$600 unemployment stimulus payments expire July 31 unless Congress acts – Business Insider

$600 unemployment stimulus payments expire July 31 unless Congress acts – Business Insider

Congress approved a $600 unemployment bonus on top of state payments as part of its coronavirus relief efforts in March. Those weekly payments are set to expire on July 31, and there's no consensus from lawmakers about extending them.The president and GOP leaders oppose the extension, while the Treasury secretary is mulling another round of stimulus…
Medical surveillance allowed China to discover novel coronavirus – Business Insider

Medical surveillance allowed China to discover novel coronavirus – Business Insider

A medical-surveillance database created after the SARS outbreak in China helped scientists identify the new strain of coronavirus from a cluster of pneumonia-like illnesses in Wuhan. The novel coronavirus has killed at least 259 people and infected nearly 12,000. Medics and doctors upload the data into the national surveillance system in real time, which allows…
Yodlee, Jumpshot data problems’ impact on hedge funds, other data providers – Business Insider

Yodlee, Jumpshot data problems’ impact on hedge funds, other data providers – Business Insider

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Recent congressional inquiries into Envestnet's Yodlee and Avast's Jumpshot highlight the risks aggregators of alternative data and their hedge-fund clients have as they rely on datasets that could disappear overnight.Business Insider spoke with about a dozen alternative-data providers and…
Trump championing Eddie Gallagher hurt relationship with Pentagon – Business Insider

Trump championing Eddie Gallagher hurt relationship with Pentagon – Business Insider

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher walks out of military court during lunch recess on July 2, 2019 in San Diego, California.Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images The war-crimes case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher has left President Donald Trump in a fraught relationship with the Pentagon, according to a new report by The New York Times.  Chief…
Iranian navy ship strikes support vessel in friendly fire, killing 1 – Business Insider

Iranian navy ship strikes support vessel in friendly fire, killing 1 – Business Insider

An Iranian navy ship accidentally fired a missile at a support vessel during a training exercise in the Gulf of Oman, killing one and injuring 15 others, Iranian media reported Monday. State television described the missile strike as an accident, saying the Konarak, a Hendijan-class support ship taking part in the exercise, had remained too close…
Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin ad trolls the cringey Peloton holiday ad – Business Insider

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin ad trolls the cringey Peloton holiday ad – Business Insider

Aviation Gin mocks Peloton adScreenshot Twitter/YouTube Actor Ryan Reynolds shared a cheeky advertisement for his gin label Aviation Gin, and one of the actresses may look familiar. On Friday evening, Reynolds tweeted the ad with a simple caption: "Exercise bike not included." The gin advertisement is the latest response to Peloton's much-derided holiday ad, which…
Biden’s challenge if he wins: What to do about prosecuting Trump? – Business Insider

Biden’s challenge if he wins: What to do about prosecuting Trump? – Business Insider

Perhaps the most vexing question facing a Joe Biden presidency would be what to do about the last guy who had the job: Donald Trump.The list is long of possibilities for what Trump could be in trouble for on the other end of his presidency, when he'd no longer enjoy the immunity from criminal prosecution…
WeWork is debating whether to take power away from Adam and Rebekah Neumann, its husband and wife cofounders, to get its IPO back on track

WeWork is debating whether to take power away from Adam and Rebekah Neumann, its...

Adam Neumann (left) and spouse Rebekah Neumann (right).Taylor Hill/Getty Images WeWork is mulling whether to reduce CEO Adam Neumann's power to make its planned public offering more attractive to potential investors, The Financial Times reported. The company and its advisors are considering whether to reduce Neumann's voting power from the 20 votes per share that…
Adam Neumann’s golden parachute could balloon to over $2 billion if WeWork goes public – Business Insider

Adam Neumann’s golden parachute could balloon to over $2 billion if WeWork goes public...

Home » International » Adam Neumann’s golden parachute could balloon to over $2 billion if WeWork goes public Adam Neumann’s $1.7 billion golden parachute could balloon to over $2 billion if WeWork goes public. The WeWork cofounder holds about 24 million „profit interests“ in the coworking startup that could be worth upwards of $350 million…
Goldman Sachs memo written by ex-Amazon exec Marco Argenti – Business Insider

Goldman Sachs memo written by ex-Amazon exec Marco Argenti – Business Insider

Marco Argenti, Goldman's new chief information officer, sent a memo earlier this week to the firm's 9,000-person engineering division explaining his preference for narrative memos over PowerPoint presentations. Argenti, who joined after six years at Amazon, brought the practice over from the retailing giant.Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, famously banned presentations in favor of such memos back…

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See the First Eerie NASA Images of DART’s Asteroid Crash Site – CNET

See the First Eerie NASA Images of DART’s Asteroid Crash Site – CNET

On Monday, the world watched as a little NASA spacecraft called DART met its explosive end. This box, slightly bigger than an oven and winged with solar panels, had been fated to die since it left Earth in November.  The Double Asteroid Redirection Test's mission was simple: Crash into a large asteroid so scientists can see whether…
Uncovering Hidden Patterns: AI Reduces a 100,000-Equation Quantum Physics Problem to Only Four Equations – SciTechDaily

Uncovering Hidden Patterns: AI Reduces a 100,000-Equation Quantum Physics Problem to Only Four Equations...

Abstract quantum physics illustration.Scientists trained a machine learning tool to capture the physics of electrons moving on a lattice using far fewer equations than would typically be required, all without sacrificing accuracy.A daunting quantum problem that until now required 100,000 equations has been compressed into a bite-size task of as few as four equations by…
Superhot blob of gas discovered orbiting Milky Way’s black hole at ‘mind-blowing’ velocity – Livescience.com

Superhot blob of gas discovered orbiting Milky Way’s black hole at ‘mind-blowing’ velocity –...

Home News The orbit of the newly discovered rapid hot spot around Sagittarius A* superimposed on top of the first image of the supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. (Image credit: EHT Collaboration, ESO/L. Calçada (Acknowledgment: M. Wielgus)) (opens in new tab)Astronomers have detected a blob of hot gas whizzing…