Airlines around the world are now using hospital-grade disinfectants to sterilize planes to stave off the coronavirus (UAL)

Airlines are turning to hospital-grade disinfectants to clean planes that may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus. Qantas and Korean Air, which evacuated people from the virus’ epicenter, used disinfectants designed to kill bugs like herpes, MERS, HIV, avian flu, and salmonella, according to Bloomberg. United Airlines cleans planes after international flights with a […]

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Sunrun crushed Tesla in solar installations last year. A top executive reveals a key piece of the $2.2 billion company’s strategy to widen its lead.

Tesla’s primary rival in the rooftop solar industry is a little-known company called Sunrun, which is continuing to dominate the market. Sunrun deployed more than 400 megawatts of solar last year, while Tesla installed just 173. Business Insider talked to a top executive, who revealed two key parts of the company’s growth strategy — promoting […]

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I drove a $51,000 Mercedes GLB250 to find out if this compact SUV is a worthy addition to the carmaker’s lineup — here’s the verdict

I drove a $51,405 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4Matic SUV, a compact-crossover offering for the German brand. Initially, I didn’t like the vehicle all that much. But when I had to execute an aggressive driving maneuver, the GLB showed why it’s a Mercedes-Benz. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In the past three years or […]

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This $1,000-a-year prepper timeshare says it has seen ‘huge surge in interest’ due to coronavirus — see inside

Fortitude Ranch sells disaster preparedness like a vacation timeshare. Founder Drew Miller says that the panic around coronavirus has led to a “huge surge in interest” in the business’s offerings. The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed 2,800 people and infected more than 82,000 according to recent totals. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]

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7 women tried Universal Standard’s size-inclusive line of jeans that goes from 00 to 40 — here’s the verdict

Universal Standard is a size-inclusive clothing brand that’s making high-quality, stylish basics for women of all shapes and sizes. One of the brand’s collections, Denim by (US) boasts a wide range of comfortable, cute jeans in sizes 00-40. A group of women at Business Insider had the opportunity to try the jeans for ourselves. Our […]

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The best sprinklers for lawns and gardens

Water is essential for plant life. Selecting the best type of water delivery system can save money, protect natural resources, and give the gardening results you desire. We tested these five sprinklers to find the best ones for durability, water distribution, ease of use, and price. For a gardener on a budget, the Melnor XT […]

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The best rewards credit cards for earning travel points, cash back, and more

The best rewards credit cards available now: Best no-annual-fee rewards credit card: Chase Freedom Unlimited Best travel rewards card overall: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Best travel rewards card for frequent travelers: Chase Sapphire Reserve Best luxury travel benefits: Platinum Card® from American Express Simplest to use: Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card Best for rewards […]

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What layoffs at SoftBank-funded startups like robot pizza-maker Zume say about the future of investments in AI firms

Artificial intelligence startups are attracting billions of dollars in outside investment, but the market could soon contract, according to UiPath’s AI head, PD Singh. One sign of this is the recent layoffs at SoftBank-backed companies like robotic pizza-maker Zume, he told Business Insider. SoftBank invested $300 million in Automation Anywhere, one of UiPath’s competitors in […]

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How will mind-bending startups fare on the public markets?

A psychedelics-drug startup is hoping it can take public market investors on a trip. Mind Medicine, a psychedelics-based medicine startup, raised $24.2 million in funding from investors including Bail Capital, Cannell Capital, and Grey House Partners. Additional investors include Toms Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. The company plans to go public […]

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