Nearly half of American households have lost income since the start of the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has cut nearly half of Americans’ household incomes, a Bankrate and YouGov survey found. But household income has gone up during the pandemic, reports Deutsche Bank. That’s because two-thirds of Americans collecting unemployment are earning nearly $500 a week more than they would have in a previous year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]

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People who claim to be the only ‘real’ Americans are the worst Americans

Beware the person who claims to know who’s a “real” American and who’s not. Especially Trump and Tucker Carlson — who for some reason think demonstrating patriotism involves honoring traitorous losers and calling a Purple Heart recipient a “coward.” Real Americans are atheists and evangelicals, they’re immigrants and the children of immigrants, they love guns […]

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The inside story of the downfall of Civilized, a cannabis media startup that raised $7 million, then had to shut down after a takeover offer fell through

Civilized Worldwide, a cannabis media startup, raised $7 million to create the “premium lifestyle and media brand” for cannabis consumers around the globe. With investments from high-profile backers like the comedian and author Chelsea Handler and Canopy Rivers, the venture arm of Canopy Growth, Civilized and its husband-and-wife founders were soaring as cannabis legalization looked […]

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A North Carolina construction magnate’s museum-quality collection of nearly 100 cars just raked in $15 million at auction — take a closer look at the priciest rides

Eddie Vannoy, a construction CEO and noted car collector, devoted half a century to his collection of vehicles and memorabilia. He just sold his massive stash for $15 million through Mecum Auctions. The collection included close to 100 vehicles, including everything from highly original classics to high-performance muscle cars. After all was said and done, […]

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The government teamed up with Christian cartoon franchise ‘VeggieTales’ to teach children about this year’s census

The US Census Bureau has been teaming up with popular children brands to teach kids about this year’s tally. One of the Census Bureau’s recent videos included characters from “VeggieTales,” a popular cartoon that features biblical lessons and stories. The agency has partnered with various faith groups in the past to teach people about the […]

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Salesforce’s cofounder says he was initially shocked when the company became more valuable than Oracle: ‘That’s definitely a milestone’

As of July, Salesforce was a more valuable company than its archrival Oracle, with a $179 billion market cap vs Oracle’s of $176 billion. Salesforce cofounder Parker Harris took a moment to reflect on that achievement during a virtual event hosted by Piper Sandler. He said it felt like a “milestone” and recalled the company’s […]

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Lingerie startup ThirdLove, which has raised $69 million since its inception, recently launched an entrepreneurship program for women of color founders — here’s how to apply

Each quarter starting this year, DTC lingerie company ThirdLove will select one BIPOC woman founder to participate in its new initiative, the TL Effect. Accepted entrepreneurs will receive mentorship and fundraising support from ThirdLove staff along with a monetary grant, access to the company’s workspace, and promotional opportunities on their social platforms and website. Women […]

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