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Facebook"s longtime CTO says he"s stepping down, one of the biggest leadership changes in company history

Mike Schroepfer has been Facebook's tech chief since 2013. His departure is one of its first major leadership changes in nearly a decade. Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer. Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Facebook's CTO, Mike Schroepfer, said on Wednesday that he would step down sometime next year. Schroepfer is one of the longest-serving execs in CEO Mark Zuckerberg's inner circle and has been tech chief since 2013. Facebook's virtual reality czar, Andrew Bosworth, will take over. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's chief technology officer and a longtime Facebook employee is stepping down from the role, headed to a new part-time and much different position.The tech chief, Mike Schroepfer, said in a post to his own Facebook page on Wednesday that he would leave the role sometime in 2022. He will then be replaced by Andrew Bosworth, currently the leader of Facebook's augmented and virtual reality division, further signalling Facebook's push into that business. Schroepfer has been CTO since 2013. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.Bosworth is another early Facebook employee and member of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's inner circle who has steadily moved up through the ranks. He joined in 2006, two years before Schroepfer, and was one of the company's earlier executives with the title of vice president. Over the years, Bosworth, known as Boz, helped build central parts of the platform, including its News Feed, Messages, and Groups, before moving on to augmented and virtual reality projects. "This is a difficult decision because of how much I love Facebook and how excited I am about the future we are building together," Schroepfer wrote in his post. But he is not leaving the company entirely. He said he is to become a "senior fellow" within Facebook next year, a first-of-its-kind role at the company, although he did not say what exactly the role will entail.Zuckerberg called Schroepfer "a close friend" in a statement on Facebook's press site and said he had "played a critical role in almost everything we've done." He added that the senior fellow position will see Schroepfer helping with recruitment and "continuing to foster our AI investments."Schroepfer is among the first of Facebook's true old-guard to move away from the company, having been there for 13 years. But other executive departures have come in recent months. David Fischer, Facebook's chief revenue officer, announced his exit in spring. Then VR leader Hugo Barra left, as did advertising head Carolyn Everson, and app head Fidji Simo.Not everyone is cheering the change, however. Samidh Chakrabarti, who was previously a director of product management at Facebook, suggested on Twitter that a Facebook without Schroepfer is "worrisome.""After I left FB earlier this month, many existing employees asked me who could now best be their ally on matters of societal import," Chakrabarti wrote. "Who was on my short list every single time? Schrep. So this is indeed significant."-Samidh (@samidh) September 22, 2021 In the post announcing his job change, Schroepfer said that Bosworth was responsible for the creation of Facebook's entire AR and VR organization thus far, now called Facebook Realty Labs, and led research efforts and hardware rollouts like Oculus and Portal."These contributions are foundational components of our broader efforts to help build the metaverse," Schroepfer said. Zuckerberg echoed that point, saying in his note that Bosworth's work is "foundational to our broader efforts helping to build the metaverse, and I'm excited about the future of this work under Boz's leadership."Zuckerberg has been a fierce advocate for Facebook's push into AR and VR, saying on an earnings call earlier this year that he wants it to be "a metaverse company." The term "metaverse" refers to a manifestation of the social, physical world in digital space, like in the games "Animal Crossing" or "Second Life" - or, as Zuckerberg put it, ​​"an embodied internet that you're inside of rather than just looking at.""I wanted to discuss this now so that you can see the future that we're working towards and how our major initiatives across the company are going to map to that," he said at the time.Do you work at Facebook? Got a tip? Contact this reporter at khays@insider.com or via secure messaging service Signal at 949-280-0267. Reach out using a non-work device.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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How to insert a text box or custom shape in Google Docs

You can add text boxes and shapes to your Google Docs if you want to make a certain section stand out. Text boxes and shapes are a method for making content stand out in your Google Doc. dennizn / Shutterstock.com You can insert a text box or custom shape in Google Docs to help information stand out. A text box or shape can be drawn into Google Docs from the Insert menu. You can edit shapes or text boxes at any time by clicking directly on them. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While some prefer Microsoft Word, Google Docs is a free alternative loaded with features, including the ability to collaborate in real-time, and has robust formatting options.For example, using a text box or shape in Google Docs can allow you to have certain information stand out amongst other document contents.Here's how to insert a text box or custom shapes in Google Docs. Insert a text box1. Click Insert.2. Click Drawing and then New. The drawing tool is found under the "Insert" dropdown from the Google Doc toolbar. Kyle Wilson 3. Click on the Text box icon. The Text box option is an icon that looks like a capital "T" with a box around it. Kyle Wilson 4. Click and drag the mouse to shape the box to the size that you want, then release the mouse.5. Input what you want to appear in the text box and then hit Save and close. You can then move the text box and place it wherever you like by clicking and dragging it into position. You can click and drag any of the small blue squares along the border of the text box to change its size. Kyle Wilson Quick tip: You can change the font size and formatting of the text by highlighting it, clicking the three horizontal dots below the Save and close button, and selecting your desired option.Add shapes 1. Click Insert.2. Click Drawing.3. Click New.4. Click on the Shapes icon, which is to the immediate left of the Text box button. The Shape option is an icon that looks like circle half-covering a square. Kyle Wilson 5. Click on Shapes in the dropdown that appears. From here, you can select predetermined shapes out of the options available and customize it to your liking. The options in the Arrows, Call outs, and Equation categories can be used the same as regular shapes. Kyle Wilson 6. When you are done, click Save and close. You can then move the