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49ers at Seahawks: Five keys to winning in cadence-friendly, crowd-free Seattle

Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is the NFC West’s ultimate battleground. Playoff fates are often determined there amid Richter-scale vibrations from the Seahawks fans’ “12th Man” screams. The 49ers secured a No. 1 playoff seed there in last December’s regular-season finale, utilizing a goal-line tackle to stun and silence Seattle’s crowd. Sunday, the 49ers return, but the fans will not. That guarantees a visit unlike any other since the stadium opened in 2002, when the Seahawks converged within the 49ers’ division. Seattle (5-1) is in first place. The defending NFC champion 49ers (4-3) are in last, but they’re coming on strong with a two-game win streak. Coach Kyle Shanahan said it’s “way too early” to look at playoff posturing. “That’s stuff that I leave for my wife and for friends and for pe

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Hennessey Performance Announces 750-HP Ford Bronco With Supercharged V8

Hennessey Performance never takes long to promise pumped-up editions of new production cars—its 1,200-hp build of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced just months after the mid-engined American supe debuted in 2019. So when Ford revealed the V8-less engine lineup for the revamped Bronco, it was only a matter of time before the Texas tuner came back with a limited edition.  Three months, to be exact. Hennessey is making 24 "Velociraptor" two-/four-door Broncos with 750-horsepower 5.0-liter Coyote V8s and a 3.0-liter supercharger systems. Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission will be retained, but we assume that it'll be beefed up to handle the 440 hp increase over Ford's stock twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6's output. Other requisite mechanical mods include new fuel injec...

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Walmart Plus, Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor, is available now for $98 a year – here’s what the subscription delivers

 Summary List Placement Walmart+, the company's Amazon Prime competitor, launched on September 15.  The annual Walmart+ subscription price costs $98 per year compared to Amazon's $119 per year Prime subscription. You can also pay $13 per month. The service includes same-day delivery of over 160,000 in-store items like groceries and general merchandise, a Scan & Go feature that lets you pay for items with the Walmart mobile app while you shop at physical Walmart stores, as well as a five-cent discount on fuel at Walmart and Murphy gas stations. For shoppers looking to shop during Black Friday, a free trial may come in handy during Walmart's extended sale.  Read everything you need to know about the Walmart+ shopping subscription service here and see how Walmart+ vs. Amazon Prime shake

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The White House considered tapping Elon Musk for a celebrity COVID-19 PSA, despite the billionaire repeatedly sharing virus misinformation

Summary List PlacementTech billionaire Elon Musk was on a list of celebrities the White House considered for COVID-19 public-service announcement campaign, as revealed in documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee and given to Politico. Musk's name appeared on a 34-page US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) document called "PSA celebrity tracker" dated October 23. The document lists 274 celebrities under consideration for the campaign, including big names like Beyoncé, George Clooney, and Morgan Freeman. Alongside each name are notes about the celebrity's political affiliations and the demographic they're likely to appeal to. Elon Musk is the only CEO to make the list, and his notes mark him as "pending answer." Under the notes about his political affiliation, the doc...

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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. Here's what you need to know before markets open. 1. Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shares tumble as investors express their dissatisfaction with the trio's earnings. Apple's stock price slid as much as 4%, while Amazon and Facebook dipped as much as 2%. Google-parent Alphabet jumped 6% in pre-market trading. 2. Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to freeze software updates around the US election. Bank customers who use the retail and investment banking systems will not be interrupted by any software updates on Tuesday. 3. ECB hints at more stimulus in December. "We're not going to just stand still," the central bank president Christine Lagarde said on Thursday. The euro f...

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Smith & Wesson handgun from one of Chicago’s biggest mass shootings linked to suburban gun shop

One of the 13 people wounded in a mass shooting last Dec. 22 in the 5700 block of South May Street in Englewood is rushed to a hospital. Afterward, the police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives worked to answer: Where did the gun come from? | Network Video Productions The police and ATF were able to show a ‘straw purchaser’ bought the 9mm weapon used in Englewood shooting from an Oak Forest store months before the shooting, records show. This is the story of how a handgun that police recovered after a foot chase was linked to one of the biggest mass shootings in modern Chicago history. It starts late last year, when people gathered at a house in Englewood to celebrate the life of a slain young man. Someone started an argument over a woman, and that set

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Kim Foxx needs a wave of anti-Donald Trump voters; Pat O’Brien needs Dem alderman’s help

Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan campaigns with Cook County State’s Attorney Bernard Carey at Maine West High School in Des Plaines in 1980. Neither won the county vote that year. It didn’t matter for Reagan, but it meant the ballgame for Carey.  | Sun-Times file History shows Cook County voters prefer having the same party in the White House and as state’s attorney. But they have no problem dumping incumbent prosecutors of either party. Kim Foxx needs Donald Trump. And Pat O’Brien is going to need Brendan Reilly. For the next few days anyway. That’s because Foxx’s best shot at re-election as Cook County state’s attorney rests on a blue tidal wave of Democrats eager to dump Trump. And Republican challenger O’Brien’s best chance to deny Foxx a second term requires him to

