its Middle Eastern rivals, American Airlines is a Qatar partner. Qatar Airways wants to buy a significant stake in American Airlines. American says Qatar expressed interest in acquiring up to 10% of the company, and a Qatar Airways spokesman told Business

2017-06-23 06:44:23
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THE DIGITAL TRUST REPORT: Insight into user confidence in top social platforms - (FB, GOOG, GOOGL, LNKD, TWTR, SNAP)  

BIIThis report was created for BI Intelligence subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Trust is timely. In an era in which fake news is trending, and brands are pulling advertising from large publishers because they don't want their messaging associated with offensive content, trust is a critical factor that brands consider when re-evaluating digital ad strategies. Digital trust is the confidence people have in a platform's ability to protect and promote...

2017-06-23 06:22:35
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Why critics say 'Transformers: The Last Knight' is '2017's most toxic movie'  

Paramount"Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth movie in Michael Bay's already critically maligned franchise, is out this week, and the reviews aren't looking good.  The movie has a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and critics are having a field day with their creatively harsh criticisms of what might be the worst movie in the franchise and one of the worst movies of the year.  Critics agree that the story is hard to follow, and it's just not as much fun as the previo

2017-06-23 06:17:07
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Amazon is trying to strengthen its position against competing smart home products (AMZN)  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Developers for connected camera companies can now build skills to link their devices to the forthcoming Echo Show, Amazon's most expensive smart speaker and the first to feature a screen, thanks to a new Smart Home Skill API. A handful of companies have already taken advantage, including Netgear, Ring, and Vivint. These companies have built a feature allowing u

2017-06-23 06:09:25
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Watch the intense knife training South Korea's Navy SEALs go through  

MUSAT.Inc South Korea's elite unit of frogmen have longstanding ties to US Navy SEALs, but some of their techniques, like a recent video displaying their knife training, show their unique style of close-quarters combat. South Korean media reports that Korean SEALs have trained with the US's SEAL Team 6 — the same group that took out Osama Bin Laden — to form an elite unit to take out North Korea's Kim Jong un. In the slides below, see the Korean SEALs training in co

2017-06-23 06:07:23
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Here's how malware gets inside your phone's apps  

Thomson ReutersMalicious software on popular mobile platforms such as iOS and Android is at best a nuisance and at worst a security threat to individuals and businesses. Known as malware, some perpetrators use it to infect apps and get inside your smartphone. Why do they do it? Money, mostly. The recent Judy malware, for example, was reportedly found in 41 apps in the Google Play store. It seems to have made money for its creators by repeatedly auto-clicking on advertisements. Other mechanisms

2017-06-23 05:54:03
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CBA: 2 things need to happen to reverse the slide in crude prices  

Jacob Silberberg/Getty ImagesCrude oil is in a bear market, even with a modest rebound in prices overnight. From the multi-year high of $58.57 a barrel struck on January 3, front-month Brent crude futures — the global benchmark — has lost 23.2%. WTI futures have also been hit hard, losing 22.5% over the same period. Just have a look at the chart below to show the scale of the recent selloff. CBA Not exactly the outcome OPEC and non-OPEC producers would have been expecting when th

2017-06-23 05:42:48
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Blackberry turns a quarterly profit after getting a big boost from Qualcomm's $940 million arbitration payment (BBRY)  

AP (Reuters) - Canada's BlackBerry Ltd reported a fall in first quarter revenue that missed estimates as it received fewer orders from its enterprise customers, sending the company's U.S.-listed shares down 6 percent in premarket trading. The company said it got more than 3,000 orders from enterprise customers in the quarter, down from over 3,500 orders it got in the fourth quarter. BlackBerry has focused on its software portfolio with a number of recent acquisitions and is betting on its off

2017-06-23 05:36:56
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The most caffeinated drinks you can order at Starbucks  

The INSIDER Summary: Starbucks is always there for a much needed caffeine boost, but are you getting the amount of caffeine you need? Here are their most caffeinated drink options. If you are looking for an extreme caffeine boost, opt for the Blonde Roast. Cold brews and venti sized drinks are best if you're looking to maximize your caffeine intake.  We've all had that late night where we caught a random Thursday night concert in Los Angeles, got home at 1 a.m., then woke up fou

