The government shutdown has gotten so bad that agencies are using legal loopholes to restart critical functions

The government shutdown has gotten so bad that agencies are using legal loopholes to...

The government shutdown, which started December 22, forced many of the federal government's agencies to work with a bare-bones staff and cease a slew of major functions. But as the shutdown drags on, more and more agencies are starting to call employees back to work to restart some critical functions of government that were going…
The David Solomon era at Goldman Sachs kicked off with 43 words Lloyd Blankfein would never say

The David Solomon era at Goldman Sachs kicked off with 43 words Lloyd Blankfein...

If it wasn't clear before Wednesday that a new era of management had begun at Goldman Sachs, new CEO David Solomon wasted little time in making the point. Just minutes into the firm's fourth-quarter conference call, Solomon told analysts the firm was taking a hard look at its beleaguered fixed-income trading division. The review might…
Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than was previously known, inspector general says

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than was previously...

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border than were previously known, but it's unclear precisely how many, a federal watchdog announced Thursday. The family separations sparked by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy last spring were previously pegged at 2,737 children. In June, a federal judge ordered the administration…
Forget FANG — a $135 billion investor says a new group of stocks is poised to dominate the market going forward

Forget FANG — a $135 billion investor says a new group of stocks is...

Way back in the halcyon days of early to mid-2018, the mega-cap tech cohort known belovedly as "FANG" was the king of the stock market. For years, the group — which consists of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google— seemed like an unstoppable freight train incapable of weakness. Investors hungry for returns piled in to already…
How to use this time-saving feature Apple added to the iPhone

How to use this time-saving feature Apple added to the iPhone

Do you ever find yourself completing the same couple of actions on your phone every day? It's so annoying to do the same thing over and over again. A little-used feature in iOS 12 means you don't have to be an app developer to create something useful for your phone. The new Shortcuts app can…
We got a look at hedge fund Carlson Capital’s returns, and they’re rebounded big time in a brutal year

We got a look at hedge fund Carlson Capital’s returns, and they’re rebounded big...

A year after its biggest funds lost money, Carlson Capital bounced back in 2018 with solid performance in its two flagship funds, Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond. According to a document seen by Business Insider, the $530 million Black Diamond fund returned 2.4% in 2018 after a nearly 6% loss the year prior. Carlson's…
Big brands like Verizon and Toyota are backing Amazon’s Freedive as the e-commerce giant pushes deeper into OTT advertising

Big brands like Verizon and Toyota are backing Amazon’s Freedive as the e-commerce giant...

Amazon is moving into ad-supported streaming, and marketers see the shift as evidence of a larger push into TV and over-the-top advertising. Last week, Amazon's IMDB unveiled its ad-supported streaming service, Freedive, that lets consumers watch TV shows and movies from Amazon's website, apps and Fire TV devices. Experts see Freedive as Amazon's entry into…
Court gives investors the okay to subpoena Azealia Banks and Grimes in lawsuit against Elon Musk and Tesla, asking them to preserve information

Court gives investors the okay to subpoena Azealia Banks and Grimes in lawsuit against...

A court has granted investors' motion to serve subpoenas to preserve documents to the rapper Azealia Banks and singer Grimes in a lawsuit against Tesla and Elon Musk, according to new court documents. On Tuesday, the US District Court of Northern California granted the motion to serve document preservation subpoenas against Banks, Grimes (whose real…
Texas man allegedly pays for deep-tissue massages and nightclub dances using campaign donations meant for Trump, Clinton, and Bernie Sanders

Texas man allegedly pays for deep-tissue massages and nightclub dances using campaign donations meant...

A Texas man who allegedly devised a scheme to collect over $500,000 in campaign contributions for then-presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Bernie Sanders funneled the funds to his personal bank accounts according to court filings released by the US District Court of Western Texas on Tuesday. In 2015, Kyle Prall allegedly began…
Airbus CEO reveals why the company would be protected during an economic downturn

Airbus CEO reveals why the company would be protected during an economic downturn

MOBILE, ALABAMA —With the potential of an economic slowdown on the rise, businesses around the world have been in preparation for such an event. Airbus CEO Tom Enders told reporters at the company's assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama on Wednesday that the success of past Airbus sales campaigns functions as a sort of a barrier…

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