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Teachers are working longer, facing even more financial strain, and considering leaving their jobs as the pandemic pushes educators to the brink

Teachers have long faced financial hardships associated with the profession: they are paid 20% less than careers with similar degree requirements, the Economic Policy Institute found, and often have difficulty repaying student loans, according to Horace Mann. But since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, life has gotten even harder […]
Teachers are working longer, facing even more financial strain, and considering leaving their jobs as the pandemic pushes educators to the brink
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Pfizer’s vaccines could arrive in Canada as soon as next Monday, and Canadians could receive the jab as soon as Wednesday, health authorities say

Canada approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine, deeming it safe, effective, and ready for distribution, on Wednesday. Now that Canada’s health regulators have deemed Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective, all eyes have turned to the next phase: distribution. The first Canadians are just days away from receiving shots of Pfizer […]
Pfizer’s vaccines could arrive in Canada as soon as next Monday, and Canadians could receive the jab as soon as Wednesday, health authorities say
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Facebook tried and failed multiple times to acquire a mystery competitor that wasn’t Twitter or Snapchat, according to the FTC’s new lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from 46 states, plus DC and Guam, both filed lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday. Both suits allege that Facebook broke anti-trust laws and participated in monopolistic behaviour by acquiring Instagram and WhatsApp. “Facebook has, for many years, continued to engage in a course […]
Facebook tried and failed multiple times to acquire a mystery competitor that wasn’t Twitter or Snapchat, according to the FTC’s new lawsuit
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Canada beats the US to approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine

Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use, the government announced on Wednesday. “Canadians can feel confident that the review process was rigorous and that we have strong monitoring systems in place,” Health Canada, the country’s department of health, said in a statement. The vaccine was approved for use in […]
Canada beats the US to approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine
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Goya Foods CEO calls Ocasio-Cortez ’employee of the month’ as sales surge amid Trump-induced backlash — but there is more to the story

In July, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue faced backlash from prominent Latinos over his praise of President Trump. Across the country, customers called for a boycott of Goya goods. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticised the company, writing that she would make her own Adobo seasoning, rather than buying Goya’s, on Twitter. Meanwhile, […]
Goya Foods CEO calls Ocasio-Cortez ’employee of the month’ as sales surge amid Trump-induced backlash — but there is more to the story
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The Cheesecake Factory slammed with $125,000 fine by the SEC over claims it lied to investors about how much money its restaurants were actually losing during the pandemic

The Cheesecake Factory has agreed to pay $US125,000 to settle claims that it broke federal securities law with its financial disclosures during the pandemic. The SEC said Friday that the restaurant chain failed to disclose dire financial forecasts to public investors as it raced to find liquidity in March and […]
The Cheesecake Factory slammed with $125,000 fine by the SEC over claims it lied to investors about how much money its restaurants were actually losing during the pandemic
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Facebook is changing its ‘race-blind’ hate speech algorithm to prioritise flagging content it deems ‘the worst of the worst,’ after backlash over removing Black users’ posts

Facebook is changing the way that it flags and removes hate speech, in order to prioritise the ‘worst of the worst,’ such as anti-Black, LGBT, or Muslim content. Facebook’s proactive technology won’t automatically flag posts declaring, “Men are trash,” or “Americans are dumb” anymore, Facebook said. Instead, the platform is […]
Facebook is changing its ‘race-blind’ hate speech algorithm to prioritise flagging content it deems ‘the worst of the worst,’ after backlash over removing Black users’ posts
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People want smaller turkeys this Thanksgiving for their smaller gatherings, but supermarkets stocked up on big ones

Demand for “hens,” smaller, female turkeys, is outstripping demand for “toms,” larger turkeys, as families plan smaller, coronavirus-conscious Thanksgiving meals. But the trend spells a problem for supermarkets, who placed orders for big Thanksgiving turkeys last January, industry analyst Anne-Marie Roerink told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
People want smaller turkeys this Thanksgiving for their smaller gatherings, but supermarkets stocked up on big ones
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Volkswagen’s Tesla competitor won’t launch in the US until 2021

Volkswagen’s ID.4, designed to compete with Tesla, won’t arrive until 2021, the company told Automotive News. The SUV was originally supposed to launch in select US markets this year, with a 50-state rollout in 2021. Earlier this year, VW executives warned of an impending European emissions fine that could reach […]
Volkswagen’s Tesla competitor won’t launch in the US until 2021
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GM is following Tesla’s example and launching its own insurance with OnStar