2017-06-23 05:34:43
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Photos show former FBI director James Comey entering New York Times building in Manhattan for event  

Jonathan Ernst/ReutersPhotos showed former FBI Director James Comey entering The New York Times' Manhattan office to attend an event hosted by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) association on Thursday, according to the newspaper's White House correspondent, Maggie Haberman, who cited a source close to Comey. CASA is a national advocacy group that benefits abused and neglected children. Comey and his wife have been foster parents. The photos garnered attention on social media Thursda

2017-06-23 05:31:37
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If ISIS' 'caliph' really is dead, here's who is likely to replace him as leader  

Thomson Reuters BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Experts on Islamist groups see no clear successor but regard Iyad al-Obaidi and Ayad al-Jumaili as the leading contenders, though neither would be likely to assume Baghdadi's title of "caliph" or overall commander of Muslims. Russia's defense ministry said la

2017-06-23 05:29:20
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There's frightening new data on the effects of a blockbuster drug Wall Street loves to hate  

Screenshot, CNBC Adverse events for those taking Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals' drug Acthar spiked last year, according to FDA data. Hospitalizations tripled, and "other serious" side effects quadrupled. In a lawsuit, a former Mallinckrodt sales rep says he was pushed to promote Acthar for off-label uses. A neurologist who has studied the drug says the spike in hospitalizations could be a sign it is being overused. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and its $36,382 blockbuster drug &mdas

2017-06-23 05:27:28
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Why the latest wave of terrorism will get worse before it gets better  

Carl Court/Getty ImagesThe latest attacks in London and Manchester – like last year’s attacks in Orlando, Florida and St. Cloud, Minnesota – epitomize what I call the newest form of terrorism. The newest terrorists aim to kill as many people as possible, as frequently as possible, as horrifically as possible, intimately, suicidally, with the most accessible weapons, in the most accessible public spaces. Defining what terrorism is can be contentious but over the years scholars

2017-06-23 05:23:04
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Johnny Depp jokes about Trump: 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'  

Ian Gavan/Getty ImagesWhile appearing at Glastonbury Festival's Cineramageddon in Britain, Johnny Depp steered into US politics in front of an audience of 1,500, the Guardian reported on Thursday. Depp jokingly riffed on a hypothetical assassination of President Donald Trump. “It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything," Depp said, according to the Guardian. "By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it." De

2017-06-23 05:07:40
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10 of the best school lunch programs around the world  

ShutterstockAcross the globe, particularly in countries that place strong value on education, lunchtime is as important as hiring good teachers and keeping up with the latest classroom technology. Kids in Japan serve one another their lunch — no servers required. In France, kids dine on succulent meals of salmon and ratatouille. Here's what the world leaders in school lunch are serving up.At Munroe Elementary School, in Denver, Colorado, kids learn to grow their own vegetables in th

2017-06-23 05:01:54
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A sommelier picks his favorite 9 summer wines under $25  

Flickr / Leonid Mamchenkov Summer isn't just for rosé. To get an idea of which other bottles you'll want for the table, boat, or beach, we asked Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company, for his current summer favorites. Keep scrolling for Kleinhans' picks — all under $25.1. Cremant from Limoux, Southern France Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant Try: NV Domaine J Laurens Brut Rose, Cremant de Limoux, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, $20  "The greatest sparkli

2017-06-23 05:01:07
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GOLDMAN SACHS: Here's how to make a killing this earnings season  

Scott Olson / Getty Images You'd think that investors would have trading on corporate earnings down to a science by now. Think again, says Goldman Sachs. Investors are frequently ill-positioned for the preannouncements companies often make leading up to their scheduled earnings releases, Katherine Fogertey and the Goldman derivatives team wrote in a client note on Thursday. They've gleaned this information from the options market. While traders are braced for increased volatility during the p

2017-06-23 04:57:03
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The Taliban says no peace in Afghanistan until US quits its 'occupation'  

