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The winners and losers of a quiet JPMorgan week

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Well, it wasn't quite the rain-soaked, networking-filled week I've grown accustomed to preparing for every January when trekking out to the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. But I will say I'm pretty grateful to come out of this week without a ruined pair of shoes and without the classic post-JPM cold.

Thanks to all who shared their plans for this week. I got the sense that everyone seemed to be having a slowed-down week with some meetings, but more to...

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Bitcoin slides back below $35,000 as volatile trading week comes to a close


Bitcoin slid on Friday as investors took profits from the volatile trading week.The cryptocurrency fell as much as 11%, to $34,409.04, at intraday lows.The slide closes out bitcoin's second most volatile week in the last three years. Choppy trading saw the token climb as high as $41,440 and fall as low as $30,324.The week also saw more voices dismiss the cryptocurrency as a dangerous market bubble.Billionaire investor Mark Cuban likened it to the internet stocksof the dot-com era,...

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Exxon slides 6% after SEC launches investigation into the oil giant's asset valuations

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Exxon Mobil tumbled as much as 6%, to $47.29, on Friday following a report from the Wall Street Journal that the SEC launched an investigation into the oil giant regarding its valuations of one of its most important oil and gas properties.People involved in valuing the property complained that employees were forced to use unrealistic assumptions about how quickly Exxon could drill wells there to arrive at a higher value, the Journal...

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Bumble just publicly filed for an IPO


Bumble publicly filed a form S-1 for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. Bumble confidentially filed IPO paperwork with the SEC in 2020. Whitney Wolfe Herd, a co-founder of Tinder, launched the dating-app company in 2014.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Bumble publicly filed for an IPO on Friday.

The dating company filed a form S-1 for its IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing the company is looking to trade under the...

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Forget about 'Animal Crossing' and the PlayStation 5: 2020's biggest sellers in gaming were 'Call of Duty' and the Nintendo Switch

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In 2020, more people bought and played video games than in any year prior. Despite all the hype around "Cyberpunk 2077" and the PlayStation 5, two "Call of Duty" games dominated sales for the year — and Nintendo's Switch was the best-selling console. "Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War" and "Call of Duty Modern Warfare" took the top two sales spots for the year, followed by "Animal Crossing" and this year's "Madden" entry. Visit...

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Insider Transportation: Uber's plan to stop losing money, auto stocks to bet on, and how to get a Rivian job

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has made a series of bold moves as he tries to pull his company into profitability.

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Ever since Uber burst onto the global stage a few years ago led by the brash Travis Kalanick, scrapping with regulators the world over and winning over legions of fans, one little thing has nagged at its backers: its apparent inability to make any money. Since going public in 2019, Uber has lost money in every quarter.

Turning that trend around is the job of...

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Signal appears to be down for some users after the messaging app saw a record spike in downloads

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The secure messaging app Signal was experiencing issues Friday, some users reported online.  Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users experiencing issues around 11:40 a.m. ET. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Signal appears to be down for some users on Friday morning.

Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users who are experiencing issues on the encrypted messaging platform around 11:40 a.m. ET. Several Insider staff members...

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The biggest tech show of the year usually provides a glimpse into the future. But CES 2021 was all about the past year of pandemic life.

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The biggest theme at CES 2021 was adapting to the changes in life brought on by COVID-19. Smart masks with built-in microphones, robots that can disinfect with UV light, and laptops that are better equipped for Zoom calls were among the highlights. That represents a departure for CES, which is usually about envisioning the future of tech, transportation, health, and the home than reflecting on the past year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.


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Prosecutors say the QAnon Shaman was one of the rioters who meant to 'capture and assassinate elected officials'

Jacob Chansley AKA Jake Angeli AKA the QAnon Shaman was detained after joining hundreds of others to storm the Capitol on January 6, 2020.

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Justice Department prosecutors said people who participated in the pro-Trump attack of the US Capitol planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials." They made the assessment in a detention memo for Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman or Jake Angeli, who they say left a threat for Vice President Mike...