General Motors said Wednesday it will sell car insurance directly to owners. The move is similar to Tesla’s offering that launched in California last year. Across the board, insurance is changing rapidly thanks to data that can make plans cheaper and help underwriters more easily manage risk. Visit Business Insider’s […]
GM is following Tesla’s example and launching its own insurance with OnStar
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Robinhood is lining up advisers for a possible 2021 IPO, Bloomberg reports

Robinhood is soliciting adviser bids for a public stock listing as soon as 2021, Bloomberg reports. The company pioneered commission-free stock trading, and is now worth close to $US12 billion. It’s also seen explosive growth during the pandemic, triggering outages and angry customers. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Robinhood is lining up advisers for a possible 2021 IPO, Bloomberg reports
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Volkswagen’s CEO says its latest round of investment in electric self-driving cars will let it finally ‘beat Tesla’

Volkswagen is increasingly transparent about how it plans to catch Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles. In a conference call Monday with analysts and investors, its CEO outlined an increased and accelerated investment into its electric powertrain and software development. “The commitment, the investments, and the industrialisation plans are there to […]
Volkswagen’s CEO says its latest round of investment in electric self-driving cars will let it finally ‘beat Tesla’
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Twitter slaps new label on Trump’s tweets that falsely claim to have won the election

Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Twitter revealed new policies aimed at preventing voter misinformation and premature declarations of victory. But although multiple official sources declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner, the platform’s efforts to stop election interference continue. In addition to his false claims about widespread voter […]
Twitter slaps new label on Trump’s tweets that falsely claim to have won the election
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Flexibility is here to stay, but delivery will never replace the in-store experience, Macy’s executive says of new DoorDash partnership

Macy’s and DoorDash recently announced a partnership to offer same-day delivery from more than 500 Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations, but the companies don’t see in-store shopping going away anytime soon. Company executives shared their thoughts on the collaboration and on the future of retail during Business Insider’s IGNITION: A Retail […]
Flexibility is here to stay, but delivery will never replace the in-store experience, Macy’s executive says of new DoorDash partnership
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Netflix is testing a new vertical feed of funny videos on iPhones and iPads

Netflix is testing a new feature called “Fast Laughs.” The feed, which is currently only available to select mobile users, shows viewers short clips from Netflix shows, movies, and comedy specials, and allows users to bookmark the full shows after viewing clips. Already, social media giants like TikTok and Instagram […]
Netflix is testing a new vertical feed of funny videos on iPhones and iPads
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A Brooklyn-based lingerie brand has sued mega-influencer Danielle Bernstein and Saks, Shopbop, and Carbon 38, alleging they sold copied designs

Danielle Bernstein is a mega-influencer whose blog-turned-fashion brand WeWoreWhat has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram. In October, Brooklyn-based lingerie company The Great Eros said WeWoreWhat copied their signature tissue paper design, and put it on swimsuits and leggings. But WeWoreWhat beat Eros to the legal punch, filing a complaint […]
A Brooklyn-based lingerie brand has sued mega-influencer Danielle Bernstein and Saks, Shopbop, and Carbon 38, alleging they sold copied designs
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Facebook takes down group for making false election claims and ‘worrying calls for violence’ after it amassed over 365,000 members in 2 days

A Facebook group called “Stop the Steal” was created Tuesday accusing Democrats of trying to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. By Thursday, the group accumulated 365,000 members. Facebook removed the group Thursday, saying it was organised around “the delegitimization of the election process,” and some members were making […]
Facebook takes down group for making false election claims and ‘worrying calls for violence’ after it amassed over 365,000 members in 2 days
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Twitter labels 5 of Trump’s tweets on Wednesday as ‘disputed’ and possibly ‘misleading’

Twitter on Wednesday labelled five of President Donald Trump’s tweets as “disputed” and potentially “misleading.” The tweets generally questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election, mentioning Michigan’s vote count and “ballot dumps.” Twitter announced before the election that it would crack down on election misinformation, and the president’s tweets have […]
Twitter labels 5 of Trump’s tweets on Wednesday as ‘disputed’ and possibly ‘misleading’
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Spotify reportedly emails managers after podcaster Joe Rogan hosts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: ‘We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests’