Thomson Reuters KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbor foreign militants. In a statement marking Eid al-Fitr, the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada combined defiant calls for the United States to get out of Afghanistan with more conciliatory messages. "The occupation is

2017-06-23 04:52:27
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Trump appears to float a major shakeup in the Russia investigation during Fox News interview  

AP Photo/Richard Drew, FilePresident Donald Trump during a Fox News interview on Friday appeared to be making a case for getting Robert Mueller pulled off of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election. Excerpts from Trump's interview with "Fox and Friends" released Thursday night showed an adamant Trump criticizing Mueller, a former FBI director, for his past association with James Comey, the FBI head that Trump fired in May as the Russia investigation gained traction.

2017-06-23 04:49:12
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From fry-cook at McDonalds to waitress at Hooters, here are the unglamorous first jobs of 24 highly successful people  

Richard Drew/AP ImagesIt can be easy to see the world's most powerful and influential people as occupying a sphere far removed from the rest us.  But many of the most successful people started off working odd jobs to earn money. These 24 highly successful people prove that the path to success doesn't have to be linear.President Donald Trump collected bottles REUTERS/Jim Young The leader of the US grew up wealthy, but his father wanted him to learn the value of money early on. As a

2017-06-23 04:46:05
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Obama reportedly directed the NSA to infect Russia with cyber weapons to cause 'pain'  

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisThe National Security Agency infected key Russian networks with remotely-controlled "implants" that would cause "pain and discomfort" if they are ever used, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The Post report, which focuses on Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Obama administration's response, said the program was a covert action that would allow the US to retaliate if Russia carries out similar behavior in th

2017-06-23 04:43:45
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'Love at first sight': The bizarre story of how Amazon's deal for Whole Foods went down (AMZN, WFM)  

APAmazon shocked the world last week when it announced a $13.7 billion deal to buy organic-grocer Whole Foods — a warning shot that officially put competing grocers on notice and sent their shares tumbling.  In a town hall meeting the day the deal was announced, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey shed light on how the deal went down — and it's unorthodox. As Mackey tells it, it all started with a blind date six weeks ago, which was love at first sight. 

2017-06-23 04:31:51
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McDonald's shoots down fears it is planning to replace cashiers with kiosks (MCD)  

Hollis JohnsonThe internet has been buzzing this week about reports that McDonald's will replace cashiers in 2,5000 stores with self-service kiosks. But McDonald's says is has no such plans.  It's true that the company is rolling out kiosks, which allow customers to order and pay for their food, in thousands of stores.  The touch-screen technology is meant to speed up the ordering process and give people more control over customizing their food, while reducing opportunities for

2017-06-23 04:31:49
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West Elm is having a big home sale — and more of today's best deals from around the web  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.  Jet.com 1. Take 15% off your first 3 orders from Jet.com Jet.com, the Walmart-owned Amazon competitor, is offering customers 15% off their first three&nb

2017-06-23 04:25:14
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Merkel is hosting a meeting for the European G-20 leaders in Berlin  

Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesBERLIN (AP) — The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will host a meeting next week of European participants in the Group of 20 summit to prepare for the meeting of global powers in July. Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Friday that the meeting will involve the leaders of Spain, France, Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway as well as the head of the EU's executive Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council head Donald Tusk. Th

2017-06-23 04:24:14
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John McAfee's latest gambit is mining Ethereum — the cryptocurrency that's up nearly 4000% this year  

John McAfeeMGT Capital, the company run by John McAfee, said it will start to mine Ethereum — the bitcoin rival that's surged nearly 4000% this year — in it's latest bid to turn a profit. MGT, which is publicly traded over the counter, has mostly pitched itself to investors as a cybersecurity company. Cybersecurity is where McAfee made his mark as the founder of the anti-virus company that bears his name.But McAfee has more recently started to tout cryptocurrencies. He

2017-06-23 04:23:09
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German Finance Minister: British people were endlessly lied to about Brexit  

Thomson ReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that Britons were lied to during the campaign before the Brexit referendum last year and he lashed out at those behind the 'Out' campaign for not taking responsibility when they won.Speaking at an event for family-run companies on the first anniversary of the Brexit vote, Schaeuble said: "In the Brexit campaign, the Britons were endlessly lied to and deceived and when they happened to be successful, the o

