Headlines on 2020-07-01

  • News Brief: Russia Referendum Vote, New Tool For COVID-19 Threat, Facebook Boycott

    Russians will vote on a referendum that may give Putin more power. A new tool will help you see the COVID-19 threat in your area. And, more brands are pulling Facebook ads as part of a boycott.

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  • A career expert shares the script you should use to talk to your boss if you hear rumors of layoffs and are worried about losing your job

    It can be challenging to talk to your boss if you're worried about losing your job.  National workplace expert Lynn Taylor told Business Insider many employees are anxious about losing their jobs due to the economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Taylor advises employees to set aside time to talk with their managers, ask for an explanation about job security at the company, and to approach the conversation in a non-threatening way.   Business Insider is launching a newsletter on...

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  • The best Airbnbs in the Adirondacks

    As states begin to reopen following the COVID-19 shutdown, travelers are making vacation plans for summer and beyond. For vacationers who prioritize maintaining social distance, Airbnb allows visitors to book a private house or apartment without interacting with other guests.  East Coasters or urban dwellers craving a pine-scented getaway should consider the uncrowded Adirondacks in upstate New York for year-round mountain scenery, refreshing lakes, and outdoor activities. We compiled...

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  • Hong Kong police are arresting people who defied authorities to protest after China imposed a sweeping new national security law

    Tyrone Siu/Reuters Hong Kong police have arrested at least 180 protesters on the first day China's new national security law was enacted. Protesters were faced with riot police, water cannon and pepper spray. At least seven of the protesters were arrested for being in violation of the new law, the police tweeted. They were displaying pro-independence materials. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hong Kong police have arrested more than 180 people participating in protests on...

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  • Syrian Filmmaker Speaks Out On Torture: 'I Was Holding This Pain For A Long Time'

    Oscar-nominated documentary maker Feras Fayyad delivered the first witness testimony in a crimes against humanity trial against a former Syrian government official in Germany.

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  • Fox News fires host Ed Henry following sexual misconduct complaint by a former employee

    Fox News fired high-profile Washington correspondent Ed Henry over a sexual misconduct complaint made against him by a former employee.  The network's leadership said in a Wednesday message to employees that they "received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee's attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago."  Henry, who has been married to NPR journalist Shirley Hung since 2010, took time off from Fox in 2016 following reporting that he had an extended...

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  • Beyond Meat will make its grocery store debut in China in Alibaba-owned shops

    Drew Angerer/Getty Beyond Meat will sell its plant-based patties in grocery stores in China for the first time, in collaboration with Chinese tech giant Alibaba. The company's meat-alternative products will be rolled out in 50 Freshippo stores across Shanghai from July 4 onwards. Freshippo is known as Hema in China. This is not the burger-maker's first foray into China. Earlier this year, it partnered with Starbucks and Yum Brands' subsidiaries for regional distribution. Visit Business...

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  • American Eagle says its new brand is focused on 'slow retail' and high-quality materials

    Sean Zanni American Eagle Outfitters launched a new brand called Unsubscribed, with a single store location in East Hampton, New York.  "Unsubscribed is a slow retail concept. Less deliveries, elevated quality, beautiful design — it's about taking things easy," Jennifer Foyle, global brand president for Aerie, said in a statement.  The store sells a private label and a curated selection of third-party designers.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American Eagle Outfitters...

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  • Payment deferrals are complicating creditworthiness assessments for banks

    This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Banking Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Banking industry with the Banking Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. The high volume of US customers who have opted into payment deferrals since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has complicated credit assessments, leading banks to tighten their lending standards, The Wall Street...

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  • Teen Invents Watch To Stop You From Touching Your Face

    Experts have said to avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This 15-year-old invented a watch that would help do just that.

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  • Over 400 Advertisers Hit Pause On Facebook, Threatening $70 Billion Juggernaut

    More than 400 advertisers are pressing pause on their Facebook ads, in a costly backlash against the social network's handling of hate speech.

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  • Experts Discuss White Nationalism And Trump's Controversial Retweet

    NPR's Noel King speaks with Errin Haines, an editor at The 19th, and Cynthia Miller-Idriss, an expert on white nationalism, about President Trump's sharing of a controversial video.

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