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Dominion Voting Systems tore into Sidney Powell’s lawsuit accusing them of a vast conspiracy, calling it ‘baseless, senseless, physically impossible’

Summary List PlacementDominion Voting Systems, the company accused by Trump supports of enabling vast election fraud in the US, made a blistering, point-by-point rebuttal to allegations aired by attorney Sidney Powell.  Powell published two lawsuits challenging election results in Georgia and Michigan on Wednesday, which accused Dominion of being party to "massive election fraud." The company is not a defendant in either case, which have been made against local governors and election officials. But allegations about it are nonetheless scattered throughout the lawsuits, with mentions appearing on 30 of the 104-page document pertaining to Georgia. The Michigan case has been filed, but as of Friday, Business Insider has not been able to verify the status of the Georgia complaint in federal...

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Jenelle Evans: Heck No! My Kid Won’t Weak a Mask!

You may not believe this, but... ... Jenelle Evans is not looking out for the best interest of her young daughter. Okay, fine. . Maybe you totally believe it. Still, the former Teen Mom star is getting blasted by critics this week after doubling down on her anti-mask stance amid the ongoing -- and worsening -- COVID-19 pandemic. Back in late July, Jenelle saiid she wouldn't cover her face and wouldn't consider the well-being of others while shopping inside Wal-Mart. Now, after a video surfaced on Jenelle not putting a mask on three-yearr old daughter Ensley, the disgraced ex-MTV personality is back at it again. "I hear Twitter is trippng about this video?" she wrote on Instagram in response to the backlash over this footage, adding in defiance: "It's not deleted ...

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China is imposing tariffs of up to 212% on Australian wine imports as trade tensions rise between the countries

Summary List PlacementChina will impose temporary tariffs of up to 212% on Australian wine imports as an anti-dumping measure, China's Ministry of Commerce said Friday. The move is likely to further escalate trade and diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Canberra. Australia's trade minister Simon Birmingham said the tariffs were "grossly, grossly unfair, unwarranted, [and] unjustified." Anti-dumping measures are protectionists tariffs that government can impose on imports it believe are unfairly priced and could undercut local businesses. China in August began an anti-dumping probe into imports of Australian wine at the request of the Chinese Alcoholic Drinks Association. Earlier this month, the association called for retrospective tariffs on Australian wine imports. Chinese officia...

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Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway isn’t alone in struggling to make a big acquisition. Past partner 3G Capital is also coming up short

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway isn't alone in struggling to make a major acquisition. 3G Capital, a Brazilian-US private-equity firm, has requested more time from its investors to strike a deal, the Financial Times reported on Friday. Berkshire and 3G have partnered several times in the past, most notably to buy Heinz in 2013 and merge it with Kraft in 2015. However, Buffett has acknowledged that Berkshire overpaid for Kraft, and its Kraft Heinz stake has plunged in value by more than two-thirds in the past few years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway isn't the only company hunting for an elephant-sized acquisition and coming up empty-handed. 3G Capital, which has partnered with the famed investor's cong...

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Man fatally shot in Humboldt Park: police

A man was fatally shot Nov. 27 in Humboldt Park. | Sun-Times file photoHe was standing in the parking lot of a gas station in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, cops say. A 23-year-old man was fatally shot Friday morning outside a gas station in Humboldt Park on the West Side. He was standing in the parking lot of a gas station about 1:25 a.m. in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, Chicago police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details on the death. No one is in custody as Area Four detectives investigate. Read more on crime, and track...

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Wildly popular Sonos smart speakers are on sale for Black Friday 2020, including $100 off the Beam, Move, and Sub speakers

  Summary List Placement Sonos is offering $100 off its top-selling smart speakers, including the Beam, Move, and Sub. The Black Friday deals make these Sonos products more affordable than ever and are available at several retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and the Sonos website. Sonos offers a broad array of high-quality speakers and components, including a wireless subwoofer, soundbars, large shelf speakers, and small wall-mounted speakers. If you're looking for more discounts, check out all the best Black Friday tech deals here. Sonos is among the brands that have rolled out their Black Friday 2020 deals with $100 off several speakers and sets through Cyber Monday on the company's site as well as Best Buy and Amazon. Since its founding in 2002, Sonos has made a name for itself with

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Donald Trump spent Thanksgiving night railing against Section 230 on Twitter as the #DiaperDon hashtag went viral

Summary List PlacementMost American families enjoyed a humble Thanksgiving this year. But not President Donald Trump. The US president spent most of his Thanksgiving night ripping into Twitter for making "false trends" when the #DiaperDon hashtag was trending on the social media site. The hashtag has more than 230,000 tweets attached to it. He also demanded an end to Section 230, which is part of a law that means tech platforms are allowed to set their own rules about how they regulate content on their platforms. The hashtag followed a news conference Thursday evening in which Trump snapped at White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president if he would concede once the Electoral College votes to officially make Joe Biden the winner of the US election. "I'm the President of...

