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Month: November 2017

Politics: Republicans are scrambling to make gigantic last-minute changes to their tax bill that could include future tax hikes

Senate Republicans were told their “trigger” idea would not comply with Senate rules, so they’re re-writing their bill to win over GOP hold outs. The Senate Parliamentarian ruled that the GOP’s “trigger” idea for their tax bill would not comply with Senate rules. Republicans are now scrambling to find alternatives to win over members concerned

Tech: Verizon plans to offer wireless home internet access starting next year — and it could shake up the broadband market (VZ)

Wireless services could lead to more competition in the home broadband market, potentially leading to lower prices and better performance. Verizon will start offering wireless home broadband service in three to five cities in late 2018. The company will deliver the service using 5G networking technology, the next-generation wireless standard. Home wireless internet service like

Politics: New York Times executive editor says criticism of 'sympathetic' neo-Nazi profile was 'the most ridiculous overreaction'

Dean Baquet dismissed criticism of a piece that was seen as overly sympathetic to a neo-Nazi. New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet dismissed criticism of a story that was seen as overly sympathetic to a neo-Nazi. The Times previously tried to explain why the paper published the piece. New York Times executive editor Dean

Politics: The Hispanic Caucus denied a Republican congressman membership because they use the group to strategize against Trump

Rep. Lujan Grisham said the Congressional Hispanic Caucus did not let a GOP Rep. become a member because it would hurt leverage they hold against Republicans. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus denied membership to Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo earlier this month. The chairwoman of the caucus said it was because the all-Democratic group needed to strategize

Tech: Delaware just got hit with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, and people in New York City say they felt it

Earthquakes do happen on the East Coast — but they’re typically much weaker than their West Coast counterparts. A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 6 miles outside of Dover, Delaware. Social media users in Washington D.C. and New York City said they felt the quake. The strongest shaking near the earthquake’s epicenter could have caused moderate

Sports: NFL QB Power Rankings: Where all 32 starting QBs stand heading into Week 13

Thanksgiving standouts like Case Keenum and Kirk Cousins are up, while Alex Smith and Dak Prescott are down. Using a loose formula, we ranked all 32 NFL starting quarterbacks. Our formula is based on two advanced statistics: Football Outsiders’ DYAR metric and ESPN’s total QBR metric. We also considered other factors, including recent performance, job

Strategy: The incredible career of Jeff Bezos' wife MacKenzie, an acclaimed writer who quit her job to support her husband and is now half of the richest couple in the world

Jeff Bezos’ wife MacKenzie was one of Amazon’s first employees. Today, she’s an award-winning novelist. • MacKenzie Bezos, the wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is an award-winning novelist. • She’s had literary ambitions since she was six years old. • Bezos is now the author of two novels, “The Testing of Luther Albright” and

Strategy: 'Sickened' Massage Envy CEO pens open letter to customers after dozens of sexual assaults are reported at the chain's spas

Massage Envy’s CEO has broken his silence following a bombshell report on sexual assault and harassment at the massage chain. More than 180 people have accused Massage Envy massage therapists of sexual assault. The CEO sent a public letter to all customers, saying he was “sickened” by the stories. Massage Envy is rescreening massage therapists

Finance: Blue Apron's CEO is out (APRN)

Blue Apron shares have crashed 70% since the company went public at the end of June. Blue Apron co-founder and CEO Matt Salzberg has stepped down. He will be replaced by CFO Brad Dickerson. Blue Apron shares have tumbled 70% since the company went public in June. Blue Apron co-founder Matt Salzberg has stepped down

Politics: Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump's anti-Muslim retweets 'elevate the conversation'

The White House Press Secretary defended President Donald Trump’s controversial retweets of several anti-Muslim videos during a press conference Thursday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump’s controversial retweets of several anti-Muslim videos during a press conference Thursday. The defense comes as Trump faces backlash at home and abroad from critics

Strategy: The incredible life of rumored Tillerson replacement and CIA director Mike Pompeo, a West Point valedictorian and Trump's go-to source on North Korea

A look into the career of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is reportedly about to take over the State Department from Rex Tillerson. • Reports indicate the White House is seeking to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo • Previously, he served in the US House of Representatives for six

Finance: THE BOTTOM LINE: The iPhone X's biggest myth, investing overseas, and why you should buy gold

This week: Analyzing a myth around the iPhone X, the possible return of a gold standard, and where you can find investment opportunities overseas. This week: Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein talks about the iPhone X, the release of which many people thought would trigger a so-called upgrade supercycle. She breaks down a recent

Finance: Self-driving cars could massively increase GM's revenue if it gets them on the road by 2019 (GM)

A self-driving car in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing fleet could bring in more money than a vehicle that’s sold or leased. GM told investors on Thursday that it could bring fleets of self-driving cars to market by 2019. The carmaker will generate far more revenue with this business framework. GM shares have rallied this year