Spotify emailed managers after Alex Jones’ appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast that’s hosted on the streaming service, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. In the internal email, the Spotify exec Horacio Gutierrez said “it’s important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform” and that it wouldn’t prevent podcasts […]
Spotify reportedly emails managers after podcaster Joe Rogan hosts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: ‘We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests’
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Sen. Brian Schatz said the Senate’s hearing with tech CEOs was a ‘sham’ and used his time to criticise Republicans rather than ask any questions

Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii said Wednesday’s Senate hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai was a “sham.” Instead of asking the tech CEOs a single question, he used his time to accuse Republicans of politicizing Section 230 protections. “For the first time in eight years in […]
Sen. Brian Schatz said the Senate’s hearing with tech CEOs was a ‘sham’ and used his time to criticise Republicans rather than ask any questions
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Tesla’s Autopilot was once again beaten by Cadillac Super Cruise, Consumer Reports finds

Consumer Reports released its second-ever ranking of driver-assistance systems on Wednesday. Tesla once again took second place, but an increasingly crowded field is quickly encroaching. Autopilot outpaced competitors in capabilities and performance, but sank to the bottom for categories like driver engagement and clarity around safety. Consumer Reports’ rankings come […]
Tesla’s Autopilot was once again beaten by Cadillac Super Cruise, Consumer Reports finds
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Joe Biden’s climate plan is great news for Tesla, Wall Street analyst says

Tesla is the biggest potential beneficiary from Joe Biden’s climate-change plans, according to one Wall Street analyst. Garrett Nelson of CFRA Research says Biden’s proposed acceleration of charging points and EV tax credits are great news for Tesla. Biden’s plans to reinvigorate domestic auto manufacturing could also be helpful in […]
Joe Biden’s climate plan is great news for Tesla, Wall Street analyst says
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Gucci is debuting a new fashion line — in ‘The Sims 4’

Gucci teamed up with content creators for the game “The Sims 4” to create custom in-game apparel. It’s not the first brand to create video game content to expand its reach. Cosmetics brand Glossier and Joe Biden’s presidential campaign have both created custom content in “Animal Crossing.” Visit Business Insider’s […]
Gucci is debuting a new fashion line — in ‘The Sims 4’
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Tesla owner says a ‘safety issue’ on his Model Y roof was discovered after the company scheduled an inspection days after a California family reported their roof blew off on the highway

Earlier this month, a California family said they were driving their brand-new Tesla Model Y home when the roof blew clear off the car and fell onto the road behind them. “I looked up and the roof was gone,” Walter Chien, a cardiologist from Stockton, CA, told Business Insider. Tesla […]
Tesla owner says a ‘safety issue’ on his Model Y roof was discovered after the company scheduled an inspection days after a California family reported their roof blew off on the highway
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Experts say Tesla’s unique data-tracking abilities give it an advantage as Elon Musk looks to build a ‘major insurance company’ for Tesla owners

Industry analysts say that Tesla may have an advantage in building and scaling its own car insurance company because of its advanced data-tracking abilities in its vehicles. This comes after Tesla’s basic insurance, launched only in California in August 2019, faced some technical difficulties in the beginning stages. The ongoing […]
Experts say Tesla’s unique data-tracking abilities give it an advantage as Elon Musk looks to build a ‘major insurance company’ for Tesla owners
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that throttled traffic to progressive news sites — and one site says that quiet change cost it $400,000 to $600,000 a year

Mark Zuckerberg signed off on a change to Facebook’s algorithm in late 2017 that throttled traffic to left-leaning news organisations “more than previously planned,” following concerns that the change would disproportionately affect conservative media, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The move affected Mother Jones, a left-leaning news outlet […]
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that throttled traffic to progressive news sites — and one site says that quiet change cost it $400,000 to $600,000 a year
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Federal inquiries, allegations of sexual assault, a resignation, and billions on the line: Here’s everything you need to know about Nikola and its founder’s controversial last 5 weeks

Automotive giant General Motors and electric vehicle startup Nikola announced a $US2 billion deal in early September. In the weeks since, Nikola and its founder, Trevor Milton, have been embroiled in controversy. Since then, Milton has stepped down as the executive Chairman of Nikola’s board, and has faced additional accusations […]
Federal inquiries, allegations of sexual assault, a resignation, and billions on the line: Here’s everything you need to know about Nikola and its founder’s controversial last 5 weeks