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The US and UK are teaming up to form a joint carrier strike group. Here's what it'll look like

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson leads guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey during a passing exercise with Indian navy ships in 2012. US Navy Photo US and UK defense officials signed an agreement this month that will allow the two nations to merge forces into a joint carrier strike group in 2021. Carrier strike groups, made up of an aircraft carrier and ships to defend and support it, are some of the most potent means of force proj...
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America's vaccine rollout is already leaving people of color behind. Healthcare providers need to make a serious effort to change this.

Keturah Herron of the ACLU receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Louisville Urban League on January 20, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jon Cherry/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected minority communities.  This is why it's especially important that the health care gaps in these communities be accounted for as part of the vaccine rollout. Healthcare leaders, legislators and community leaders must act now if we want to end the pandemic and demonstrate a ...
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Job diary: I charge up to $300 for 'snake massages' that help people de-stress and reduce pain. Over 20,000 people have signed up for my sessions.

Serpentessa is a snake priestess and massagist. Courtesy of Serpentessa Serpentessa (not her real name) is a former professional belly dancer and a 'snake priestess' who uses snakes to conduct healing massages for her clients. For 33 years, she's been facilitating interactions between snakes and people, ranging from thrill-seekers and nature lovers to people suffering from PTSD. This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Republican lawmakers across the US set out to limit abortion access, including proposals that threaten doctors with murder charges

Pro-choice activists protest during outside the US Supreme Court on March 4, 2020, as the Court heard oral arguments on a challenge to a Louisiana abortion law. Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP A bill proposed by an Arizona state lawmaker would charge a person who obtained an abortion and their doctor with homicide. A similar bill proposed in Mississippi also targets abortion providers with criminal penalties. Republicans in several state legislatures across the US have proposed bills to limit acc...
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Deborah Birx says there were 'definitely' COVID-19 deniers in the Trump White House

Dr. Deborah Birx. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images Dr. Deborah Birx revealed that there were COVID-19 deniers in the Trump White House. "There were people who definitely believed that this was a hoax," she said. Birx said that she liked going on the road during the Trump administration because she wasn't "censured." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of former President Donald Trump's White House Coronavirus task force, said in a CBS interview ...
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Don't buy into fears that the Federal Reserve is about to make a sudden change to their support for the economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Getty Images / Tasos Katopodis There's been noise that the Federal Reserve may suddenly start tightening policy or move towards raising interest rates. But if you look at history and the Fed's recent communications, this won't happen. So everyone calm down. Neil Dutta is head of economics at Renaissance Macro Research. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With t...
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The stock market is in risk-on mode as a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases means a big economic surprise is possible, Fundstrat's Tom Lee says

Cindy Ord/Getty Images A sharp decline in COVID-19 cases is leading to a newfound risk-on mode for the stock market, Fundstrat's Tom Lee said in a note on Thursday.The bullish groundswell in stocks is evidenced by a rally in high-yield bonds and declining volatility.If the COVID-19 downturn continues, a quicker-than-expected opening of the US economy would represent a big upside surprise for the market, Lee said.Sign up here our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.The US st...
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Stop saying millennials 'killed' the American Dream. They're actually reviving it.

Millennials are getting the American Dream right. Visionhaus/Getty Images Millennials aren't killing the American Dream. They're reviving it. John Truslow Adams defined the American Dream as a better life for all, but consumerism got involved in a big way after World War II. Millennials are bringing back its true meaning, whether they seek a life of suburbia or an alternative path. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A college-educated couple, mortgaged house with a white p...
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The US should copy Argentina and pass a new tax on the wealthy to help deal with the COVID crisis

RONALDO SCHEMIDT / Getty Images The US suffers from drastic wealth inequality. One popular solution is a wealth tax on the country's richest citizens, much like Argentina has done. Their one-time 2% tax on the wealthiest citizens raised $4 billion and helped fund their COVID relief efforts. Morris Pearl is the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and a former Managing Director at BlackRock, Inc. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insid...
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What it's like to be a Hotdogger, Oscar Mayer's cast of college grads driving the Wienermobile across the US

The Wienermobile hits the track. Zach Chatham and Katie Ferguson/Oscar Mayer "Zach n Cheese" Chatham and "Ketchup Katie" Ferguson are Hotdoggers for Oscar Mayer. They drive the famous Wienermobile across the nation. Oscar Mayer is hiring new Hotdoggers. Applications close on January 31. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Kristen, we would 'relish' the chance to speak with you tomorrow! Franks a BUNch for working with us," Zach Chatham responded when I asked if I could int...
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Airlines have banned more than 2,500 passengers for not wearing masks - here are the carriers that have booted the most

A Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider More than 2,500 passengers have been banned from US airlines for non-compliance with mask policies.  Delta Air Lines banned 880 passengers, including six on a flight where Mitt Romney was harassed.  President Joe Biden signed a mask mandate for air travelers on his first full day in office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden just signed an executive order to mandate ma...
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Biden's proposed stimulus package includes paid leave and childcare support. These policies need to be permanent.

