Headlines on 2019-04-25

  • The CEO of dog-walking app Rover explains how expanding into cat care will help it reach $400 million in revenue this year

    On Thursday, the dog-walking app Rover announced that it's moving to serve pets of a more feline persuasion with a new line of services for cats.  Rover CEO Aaron Easterly told Business Insider the cat-focused beta test generated nearly $4 million in revenue over three months. Rover's dog services took nearly 2 years to reach the same revenue figure, he says.  One in four US homeowners is a cat owner, and Easterly says the expansion will help Rover exceed $400 million in revenue for 2019. The...

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  • Federal Court Rules That Michigan's Congressional Map Was Unfairly Gerrymandered

    It's the latest ruling by a court to find that political boundaries are unconstitutional because they give too much advantage to one party over the other.

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  • Biden Expected To Formally Enter Campaign

    Joe Biden is expected to announce he is running for president. NPR's David Greene talks to Matt Bennett, co-founder of the center-left think tank Third Way, about the Democratic field for 2020.

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  • Former Vice President Joe Biden Joins 2020 Presidential Race

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is the 20th Democrat to enter the 2020 race, facing the most diverse field ever in which he is one of the most experienced, oldest and most moderate candidates.

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  • The best smart outlets you can buy

    Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Smart outlets are about convenience and safety: They let you remotely power-down devices unintentionally left plugged-in, and automatically switch on lamps, radios, air conditioners, and more. You can make an empty home seem occupied...

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  • First Listen: Joy Williams, 'Front Porch'

    Front Porch is not only a return home to Joy Williams' stripped-down, acoustic palette, but also an inquiry into the very meaning of home.

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