shape around the document by clicking and dragging and place it wherever you want.Customize your text box or shape 1. Click on your shape and select Edit in the contextual menu that appears. The contextual menu is the box of tools that appears when you highlight a non-text element in your Google Doc. Kyle Wilson 2. Click again on your shape. This will bring up a series of points that you can click and drag with your mouse to change different aspects of the shape, the box size, or the text within it. You can resize, reshape, and rotate shapes when editing them. Kyle Wilson For example, the blue points allow you to resize and shape your shape whereas the orange ones allow for fine customization, such as making a smiley face frown or removing corners of a shape, and are fewer in number.Circular blue points that appear above your shape or text box allow you to rotate it. Click and hold the point and then rotate it left or right. Once it is rotated as desired, release the mouse. Don't worry if you don't get it right the first time, you can always edit the rotation further if needed.How to search for and find your Google Docs files on desktop or mobileHow to check the word count on Google Docs, and keep the word count on your screenHow much free Google Drive storage you get - and tips to free up more storage spaceHow to integrate Google Drive with Microsoft Office so you can easily share files and collaborate across platformsRead the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The US Navy backed the hunt for Titanic in part because the explorer who found it argued it would "drive the Soviets crazy," book reveals

The president and his Navy secretary wanted to rattle the Soviets psychologically, and one explorer convinced them finding Titanic would do just that. Former commander in the United States Navy and oceanographer Robert Ballard, aboard the Atlantis II returns from the first expedition studying the wreck of the Titanic. Ira Wyman/Sygma via Getty Images Robert Ballard found the Titanic in September 1985 with the support of the US Navy. The hunt for the Titanic was cover for a secret Navy mission to investigate two submarine wrecks. It was also part of a psychological warfare game the US was playing with the Soviets, Ballard revealed in a new book. See more stories on Insider's business page. The man who found the Titanic did so with help from the US Navy, and he got that much needed support in part by convincing the Navy that finding the shipwreck would "drive the Soviets crazy," renowned explorer Robert Ballard reveals in the new book "Into The Deep," which was co-written with investigative reporter Christopher Drew.Over the course of his celebrated career, Ballard has discovered the wrecks of the Nazi battleship Bismarck, the US aircraft carrier Yorktown, and US patrol torpedo boat PT-109 (commanded by then Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy). But his most recognizable discovery was the British passenger ship Titanic that sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912, ending more than 1,500 lives. Robert Ballard Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images That famous discovery in September 1985 was backed by the US Navy, which offered its support for two reasons.The search for the Titanic was a cover for a top secret Navy mission involving the use of undersea systems to explore two submarine wrecks. And Ballard convinced the service his discovery would play into a game of psychological warfare with the Soviets during the later years of the Cold War, "Into the Deep" explains.Navy Vice Adm. Ronald Thunman, a top submarine officer, initially told Ballard that his dream of finding the Titanic was crazy, but he ultimately agreed to let the persistent explorer piggyback on the Navy mission and pursue the lost passenger ship using any time and funds that remained after looking into the two wrecks."You can do whatever you want, but you gotta do it within the time and within the money, and that's it," Ballard recalled the officer saying. The search for the Titanic became cover for the submarine investigation.Although he had been given something of a green light to look for the Titanic from Thunman, Ballard wanted the support of Navy Secretary John Lehman. He decided to leverage the secretary and President Ronald Reagan's thinking on psychological warfare to gain that endorsement as well.Both Reagan and Lehman were eager to confront the Soviets more aggressively, and part of that included rattling them psychologically, specifically making them believe the US had capabilities beyond their own.Ballard, then a Navy reservist, invited Lehman, who had been behind Ballard since a talk he did on underwater terrain warfare, on an underwater excursion in an exploration and research submersible looking at what Ballard described as "the undersea battlefield."Thousands of feet beneath the surface, he repeatedly made his pitch to search for the Titanic."The president wants to really play with the Soviets' minds," Ballard recalled telling the Navy secretary in a paraphrased conversation presented in his memoir, "to make them think we can do far more than we're capable of.""Let me find Titanic," the explorer said, explaining that with the gear in his possession, specifically a few robotic submersibles, he was sure he could find it in two weeks."I'll find it, and then we'll go public," Ballard told Lehman, "Show videos from the robots roaming through the ballrooms. It will drive the Soviets crazy. They'll think that if we're willing to publicize this capability, imagine what our Navy is doing in secret."Lehman agreed to pass the recommendation on to Reagan, who, according to the Navy secretary, responded: "Absolutely, let's do it." The port bow railing of the RMS Titanic lies in 12,600 feet of water about 400 miles east of Nova Scotia as photographed August 10, 1996, as part of a joint scientific and recovery expedition sponsored by the Discovery Channel and RMS Titanic Reuters 'May God bless these found souls'The hunt for the passenger ship Titanic was the public face of a secret Navy mission to explore and take photos of the wrecks of the USS Thresher and USS Scorpion, which sank with all hands in 1963 and 1968 respectively. They were among the deadliest submarine disasters and ones the US Navy studied intensively for answers. Ballard returned to active-duty status temporarily so that he could be read into classified material for the missions. He wrote in his book that "the Navy's investigation was my real mission." Searching for the Titanic, while a priority and long-time dream for Ballard, came second.Sailing aboard the research vessel R/V Knorr, Ballard obscured the true mission from members of his crew."Given the highly classified nature of the mission, the Navy would only let me tell those with a need-to-know status what was really happening," he explained. "We told everyone we were testing equipment for the Navy.""I wanted to do a bang-up job for the Navy, but I was also constantly thinking about how to find Titanic," Ballard wrote. As it turned