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The UK's battle with the Delta variant may serve as a crystal ball for the US: Cases and hospitalizations could soar again

A server carries a tray of drinks from a pub in Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 26, 2021.

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The UK's daily coronavirus case total has risen again due in large part to the Delta variant. In a matter of weeks, Delta will likely become the US's dominant strain, too. Experts worry the US could soon see a similar uptick in cases and hospitalizations. See more stories on Insider's business page.

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Amazon reportedly evaluates its office workers with a tiered system that targets 6% of them leaving every year

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Amazon ranks office workers in evaluations to cut 6% of them yearly, the Seattle Times reports. One reviewed document mandates considering workers' "future contributions compared to others." Insider has reported that Amazon grades workers on a curve, but it has denied stack-ranking workers. See more stories on Insider's business page.

Amazon reportedly pits office workers against each other in evaluations in order to eliminate 6% of their jobs each year, according...

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How the US got its pilots home after 2 of its most advanced jets were shot down within weeks of each other

F-16s on a combat air patrol mission for NATO Operation Allied Force, May 3, 1999.

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In spring 1999, NATO began an air campaign against Serbian forces to end human-rights abuses in Kosovo. During the bombing, Serbian forces shot down two of the US's most advanced jets: an F-117 and an F-16. Both US pilots got home, thanks in large part to a unique team of US Air Force special operators. See more stories on Insider's business page.

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Black owned businesses make up less than 2% of all US corporations. There could be a $700 billion reward for those who can fill the gap.

McKinsey consulting firm estimates Black shoppers are willing to spend 20% more for a product that actually caters to them.


McKinsey estimates $700 billion value can be created by companies that cater to Black customers. That wealth could also help solve the racial income and wealth gaps that exist in the US economy. Black households spent approximately $835 billion in 2019, making up only 10% of the nation's total. See more stories on Insider's business page.

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Jim Cramer says he sold nearly all his bitcoin and that the cryptocurrency isn't going back up because of structural reasons including regulation and cyberattacks

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Jim Cramer said Monday he sold nearly all his bitcoin holdings. "Sold almost all of my bitcoin," Cramer said. "Don't need it. Cramer cited China's crackdown on cryptocurrency and recent cyberattacks as reasons for selling See more stories on Insider's business page.

CNBC host Jim Cramer on Monday said he sold nearly all his bitcoin holdings amid various concerns surrounding the cryptocurrency.

"Sold almost all of my...

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Drinking water could be fatal to a newborn baby - here's why

While adults need a constant reminder to drink more and stay hydrated, it's a different story for newborn babies. Their bodies aren't developed enough to consume even a few ounces of water, which in extreme cases could be fatal. See more stories on Insider's business page.

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Narrator: There is a time in every person's life when drinking water is deadly. Even as much as a few ounces is enough to kill.

The average, healthy adult is made up of 55-60% water....

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The best home security cameras of 2021

The best home security cameras are easy to use and offer stable streaming. The Arlo Pro 3 is the best home security camera. It has high quality video and useful features.We'll help you pick the best security camera for your home.

Home security cameras can provide peace of mind. The right camera for your home will depend on what you're hoping to use it for. Some people like to use them to check up on their pets or kids during the day. Others don't want a camera on at all when they're home.


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Iran's next president is a hardliner who could cause problems for Biden, and Trump helped pave the way for his victory

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's new president waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station on June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic's presidential election

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Iran's next president, Ebrahim Raisi, is a hardliner accused of involvement in mass executions. Raisi supports reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, but could cause major headaches for Biden on other issues. Trump's confrontations with Iran helped empower hardliners like Raisi. See more stories on...

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4 reasons that workers quitting at a record pace means the economy will come back stronger than ever

Roughly 40% of employees have considered quitting their job, according to a Microsoft survey. And that's a good sign for the economy.

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Record-high quits suggest Americans are confident in their ability to find better jobs. The unusual labor market trend may give way to several encouraging developments for the US economy. Here are four reasons the quits surge could benefit the US, from higher pay to a productivity revolution. See more stories on Insider's...

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NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams said his favorite concert was the one where Curtis Mayfield got paralyzed on stage

New York City Democratic Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams.

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NYC mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams said his favorite concert was one where tragedy struck. Adams told Vanity Fair that his all-time favorite was when Curtis Mayfield got paralyzed. He said "it was an amazing concert before that happened. Just so unfortunate." See more stories on Insider's business page.

