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Another COVID Orphan, Another Dead ‘Hero,’ and Now More States Forced to Ration Care

Go Nakamura/GettyThe parents of an 8-year-old girl now left orphaned. A Kentucky woman recently crowned “Teacher of the Year.” A beloved Idaho fire chief. These are among the latest COVID-19 deaths reported this week, as hospitals across the nation warn the Delta-fueled wave is so bad they are already rationing care. Eight-year-old Lillie Burko has witnessed the devastation firsthand and is now left to deal with its brutal aftermath: After losing both her parents to COVID within two weeks, she is now leaving her home in Oregon and starting over with an aunt in California. “As adults, we can kind of push through, but it’s these kids, they’re the ones losing their parents, they’re the ones losing, they’re the ones getting the raw end. It’s heartbreaking. Heartbreaking,” said Jennifer DeSant...

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Apple’s fitness instructors may never become Peloton-style stars, but the company is doing more for inclusivity than its upstart counterpart

A peek into the offerings on Apple Fitness Plus. Apple Apple spotlighted some of the trainers from its fitness platform during the iPhone 13 launch event. Its trainers aren't household names like Peloton's, who have become celebrities in their own right. But Apple is positioning its platform as less intimidating and more inclusive than Peloton. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the Apple world of fitness, everyone is friendly, no one is intimidatingly hot, and it's OK if you want to work out in your pajamas. That's what Apple portrayed during its annual product event this week, where the tech giant debuted its latest batch of iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. It was there that Apple showed off the latest updates to Apple Fitness Plus, its in-house fitness subscription,

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Gen. Mark Milley fumed that he was ‘fucking done with this shit’ after Trump used him to stage a photo op during George Floyd protests: book

Then-President Donald Trump departs the White House on his way to a photo op outside St. John's Church amid George Floyd protests, accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and other administration officials on June 1, 2020. Patrick Semansky/AP Gen. Mark Milley was disgusted when Trump roped him into participating in a staged photo op last year, a new book says. "We're getting the fuck out of here. I'm fucking done with this shit," Milley said and left the group. He briefly considered resigning but stayed on when Colin Powell told him Trump was "a fucking maniac." See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley was disgusted and said he was "fucking done with this shit" after then-President Donald Trump used him and other senior officials to stage a

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What is hyperinflation? Understanding the rapid increase in the cost of goods and services over time

Hyperinflation describes high levels of inflation, such as at least 50% per month. Rachel Mendelson/Insider Hyperinflation is when inflation - the increasing price of goods and services - rises uncontrollably for a period of time. Governments responding to a crisis by printing money can lead to hyperinflation. You may be able to protect wealth from hyperinflationary by investing in non-cash assets, such as commodities or real estate. Visit Insider's Investing Reference library for more stories. Your money's value depends on the goods and services you can buy with it. But what happens when prices start to rapidly increase - and they just keep going up? Hyperinflation describes this scenario, and it's often triggered by a major disaster or war, and a government's response to print more mo

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‘Copshop’ Review: Anticlimactic Gerard Butler-Frank Grillo Showdown Is a Showcase for Alexis Louder

Shifty fixer Teddy Murretto (Frank Grillo) devises a Hail Mary plan to escape from the clutches of sadistic hitman Bob Viddick (Gerard Butler). He gets himself arrested and locked up in an isolated Nevada police station. But hiding out in jail won’t be enough to protect him from Viddick, who scams his own way into the same detention center, biding his time in a directly opposite cell, until an unexpected arrival leads to unmitigated mayhem. At the center of it all is dogged rookie officer Valerie Young (Alexis Louder), who becomes “a big fucking problem” for the movie’s motivationally ambiguous baddies (there are a few), in a command performance that could prove to be a breakout role for the young actress. Butler and Grillo seem to be forging a path for themselves in old school-style actio

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Goldman’s GreenSky deal will help Marcus bulk up in consumer lending

Goldman Sachs is acquiring home-improvement and healthcare loan platform GreenSky. The plan is to pair up the fintech with Goldman's Marcus direct bank division. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Banking industry. Learn more about becoming a client. Goldman Sachs is acquiring fintech GreenSky, which acts as a platform for home-improvement and healthcare loans to consumers, in a deal worth about $2.24 billion. The banking giant expects its deal to wrap up in Q4 2021 or Q1 2022, bringing GreenSky's merchant network of over 10,000 into the fold. Insider Intelligence Goldman plans to pair up the fintech with its Marcus direct bank division-Chairman and CEO David Solomon said that the bank will use GreenSky's platform to promote Marc...

