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Amazon sold 30-cent gas to promote ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ but ended up creating a massive traffic jam (AMZN)

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An Amazon promotion for “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” created a traffic jam in Los Angeles. The company held a #MaiselDay to promote the show, with vintage pricing around town. Other deals included $2 manicures, $3 haircuts, 75-cent shoe shines, and $40 hotel rooms. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. #MaiselDay is underway in Los Angeles […]

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Kenya, Somalia Trade Threats in Indian Ocean Dispute

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Analysts warn that tension could rise as a U.N. hearing nears on a Kenyan-Somali territorial argument. Kenya’s parliament recently called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to send troops to the Indian Ocean to protect the country’s territory from what it calls Somalia’s aggression. “In the event that diplomacy is going to fail and any other process […]

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Tesla executives are jumping ship more often than at other companies. It could be an ominous sign for the rest of its leadership team (TSLA)

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Tesla executives and other top leaders are leaving in droves amid a tumultuous year at Elon Musk’s electric-car company. New research from Bernstein analysts quantified the exits, and found that they’re higher than at any other comparable company. If the rate holds, Tesla could lose 150 senior leaders in less than four years, as questions […]

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US Retail Sales Up Solidly in A Sign of Consumer Optimism

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Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent trade war that have roiled financial markets have yet to dampen consumer confidence. Retail sales rose a healthy 0.7% last month after a 0.3% gain in June, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Online retailers, […]

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Hong Kong Police, Protesters Offer Conflicting Narratives

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Police and anti-government protesters have faced off in the streets and at the airport in Hong Kong in recent days, and both sides are now taking their message to the public in a battle of dueling narratives. As VOA’s Mike O’Sullivan reports from Hong Kong, through media briefings and outreach, protesters are demanding democratic rights […]

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YouTube creator DALLMYD has gained 8.7 million subscribers searching for ‘lost treasure’ underwater and found human remains, wedding rings, and guns

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There is an entire community on YouTube of “underwater treasure hunters,” who earn revenue from Google AdSense on YouTube by filming themselves searching waterways for “lost treasure.” These creators clean up waterways for a living, using scuba diving gear and metal detectors to search through rivers and oceans. Jake Koehler, who goes by DALLMYD online, […]

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Border Crossings: Alex di Leo

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Alex Di Leo recently released his sophomore EP, “Strange Open Land.” This is the follow-up to his debut EP, “So We Go” —a 2016 release that landed Di Leo on the top 20 at more than 100 college radio stations around the U.S. read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

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Hedge funds are cozying up to Uber but snubbing Lyft (UBER, LYFT)

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Big name hedge funds bought up big Uber stakes during or shortly after the company’s initial public offering in May, regulatory filings disclosed this week show. Lyft, meanwhile, saw many managers trim their stakes. Both stocks have sank considerably during their brief time on public exchanges. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some of […]

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A $33 million esports tournament is now underway, and the prize pool could keep growing. Here’s everything you need to know about ‘The International’

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The International is one of the biggest annual events in esports, and this year, the event is currently offering a crowd-funded prize pool of $33,039,566 The event is a championship tournament for “Dota 2,” a popular free-to-play game that’s been around for more than a decade. Eighteen teams from around the world have qualified for […]

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Canopy Growth tumbles 12% after reporting sales that missed the lowest forecast (CGC)

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Cannabis company Canopy Growth plunged 14% in early trading Thursday after missing its lowest revenue estimate for its fiscal first-quarter. The cannabis company reported a $1.28 billion loss for the quarter, with $1.2 billion of the hit coming from the extinguishing of warrants held by Constellation Brands after amending the two companies’ Investor Rights Agreement. […]

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The list of biggest movies this year from 7 major Hollywood studios shows Disney’s utter box-office dominance

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Disney/Fox is accounting for over 40% of the domestic box office in 2019 so far. The other studios don’t come close, as the second-place studio, Universal, is accounting for 13%. Universal’s biggest movie in the US so far, “Us,” made $700 million less than Disney’s biggest movie. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. With […]

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US Says Taiwan Defense Spending To Rise with China Threat

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America’s top representative in Taiwan said Thursday that Washington expects the island to continue increasing its defense spending as Chinese security threats to the U.S. ally continue to grow. W. Brent Christensen said the U.S. had “not only observed Taiwan’s enthusiasm to pursue necessary platforms to ensure its self-defense, but also its evolving tenacity to […]

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31 teachers across the US reveal their exact salary, and how much of it goes to paying for school supplies like chalk and pencils

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31 teachers from 19 different states revealed to Business Insider how much of their salary they spend on school supplies. Some teachers spend thousands of dollars a year on their classrooms. Salaries for teachers vary. One Mississippi teacher makes $35,000 a year. A teacher from Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience reports an $80,000 […]

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Billionaire investor Ken Fisher breaks down his core strategy for beating the market — and explains why he always wants to buy ‘some stuff that does badly’

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Ken Fisher — the founder, executive chairman, and cochief investment officer of Fisher Investments — explains how he whittles away at the global macroeconomic environment until he feels comfortable enough to make stock selections. Despite his deep-digging approach, Fisher also buys stocks he hopes will go down in order to prove that his initial bets […]