out, the investigation into the submarine wrecks would prove beneficial to finding the Titanic.Both the Thresher and Scorpion had debris trails almost a mile long. While some believed Titanic sank in one piece, there had been eyewitness accounts from survivors that it broke apart, which would leave a debris trail like the submarines that imploded."I visualized the ship not just breaking in two but falling to the bottom, with the heaviest pieces heading straight down and lighter ones drifting with the current, just as I had seen with Scorpion and Thresher," Ballard wrote."It played out like a film in my head, and, all of a sudden, it was clear as a bell," he said. "I shouldn't be searching for the ship. I should be searching for the debris trail. A mile-long trail would be easier to find than 833-foot ship." Professor Robert Ballard, professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, points to his footage of the wreck of the Titanic that is part of the exhibition on display in the Belfast Building, Northern Ireland, Saturday, April 14, 2012. Ballard and his team discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) AP/Peter Morrison Ballard and his team arrived in the area where the Titanic was believed to have sunk toward the end of August 1985 and deployed Argo, a ship-towed video camera sled designed to operate in deep waters that had just explored the wrecks of the Thresher and Scorpion, to scan the ocean floor.Late one night after several days of searching for the Titanic, the team came upon the debris field, discovering a large metal cylinder over 15 feet in diameter."There it was, one of 29 boilers that had created steam for Titanic's engines," Ballard wrote in his book. "It was a signature piece. We'd found the debris field, about 12,500 feet down. Bull's-eye!"Using the Knorr's onboard sonar, Ballard and his team detected a 100-foot-tall object to the north of their position. They relocated to the place the object was detected and deployed Argo to scan what turned out to be the wreckage of Titanic."We were drifting slowly. Titanic was unveiling herself to us," Ballard said of the moment the ship's hull came into view. "No one was blinking. Our eyes were drying out, because we were not going to close them for a nanosecond. It was an 'Oh my God!' kind of moment."As the submersible passed over the hull, "everyone exploded," he said. "We'd done it."In written notes on the place where Titanic sank, Ballard wrote: "It is a quiet and peaceful and fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest. May it forever remain that way, and may God bless these found souls.'Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The verdict is in: Pregnant women pass COVID-fighting antibodies to their unborn children

A new study found high antibody levels in newborns whose mothers had gotten the Pfizer or Moderna shots. Obstetrician and gynecologist Yelena Rogatinskaya receives the Sputnik V vaccine in St Petersburg, Russia, on September 13, 2021. Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images Pregnant women pass coronavirus antibodies to their unborn children, a spate of research suggests. A new study found high antibody levels in newborns whose mothers had received the Pfizer or Moderna shots. Studies have also shown that mothers can transfer antibodies to infants through breast milk. See more stories on Insider's business page. New data suggests COVID-19 vaccines do more than protect mothers-to-be: Pregnant women also pass coronavirus antibodies to their unborn children.A new study from researchers at New York University found high levels of coronavirus antibodies in the blood of newborns whose mothers had received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The study looked at 36 newborns and found that all of them had antibodies when they were delivered.Mothers who'd been vaccinated 13 weeks before giving birth seemed to pass along higher levels of antibodies than mothers who'd been vaccinated more than 20 weeks before giving birth. But the researchers said more data is needed to determine whether there's really a correlation between the timing of the vaccine and a newborn's antibody levels.It's also not yet clear how well the newborn babies were protected from coronavirus infections, or how long that protection might last. Still, the researchers suggested coronavirus antibodies may give infants protection during the neonatal period - their first four weeks - or longer."If babies could be born with antibodies, it could protect them in the first several months of their lives, when they are most vulnerable," Ashley Roman, one of the study authors, said in a press release.The team wrote that their findings "add to a growing list of important reasons why women should be advised to receive the COVID vaccine during pregnancy."Babies can inherit antibodies from vaccines or infections Alexis Small prepares her newborn baby, Aubrielle Kitchen, to visit family on November 26, 2020 in Los Angeles. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Pregnant women develop antibodies in response to a vaccine or an infection, then transfer them in two key ways. Antibodies can travel from the placenta to unborn children through the umbilical cord. Newborns can also take in these antibodies through breast milk. That's true for antibodies from other vaccines, too, like the flu shot.A January study found that pregnant women who'd had COVID-19 transferred coronavirus antibodies across the placenta to their unborn children. Of the 83 women in that study who had antibodies at the time they gave birth, 87% passed them to their children. A similar study looked at 88 pregnant women who'd had prior coronavirus infections and found that around 78% of their newborns inherited antibodies.But ultimately, newborns may get the best protection from vaccinated mothers: Several studies have found that pregnant women develop higher antibody levels if they're vaccinated than if they previously had COVID-19. Protection from vaccines also develops fairly quickly. An August study found that pregnant women developed antibodies from either the Pfizer or Moderna shots as early as five days after their first dose, then transferred those antibodies to their newborn babies as early as 16 days after the first dose.The benefits of COVID-19 shots outweigh the risks for pregnant women and their babies A mother with her baby awaits her turn to be vaccinated in Sardinia, Italy, on May 15, 2021. Emanuele Perrone/Getty Images US regulators began recommending COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women in April.Studies have shown that the shots are highly effective for these women: Pfizer's vaccine lowered the risk of coronavirus infections by 78% among 7,500 pregnant women in Israel, according to a July study. (Pfizer is also currently doing its own study of how its vaccine performs among pregnant women.)The shots don't pose any serious safety risks for pregnant women, either. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last month that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines haven't increased the risk of miscarriage among US women. And an August study from NYU found that COVID-19 vaccines didn't increase the chances of birth complications or harm to the fetus, either.The risk of dying from COVID-19, meanwhile, is nearly twice as high for pregnant women as it is for nonpregnant women of the same age. Infants also have a higher risk of severe COVID-19 than older kids, likely because their immune systems are less developed.And yet, as of August, just 23% of pregnant women in the US were vaccinated.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Booker ends bipartisan talks over police reform, citing "too wide a gulf" with Republicans

