Markets 2020-03-12T19:10:48Z
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters after meeting with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters after meeting with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

At the heart of Trump's plan is a suspension of payroll taxes that would cost over $800 billion, according to estimates.
Politics 2020-03-12T18:37:06Z
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White House says Trump and Pence don't need to be tested for coronavirus because they had 'almost no interactions' with Brazilian official who tested positive

Trump was photographed standing next to Brazilian official Fabio Wajngarten days before Wajngarten tested positive for the virus.
BI Prime Finance 2020-03-12T17:39:38Z
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Read the full memo Goldman Sachs top brass just sent detailing the firm's coronavirus contingency plans, including separating employees into Blue and White teams to alternate working from the office and home

The bank said it was engaging the plan "out of an abundance of caution and until further notice." It goes into effect March 16.
Science 2020-03-12T19:16:00Z
People wearing protective face masks walk on a street, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, in London, Britain March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
Tech 2020-03-12T18:12:57Z
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'Getting married on Sunday and it's a literal nightmare': Trump's coronavirus travel ban is causing chaos for people's wedding and honeymoon plans

The US coronavirus travel ban is upending people's vacations, weddings, graduations, honeymoons, and study abroad programs.
Transportation 2020-03-12T18:18:52Z
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Here's why Delta, American, United, and other airlines won't be quick to offer refunds even though travel from the US to some European countries is largely banned due to the coronavirus pandemic

Even as uncertainty looms over European travel, airlines are hesitant to offer refunds to those flying to countries under Trump's travel ban.
BI Prime Finance 2020-03-12T18:11:22Z

SigFig raised $120 million on the promise of reinventing investing, but hasn't announced a big partnership in years. Here's how it went from deals with UBS and Wells Fargo to struggling to compete.

In interviews, a dozen sources describe the Silicon Valley startup's rise and recent struggles to compete in the crowded wealth-tech space.
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Transportation 2020-03-12T19:44:10Z

Spirit scrambled, but failed, to stop an email to customers urging them to 'book a trip today' amid coronavirus pandemic

Spirit Airlines accidentally emailed a swath of customers that it's "never a better time to fly" amid coronavirus pandemic.
BI Prime Finance 2020-03-12T19:38:00Z

Real estate giant RE/MAX is fighting off a recruiting slump. Here are the tech tools it's betting will attract and keep more agents.

RE/MAX's acquisitions of booj and First show the brokerage investing in machine-learning powered tech that values relationships over automation.
Tech 2020-03-12T19:37:00Z

The best mouse pads

If you work at a computer with a mouse, you need one of the best mouse pads money can buy. Here are our top picks for mouse pads in 2020.
Markets 2020-03-12T19:35:00Z

Republicans oppose coronavirus bill that would provide paid sick leave and free testing

The opposition put the future of the outbreak response bill in jeopardy hours before Congress was scheduled to leave for a weeklong recess.
Tech 2020-03-12T19:33:43Z

'Call of Duty' is taking on 'Fortnite' with a 150-player battle royale game — here's what it's like playing 'Warzone'

'Warzone' is a unique, fascinating, and free battle royale experience that's clearly aimed at 'Call of Duty' fans.
Markets 2020-03-12T19:25:03Z

From Boeing to Wynn Resorts, companies are maxing out credit lines as they race to stockpile cash amid coronavirus slowdown

Companies are turning to bank loans for cash as coronavirus panic leads to havoc in the corporate bond market.
Personal Finance 2020-03-12T19:25:00Z

A couple who retired early with $1.5 million despite never earning 6 figures uses a 'bucket' system for their money so they'll never run out

A couple who retired early two years ago had over $1.5 million saved and invested. Here's how they're making it last in early retirement.
Reviews 2020-03-12T19:15:00Z

12 new books Amazon's editors say you'll want to read this March

This month, the Amazon Books team chose 12 of the best books of the month rather than their usual 10. Check out March's list.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-12T19:09:00Z

Italy's nationwide coronavirus lockdown is set to rock the luxury retail industry, with brands bracing for what could be a billion-dollar setback

Many of the fashion editors who attended Milan Fashion Week have already had to self-quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Science 2020-03-12T19:09:00Z

This fungus-based material is being used to imitate Styrofoam, leather, and even bacon

Mycelium, a material derived from fungus, is unique because it's edible and easy to grow and shape into different forms.
Retail 2020-03-12T18:34:39Z

Walmart, Amazon, and Target are close to selling out of toilet paper online as panic-buyers decimate supplies

For many out-of-stock toilet papers Amazon's website stated Thursday, "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."
Executive Lifestyle 2020-03-12T19:11:00Z

Mindy Kaling just bought Frank Sinatra's former Malibu beach house for $9.5 million. Look inside the 7-bedroom estate that was designed for the legendary singer.

The two-story California estate was designed for Sinatra and his wife and once hosted guests like Gregory Peck and Dick Van Dyke.
Military & Defense 2020-03-12T18:31:28Z

Republican senator: It's time to hold China 'accountable' for the coronavirus

Sen. Tom Cotton has suggested the US investigate the highly unlikely theory coronavirus was developed in a Chinese "superlaboratory."
Retail 2020-03-12T13:53:00Z

More than 2,600 stores are closing in 2020 as the retail apocalypse drags on. Here's the full list.

