LIFTOFF: SpaceX launches 4 astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavour, its first time reusing a spaceship on a crewed mission

Summary List Placement This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. A recycled SpaceX rocket has launched a multinational crew of four astronauts into Earth’s orbit, kicking off a NASA mission called Crew-2. The engines of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket roared to life precisely two seconds after 5:49 a.m. ET on Friday, […]

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Robinhood appoints insider Christine Brown to oversee its crypto operations after the team tripled in size this year

Summary List Placement Robinhood said on Thursday it has appointed a chief operating officer to oversee its cryptocurrency division.  Christine Brown, who joined Robinhood as a senior product manager in 2017, will oversee all crypto operations and compliance, the company said. Robinhood’s team tripled in size this year as surging interest in cryptocurrencies among young […]

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Insider finance: D1’s startup investing spree

Summary List Placement Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I’m Dan DeFrancesco, and here’s what’s on the agenda today: Family offices are preparing for more regulatory scrutiny in the wake of the Archegos blowup. JPMorgan just tapped a former Lyft executive to lead tech for its corporate and investment bank. Dan Sundheim’s D1 Capital […]

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US futures edge up but Biden’s tax proposals dent investor sentiment and hit cryptocurrencies

Summary List Placement US futures edged up on Friday, regaining some stability, after President Joe Biden proposed a sharp increase in capital gains tax for the wealthiest Americans, which hit investor sentiment and triggered a sell-off in cryptocurrencies. Stock-index futures largely shook off any overnight weakness, but the mood remained cautious. Dow Jones futures rose […]

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The Indonesian navy says it found an unknown object with ‘strong magnetic resonance’ in search for its missing submarine, which has less than 24 hours of oxygen left

Summary List Placement Indonesia’s navy said on Friday that it had found an object emitting a “strong magnetic resonance” during the search for its missing submarine. The navy dispatched search crews to find the KRI Nanggala 402 Wednesday morning after it missed a routine check-in following a torpedo drill that was being conducted near the […]

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Bitcoin slides below $50,000 with $260 billion wiped off the crypto market as Biden’s tax proposals crush risk appetite

Summary List Placement Bitcoin slid below $50,000 on Friday, extending losses for a seventh day in a row, while simultaneous drops in other digital currencies erased $260 billion off the total value of the cryptocurrency market. The world’s most widely traded digital asset fell 4% to around $49,130, ether fell 7% to around $2,220, Dogecoin […]

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The UK’s ‘red list’ now bars travel from India to contain the spread of COVID-19 variants. Here’s what it means, which countries are on the list and how it works.

Summary List Placement As India’s daily COVID-19 cases surge to global records, the UK has added the country to its “red list” of places from which travel is banned to to prevent the spread of coronavirus and its variants. The red list could be compared to “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory issued by the […]

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Washington job moves of the week: Ben Carson lands a post-Trump consulting gig, Buttigieg taps a new chief science officer for climate, and the DNC beefs up its comms team

Summary List Placement Robert C. Hampshire is filling a job in the federal government that’s been empty since the Reagan era.  Department of Transportation officials on Wednesday reported that they hadn’t had a chief science officer for more than 40 years — which means Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s newest advisor has a lot to catch up […]

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