With no national paid leave program in place, one in four mothers must find childcare for their infants at two weeks old, because they have no choice but to return to work. Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images More than 80% of Republicans and Democrats support a national paid leave policy.  Biden's economic relief package mandates paid leave and childcare subsidies, but the temporary fix needs to be permanent.  Both paid leave and childcare infrastructure is critical to recover from ...
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A Washington company is creating $5,000 prefab tiny homes that can be setup in 30 minutes to help solve the homelessness crisis - see how it works

The Shelter 64. Pallet Pallet is building tiny homes for people who have lost their homes due to natural and personal disasters. Like other tiny home makers, Pallet saw an uptick in popularity last year. The tiny homes can be installed close to each other to create a community of Pallet units. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Expensive tiny homes have been in high demand since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. But on the opposite end of the spectrum, a tiny home...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Bling Empire' to 'Night Stalker'

"Bridgerton" Netflix The true-crime docuseries "Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer" was Netflix's most popular TV show this week. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of Netflix's daily top 10 lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix reinvigorated the true-crime genre with "Making a Murderer" six years ago and since then it has released several similar hits...
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Ted Cruz's 'Pittsburgh over Paris' campaign shows us just how dumb the Biden years are going to be

Getty In response to Biden re-entering the US into the Paris climate agreement, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has launched a "Pittsburgh over Paris" campaign. Cruz says that Biden rejoining the Paris agreement will cost the citizens of Pittsburgh jobs, but the idea makes no sense and is just another bad faith attempt at scoring political points. This is the norm for Republicans, and a sign of what's to come. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.   Visit Business I...
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Inside the glamorous world of 'Bling Empire' star Jaime Xie, the tech heiress looking to forge her own path as a fashion influencer

Yoshi Uemura for Business Insider Jaime Xie, daughter of a tech billionaire, is known for being a fashion influencer and for appearing on the hit Netflix show "Bling Empire."  She says she makes nearly $100,000 as an influencer, and is frequently seen in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for fashion weeks.  In an interview with Insider, she talks about her love for fashion, what it was like being on "Bling Empire," and her next career plans.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
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Biden's China policy is about to be just as assertive as Trump's, but much more effective

A Hong Kong man watches a news report about Biden's Inauguration. Isaac Wong/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Before the end of its term, the Trump administration tried to paint the incoming Biden administration as soft on China. The thing is, Trump's team and Biden's team agree that it's time to take a more aggressive posture on competition with China. It's just that Biden's team has more effective ideas about how to engage in that competition. This is an opinion column. The t...
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World Economic Forum chief Klaus Schwab: What Biden means for capitalism, how the pandemic has changed the CEO job, and what the workforce of the future will look like

German Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, speaks during a press conference in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP Insider spoke with Klaus Schwab, founder and executive director of the World Economic Forum and author of the book "Stakeholder Capitalism."  Schwab said a Biden-Harris administration is the "final boost" for the world economy to stakeholder capitalism.  Stakeholder capit...
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Samsung has unveiled a 'digital cockpit' concept that puts a 49-inch screen in front of the windshield - see how it works

Samsung’s 2021 digital cockpit. Samsung Samsung unveiled its 2021 digital cockpit that can transform into other spaces like an office. The system can also sense when its passengers are stressed, and will set the mood accordingly. The interior is decked out with several screens, both big and small. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Samsung has unveiled its 2021 digital cockpit with a giant screen that can pull up in front of the windshield, turning the car into an office, ...
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This upcoming non-gambling no smoking Las Vegas hotel is designed for the health-focused traveler - see inside