2017-06-23 04:21:53
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Report: Obama didn't act strongly against Russian election hacking because he assumed Clinton would win  

White House PhotoEven though Barack Obama knew about recurrent cyberattacks months before the actual election, he chose not to interfere because most of the administration assumed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, the Washington Post reports. Back in August, Obama received a highly classified intelligence report outlining the exploits of hackers in the Democratic National Committee's computer networks in attempts to damage or discredit presidential candidate Clinton.

2017-06-23 04:17:29
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Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests climb to 75 in near-daily demonstrations  

Thomson Reuters Caracas (AFP) - A 22-year-old man was shot dead on Thursday during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro. The young man was killed during a demonstration in the capital's Altamira area, the public ministry said on Twitter, without specifying the type of weapon that killed him. Opposition lawmaker Jose Manuel Olivares said the man had been shot by a member of the National Guard. Near-

2017-06-23 04:11:59
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What you need to know in advertising today  

GettyFacebook has a new mission statement. Instead of making the world "more open and connected," Facebook's goal now is to "bring the world closer together," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a Thursday event in Chicago for Facebook group admins. To read more about Facebook's new grand vision, click here. In other news: A group of New York City ad employees are baiting Planned Parenthood's opponents with a fake urges users to sign a petition to cut funding

2017-06-23 04:01:16
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China's bond market could be signaling a further economic slowdown  

GOH CHAI HIN / AFP / Getty ImagesIn the bond market, an inverted yield curve has often predicted recession in developed economies. So what does the recent inversion of the yield curve in China say about the country’s economic outlook? Since 2005, the yield on the 10-year Chinese government bond (CGB) has exceeded the one-year CGB yield by an average of 100 basis points (bps). An upward-sloping yield curve of this sort is normal in the $3.5 trillion CGB market and, as in most countries, re

2017-06-23 03:55:57
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Uber gets a chance to pivot its autonomous strategy  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. In the aftermath of the resignation of cofounder and CEO Travis Kalanick, Uber has begun to search for a new chief executive while also looking for a chief operating officer and other high-level executives. As the company looks to secure a place in the nascent autonomous car ecosystem, its new leaders will have a chance to change the direction of Uber’s s

2017-06-23 03:55:04
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Apple's latest move shows streaming is the main way we listen to music (AAPL)  

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple aims to reduce the revenue cut music labels receive from Apple Music, which is currently 58%, according to Bloomberg. Apple is in talks with Sony Music, Warner Music, and Universal Music — which own the rights to most of Apple Music's songs — as current contracts are expiring soon. Here’s why the news is important: Its ind

2017-06-23 03:41:57
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American Meteorological Society told energy secretary Rick Perry he lacks a 'fundamental understanding' of climate science  

Los Alamos National Laboratory via AP Meteorologists aren’t having Rick Perry’s climate denial. Today’s forecast: cloudy with a chance of burn. Weather scientists from the American Meteorological Society wrote Energy Secretary Rick Perry a letter on Wednesday informing him that he lacks a “fundamental understanding” of climate science. Tweet Embed:what the AMS has to say about Rick Perry's denial that C

2017-06-23 03:26:43
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12 unhealthy foods that doctors avoid  

Flickr/frankieleon You've heard this hundreds of times before, but it's still true and it's still important: The foods you eat on a daily basis will make a big difference in your future. Eating well not only helps you maintain a healthy weight — it can also help you stave off a number of chronic conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Knowing what foods to eat (hint: lots of plants!) is crucial. Knowing what foods to avoid matters, too. 