Rep. Karen Bass called on the Biden administration to press forward on police reforms, possibly via executive orders. Rep. Karen Bass of California, (D-CA), Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina (R-SC) walk through the Senate Subway at the U.S. Capitol on April 29, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Bipartisan talks over police reform begun after the police murder of George Floyd have failed. Sen. Booker called off talks after Republicans rejected a "bare minimum" final offer on Tuesday. Rep. Bass is now calling for President Biden to take action, possibly via executive orders. See more stories on Insider's business page. Months of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans on possible police reform measures have concluded without a deal, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Wednesday."After months of exhausting every possible pathway to a bipartisan deal, it remains out of reach right now, even after working collaboratively with and securing the support of policing groups like the Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police for our proposals," Booker said in a statement. "Unfortunately, even with this law enforcement support and further compromises we offered, there was still too wide a gulf with our negotiating partners and we faced significant obstacles to securing a bipartisan deal," he added.-Jack Turman III (@jackturmanIII) September 22, 2021 In a statement released on Wednesday, Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina blamed Democrats for the failure to reach an agreement. "Despite having plenty of agreement, Democrats said no because they could not let go of their push to defund our law enforcement," Scott said. "Once again, the Left let their misguided idea of perfect be the enemy of good, impactful legislation."Bipartisan negotiations over police reform began last year following the police murder of George Floyd in May 2020, a moment that brought police brutality and unequal treatment of Black Americans to the forefront of political conversation.After the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on a party-line vote in March of this year - which would have banned chokeholds, get rid of "qualified immunity" for police officers, and prohibit no-knock warrants in federal drug cases - Rep. Karen Bass and Booker negotiating with Republican Sen. Tim Scott in the hopes of crafting an agreement that would clear the Senate's 60-vote threshold.But the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Republicans and Democrats disagreed over how officers should be held liable for wrongdoing, particularly on "qualified immunity," which prevents public officials from being held personally liable for wrongdoing that occurs while on the job and makes it difficult to sue police officers.Booker and Bass made a "bare minimum" final offer to Republicans on Tuesday that included curtailing chokeholds and limiting the transfer of military equipment to police departments, but Republicans wouldn't agree to that either.Further action on police reform may now largely fall to the executive branch. The Department of Justice announced last week that it was explicitly prohibiting the use of chokeholds and "no-knock warrants" - which allows police to enter homes without prior announcement or consent - but that policy only applies to federal agents."I am disappointed, but what we are doing is calling on the administration to act, to the full extent that they can, whether that's an executive order, whether that's issuing instructions whatever they can do," Bass told reporters on Wednesday.Bass also blamed infighting between police unions for the collapse in negotiations, POLITICO reported on Wednesday."It wasn't like there was a big fight. It wasn't like there was a big rupture," Bass said. "But at a certain point, you have to recognize that you're just spinning your wheels."-Jack Turman III (@jackturmanIII) September 22, 2021 Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Michael Cohen says Trump is bluffing about another presidential run because he can"t "stomach the notion of being a two-time loser"

Cohen told Insider that Trump wants to keep raising money and retain some "semblance of power, importance, and relevance, none of which he has." Michael Cohen. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Michael Cohen said Trump is bluffing about a 2024 run in part because "he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done." He told Insider Trump is also teasing a campaign to retain "some semblance of power, importance and relevance, none of which he has." But in the end, Cohen said Trump won't run because he can't "stomach the notion of being a two-time loser." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer and fixer said Wednesday that he thinks Trump is bluffing about launching another presidential run."His insatiable need for attention is one reason he continues to flaunt this disingenuous 2024 run," Michael Cohen told Insider in an interview. "The other is he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done before."Trump has repeatedly teased a potential 2024 campaign in the months since he left office in January. The former president raised more money than any other Republican in the first half of the year and had a war chest of more than $100 million by the end of June, The New York Times reported over the summer, citing federal campaign filings.But despite claiming the 2020 election was rigged and promising to help more Republicans get elected, Trump hasn't spent any of the money on audits or GOP-led campaigns, according to Politico. Instead, he's largely spent the money to promote his own interests, cover event and travel expenses, and pay the salaries of his aides and advisors, the report said. He's also used some of the funds to cover legal expenses in his baseless effort to overturn the 2020 election results.Cohen on Wednesday described Trump as "the greatest grifter in the history of American politics," adding that he'll ultimately come up with a "handful of reasons why he won't run again and blame others for his decision.""He'll say he's not going to run again because of bipartisan hatred for him or because of the Democrats or because he doesn't want to put his family through any more," Cohen said of Trump. "He cannot stomach the notion of being a two-time loser, but