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William Franklin 2017-05-18
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p /p p Giving a new college graduate an 832-page book by a professor

sounds like a terrible idea — except your gift will probably

register when you say it's on the recommendation of none other

than Microsoft cofounder and billionaire philanthropist Bill

/p p "If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be

this — the most inspiring book I've ever read," Gates

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Bessie Scavotto 2017-03-15
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Courtesy of Tony Robbins.Neurofeedback is a technique that involves placing

electrical brain wave sensors on the scalp and using the

sensors' feedback to control a video game or a series of

soundsA 7-day retreat uses the technique, claiming it boosts

IQ and improves creativityOther neurofeedback providers say their methods can

help with everything from mood-boosting to ADHDWhile science says many of these claims are overstated,

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0
Compare Closing LLC 2021-10-25

The mortgage rates are low today.

There are two types of mortgage rates — fixed or adjustable.In a fixed-rate mortgage, the borrower’s rate remains the same for the entire length of their loan.In an adjustable-rate mortgage, the rates are locked for the first few years, and then it changes periodically.Over the past one month and more, the adjustable rates have started to go down hence compared to fixed rates they’re more competitive than they were in over a year.When applying for a mortgage, borrowers may want to look at the fixed-rate as well as the adjustable-rate options.Earlier in 2021, the adjustable rates were higher than the 30-year fixed rates but now they are gradually going down.The average rate of 30 years fixed mortgage today is 3.59%Today’s 15 years fixed average rate is 2.62%The 7/1 ARM average rate today is 2.71%The 10/1 Average ARM rate is 3.94%The average rate for 30 years FHA is 2.72%The 30 years fixed mortgage refinance rate today is at 3.70%The average refinance rate for 15 years fixed today is 2.74%The average rate of 7/1 ARM today is 3.80%Today’s average rate for the 10/1 ARM is 4.24%Reference Source: Business Insiderhttps://www.compareclosing.com/mortgagenews/arms-rate-falling/

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William Figueroa 2017-04-14
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Employees at a highly valued Silicon Valley startup are

saying that the company has a brutish CEO who humiliated them and

allegedly fired people right before their stock options

vested, according to an explosive exposé on Tanium by Bloomberg's Lizette Chapman and

Sarah McBride Orion Hindawi is the CEO cofounder of Tanium, a startup he

created with his father a decade ago.

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Jeff Bautista 2016-07-16
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Shortly after Intel's April quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts, CEO Brian Krzanich headed to the Business Update Meeting, the company s quarterly all-hands widely known as "BUM.

Big changes, orchestrated by Krzanich, are underway at Intel, one of the Silicon Valley's most iconic companies which was once synonymous with the tech revolution.

In the face of a shrinking PC market, historically its largest cash cow business, Intel is shifting its focus to server and connected device chips, while revamping the company's workforce with younger, outside talent.The changes, however, are causing a widening rift between Krzanich and some of Intel's old-timers.

Depending on who you ask, the new Intel is a company mired in crisis with no clear path ahead or one in transition making tough decisions to better-deal with the changing business landscape.Either way, it doesn't feel the same at Intel anymore, according to about a dozen current and former employees that Business Insider spoke to.

Employees believe Krzanich is intentionally targeting those over the age of 40 in the latest round of layoffs to bring in younger blood and fresh ideas to Intel's aging workforce.In fact, according to data Intel provided to laid off workers, first reported by The Oregonian and also obtained by Business Insider, 79% of those selected for layoffs in the US so far were over the age of 40.

Plus, those numbers don't reflect the entire reorg since it doesn't include non-US workers and represents only the first batch of affected employees.

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Eric Erikson 2016-05-25
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Health data collected by wearable devices is a "big distraction" to doctors and clinicians, according to big data billionaire Mike Lynch, who says he has been working with the UK government on the issue of wearable health.Lynch, the scientific entrepreneur behind Autonomy, a big data company that was sold to HP for £7.4 billion in 2011, questioned what GPs are supposed to do when patients present them with data they have collected on their own wearable devices.Devices like the Apple Watch and the Fitbit can now track a person's heart rate and sleeping patterns while more niche wearables can monitor vital organ signs and perspiration levels.

"What the hell is a GP supposed to do with that data ?"

Wearable devices will often give false alarms and the infrastructure isn't there for healthcare professionals to deal with the data they produce, Lynch added.Clinicians are being presented with increasing amounts of data, said Lynch, adding that the problem is "only going to get worse with this consumer empowerment.

"It s Silicon Valley VC money going into this kind of crazy over-instrumentation.

"Although Lynch is skeptical about using wearable data in healthcare, he is in favour of improving the way in which healthcare professionals utilise data in general.As a result, he's invested $13.75 million in a healthcare startup called Sophia Genetics, which has built a platform that analyses genomic data to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases like cancer.Business Insider met with Lynch and Sophia Genetics cofounder and CEO Jurgi Camblong this week to find out where they see healthcare going in the future.

