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Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election. Here’s what they plan to do to stop it 

Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Top Democrats are worried that President Donald Trump and his allies will shred documents, delete data and emails, and refuse to cooperate with an incoming transition team if Joe Biden wins the White House. “If there’s a transition — and I pray to God there is this year — it’s hard to see […]

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It doesn’t look like Trump’s executive actions on coronavirus relief will actually do much 

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Since Congress can’t come to an agreement, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed four executive actions aimed at providing Americans economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic. But they face both the possibility of being challenged in the courts and of being difficult to implement. He touted that his “administration […]

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Trump said people of color ‘just set a record for new jobs.’ Data show the unemployment rate for Black Americans has barely changed in the last month. 

JIM WATSON / Contributor / Getty Images Speaking at a Saturday news conference, President Donald Trump commemorated the US economy for seeing “a new record for jobs” for people of color. But the monthly jobs report the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday said the unemployment rate for the Black population “showed little change.” Th […]

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THE SMART SPEAKER REPORT: Smart speakers could be the fastest-growing digital platform ever — here’s how to engage with customers through the devices 

This is a preview of The Smart Speaker research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more technology coverage with Connectivity & Tech Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing connectivity news and analysis to your inbox. The smart speaker has been a runaway success in the han […]

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Trump has lost the financial support of some of the billionaires who bankrolled his 2016 campaign — take a look at who’s dropping out in 2020 

Andrew Harrer – Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump has lost the financial support of at least four billionaires who made six-figure gifts to his campaign in 2016. One of Trump’s billionaire backers publicly denounced him in a 2017 op-ed. While a handful of Trump’s 2016 donors have jumped ship, he’s also gained plenty of new ones: Most of […]

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Why I bought life insurance before contributing a penny to my 401(k) 

Dan Miller   My wife and I married in our early 20s, and when we started having kids, we decided she’d stay home to care for them while I worked to earn an income. Our finances were tight, so I had to decide between saving in a 401(k) and buying term life insurance. I ultimately bought life insurance because I knew that if I died unexpectedly, my family […]

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These are the safest and most reliable used cars for teens under $15,000 

Mazda Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have published a list of the best used cars for teens, with all offering a combination of reliability, safety, and affordability.  The vehicles all earned high crash-test ratings and are more dependable than the average car.  All the cars Consumer Reports and the IIHS chose can be had for […]

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I went to a private shopping session at J.Crew and trying on clothes inside an actual dressing room is the closest I’ve felt to normal during the pandemic 

Bethany Biron/Business Insider J.Crew recently began offering 30-minute private shopping sessions at its stores during off-hours amid the pandemic to assist shoppers looking for extra styling help and allow them to use the normally closed fitting rooms.  Though private shopping sessions are not something I usually do, I tried one out for the sake of journali […]

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Hackers rang up Twitter employees and tricked them into handing over credentials 

Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Twitter published an update on its investigation into the highly visible hack it suffered earlier this month. It says the hack began with a “phone spear phishing attack” on a small number of employees. The attackers used these initial employees’ credentials to learn more about Twitter’s p […]

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Amazon’s ad revenue in 2020 is set to grow 23.5% despite the pandemic 

Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Media, Advertising, and Marketing industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Media, Advertising, and Marketing forecast.  Amazon will continue to see ad spending growth in 2020, albeit at a depressed rate when compared […]

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Twitter limits Donald Trump Jr.’s account and deletes his tweet featuring a ‘misleading and potentially harmful’ hydroxychloroquine video with a fringe Houston doctor 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria Twitter has temporarily limited Donald Trump Jr.’s account after posting a hydroxychloroquine video Monday. The company said the president’s oldest son violated its policy on “spreading misleading or potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.” Under the sanction, Trump Jr.’s account would still be visi […]

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CES, the biggest tech show of the year, will be canceled in 2021 and held digitally 

Alex Wong/Getty Images CES, the largest tech conference of the year, will be canceled in 2021 and not held in its usual Las Vegas, the Consumer Technology Association announced on Tuesday, citing the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the event will be held digitally. “With the growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it is not possible […]

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Oregon is suing the Trump administration, alleging unidentified federal agents grabbed people off the streets ‘without warning or explanation’ 

Dave Killen/The Oregonian via Associated Press Oregon officials are suing to stop federal agents from “unlawfully detaining” people in Portland. The lawsuit said unidentified federal agents have grabbed people off Portland’s streets “without warning or explanation, without a warrant, and without providing any way to determine who is direc […]

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Iran could flood the market with millions of barrels of oil if Joe Biden becomes president, one of Wall Street’s top analysts says 

The oil market is not considering the threat of a Joe Biden victory in the US election, a renowned oil analyst warned this week.  RBC Capital Markets’ Helima Croft told Business Insider that a Biden victory could lead to the renegotiation of the Iran Nuclear Deal, which could in turn see Iran up international oil production. “You could see a millio […]

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Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon, was a powerful voice against war with Iraq 

Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Rep. John Lewis, who died on Friday, was an early opponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. “What fruit will our actions bear, not just for us but for our children?” Lewis said in a 2002 floor speech. “And not just for the children of our own land, but the children of the West, and the Middle East, […]

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