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President and a frontrunner in the Democratic primary for New...

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Lordstown Motors insiders reportedly sold $8 million of stock ahead of bad news that sent shares of the EV maker plummeting

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Top execs at Lordstown Motors sold $8 million worth of stock a month before reporting disappointing financial results, according to the Wall Street Journal. The disclosure of the sales comes only a week after the resignations of the firm's CEO and CFO. Lordstown says a special committee concluded that the sales were "made for reasons unrelated to the performance of the company." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.


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Walmart's Deals for Days sale features big discounts on TVs from Sony, TCL, and more

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Walmart's Deals for Days sale includes a discount on Sony's 75-inch X750H TV.


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This is a great time for bargain hunters to land a deal on a big-ticket TV with Amazon Prime Day 2021 sparking a range of competing events from other big retailers, including Walmart's Deals for Days. There's no need for a subscription to snag one of Walmart's deals and you could save...

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A tiny oil driller has surged 249% in just 6 days as a newly minted meme stock amid Reddit speculation of a short squeeze

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Torchlight surged 249% in just six days of trading amid retail-trader interest. Retail traders touted opportunity for profit in the stock with the dividend or a short squeeze. The Texas oil driller extended the deadline to merge with Metamaterial in order to pay out a dividend. See more stories on Insider's business page.

Shares of a tiny Texas oil driller have more than tripled in price in a week amid hype from retail investors around a...

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Dow soars 586 points in best day since March as the reopening trade recovers

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The Dow Jones soared 586 points and had its best day since March on Monday.The surge higher was driven by sectors tied to the physical reopening of the economy, like energy and industrials.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.

US stocks surged on Monday with the Dow Jones having its best day since March, jumping nearly 600 points.

The rally was driven by the reopening trade, which has mostly stumbled in June as large-cap...

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Renewable energy-focused bitcoin mining firm Bitfarms slumps 8% in Nasdaq debut

A worker checks the fans on miners, at the cryptocurrency farming operation, Bitfarms, in Farnham, Quebec, Canada.

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Renewable energy-focused bitcoin mining company Bitfarms slumped 8.6% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq. The Canadian company has traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange since 2019. Bitfarms estimates that among other publicly traded cryptocurrency mining companies, it has mined the largest amount of bitcoin with renewable energy. Sign up here...

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Amazon is reportedly buying 1,000 autonomous truck-driving systems, which could pave the way for one day ditching drivers


Amazon reportedly ordered 1,000 autonomous truck-driving systems from a startup called Plus. The retail giant also has the option to buy shares of the AI startup, according to a recent filing. The technology falls in line with Amazon's focus on AI-related technology. See more stories on Insider's business page.

Amazon has agreed to buy 1,000 autonomous truck-driving systems from a self-driving trucking startup, Bloomberg first reported.

The self-driving trucking startup, Plus, makes...

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Here are all the Dyson products that are on sale for Prime Day 2021, including vacuums, fans, and air purifiers

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Throughout Prime Day 2021, Amazon is offering extensive deals sitewide. This year, the sale spans two days and includes discounts across Dyson products. Dyson's products are well-regarded for being powerful, high-quality, and effective. They're also usually very expensive.

We've tested more than a few Dyson products including fans, humidifiers, and many vacuums, and we...

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The 31 best Prime Day deals under $25 to add to your shopping cart

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Sure, you can save big on that robot vacuum or that laptop this Prime Day, but if you're looking to spend less and save more, there are plenty of deals to be found on a budget. Everything on this list is under $25 while on sale during Prime Day, which is running June 21-22. We've found some hidden gems this year, and we're especially...

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The best Prime Day TV deals include big discounts on 4K TVs from Toshiba, Insignia, and more

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 has arrived, and there are plenty of TV deals you can snag right now. Amazon has dropped the price on several Fire TV display models from Toshiba and Insignia. Though these entry-level TVs lack advanced features, their low deal prices make them a solid buy for people who just want a simple smart TV.

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Psaki says stepping up IRS enforcement would 'raise a great deal more' to pay for infrastructure than a gas tax increase

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021.

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The White House argues stepping up IRS enforcement would net more new money than raising the gas tax. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday it would "raise a great deal more." The administration also wants to avoid raising fees on electric-vehicle drivers while raising more from the wealthy. See more stories on Insider's business page.

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