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This $144,000 Porsche Taycan EV has $40,000 in extras — including gold accents and futuristic electric sound

Summary List PlacementThe Porsche Taycan is the German automaker's first stab at an EV. And as luxury EVs go, it's a pretty good first attempt.  Of course, because it's a Porsche, Porsche pricing and Porsche options are to be expected. To give you an idea, my loaner Taycan 4S had a starting MSRP of $103,800. After all of the options were said and done, though, that price rose to $143,690. What does nearly $40,000 in options get you? Keep scrolling to find out. And when you're done with that, check out our review! SEE ALSO: REVIEW: The $144,000 Taycan 4S is Porsche's first EV that pairs cosmic speed with eerie electric silence The Taycan is Porsche's first EV. The base-model 4S starts at $103,800. Mine had a huge number of options, including Mamba Green Metallic paint. It was $800 extra....

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[FREE SLIDE DECK] Accelerator Snapshot: Wells Fargo

Summary List PlacementA number of major banks have launched fintech accelerator programs in recent years, likely in response to the need to introduce new digital financial services. In accelerator programs, banks provide startups with access to mentorship, development resources, and sometimes funding opportunities. In return, banks can leverage the innovative solutions that fintech startups offer to support their own digital transformation efforts and remain competitive. In 2014, US-based bank Wells Fargo, which spends billions of dollars on technology initiatives annually, launched the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. In this Accelerator Snapshot, Insider Intelligence details the goals, operations, and notable participants of Wells Fargo's accelerator program. This exclusive report can b

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Dear Abby: We don’t eat cookies, but sister-in-law sends some each year anyway

Some in the family feel bad that she spends a lot of time and money on the treats, but no one talks to her about it. DEAR ABBY: Every year for the last 15 years or so, my husband’s sister has sent us a huge box of homemade cookies for Christmas. My husband is from a large family, and she does this for each family. I know it involves a great deal of time and effort on her part, and she sends them via priority mail, which means an additional expense. The problem is, we don’t eat cookies. Weight is a concern for both of us, and I avoid sugar or sugar products as I don’t believe they are healthy. Before we retired, we took the cookies to work to get rid of them or they were thrown out. Many years ago, I asked my mother-in-law what to do so as to not cause hard feelings. She advised, “Don’t

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A donor who gave $2.5 million to a pro-Trump group looking for election fraud wants his money back after disappointing results

Summary List PlacementA venture capitalist who donated $2.5 million to a pro-Trump group trying to find evidence of fraud in the presidential election now wants a refund after being disappointed with their efforts. Fred Eshelman is suing True the Vote Inc., a monitoring organization based in Houston, Texas, to reclaim the money. The lawsuit claimed Eshelman sent $2 million to True the Vote on November 5, two days after Election Day. At this point no winner had been called, but Joe Biden was by most tallies ahead of President Donald Trump, who had long claimed, albeit with no evidence, that the election was vulnerable to fraud. The lawsuit, first reported by Bloomberg, said that Eshelman sent another $500,000 to True the Vote a week later, by which time media outlets including Insider ha...

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Man fatally stabbed in Marquette Park: police

A 52-year-old man was fatally stabbed Nov. 27 in Marquette Park. | Sun-Times file photoAbout 3:15 a.m., the 52-year-old was arguing with another man in an apartment in the 6800 block of South Talman Avenue. A 52-year-old man was fatally stabbed Friday morning in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. About 3:15 a.m., he was arguing with a man he knew in an apartment in the 6800 block of South Talman Avenue when the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the 52-year-old multiple times, Chicago police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, police said. A 29-year-old man is in custody, according to police. Area One detectives are investigating. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun T...

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. For the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today - launching soon! Here's what you need to know before markets open. 1. Global stocks shrug off AstraZeneca vaccine concerns. See what markets are doing today.  2. Trump says he will 'certainly' leave the White House if the Electoral College elects Joe Biden. The president has not conceded. 3. Nouriel Roubini trashed Bitcoin for being heavily manipulated. The economist blamed retail investor FOMO for this week's boom and bust in a series of tweets. 4. BBVA walks away from merger with Banco Sabadell after the two Spanish lenders had confirmed a tie-up less than two...

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Trump gave his Thanksgiving press conference from a tiny desk that looks like a throwback to a 2017 ‘SNL’ skit

Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump's press conference on Thanksgiving Day was his first since losing the election — and a bizarrely small piece of furniture stole the show.  Trump used the event to stir baseless allegations of electoral fraud, and snapped at a reporter who asked questions. But many viewers were distracted by the tiny desk at which the president was seated. Some compared to a child's desk, and wondered if images showing it had been Photoshopped (they had not). #DiaperDon was soon trending on Twitter, and the president was compared to a child banished to a kid's table on Thanksgiving for throwing a tantrum.  The topic seemed to rile the president, who in a tweet accused the platform of fabricating "totally false 'Trends' that have absolutely nothing to do with ...

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