he will continue to grift until the very last second."A spokesperson for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The former president is "trying to retain some semblance of power, importance, and relevance, none of which he has," said Cohen, who is currently serving out a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to an array of felonies.He pleaded guilty in August 2018 to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and wire fraud. He also pleaded guilty that November to one felony count of lying to Congress as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election.Trump initially defended Cohen earlier in 2018, calling the FBI's raids on his home and office "disgraceful" and a "total witch hunt." But the president quickly changed tune when it surfaced that Cohen was cooperating with the feds, calling his former lawyer and longtime fixer a "rat," a term commonly used by mafia bosses to describe former loyalists who flip on them.Cohen also postponed his congressional testimony in early 2019, citing "ongoing threats against his family from President Trump" and Giuliani. His statement came after Trump repeatedly tweeted that Cohen's father-in-law should be investigated, a statement Cohen's lawyer and some Democratic lawmakers interpreted as witness intimidation.Cohen argued last December that he should be released from home confinement early under the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that Trump signed into law in 2018.But prosecutors said in March that Cohen should continue serving out the rest of his sentence in home confinement. The president's former lawyer and fixer said he's "frustrated" and "exhausted" but looks forward to being released on November 22.Asked about the first thing he'll do after completing his sentence, Cohen joked: "Go to Disneyland.""In all honesty, I don't know," he said. "In sixty days, I have to rebuild my life, which is not easy when you're 55 years old."That said, Cohen has already begun laying the groundwork for a return to public life. In addition to frequently appearing on cable news to comment on the latest developments in Trumpworld, Cohen also launched a podcast, called "Mea Culpa," which he described as being part of his effort to "right the wrongs he perpetuated on behalf of his former boss."The podcast's latest episode featured Stormy Daniels, the adult film star whose alleged affair with Trump was at the center of Cohen's first guilty plea in 2018. Once he gets out of home confinement, Cohen will take Mea Culpa on a "live national tour" to mark the end of his prison sentence, according to a press release.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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ALTCOINS TO BUY: Crypto experts share the best investing opportunities they"re seeing outside of bitcoin

Insider has talked to several experts about which altcoins they like most, why they're bullish, and what they recommend others should be buying now. In this photo illustration of the litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrency 'altcoins' sit arranged for a photograph Jack Taylor/Getty Image Thousands of cryptocurrencies now exist. It can be difficult to pick winners in such a saturated space. Insider has asked several experts about where they see the biggest opportunities in altcoins. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity over the last several months. Of course, the most popular remains bitcoin.But some other smaller cryptos are gaining serious steam as well, as the concept of digital currencies continues to seep into the public consciousness.However, it can be difficult to know which cryptocurrencies to invest in, or whether you should in the first place. There are currently thousands of different types of coins on the market. And some - like dogecoin, which was founded as a joke - don't appear to be serious. Others, like some built on the Ethereum blockchain, appear to have better use cases. And overall, there are legitimate concerns over whether the altcoin boom is unsustainable and will soon come crashing down.Crypto is an esoteric domain - its intricacies can be difficult to understand, especially for those new to the space.To help cut through the noise, Insider has talked to several experts about which altcoins - cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin - they believe have the best upside. These experts also described the fundamentals and technicals that make these altcoins attractive. Their views are shared in the articles below.imghed with link and appendage blurb Coach JV, crypto investor and founder of 3T Warrior Academy. Coach JV 4 altcoins to buy: A 12-year banking veteran says the biggest generational wealth transfer that's about to take place will trigger a 'parabolic' bull run in crypto. He explains how he's maximizing gains on the cryptos he's holding.John Vasquez quit a 12-year banking career to dive into crypto full-time.He's betting that the massive wealth transfer from baby boomers to their younger heirs will lead to a crypto boom.Vasquez, known as Coach JV on social media, explained what people should know about crypto before investing and the altcoins he's buying. Adrian Zduńczyk. Adrian Zduńczyk 5 altcoins that could surge 10-100x in the coming 'legendary' altcoin season that outshines bitcoin, according to a crypto technical analyst who's holding themCrypto technical analyst Adrian Zduńczyk says some altcoins due to outperform bitcoin in a "legendary" way. Zduńczyk is the founder and CEO of the Birb Nest, a trading platform. He shared five altcoins with us that he thinks could surge 10-100 times. Matthew Sigel is the head of digital assets research at VanEck. VanEck The head of digital assets research at an $81 billion money manager breaks down 3 drivers fueling the $2 trillion crypto market's latest bull run - and shares 3 competing altcoins to ethereum, including one that could nearly double in the next yearEthereum is the second-biggest cryptocurrency at the moment, sitting behind bitcoin. But it has problems like expensive transaction fees. Matthew Sigel, head of digital asset research at VanEck, shares three altcoins to rival ether. Evergrande is China's second-biggest property developer. Noel Celis/Getty Images A trader who warned of the 2017 and 2021 bitcoin bull market tops shares 4 altcoins he's bullish on for the long-term - but breaks down why Evergrande's crisis is keeping him away from crypto at the momentThe looming debt crisis of Chinese real estate developer Evergrande sent shockwaves through global equity markets in September - and crypto was not spared.Given the recent sell-offs, Goodman said he was keeping his money on the sidelines in the crypto space until prices appear to be in an uptrend again. He shared four projects he thinks can do well in the longer-term. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bitcoin is ready for a 'monster run' up to $85,000 if it clears a key resistance level, a crypto evangelist predicts - and shares 7 altcoins he's bullish on nowEthereum's major upgrade in early August led to a 9.6% intraday price spike, and investors haven't yet sold the positive news. That's one reason why David Gokhshtein is bullish. He also told us his theses for six smaller altcoins he owns. A local business in El Salvador that accepts bitcoin payments. Alex Pena/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Why crypto crashed: 4 experts break down what Tuesday's sudden drop might mean for the altcoin season and NFT frenzy - and share 12 high-quality tokens that are likely to continue rallying toward the year's endVarious cryptos tumbled on Tuesday September 7 as El Salvador officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. By the following morning, more than $3.25 billion in crypto positions had been liquidated over 24 hours, affecting more than 300,000 traders, according to Bybit. We asked experts what was driving the sell-off, and where they recommended buying dips. Dogecoin is a 'meme' cryptocurrency, seemingly created as a joke Yuriko Nakao/Getty The chief economist of a blockchain data firm breaks down why the current dogecoin rally has more legs to run - and lays out why 'anything is possible' for the altcoin, including reaching $1When dogecoin rose over 12,000% to $0.68 earlier this year, it shocked the investing community. It has since cooled off, though its price has picked up in recent weeks. It now sits around $.027. What will it do next? Chainalysis chief economist Philip Gradwell broke down why he think it will go to $1. crypto coins circle Nurphoto WATCH: Crypto analyst David Grider and venture capital investor Ria Bhutoria discuss state of the market, under-the-radar altcoins, and outlook on regulationInsider recently hosted a live webcast featuring two crypto experts. They broke down their views on everything from the recent slump to the possibility of regulation. Lyn Alden is the founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy Lyn Alden Investment Strategy Bitcoin to $100,000 and ether to $5,000: Famed investment strategist Lyn Alden explains her bullish predictions for the largest cryptos in 2022, and why there are only 2 altcoins worth watchingLyn Alden says most altcoins are "smoke and mirrors." But there are at least two with interesting technologies that are worth watching. Marnie Griffiths/Getty A crypto evangelist explains why he's going 'all in on altcoins' - and shares why he's worried about bitcoin whales taking over that marketAs some altcoins have shown, there is potential for huge appreciation in crypto outside of bitcoin. David Gokhshtein is one investor that's looking to take advantage of these opportunities. He shared two altcoins he's bullish on. Mack Lorden, left, and Lucas Dimos are TikTok crypto influencers. Mack Lorden and Lucas Dimos 2 crypto traders and TikTok influencers share their 6 go-to altcoins for riding out crypto bear markets - including one that's up more than 11,000% since its launch in 2017The broader crypto space just went through a rough patch after huge gains earlier this year. Like any asset class, it has its bull and bear markets. When crypto bear markets do come, crypto influencers Mack Lorden and Lucas Dimos told us that six altcoins in particular help them hedge losses. Many investors are excited about the Ethereum network's uses. SOPA Images/Getty Images The head of institutional coverage at crypto trading platform FalconX shares 9 Ethereum-tied digital tokens to take advantage of the DeFi revolution - and breaks down why Ethereum still has 'significant' upsideMany altcoins are built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Aya Kantorovich, the head of institutional coverage at crypto exchange FalconX, shared nine coins built on top of the ethereum blockchain that she thinks have solid use cases."I personally always like coins with application," Kantorovich said.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Dogecoin fans storm AMC CEO"s Twitter poll asking if the theater chain should accept the joke cryptocurrency

More than two-thirds voted for the cinema chain to accept dogecoin at all locations, while 23% said AMC shouldn't bother. Dogecoin was started as a joke in 2013. Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images Dogecoin fans stampeded a Twitter poll from AMC CEO Adam Aron asking for input on accepting the cryptocurrency. Aron's poll closed on Wednesday with 68.1% voting for the cinema chain to accept dogecoin at all locations. On top of massive online interest, the poll drew a like from noted dogecoin frenemy and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Apes, silverbacks, and doge-heads of all varieties stampeded a Twitter poll from AMC CEO Adam Aron asking for input on accepting dogecoin in theaters."I hear from many on my Twitter feed we should accept dogecoin too," Aron's poll asked. "Do you think AMC should explore accepting dogecoin?"The survey attracted 140,000 votes within 24 hours, closing on Wednesday with 68.1% voting for the cinema chain to accept dogecoin at all locations. Another 9% said to go ahead with the cryptocurrency even if they wouldn't use it, while 23% said AMC shouldn't bother with dogecoin.The results came after Aron announced plans last week to begin accepting bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, and litecoin by the end of the year. On top of massive online interest, his poll drew a like from noted dogecoin frenemy Elon Musk, prompting the AMC CEO to respond with a fawning post dedicated to the Tesla CEO and co-founder. "I never thought I would see this day," Aron wrote. "If you happen to see this tweet too Mr. Musk, congratulations on Tesla and SpaceX. I have strived to be an innovator my entire career, but you sir are the epitome of innovation above all others."Although dogecoin was conceived of as a winking meme-coin, many users take it seriously - despite its founder denouncing crypto as an "inherently right-wing, hyper-capitalistic technology."Dogecoin now stands as the 10th-biggest cryptocurrency with a market cap of almost $30 billion, according to CoinGecko.Even still, memeing on dogecoin remains a key aspect of its ethos. "I would never sneak a pack of skittles into the theatre again if you accept dogecoin," read the top response to Aron's poll.AMC stock, meanwhile, has sagged over the last week, though it still trades at elevated levels following a blistering meme-stock rally in May. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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2 former Chick-fil-A employees pled guilty to defrauding the company of half a million dollars to pay for luxury cars, vacations, and a house

