• I flew on JetBlue for the first time since it began filling planes to capacity and found it's still doing more than most to keep flyers safe

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Flying on JetBlue Airways during the pandemic.
    Thomas Pallini/Insider
    JetBlue Airways has been slowly returning to normal and abandoning pandemic-era protocols.
    Middle seats are no longer blocked and back-to-front boarding was recently discarded.
    I still felt perfectly safe on the airline and was impressed with its array of safety measures.
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    JetBlue is firmly on the road back to normal as the pandemic enters its second year.
    A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321.
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    Flights are being filled to capacity as the airline...
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  • What it's like to be an intern at Warner Bros., according to 3 people who went through the program during the pandemic

    What it's like to be an intern at Warner Bros., according to 3 people who went through the program during the pandemic

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement If you're a young professional hoping to break into the entertainment industry, an internship at Warner Bros. can be a great place to start.
    The 98-year-old company operates in more than 30 countries , releases films in more than 120 territories, and employs 8,000 people worldwide. It's ranked No. 30 on career-research site Zippia's list of 100 best media companies to work for , ahead of the likes of The Walt Disney Company and Paramount Pictures.
    What's more, those who work there rate it highly, according to Glassdoor, which reports a 4 out of 5 rating , an 80%...
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  • Fixed mortgage rates upward march halted as they fall for the first time in 7 weeks

    10 days ago - By Washington Post

    The 30-year fixed-rate average had been on a steady climb for nearly two months but fell to 3.13 percent this week.
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  • A secretive SpaceX investor has scored a 75% stock gain in the past 3 weeks

    A secretive SpaceX investor has scored a 75% stock gain in the past 3 weeks

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement
    International Holdings stock has surged 75% in the past three weeks.
    IHC's market cap has hit $43 billion, valuing it higher than First Abu Dhabi Bank.
    The UAE holding company owns a fund with a stake in Elon Musk's SpaceX.
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    A SpaceX investor has seen its stock price surge 75% in the past three weeks for no apparent reason.
    International Holdings' market capitalization has soared to a record $43 billion as a result, surpassing the market value of First Abu Dhabi Bank - one of the region's...
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  • A secretive SpaceX investor has scored a 75% stock gain in the past 3 weeks

    A secretive SpaceX investor has scored a 75% stock gain in the past 3 weeks

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement
    International Holdings stock has surged 75% in the past three weeks.
    IHC's market cap has hit $43 billion, valuing it higher than First Abu Dhabi Bank.
    The UAE holding company owns a fund with a stake in Elon Musk's SpaceX.
    Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell .
    A SpaceX investor has seen its stock price surge 75% in the past three weeks for no apparent reason.
    International Holdings' market capitalization has soared to a record $43 billion as a result, surpassing the market value of First Abu Dhabi Bank - one of the region's...
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  • Pandemic-weary chefs, cooks enjoy serving from home

    10 days ago - By Chron

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - When COVID-19 shutdowns hit in March 2020, Mike Winneker, a hotel executive sous chef, found himself without work for the first time in years. Between caring for a 6-year-old son and waiting for unemployment benefits, days now spent at home in Scottsdale were stressful.
    One night in June, Winneker, 33, cooked up some tacos with beef chuck and beef cheeks. Seeing what a large quantity he had, he came up with the idea of selling tacos. His first test run was a post on the NextDoor app offering brisket barbacoa tacos in his driveway. Winneker decided he would only do it if...
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  • Mark Zuckerberg's first crack at a cryptocurrency was an embarrassing flop. Don't bet on him giving up so easily

    Mark Zuckerberg's first crack at a cryptocurrency was an embarrassing flop. Don't bet on him giving up so easily

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement In June, 2019, Facebook unveiled plans to create a digital currency called Libra that, once released the next year, would be pegged to hard currencies including the US dollar. As Facebook spun things, Libra would be a democratizing force, a salve for the unbanked, the tech giant's benevolent gift to the world.
    It was a sound-and-fury announcement greeted with attendant shock and awe: by cryptocurrency advocates who had dreamt of such a powerhouse getting behind their cause; by established payments players and their merchant customers excited by the convenience of...
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  • Coinbase strengthens IPO prospects with record Q1 earnings

    Coinbase strengthens IPO prospects with record Q1 earnings

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The US-based crypto giant earned $1.8 billion in revenues in Q1, compared with $1.3 billion for all of 2020, per BusinessWire. The announcement comes just a week before its April 14 IPO. Coinbase offers a wide range of crypto products, including trading and custody services for both consumers and institutions, a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar, and a payment solution that lets merchants accept cryptos.
    The record-breaking quarter coincides with cryptocurrencies' exploding popularity among retail and institutional investors. Driven by relentless trading activity...
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  • Evaluating AstraZeneca's shot after European regulators say blood clots are a rare side effect

    Evaluating AstraZeneca's shot after European regulators say blood clots are a rare side effect

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Hello,
    Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:
    Experts tell us that AstraZeneca's vaccine is safer than flying on a plane ;
    Humana just hired a Goldman Sachs vet to lead corporate development and M&A ;
    The most common side effects to expect from each vaccine .
    If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at lramsey insider.com or tweet lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it...
    Getting AstraZeneca's shot is safer than flying on a plane, experts say - the bigger problem is an 'explosion of vaccine...
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  • How WWE Partners Are Activating At WrestleMania 37

    10 days ago - By Forbes

    WWE and its partners had to think of creative ways to engage fans over the past year during the pandemic. They'll continue to utilize a variety of integrations for WrestleMania 37, the first WWE event to have in-person fans since March 2020.
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  • Saudi Arabia just imprisoned an aid worker for running an anti-government Twitter page. His sister says it shows MBS is testing Biden's pledge to be tough on the kingdom

    Saudi Arabia just imprisoned an aid worker for running an anti-government Twitter page. His sister says it shows MBS is testing Biden's pledge to be tough on the kingdom

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Saudi Arabia on Tuesday sentenced an aid worker to 20 years in prison for running a Twitter account that he used to mock Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - known also as MBS - and his government.
    Abdulrahman al-Sadhan, 37, was seized by Saudi secret police in March 2018 at the offices of the Saudi Red Crescent, an aid agency where he worked in Riyadh. He was sentenced by a specialist Saudi terror court but the specific charges remain undisclosed.
    He also faces a 20-year travel ban after imprisonment.
    His sister, Areej al-Sadhan, a US citizen who works in the Bay Area...
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  • More than 3,600 US health workers died in the first year of the pandemic, a yearlong investigation found, as there's no official list

    More than 3,600 US health workers died in the first year of the pandemic, a yearlong investigation found, as there's no official list

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement More than 3,600 US health workers died in the first year of the pandemic, a yearlong has found.
    The Guardian and Kaiser Health News found that as of April 2021, 3,607 healthcare workers had died, and that many of the deaths could have been prevented with proper personal protective equipment.
    The outlets found that nonwhite healthcare workers and lower-paid workers were also more likely to due during the pandemic.
    There is no official US government list of healthcare worker deaths.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious-disease expert, told The Guardian that he...
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