2017-06-23 03:25:24
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The next big stock market shift could come from an unexpected source  

pedrosimoes7 via Compfight ccIn an ironic twist, the most downtrodden part of the stock market could be the main driver of its next leg higher. Even more surprising: the investor base most responsible for this shift won't be flashy Wall Street types, armed with their sophisticated trading algorithms. It'll be retirees. The market segment in question is value stocks, or companies seen as trading at a discount to fair value. Retirees are already attracted to value stocks because of the dividend

2017-06-23 03:16:39
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France's newly elected president wants to curb Chinese takeovers in Europe's strategic industries  

Thomson ReutersFrench President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Thursday to convince China’s closest allies in Europe that curbing foreign takeovers in strategic industries was in their interest, warning EU governments not to be naive in global trade. Smaller eastern and southern European economies that are dependent on Chinese investment have rejected any steps against Beijing, even going as far as to block EU statements criticising China’s human rights record. But Macron, at his first E

2017-06-23 03:13:50
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Japan's manufacturing sector is slowing down  

Thomson ReutersActivity levels across Japan’s manufacturing sector grew at the slowest pace in seven months in June. The Nikkei-IHS Markit flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 52.0 from 53.1, leaving it at the lowest level since December last year. The PMI measures changes in activity levels across Japan’s manufacturing sector from one month to the next. Anything above 50 signals that activity levels are improving while a reading below suggests that they&rs

2017-06-23 03:09:23
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Kim Kardashian reportedly paid nearly $400,000 for Jackie Kennedy's Cartier Watch  

Getty/David CairnsThe INSIDER Summary: Auction sources told TMZ that Kim Kardashian purchased former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ watch for $379,500. She reportedly paid over triple the target price for it at Christie's Auction House. The watch is engraved with “February 23, 1963,” which means Kennedy wore it while her husband, John F. Kennedy, was in office. The watch was originally a gift from Kennedy’s brother-in-law. The

2017-06-23 03:08:57
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Boeing plans job cuts at South Carolina facility where Trump declared he would 'fight for every last American job'  

AP Photo/Evan VucciSome workers at a Boeing facility in South Carolina are being laid off from the company, nearly five months after President Donald Trump visited the plant, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. “We are going to fight for every last American job,” Trump said during a stop at the North Charleston plant in February. In a statement from Boeing cited by The Post, the company said, "Our competition is relentless, and that has made clear our need as a company to red

2017-06-23 03:08:15
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Ford's China move signals a big threat to Mexican carmaking (F)  

Thomson ReutersMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A second U-turn this year by Ford Motor in Mexico has raised the specter of Chinese competition for local carmaking, adding to pressure on the industry after repeated threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to saddle it with punitive tariffs. Ford announced on Tuesday it would move some production of its Focus small car to China instead of Mexico, a step that follows the U.S. automaker's January cancellation of a planned $1.8 billion plant in the central st

2017-06-23 02:47:37
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The founder of a $470 million startup explains what it's like to have VCs who initially shot you down suddenly beg to invest in your red-hot company  

Sarah Jacobs When ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia started her fitness company in 2013, money was tight. Even though she'd been part of rigorous tech accelerator Tech Stars, she had trouble raising her initial funding, she told Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell on an episode of Business Insider's podcast,"Success! How I Did It." "I think I had a lot of people who were like, 'Payal, we love you but product's not there,' or 'business is not there.'" she said. "I never gave up,

2017-06-23 02:45:27
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Blockbuster and Trump's board game are on display at a new exhibition called the 'Museum of Failure'  

Don't let the name fool you — Samuel West's "Museum of Failure" is an act of celebration. On June 7, West, a collector and self-described innovation researcher, debuted 51 failed products in a museum exhibition in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, all in the name of honoring the creative process. Visitors will get reacquainted with familiar names like Betamax and Blockbuster, and perhaps meet lesser-known flops — Twitter Peek, anyone? — all of which West has been collecting for

2017-06-23 02:44:21
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Trump says 4 Republican senators who are against the healthcare bill are '4 good guys' who will 'probably get there'  

AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump on Friday morning called out the four Republican senators who have come out against the GOP Senate leadership's healthcare bill. "They're also four good guys, and they're four friends of mine," Trump told "Fox and Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt in a White House interview. "I think that they'll probably get there." "We'll probably have to see," Trump added. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and Mike Lee of Ut