The two men intercepted payments from customers into their own bank accounts to fund luxury cars and vacations, according to the prosecutor. Mike Stewart/Associated Press A former Chick-fil-A manager and hospitality director pled guilty to fraud charges. The two men intercepted payments from customers into their own bank accounts. Charges for wire fraud carry up to 20 years in prison, with another 30 years for bank fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former Chick-fil-A manager pled guilty to charges of defrauding the company and customers of nearly $500,000, according to a release from the US Department of Justice.Larry James Black Jr., a former hospitality director at an Alabama Chick-fil-A, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, the release said. His codefendant, former manager Joshua Daniel Powell, of the same Chick-fil-A restaurant, previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The crimes were investigated by US Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Edward J. Canter.Chick-fil-A declined to comment on the cases. The fraud charges were part of a scheme to move $492,000 in customer payments to Powell and Black's own bank accounts, where they were paid out from customer credit cards, including large catering orders, according to the US attorney's office. The DOJ says the defendants set up fraudulent email and payment accounts designed to look like official Chick-fil-A accounts. Black also used the money to pay for luxury vehicles and vacations, prosecutors said. He admitted to using a fake social security number and applying for a mortgage using falsified payroll and income reports, which were used to obtain a mortgage for $159,948, he said in the plea agreement.Wire fraud, which both men are charged with, carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Bank fraud, which only applies to Black, could add up to another 30 years onto his sentence. Powell is set to be sentenced in October, and Black's sentencing is set for January.Chick-fil-A is popular with fast-food customers and has some of the highest sales per store in the industry. The average Chick-fil-A store does over $4.5 million in annual sales, compared to the average McDonald's store with $2.9 million. Do you have a story to share about a retail or restaurant chain? Email this reporter at mmeisenzahl@businessinsider.com.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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5 of the best places to buy men"s pajamas that can help you get a better night"s sleep

A good pair of pajamas can improve your quality of sleep. Whether you need a pair to keep you cool or cozy, these are the best pajamas for men in 2021. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Saxx The right pajamas can promote better sleep by helping regulate body temperature. There are a variety of styles and materials, from cotton sets to temperature-regulating pants. Whatever your pajama style is, these are the best places to shop for sleepwear for men. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyStudies show a good night's sleep is vital for your physical and mental health, and general quality of life. If you're one of the 73% of U.S. adults who sleep in some sort of pajamas, it may be time to rethink the material your pjs are made from. If you don't currently sleep in pajamas, you might want to reevaluate that choice. There's now growing evidence that what you decide to sleep in may play a role in how well you sleep. Different fabrics interact with our bodies in different ways and that means finding the right pajamas for your body and even the season can help with getting better zzzs. The innate properties of a pajama's fabric are key to finding yourself the perfect pair, according to the non-profit National Sleep Foundation. Materials like merino wool wick moisture and regulate temperature, while modal is made from beech tree pulp that's more eco-friendly than cotton since it requires less water to produce. Regardless of your preferred pajama style, the below brands are the best places to shop for sleepwear. Just note that, while this guide is geared towards men's sizing, anyone can wear these pajamas regardless of gender. Be aware that they have a roomier cut than many pjs labeled under women's sizing, so if you're looking for slimmer cuts, check out that guide. These are the best places to shop for men's pajamas in 2021: Dagsmejan Dagsmejan The Swedish sleepwear company Dagsmejan worked with Swiss materials engineers and sleep scientists to reinvent pajamas from the bottoms up.Sizing options: S-2XLDagsmejan uses natural fibers like wool and eco-friendly fabrics derived from eucalyptus to produce sleepwear geared towards how individuals sleep—hot, cold, or somewhere in-between with the promise of a better night's sleep. Their fabrics are custom-made, requiring the "most advanced knitters" only found in Europe, according to Andreas Lenzhofer, the Dagsmejan's co-founder with Catarina Dahlin. Besides the material needs, European production is in line with the company's sustainability and ethical goals, like lowering carbon emissions from reduced transportation, high protection for workers, and the ability for the company to more easily control and enforce quality standards. For the Stay Warm collection, Dagsmejan took an already great insulator, merino wool, and combined it with Tencel, made from eucalyptus tree pulp, to create a product that's great at keeping you warm without being bulky. They are really light, yet provide a lot of warmth. Over the week of testing them, I didn't track any discernible difference in my sleep patterns. Although, during the winter I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night cold (we keep the thermostat at 60 degrees) and since using these pjs that hasn't happened yet. Besides the Stay Warm pajamas, the company also has a line of cooling sleepwear called Stay Cool that's more breathable than cotton and better at wicking away moisture, as well as a Balance collection that helps maintain your body temperature throughout the night.What to buy: Men's Stay Warm Long-Sleeve Top (small)Men's Stay Warm Sleep Pants (small)Stay Cool Sleep Shorts (small)Men's Balance Sleep Pants (small) Cariloha Cariloha The Utah-based sleepwear and bedding company Cariloha is another brand focused on sustainably made super comfortable pjs.Sizing options: S-2XLThe bamboo used in Cariloha's pajamas is eco-friendly since bamboo isn't a water-intensive crop, doesn't require pesticide, and is a renewable resource. Bamboo is actually a type of grass, with some species able to grow two to three feet a day. Cariloha uses a closed loop system that's better for the environment to produce the bamboo pulp used for the fabric, according to Scott Brady, the company's Communications VP.Cariloha's men's Sleep Pants are made from bamboo and organic cotton, and they have a very soft but not silky hand feel. Some customers on the Cariloha website felt the sizing was off, but I found them to fit as expected. They have an elasticized drawstring waistband. The pants don't have a working fly, but do feature three decorative buttons down the front. They are wide through the leg and pool a bit at the ankle, a typical style for men's sleep pants. The roominess is welcome when it's time for bed since they don't cling to the body. I found them to be very breathable, stretchy, and easy to sleep in. The Sleep Crew Shirt has short sleeves and is roomy without being too