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Malawi High Court Orders Schools to Allow Dreadlocks

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A high court in Malawi has ordered public schools to accept students with dreadlocks after an eight-year-old girl was barred from class because of her hair. The Blantyre Girls Primary School in September said the girl would have to cut her hair in line with school policies or else she would not be allowed in […]

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Take a closer look at the Cruise Origin — a fully self-driving vehicle manufactured by GM that doesn’t have a steering wheel and would never need a human operator (GM)

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Self-driving startup Cruise revealed its fully-autonomous, all-electric vehicle this week in San Francisco. CEO Dan Ammann and CTO and cofounder Kyle Vogt were on hand to present the car, which is production-ready. The Origin has multiple sensor arrays, is designed to operate 24/7, and could last for 1 million miles. The design features multiple screens […]

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What are coronaviruses?

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Sorry, but your player cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Embed ” />Copy A new coronavirus virus – from the family as the deadly SARS disease – has spread beyond China’s borders, with cases emerging in the U.S., Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. What are […]

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A top industry consultant reveals the 2 key reasons why he thinks US banks are beginning to raise their voices on climate change and sustainability issues

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PwC’s US head Tim Ryan said at Davos that he expects American companies to increasingly take climate change as a serious threat over the next year. He said that US banks are leading the way in terms of building momentum. Ryan attributed this to the banks being excellent assessors of risk, as well as being […]

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China Locking Down Cities With 18 Million to Stop Virus

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Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year travel period. The open-ended lockdowns are unmatched […]

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How TalentX plans to rule TikTok, starting with 32 influencers and a Los Angeles mansion

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After signing six of the biggest stars on TikTok, TalentX Entertainment has grown its talent roster to 32 influencers that it’s promoting across Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok. Founded in 2019, the 12-employee talent management company is poaching new hires from Otter Media’s social content business, Fullscreen, a subsidiary of AT&T’s WarnerMedia. TalentX is exploring […]

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‘Haters gonna hate & deniers will deny’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Greta Thunberg after Steven Mnuchin dissed the activist

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sprung to Greta Thunberg’s defense after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday the teenage activist should study economics before lecturing the US on climate change. “If you don’t have an economics degree like Greta, they’ll mock you for not having one,” the Democratic congresswoman and Green New Deal proponent tweeted. “If […]

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How much money 4 YouTube creators earned last year directly from the platform — from $44,000 to $400,000

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YouTube’s Partner Program allows influencers to earn money off their YouTube channels by placing ads within videos. Google places these ads and pays a creator based on factors like a video’s watch time, length, and viewer demographic. Business Insider spoke with four YouTube creators — Shelby Church, Kevin David, Sienna Santer, and Andrei Jikh — […]

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‘Haters gonna hate & deniers will deny’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Greta Thunberg after Steven Mnuchin dissed the activist

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sprung to Greta Thunberg’s defense after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday the teenage activist should study economics before lecturing the US on climate change. “If you don’t have an economics degree like Greta, they’ll mock you for not having one,” the Democratic congresswoman and Green New Deal proponent tweeted. “If […]

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Sabre Announces Plans with Accor to Create the First Unified Technology Platform for the Global Hospitality Industry

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In collaboration with Accor, Sabre intends to develop a new full service property management capability and enrich its existing central reservation and limited service property management systems. These capabilities will combine within a new unified cloud-native, highly-flexible platform that will be built for and available to hoteliers across all property classes and geographic regions. read […]

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High Hopes: US, EU, UK All Aim for Trade Deals This Year

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The United States, the European Union and what will soon be post-Brexit Britain have all raised the prospect of concluding trade deals between themselves by the end of this year, setting up an intense few months of negotiations. High-level representatives said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos that it’s […]

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Minnesota Rokkr co-owner Gary Vaynerchuk says that he chose to invest in the Call of Duty League because of its similarities to leagues like the NFL or NBA (ATVI)

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The Call of Duty League will kick off its inaugural season on January 25 with a special weekend-long event hosted by the Minnesota Rokkr. Media mogul and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk is one of Minnesota Rokkr’s co-owners, and he spoke with Business Insider about why he chose to invest in the Call of Duty League over […]

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Greta Thunberg fires back after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she isn’t qualified to lecture the US on climate change

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Greta Thunberg isn’t qualified to lecture the US on climate change, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the World Economic Forum on Thursday. “Is she the chief economist or who is she? I’m confused,” Mnuchin jokingly replied to a question about the Swedish teenager’s call for America to quit fossil fuels. “After she goes […]

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Trump’s Rollback of US Water Protections Nears Completion

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The Trump administration was expected to announce completion as soon as Thursday of one of its most momentous environmental rollbacks, removing federal protections for millions of miles of the country’s streams, arroyos and wetlands. The changes, launched by President Donald Trump when he took office, sharply scale back the government’s interpretation of which waterways qualify […]

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The hottest brands in influencer marketing, 30-year-olds and college students making money from TikTok, and how podcasters use Patreon

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Hi, and welcome to this week’s Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, and I’ll be briefing you on what’s new in the business of influencers and creators. This week, I highlighted the top 17 brands in influencer marketing. These brands have built lasting partnerships with creators on platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok, and […]

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MORGAN STANLEY: Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet risk getting kicked out of the $1 trillion club as big tech’s historic dominance ends. These 3 trades could thrive in their place.

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Morgan Stanley CIO and US equities chief Mike Wilson says the record-high concentration of returns among giant tech stocks will change later this year. Slow economic growth is one reason mega-cap tech has outperformed, and Wilson says other parts of the market offer bigger returns today — especially if that growth improves. Apple, Microsoft, and […]