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A broken heart inspires Paris Jackson’s first solo album

“I feel confident that the people that are supposed to hear this record are going to hear it,” Paris Jackson says of her first solo album, “Wilted.” She is the 22-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson. | Chris Pizzello/AP Her alternative folk sound bears little resemblance to the music of her famous father, Michael Jackson. NEW YORK — It started in her bedroom with just a guitar, but Paris Jackson has turned coping with the heartache after a recent breakup into her debut solo album. Jackson, 22, has been a devoted music fan all her life and dabbled in making her own, but has been hesitant to call herself a singer-songwriter until now. “It’s one of the greatest feelings I’ve ever experienced,” Jackson told the Associated Press this week. She describes her ethereal acoustic sound

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DriveWealth pitch deck — ADP pilots new twist on paychecks — State Street’s return to office

Summary List PlacementHappy Friday! The Big 4 tech companies (Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook) all reported earnings Thursday afternoon. The quartet beat Wall Street estimates.  Lots of good stories from us, so let's get right into it.  If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the stories dominating banking, business, and big deals. Like the newsletter? Hate the newsletter? Feel free to drop me a line at ddefrancesco@businessinsider.com or on Twitter @DanDeFrancesco.  Check out Point72 Ventures-backed DriveWealth's pitch deck We're a big fan of pitch decks here at Business Insider. In fact, we've built an entire searchable database of them.  Here's a new one from Rebecca Ungarino that caught my eye for fintech DriveWealth's Series C raise.  The...

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Apple’s new subscription service, Apple One, launches Friday, bundling together Apple Music, TV, and Arcade at a discount

Summary List PlacementApple One, a subscription that bundles Apple's premium services into one package, will launch Friday, the company's CEO Tim Cook announced Thursday. Apple has not announced a time for the launch, and at the time of writing the Apple One website still says the service is "coming this fall." Business Insider has contacted Apple for clarification. Apple One, first revealed in September, groups Apple's news, gaming, streaming, and other services together at a discounted monthly price. It starts at $14.95 a month. You get different apps and varying iCloud storage space depending on what you pay, and more expensive tiers let users share the apps with up to five other people. Cook announced the launch date of Apple One on Thursday, after the company beat revenue expectati...

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Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shares tumble, Alphabet surges as investors react to tech earnings

Summary List Placement Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shares slumped in pre-market trading on Friday as investors expressed their dissatisfaction with the trio's earnings on Thursday. Alphabet stock rose as much as 6% after Google's parent company posted earnings that blew away analysts' forecasts. Scroll down for a brief look at each of the four companies' earnings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple, Amazon, and Facebook shares tumbled in pre-market trading on Friday after the technology giants reported earnings on Thursday that disappointed investors. Apple's stock price slide as much as 4%, while Amazon and and Facebook dipped as much as 2%. Google-parent Alphabet's stock bucked the "big tech" trend, jumping as much as 6% in pre-market trading after the group po

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UBS joins forces with private equity firm Partners Group to give wealthy clients access to private markets

Summary List PlacementSwiss investment bank UBS said on Friday it had joined forces with global private equity firm Partners Group to offer its wealthiest clients access to private markets, an asset class that tends to yield handsome returns, but only for those that can afford to invest. Private markets, where investors can tap into private-equity buyouts, or buy coveted stocks before they even come close to seeking an initial public offering, have in the past only really been open to the very richest customers. They were also long considered too hard to access, too illiquid, or too opaque for more traditional investors.  The deal will give wealth management clients in Switzerland and other selected markets across Europe and Asia exposure to Partners Group's direct private equity invest...

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Fintech startups and investors have spotted an opportunity in the COVID-19 retail investing renaissance

Summary List PlacementThe growing popularity of fintech startups has been driven by a dislike of existing solutions and better tech.  In the UK so far, this innovation has focused on retail banking with apps like Monzo, Starling Bank, and Revolut bringing in millions of users while sectors like business banking, wealth management, and open banking/payments integration have thrived alongside them. One area where there has been less development has been access to capital markets.  "The same innovation should be happening in capital markets," according to Tara Reeves, a partner at OMERS Ventures. "The size of the prize in capital markets is huge compared with retail banking."  Retail investors in the UK have always had something of a raw deal when it comes to equities. Traditionally, when a...

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Ask Amy: I used to be sexy. Should I give him the photographic proof?

Dear Amy: My husband “Paul’s” birthday is coming up. He and I got married in our 40s. It is an only marriage for us both, so we were each single for a long time beforehand. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) A couple of years before we got together, I hired a photographer to take “boudoir” photos of me — no nudity, but they are sexy. I’ve never shown these photos to anyone aside from the photographer. I ran across the flash drive with them recently while cleaning out a desk. I had the idea that maybe a couple of intimate pictures might be a fun and surprising gift for Paul, but I honestly don’t know if that would be in incredibly poor taste. Our bedroom life is, let’s say, much milder than I experienced as a single woman. Should I go for it or cover up and buy him a shirt

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