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6 Delta Amex cards are offering huge welcome bonuses of up to 90,000 miles and a $200 statement credit, but only for a limited time

This post contains links to products from our advertisers, and we may be compensated when you click on these links. Our recommendations and advice are ours alone, and have not been reviewed by any issuers listed. Terms apply to offers listed on this page. You can earn up to 90,000 miles with the new welcome bonuses on the Amex Delta credit cards. Delta Six American Express Delta SkyMiles cards are offering elevated bonuses through November 10. These welcome bonuses offer at least double the usual number of miles. Delta miles don't expire, so this is an opportunity to boost your account balance for travel later. Read Insider's guide to the best American Express cards. If you're a Delta flyer and are considering one of the American Express Delta credit cards, now is a great time to stock

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Chick-fil-A has some of the longest wait times at its drive-thru, but it doesn’t seem to be deterring customers

Chick-fil-A's long wait times don't deter customers. Mary Meisenzahl/Insider Chick-fil-A's average wait time topped nine minutes in QSR's annual drive-thru study. The chain also got top marks for accuracy and customer service. Drive-thrus have become more important than ever in fast food. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chick-fil-A stood out in nearly every category in the 2021 QSR drive-thru study. The chicken chain had the longest wait time out of the 10 quick-service chains tested at 541 seconds, or about nine minutes, but it also beat out its competitors in the accuracy and customer service categories. Chick-fil-A's drive-thru wait times are getting longer. In 2019, the average speed was 322.98 seconds, just over five minutes, and in 2020 the wait was 488.8 seconds, a...

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22 all-star books about California baseball including the Dodgers, Angels, Padres and more

Given California’s impressive Major League Baseball legacy, it’s kind of mind-blowing to realize that, until just 63 years ago, a “western road trip” in MLB parlance meant a team making a stop in St. Louis by way of Chicago or Milwaukee.  Of course, the Dodgers and Giants transformed MLB geography forever by moving west from New York following the end of the 1957 season, their successful relocations to Los Angeles and San Francisco paving the way for MLB franchises in Anaheim, Oakland and San Diego. Since then, the Golden State has produced some of the most iconic teams in MLB history, including the Koufax-and-Drysdale Dodgers, the Oakland A’s “Mustache Gang,” and the three-time World Series champion Giants of the 2010s. Related links Del Crandall, Fullerton’s favorite son during basebal

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A crypto hedge fund manager was sentenced to over 7 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme

Bitcoin Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images Stefan Qin was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, the US attorney's office for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. Qin pleaded guilty in February after prosecutors said he ran a three-year Ponzi scheme through his crypto hedge fund. The US Attorney's office said over 100 investors in Qin's fund were scammed. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A former cryptocurrency hedge fund manager who pleaded guilty to securities fraud after prosecutors said he ran a Ponzi scheme was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, the US attorney's office for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. From 2017 to 2020, 24-year old Stefan Qin stole and dissipated nearly all of the assets of...

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Spending gluttony is Washington’s deadly sin

Democrats are ready to raise taxes. They want more revenue, in part to fund an out-of-this-world amount of new spending. Some simply want to soak the rich, as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, plainly signaled at the Met Gala by wearing a white dress with “TAX THE RICH” scrawled across it in red paint. While the public may be more receptive to the idea because of concerns over high budget deficits, let’s not be naive — many voters believe that these tax hikes won’t hit them. There’s so much wrong about this assumption. Writing for The Dispatch, the Manhattan Institute’s Brian Riedl documents President Joe Biden’s spending plan, which would expand federal government spending by $11 trillion over the next decade. This spending would help fund a cradle-to-grave new world in which gov

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Investor interest in secondhand retailers like The RealReal and ThredUp continues to rise as sales expand

Interest in secondhand items has expanded beyond Poshmark. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Secondhand retail is expected to grow by 69% from 2019 to 2021, a World Resources Institute report said. A ThredUp report said a secondhand clothing item had an 82% smaller carbon footprint than a new one. Several startups have raised lots of funding for specialized platforms and support services. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Insider Sustainability When I want to buy something fancy or moderately expensive from a brand like Tumi or Patagonia, I don't just look for sales - I also check out websites like eBay and Goodwill Auctions, as well as listings on platforms like ThredUp, Poshmark, Grailed, and The RealReal, for secondhand items to see if I can save a few bucks. Sometimes the secondhand items h

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The best mortgage lenders for first-time buyers of September 2021

The best mortgage lenders for first-time homebuyers are user friendly and have special programs. Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead StickyBest mortgage lenders for first-time buyers of September 2021 Mortgage lender Min. credit score Standout feature Next steps Bank of America 640 Down payment/closing cost assistance Bank of America Mortgage Chase 640 DreaMaker mortgage program Chase Mortgage Guild Mortgage 620 Down payment assistance Guild Mortgage Navy Federal Credit Union 660 HomeBuyers Choice mortgage Navy Federal Credit Union Mortgage NBKC Bank 640 Live online chat NBKC Bank Mortgage New American Funding 640 I CAN mortgage New American Funding PNC Bank 620 $1,500 grant PNC Bank Mortgage Quicken Loans 620 Customer satisfaction Rocket Mortgage by

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The 24-year old jewelry designer, whose rings have been spotted on Serena Williams and Meghan Markle, uses half her profits to fund female entrepreneurs

Shilpa Yarlagadda Courtesy of Shilpa Yarlagadda; Taken by Shoji Van Kuzumi Shilpa Yarlagadda, 24, is the founder of fine jewelry line Shiffon. The brand is known for its spiral pinky rings, which represent the pinky promise to support and empower women. Meghan Markle wore the pink ring on the cover of Time for its 100 'most influential' people list. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This article was originally published on November 4th, 2020. On September 14th, 2021 Meghan Markle wore Shiffon jewelry on the cover of Times' 100 Most Influential List. This article has been updated to reflect that. When Shilpa Yarlagadda was in between her freshman and sophomore years at Harvard, she had an idea. At the time, she was a computer science major with no experience in jewelr

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