2017-06-23 02:33:30
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Traders betting against restaurants are getting clobbered (CMG, SBUX, MCD, DRI, CBRL, DPZ, YUM, DNKN, CAKE, SHAK)  

Marina Nazario/Business InsiderIt was forecast to be a tough year for chain restaurants.  Cheaper groceries and more expensive food at restaurants slowed restaurant sales in 2016. Restaurants were also faced with rising pressure to raise their workers' wages.  But traders who bet against some of the industry's big names are mostly counting losses.  "The entire restaurant sector has not been kind to short sellers this year with only one stock in the top ten, The Cheesecake

2017-06-23 02:20:46
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Poland's top human rights official is under fire for saying that Poland took part in the Holocaust  

Thomson ReutersWARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the "Polish nation" took part in the implementation of the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II. Adam Bodnar, the country's human rights commissioner, or ombudsman, apologized for the comment but members of Poland's conservative government say he should resign. The flap threatens to weaken Bodnar, who

2017-06-23 02:14:51
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These earbuds solve the biggest problem iPhone 7 owners have with headphones  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Pioneer RayzWhen Apple removed the headphone jack from its flagship phones last year, it left people with three options. You could use your current wired headphones with an included dongle, switch to Bluetooth headphones, or wait for companies to make headphones that use the phone's lightning port.  That third category hasn't g

2017-06-23 01:54:28
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These 9 electric vehicles are fun, durable, and will make your commute more bearable  

CycleBoardSeeing an adult on a scooter or skateboard isn't as rare of a sighting as it used to be. That's because scooters and boards are easy last-mile solutions: they're light, relatively inexpensive, and don't take up a ton of space.  There's really no reason to not go electric, either. Today's options are environmentally friendly without compromising on speed. They also don't require as much maintenance as gas-powered scooters. Here are 9 electric transit options that will

2017-06-23 01:48:58
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Big banks are on the rise after passing their stress tests (JPM, GS, CS, MS, ALLY, BAC, KEY, WFC)  

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich Most of the big banks are on the rise after passing the Federal Reserve's stress tests Thursday. After the markets closed Thursday, the big banks released the effect a hypothetical extreme recession would have on their balance sheets. The banks all passed the capital requirements required by the tests, even the most stringent test which involved a hypothetical doubling of the unemployment rate. The banks improved versus last year's results. Big banks would suff

2017-06-23 01:31:22
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Israel paid a total of $20 million to the victim's families of the 2010 Turkish flotilla raid  

Ronen Zvulun/ReutersANKARA (Reuters) - Israel has paid total compensation of $20 million to the families of the victims of an Israeli raid on a Turkish aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, Turkish media quoted Turkey's Finance Minister Naci Agbal as saying on Friday. The payment, which will be divided among the 10 families, comes some nine months after Israel, which had already offered apologies for the raid - one of Ankara's conditions for rapprochement - agreed to pay the families of t

2017-06-23 01:21:44
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Middle eastern countries have issued a steep list of demands for Qatar  

Associated Press/Malak HarbWASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. In a 13-point list — presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the crisis — the countries also demand an end to Turkey's military presence in Qatar.

2017-06-23 01:17:13
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600 layoffs coming to Carrier plant Trump claimed to save last year  

Tasos Katopodis/Getty ImagesSix hundred employees at an Indiana plant that President Trump claimed to save at the end of 2016 are expecting to be laid off soon, according to a new report. CNBC reports Carrier's plant in Indianapolis is scheduled to lay off about 600 workers by the end of the year. That plant was the centerpiece of a deal touted by Trump in December 2016. Before taking office Trump unveiled a deal with Carrier, a division of United Technologies Corp., which guaranteed that Carr

2017-06-23 01:13:49
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An EPA committee was told 'climate change will be de-emphasized' by the Trump administration  

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisMembers of a key Environmental Protection Agency advisory committee were told in a conference call on Wednesday that the Trump administration wants a "de-emphasis" on climate change across the agency, according to two people who were on the call. Speaking to members of the Board of Scientific Counselors, EPA officials from the Office of Research Development said that "climate change will be de-emphasized by the administration," according to Peter Meyer, who resi

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