A more indepth article from this encounter will be posted on Business Insider in due course.

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Ralph Miller 2016-11-28
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BI Italia Business Insider launched an Italian edition Monday.

Italy will be redirected automatically to the new site.BI Italia publishes

in Italian and is headquartered in Milan.

leading Italian publisher Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso and will

work closely with parent company's flagship property, La Repubblica.

The new site is edited by Giovanni Pons, a financial journalist

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Alex Blair 2016-09-26
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Business Insider launched a French edition today.BI

France publishes in French and covers business news

of interest to residents of France, Europe, and francophone

It is published by leading European publisher

Beuth, and headquartered in Paris.

Readers in France will be redirected automatically to the new

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Eric Whitefield 2016-12-26
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Good news: Britney Spears is not dead, but a series of

hacked tweets from Sony Music and Bob Dylan on December 26 made

some people think she had died.

The Sony Music Global Twitter account posted on December 26 that

"britney spears is dead by accident!"

However, the singer's management told Business Insider

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James Rankins 2016-09-19
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Business Insider launched a Dutch edition today.BI

Netherlands publishes in Dutch and covers business

news of interest to residents of the Netherlands.

by leading Dutch publisher Z24 and headquartered in

Readers in Holland will be redirected automatically to the new

site — though, as with all local editions, readers will have the

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David Harrison 2016-11-02
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Business Insider was hacked on Wednesday morning.

Attackers identifying themselves as OurMine posted and edited

some stories on the US version of the website.

we are just testing your security, we didn't change your password

or anything," the message said.

also sent to users of Business Insider's app.

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0
Jermaine Dusenbery 2017-04-15
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Airplane food is often disgusting.

After paying hundreds (or thousands) of dollars for a flight, passengers are served sad trays of rubbery chicken, powdered mashed potatoes, and tiny iceberg salads with ranch dressing.Now there's a growing movement from US airlines to do better — for first class and business passengers, at least.When American Airlines recently launched a 15-hour direct flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, it also debuted a new menu.

Flight attendants offer first-class passengers complimentary glasses of 2010 Penfolds Grange Shiraz (normally $850 per bottle) and roasted sirloin steak with red wine sauce.Travelers in the economy cabin are still only treated to peanuts (They will, however, get complimentary spirits or wraps and chips on coast-to-coast flights starting May 1).The improvements in first and business class have more to do with the economics of the airline industry than they do with a desire to provide better service, Richard Foss, culinary historian and author of "Food in the Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies," tells Business Insider.Foss has studied the history of airline food for over a decade, from the glory days in the '70s when airlines served lobster to today's inflight tuna sandwiches.

Here's a look at that history, and how airlines are trying to bring back the golden age of airline dining for high-paying passengers.

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Michael Fewell 2016-11-16
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For seemingly years, Facebook has slowly gathered users and monopolized their time, pushing aside and amassing a position of great strength.

It appeared as if the company's misfortunes such as those around user privacy were behind it, and it could continue to focus on virtual reality, the continued push towards mobile, and whatever else was on the horizon.

Unfortunately for the social giant, humanity caught up with it.

Facebook is now under assault from all comers, none more alarming than a group of its own employees.

Facebook's major issues right now are twofold: the self-inflicted wounds of a lack of transparency around marketing metrics and the inability or unwillingness to do anything about fake news.

To start with the fake news, this election season brought to the fore a stark reality: It is incredibly easy to create bias-affirming content and make it go viral, both by actors who don't care trolls and those who have purposeful gains to influence the election .

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Joel Schroeder 2021-07-27
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Paramount Plus is offering a free, seven-day trial for new subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about the streaming services and how to sign up.
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Raymond Powers 2016-11-19
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The last few months have been full of surprises, and not just in the political world.Microsoft and Apple, the PC market's two long-running rivals, are going head to head this Fall with a pair of impressive new laptops targeted at power-hungry pro users.Microsoft's Surface Book, which launched last year, got a big power boost this year.

Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro got its first major redesign in about four years.Each laptop packs new features sure to please its constituents.

But after taking a close look at the two machines and putting them through their paces, the non-partisan Business Insider was forced to acknowledge that Microsoft, a newcomer to the hardware game, came out on top.

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William Ly 2016-09-05
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Finding a high-paying job right out of school is the dream for most college graduates.

One that pays a healthy, competitive salary?

That's icing on the cake.

Luckily, there are a number of colleges in the US where graduates are pulling in high salaries early in their careers.

Business Insider recently released it annual list of the best colleges in America, which focused on graduation rate, post-graduation salary, and overall student life experience.

Read more about our methodology here.