Modell's and Art Van Furniture filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March, and the two companies plan to close more stores along with Walmart.
Retail 2020-03-12T15:22:00Z

From Walmart to Starbucks, these 11 retail companies are changing their benefits policies amid the coronavirus pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, retail companies including Walmart and Starbucks are providing hourly workers with unprecedented sick leave benefits.
Retail 2020-03-12T13:35:00Z

The secret history of McDonald's Filet-O-Fish, which was almost killed from the menu before becoming one of the chain's staple sandwiches

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish sandwich, which was introduced nationwide in 1965, has a fascinating history.
BI Prime Media 2020-03-12T19:07:24Z

These are the TikTok metrics brands want to see for influencer marketing campaigns — 'it doesn't matter how many followers you have'

We spoke with an influencer talent manager and a digital agent about some of the metrics they see brands paying attention to in 2020 on TikTok.
Tech 2020-03-12T19:05:11Z

Thousands of people are visiting this website that tracks everything canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak — and its creator says he built the whole site in about 15 minutes

Isitcanceledyet.com offers a basic list of the cancelations hitting sports leagues, music festivals, major conferences, and college campuses.
News 2020-03-12T19:05:00Z

The CDC is warning Americans not to visit at least 32 countries because of the novel coronavirus. Here's the US government's latest travel guidance.

The US government has issued travel warnings for multiple countries affected by the novel coronavirus. Here's where you should not go.
Reviews 2020-03-12T19:03:00Z

The five-star Peninsula Chicago is one of our pricier picks in the city but for good reason, with grand elegance, impeccable service, a perfect location, and high-end amenities

The Peninsula Chicago delivers everything you'd want in a luxury stay with spacious rooms, incredible service, and sophisticated offerings like afternoon tea and a posh spa.
Personal Finance 2020-03-12T19:02:00Z

How much money you need to retire at 65 and live on investment income alone till 90

Less than half of US workers have 401(k)s or IRAs for retirement savings. Of the older Americans who do, the median balance is only $88,000.
Personal Finance 2020-03-12T19:00:31Z

Why you should be adding money to your retirement account right now instead of panicking

Continuing to invest on a regular schedule means your retirement savings can weather any financial storm.
Tech 2020-03-12T19:00:14Z

The number of Americans without reliable internet access may be way higher than the government's estimate — and that could cause major problems in 2020

The coronavirus is pushing people into a "digital first" society, and far more people could be left behind than the government's numbers estimate.
BI Prime Sustainability 2020-03-12T18:57:00Z

The leading clean-energy research firm just slashed its outlook in response to the coronavirus pandemic, revealing that solar energy installations could decline for the first time in decades

A leading research firm has slashed its projections for solar and wind installations for 2020 as the novel coronavirus drives an economic slowdown.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T18:54:24Z

Microsoft in internal memo offers paid leave to employees who can't work from home while schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft is offering paid leave to parents who can't work remotely as schools close across Washington state, Business Insider has learned.
Science 2020-03-12T18:53:00Z

Photos show one of the first drive-through coronavirus testing stations in the US, where people with a doctor's note get tested for free

Free coronavirus testing is available to patients with a doctor's note at Colorado's first drive-through virus test station in Denver.
Politics 2020-03-11T17:20:09Z

Bernie Sanders is staying in the race after devastating losses and vows to take on Joe Biden in one-on-one debate

Despite a steep delegate deficit to overcome, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont insists he's staying in the race and will participate in Sunday's debate.
Transportation 2020-03-12T18:47:58Z

Delta is having technical issues rebooking flights as travelers deal with the coronavirus outbreak and the US ban on some travel from Europe

"For those customers who do not have an urgent need to travel within the next 48 hours, please visit delta.com or call back later."
Media 2020-03-12T17:59:00Z

'Fast and Furious 9' will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic

The ninth "Fast and Furious" movie was scheduled for release in May but has been pushed back to April 2021.
Transportation 2020-03-12T13:34:03Z

Classic 1960s and '70s Ford Broncos get transformed into 600-horsepower electric SUVs by this California startup

For $185,000 and up, Zero Labs Automotive will overhaul a first-generation Ford Bronco with modern parts and electric motors.
Strategy 2020-03-11T17:28:00Z

6 American jobs most at risk of coronavirus exposure

Medical professionals, first responders, and flight attendants are all at risk of being exposed in a coronavirus pandemic.
Reviews 2020-03-12T18:50:00Z

Where to buy toilet paper online during coronavirus-related shortages

Toilet paper, like hand sanitizer and face masks, is running out at many stores, but there are still a few online retailers with stock.
Live 2020-03-12T18:48:00Z

Dow slips 2,000 points as Trump coronavirus response disappoints, Fed funding boost fades

Major US stock indexes pared losses after the Fed announced a stimulative bond-purchase plan, then extended them once again.
Reviews 2020-03-12T18:46:00Z

My daughter is learning how to eat solid foods with these flat utensils that are designed so babies can feed themselves

The NumNum Pre-Spoon GOOtensils are short "baby spoons" that teach babies to eat properly. Here's what they're like to use.
Tech 2020-03-12T18:45:00Z

The best smartphones

We tested the latest and greatest smartphones. These are the best smartphones you can buy in 2020, at every price range.
Tech 2020-03-12T18:45:00Z

The best tablets

Tablets are ideal gadgets for kids, watching movies on the go, gaming, and even productivity. These are the best tablets of 2020, led by the iPad.
BI Prime Finance 2020-03-12T18:43:00Z

JPMorgan warns debt investors they could soon have to take possession of distressed assets as coronavirus rocks markets

David Lebovitz, JPMorgan's global market strategist, said "you have a lot of first-time players" who haven't been lending during a economic downturn.
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