The Majestic Las Vegas hotel. Majestic Las Vegas A non-gaming, non-smoking hotel in Las Vegas will begin construction in July and open in 2024. Majestic will have a robust fitness, health, and wellness spa, and will be topped with corporate suites. The hotel says this concept is the "first of its kind." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you think Las Vegas isn't for you because you don't smoke or gamble, the Vegas tides will soon be turned in your favor.Majestic, a non...
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Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump is threatening to create a new political party, reported The Washington Post.  He plans to use the Patriot Party as leverage over GOP senators, so they don't convict him in his impeachment trial. Unlike other former presidents, Trump has signaled that he will continue to play an active role in politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. F...
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YIMBY with a conscience: Meet the 26-year-old real-estate heir who wants to make affordable housing a reality in the Biden era

Donahue Peebles III. Peebles Corporation Donahue Peebles III has worked for his father's real-estate firm, Peebles Corporation, since high school. He's passionate about gentrification, telling Insider that lack of affordable housing is "a failure of American society." Peebles talked to Insider about affordable housing, gentrification, and what he expects under a Biden presidency. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In real estate, there are NIMBYs and YIMBYs, and Donahue Pe...
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Wimkin's founder says his company is being treated unfairly after its app was removed by Google and Apple app stores

The Capitol building. Smaller social media networks attracted thousands of new users after the Capitol riots. Terraxplorer/Getty Images Wimkin said its users spiked about 20% after the Capitol riots, before Google removed the app. "We do not plan to shut down," said Jason Sheppard, Wimkin's founder. A Google spokesperson said it didn't allow apps that "depict or facilitate gratuitous violence." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alternative social media network Wimkin enjo...
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Florida lawmakers say 'no' to renaming Palm Beach International after Trump

Former president Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Palm Beach International Airport on January 20, 2021. Noam Galai/Getty Images Trump has asked advisers about how to get an airport named after him, according to the Daily Beast. A leading Florida Republican then suggested rebranding Florida's Palm Beach International as 'Trump International.' The majority of commissioners in Palm Beach County have rejected the idea, the Sun Sentinel reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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A hotel in Aruba is offering workstations on the beach for digital nomads - see the setup

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba's workation desk. Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba Boardwalk Boutique Hotel in Aruba has created two outdoor workstations for the digital nomad crowd. The hotel can also set up indoor work stations in a guest's booked room, or casitas. Last year, Aruba set up the "One Happy Workation" program to bring the "work from anywhere" crowd to the island. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Working from a tropical destination is no longer a dream wit...
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Man who punched cop during Capitol riot has brother in Secret Service who is friends with Michelle Obama, the Huffington Post has revealed

Capitol police in riot gear guard as supporters of Donald Trump try to open a door of the US Capitol in Washington DC. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photos Son of police officer who punched cop during Capitol riots has brother in the Secret Service. Scott Kevin Fairlamb, 43, of Stockholm, New Jersey, was arrested on five charges on January 22. Preston Fairlamb III led Michelle Obama's service detail while she was First Lady. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The son of a police off...
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Bitcoin ETP chief says institutional investors and 'access products' are key to supporting the price

Bitcoin surged in 2020 and early 2021, driving Bitcoin ETPs and other related products higher Dado Ruvic/Reuters Bradley Duke's BTCetc product has soared since it launched in June 2020. The bitcoin price rise has sent investors flocking towards "access products," he says. But regulators and critics are making louder warnings about "volatile" bitcoin. It's been a dizzying few months for Bradley Duke. The chief executive of ETC Group has seen his company's bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto prod...
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Period apps are a privacy nightmare - should you still use them?

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Period-tracking apps collect incredibly intimate data about their users. They also have a track record of shaky privacy practices. Insider spoke to an expert about what happens to do your data – and whether you should use the apps Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When you tell an app about your period, it's hard to know exactly where that data is going.Period-tracking apps offer clear health benefits to users, allowing them to track and ant...
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Wall Street analysts expect Apple to set a new milestone by topping $100 billion in holiday quarter sales

Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple headquarters. Apple/Business Insider screen capture Wall Street analysts expect Apple's quarterly revenue to top $100 billion for the first time.  Morgan Stanley analysts expect "a record December quarter print." The average revenue estimate is $102.76 billion, according to analysts polled by Yahoo Finance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple on Wednesday is expected to post quarterly revenue topping $100 billion for the first time, accordi...
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Members are quitting Mar-a-Lago because it has become a 'sad' and 'dispirited' place since Trump moved in, author says

Mar-a-Lago has become a 'sad place' since Trump moved in, author Laurence Leamer claims Getty Images Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort has become a 'sad place' since he moved in, an expert on the resort told MSNBC. Members are quitting and want nothing to do with Trump, Laurence Leamer told the cable channel. Previous reports said that Trump's Florida neighbors have taken legal action to stop him from taking up residence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pres...
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