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William Franklin 2017-05-18
img

p /p p Giving a new college graduate an 832-page book by a professor

sounds like a terrible idea — except your gift will probably

register when you say it's on the recommendation of none other

than Microsoft cofounder and billionaire philanthropist Bill

/p p "If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be

this — the most inspiring book I've ever read," Gates

Compare Closing LLC 2021-10-25

The mortgage rates are low today.

There are two types of mortgage rates — fixed or adjustable.In a fixed-rate mortgage, the borrower’s rate remains the same for the entire length of their loan.In an adjustable-rate mortgage, the rates are locked for the first few years, and then it changes periodically.Over the past one month and more, the adjustable rates have started to go down hence compared to fixed rates they’re more competitive than they were in over a year.When applying for a mortgage, borrowers may want to look at the fixed-rate as well as the adjustable-rate options.Earlier in 2021, the adjustable rates were higher than the 30-year fixed rates but now they are gradually going down.The average rate of 30 years fixed mortgage today is 3.59%Today’s 15 years fixed average rate is 2.62%The 7/1 ARM average rate today is 2.71%The 10/1 Average ARM rate is 3.94%The average rate for 30 years FHA is 2.72%The 30 years fixed mortgage refinance rate today is at 3.70%The average refinance rate for 15 years fixed today is 2.74%The average rate of 7/1 ARM today is 3.80%Today’s average rate for the 10/1 ARM is 4.24%Reference Source: Business Insiderhttps://www.compareclosing.com/mortgagenews/arms-rate-falling/

Jeff Bautista 2016-07-16
img

Shortly after Intel's April quarter earnings call with Wall Street analysts, CEO Brian Krzanich headed to the Business Update Meeting, the company s quarterly all-hands widely known as "BUM.

Big changes, orchestrated by Krzanich, are underway at Intel, one of the Silicon Valley's most iconic companies which was once synonymous with the tech revolution.

In the face of a shrinking PC market, historically its largest cash cow business, Intel is shifting its focus to server and connected device chips, while revamping the company's workforce with younger, outside talent.The changes, however, are causing a widening rift between Krzanich and some of Intel's old-timers.

Depending on who you ask, the new Intel is a company mired in crisis with no clear path ahead or one in transition making tough decisions to better-deal with the changing business landscape.Either way, it doesn't feel the same at Intel anymore, according to about a dozen current and former employees that Business Insider spoke to.

Employees believe Krzanich is intentionally targeting those over the age of 40 in the latest round of layoffs to bring in younger blood and fresh ideas to Intel's aging workforce.In fact, according to data Intel provided to laid off workers, first reported by The Oregonian and also obtained by Business Insider, 79% of those selected for layoffs in the US so far were over the age of 40.

Plus, those numbers don't reflect the entire reorg since it doesn't include non-US workers and represents only the first batch of affected employees.

Ralph Miller 2016-11-28
img

BI Italia Business Insider launched an Italian edition Monday.

Italy will be redirected automatically to the new site.BI Italia publishes

in Italian and is headquartered in Milan.

leading Italian publisher Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso and will

work closely with parent company's flagship property, La Repubblica.

The new site is edited by Giovanni Pons, a financial journalist

Eric Whitefield 2016-12-26
img

Good news: Britney Spears is not dead, but a series of

hacked tweets from Sony Music and Bob Dylan on December 26 made

some people think she had died.

The Sony Music Global Twitter account posted on December 26 that

"britney spears is dead by accident!"

However, the singer's management told Business Insider

David Harrison 2016-11-02
img

Business Insider was hacked on Wednesday morning.

Attackers identifying themselves as OurMine posted and edited

some stories on the US version of the website.

we are just testing your security, we didn't change your password

or anything," the message said.

also sent to users of Business Insider's app.

Michael Fewell 2016-11-16
img

For seemingly years, Facebook has slowly gathered users and monopolized their time, pushing aside and amassing a position of great strength.

It appeared as if the company's misfortunes such as those around user privacy were behind it, and it could continue to focus on virtual reality, the continued push towards mobile, and whatever else was on the horizon.

Unfortunately for the social giant, humanity caught up with it.

Facebook is now under assault from all comers, none more alarming than a group of its own employees.

Facebook's major issues right now are twofold: the self-inflicted wounds of a lack of transparency around marketing metrics and the inability or unwillingness to do anything about fake news.

To start with the fake news, this election season brought to the fore a stark reality: It is incredibly easy to create bias-affirming content and make it go viral, both by actors who don't care trolls and those who have purposeful gains to influence the election .

Raymond Powers 2016-11-19
img

The last few months have been full of surprises, and not just in the political world.Microsoft and Apple, the PC market's two long-running rivals, are going head to head this Fall with a pair of impressive new laptops targeted at power-hungry pro users.Microsoft's Surface Book, which launched last year, got a big power boost this year.

Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro got its first major redesign in about four years.Each laptop packs new features sure to please its constituents.

But after taking a close look at the two machines and putting them through their paces, the non-partisan Business Insider was forced to acknowledge that Microsoft, a newcomer to the hardware game, came out on top.

Bessie Scavotto 2017-03-15
img

Courtesy of Tony Robbins.Neurofeedback is a technique that involves placing

electrical brain wave sensors on the scalp and using the

sensors' feedback to control a video game or a series of

soundsA 7-day retreat uses the technique, claiming it boosts

IQ and improves creativityOther neurofeedback providers say their methods can

help with everything from mood-boosting to ADHDWhile science says many of these claims are overstated,

William Figueroa 2017-04-14
img

Employees at a highly valued Silicon Valley startup are

saying that the company has a brutish CEO who humiliated them and

allegedly fired people right before their stock options

vested, according to an explosive exposé on Tanium by Bloomberg's Lizette Chapman and

Sarah McBride Orion Hindawi is the CEO cofounder of Tanium, a startup he

created with his father a decade ago.

Eric Erikson 2016-05-25
img

Health data collected by wearable devices is a "big distraction" to doctors and clinicians, according to big data billionaire Mike Lynch, who says he has been working with the UK government on the issue of wearable health.Lynch, the scientific entrepreneur behind Autonomy, a big data company that was sold to HP for £7.4 billion in 2011, questioned what GPs are supposed to do when patients present them with data they have collected on their own wearable devices.Devices like the Apple Watch and the Fitbit can now track a person's heart rate and sleeping patterns while more niche wearables can monitor vital organ signs and perspiration levels.

"What the hell is a GP supposed to do with that data ?"

Wearable devices will often give false alarms and the infrastructure isn't there for healthcare professionals to deal with the data they produce, Lynch added.Clinicians are being presented with increasing amounts of data, said Lynch, adding that the problem is "only going to get worse with this consumer empowerment.

"It s Silicon Valley VC money going into this kind of crazy over-instrumentation.

"Although Lynch is skeptical about using wearable data in healthcare, he is in favour of improving the way in which healthcare professionals utilise data in general.As a result, he's invested $13.75 million in a healthcare startup called Sophia Genetics, which has built a platform that analyses genomic data to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases like cancer.Business Insider met with Lynch and Sophia Genetics cofounder and CEO Jurgi Camblong this week to find out where they see healthcare going in the future.

A more indepth article from this encounter will be posted on Business Insider in due course.

Alex Blair 2016-09-26
img

Business Insider launched a French edition today.BI

France publishes in French and covers business news

of interest to residents of France, Europe, and francophone

It is published by leading European publisher

Beuth, and headquartered in Paris.

Readers in France will be redirected automatically to the new

James Rankins 2016-09-19
img

Business Insider launched a Dutch edition today.BI

Netherlands publishes in Dutch and covers business

news of interest to residents of the Netherlands.

by leading Dutch publisher Z24 and headquartered in

Readers in Holland will be redirected automatically to the new

site — though, as with all local editions, readers will have the

Jermaine Dusenbery 2017-04-15
img

Airplane food is often disgusting.

After paying hundreds (or thousands) of dollars for a flight, passengers are served sad trays of rubbery chicken, powdered mashed potatoes, and tiny iceberg salads with ranch dressing.Now there's a growing movement from US airlines to do better — for first class and business passengers, at least.When American Airlines recently launched a 15-hour direct flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, it also debuted a new menu.

Flight attendants offer first-class passengers complimentary glasses of 2010 Penfolds Grange Shiraz (normally $850 per bottle) and roasted sirloin steak with red wine sauce.Travelers in the economy cabin are still only treated to peanuts (They will, however, get complimentary spirits or wraps and chips on coast-to-coast flights starting May 1).The improvements in first and business class have more to do with the economics of the airline industry than they do with a desire to provide better service, Richard Foss, culinary historian and author of "Food in the Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies," tells Business Insider.Foss has studied the history of airline food for over a decade, from the glory days in the '70s when airlines served lobster to today's inflight tuna sandwiches.

Here's a look at that history, and how airlines are trying to bring back the golden age of airline dining for high-paying passengers.

Joel Schroeder 2021-07-27
img
Paramount Plus is offering a free, seven-day trial for new subscribers. Here's everything you need to know about the streaming services and how to sign up.
William Ly 2016-09-05
img

Finding a high-paying job right out of school is the dream for most college graduates.

One that pays a healthy, competitive salary?

That's icing on the cake.

Luckily, there are a number of colleges in the US where graduates are pulling in high salaries early in their careers.

Business Insider recently released it annual list of the best colleges in America, which focused on graduation rate, post-graduation salary, and overall student life experience.

Read more about our methodology here.