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The insurrection on Capitol Hill directly descends from the legacy of the Brooks Brothers riot and Bush v. Gore

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush protest outside the Palm Beach County Governmental Center against further vote counting of presidential election ballots in the state of Florida.

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The January 6 insurrection on the Capitol had some familiar echoes of the November 2000 uprising on Miami-Dade County's presidential recount, an incident that came to be known as the Brooks Brothers riot. Both uprisings took place on a Wednesday and...

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Joe Biden's stimulus plan would enact $400 weekly federal unemployment benefits through September 2021 - and it may continue beyond that date

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, to announce key nominees for the Justice Department

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The Biden stimulus package included a $400 weekly federal unemployment benefit through the end of September. It also renews federal unemployment programs for gig workers and people who exhausted state benefits for the same length of time. "This gets money quickly into the pockets of millions of Americans who will...

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More drive-thru lanes, contactless payments, and deliveries - here are 14 ways the coronavirus could impact fast-food restaurants even after the pandemic

A McDonald's sign is pictured in Thornburg, Virginia, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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Going to your local fast-food joint is no doubt a totally different as a result of COVID-19, and some of those changes could continue beyond the pandemic. Major fast-food chains like McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-A have all made changes to how they run their restaurants. Among those changes, customers and staff are required to wear masks, and deliveries and...

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8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison."

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Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described the...

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A Georgetown professor explains how Martin Luther King Jr. 'has been severely whitewashed'

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, and author of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," reveals what a lot of people get wrong about Martin Luther King Jr. Towards the end of King's life, he became more radical and eager to challenge the notion that America was a racially blind country. Dyson believes that people forget about the more radical elements of Martin Luther King Jr. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Following is a...

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Chipotle is the latest fast food brand to introduce a celebrity collaboration with the Shawn Mendes Bowl


Chipotle has introduced a Shawn Mendes Bowl in the latest fast food celebrity partnership. The dish uses Chipotle's new cauliflower rice, launched this month to appeal to keto and low carb customers. Celebrity partnerships have been a major success for other fast food chains, like McDonald's, in the last year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Chipotle is teaming up with singer Shawn Mendes on a burrito bowl to benefit the Shawn Mendes Foundation.

Customers can...

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Disneyland is canceling its popular annual parks pass after being closed for nearly a year

Disney will lay off 28,000 employees at Disneyland and Walt Disney World as the company continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the six-month closure of its Anaheim theme parks, the company announced today.

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Disneyland has been closed since March due to California health and safety guidelines. The park is ending its annual pass program and will refund passholders who paid for days beyond the...

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Cop to Capitol rioters who helped him after others threatened to kill him with his own gun: 'Thank you, but f--- you for being there'

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors.

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DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone said that rioters at the US Capitol called for him to be killed with his own gun before some began shielding him and offering some level of protection.  Fanone's message to those who helped him: "Thank you, but f--- you for being there." Five people died as a result of the US Capitol siege, and...

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Presidents Day 2021 sales: The best early deals on everything from mattresses to TVs

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A three-day weekend might be its best selling point, but Presidents' Day has more going for it than that - like a slew of online sales, for instance.

This year, Presidents' Day lands on February 15, a day after Valentine's Day. While we're still a few weeks away from the holiday, several retailers have already announced their sales, including Leesa and Purple.

Historically, Presidents' Day is one...

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COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now booked for the next 3.5 months in New York after more people became eligible

The Javits Center in New York City began COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers and people over 65 years old age on January 13, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu

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The New York Department of Health alerted New Yorkers of a "very limited" COVID-9 vaccine supply that has backed up appointments by more than 3 months. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said "there is simply not enough" of the vaccine, telling the federal government it needs more doses. Of the 1.87 million...

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Sony's PlayStation 5 remains hard to find months after its launch - here are the latest details on where to buy the next-gen console

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Sony's PlayStation 5 launched with two models- the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition with no disc drive.The console has been consistently sold out since release, but major retailers have been restocking every few weeks.We'll continue to update this post with purchase options if a restock is announced and if we learn any new details about the PS5's long term availability.For detailed...

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