boxy. I didn't find it to be snug or clingy. The sleep pants and shirt come in two colors, charcoal gray and indigo heather. Cariloha also offers Sleep Shorts made from the same material as the company's other men's sleepwear. They fit loose at the leg and hit just above the knee. These are great for summer. Like the sleep pants, they have an elasticized drawstring waistband and don't have a working fly. What to buy: Men's Bamboo Sleep Pants (small)Men's Bamboo Sleep Crew Shirt (small)Men's Bamboo Sleep Shorts (small) L.L.Bean L.L. Bean L.L.Bean, a heritage brand that's more than 100 years old, helped popularize flannel pjs.Sizing options: S-XXL, regular and tallL.L.Bean, which is still based in Freeport, Maine, where it was first established in 1912, continues to enjoy a reputation for quality and a generous return policy. Its famous 100%-satisfaction guarantee changed in 2018. The "no questions asked" return policy may be gone, but you can still return items up to a year later with proof of purchase.Among the brand's pajama options are the Scotch Plaid Pajamas. Made from flannel produced in Portugal, the soft, plush 100% brushed cotton pjs are warm without being stifling and are generously cut for ease of movement while you sleep. The bottoms feature an elasticized waistband with a drawstring and slash pockets and come in seven plaids. I had a pair of the flannel pajamas for close to a decade that continued to look good year after year — no rips or tears and the colors didn't fade. If you're looking for something less traditional, L.L.Bean makes the Comfort Stretch Woven Sleep Pant, which can pair with the organic Lakewashed T-shirt. The bottoms are made from soft cotton poplin and a hint of spandex. The elastic waistband also helps keep you from feeling too constricted while you sleep. The shirt is made from organic cotton and has a supple broken-in feel. L.L.Bean also has an Organic Cotton Pajama Set that comes with a raglan-style long-sleeved shirt.What to buy: Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas (small)Men's Comfort Stretch Woven Sleep Pants (small)Lakewashed Organic T-shirt (small)Men's Organic Cotton Pajama Set (small) Hanes Hanes While best known for underwear, Hanes also makes classic cotton pajamas for the budget-conscious, among other sleepwear options.Sizing options: S-5XLHanes began as a North Carolina mill operation in 1901 that produced men's and children's socks. These days, it's owned by Sara Lee Corporation (yes, the dessert company), and continues to make sturdy, utilitarian basics. With pjs, that's sometimes all you need. The Hanes Woven Plain-Weave Pajama Set is an old-school two-piece sleep set made from a cotton-polyester blend. The four-button top has classic piping trim and a breast pocket. The bottoms feature an adjustable, two-button-waistband and a fully functional button fly. They're breathable and soft (but not plush) and are best for spring and summer. They may be too light for northern winters. These pajamas fit true to size and come in 10 patterns. And at $30, they're a good value. Hanes also makes more contemporary men's sleepwear, like the Jersey Knit Jogger & Split Front Top, which are also a cotton-polyester blend material. One nice detail is that both the top and bottom are tag-free, meaning there's nothing itchy to annoy you when you're trying to get to sleep. The bottoms feature on-seam pockets and ankle cuffs, so they don't ride up if you're a fidgety sleeper. If you're looking for something in between these two styles, Hanes also makes a T-shirt and traditional pajama bottoms combo. The Men's Sleep Set with Woven Knit Pants features a super-soft T-shirt paired with lightweight poly-cotton bottoms (also tag free). It comes in two different colors/patterns. What to buy: Men's Woven Plain-Weave Pajama Set (small)Jersey Knit Jogger & Split Front Top (small)Men's Sleep Set with Woven Knit Pants (small) Saxx Saxx Saxx is a men's underwear and sleepwear company known for a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and innovative products.Sizing options: S-XXLThe Canadian company founded in 2006 is best known for its men's underwear, specifically its patented Ballpark Pouch, which is described as "a 3D hammock-shaped pouch designed to keep everything in place." Its products also feature Flat Out Seams that are on the outside so they don't irritate the skin and moisture-wicking, breathable fabrics, mainly made from a modal-cotton blend. Saxx also has a "Comfort Guarantee" that allows customers to return their orders within 30 days of purchase for a refund or exchange.The company makes the Nightcrawler, an adult onesie — a one-piece pajama — that's super soft, doesn't cling, and (thankfully) has a fly. If you've never worn a onesie (as an adult) to sleep in, it's an experience I recommend, especially for restless sleepers. Your top won't ride up while you twist and turn in the bed. The tapered cuffs also prevent the material from sliding around on your body. The Nightcrawler buttons up the front, has an elastic drawstring waistband, and features Flat Out Seams to further prevent any irritation. It comes in three fun patterns. If onesies aren't your thing, Saxx also makes more conventional sleepwear. Like the company's underwear, the Sleepwalker bottoms have the Ballpark Pouch. They're very soft and good at regulating your temperature. The top (sold separately) comes in either long or short sleeves ($36) and is just as comfortable as the bottoms. Saxx also makes Snooze pants that are roomier than the Sleepwalker and feature a drawstring waist and slightly tapered leg. It does not feature the Ballpark Pouch. I've been sleeping in both the Sleepwalker and Snooze pjs for nearly two years. The Snooze pants have stretched out slightly over that time (in the legs; not the waist), less so the Sleepwalker, but both have remained very comfortable for all-year wear. What to buy:Nightcrawler Onesie  (small)Sleepwalker (small)Sleepewalker Long-Sleeve Top (small)Snooze Pants (small) Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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49 of our favorite gifts for new moms, from keepsakes to postpartum recovery kits

New moms will feel appreciated with these gifts. Here are 49 gifts for new moms, including baby books, a neck massager, and newborn soothers. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Happiest Baby We rounded up 49 gifts for new moms, from humorous parenting books to handy tech gadgets. These gifts are great for relaxing, saving time, and marking milestones. Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides. Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience. New moms are suddenly responsible for another human being, and there are quite a few things that can make that job easier. In a very uncertain time, new moms will appreciate gifts that are both practical and luxurious - things that can save them money and time. They also appreciate items that bestow a few precious moments for self-care.Some of these gifts are specifically related to the baby, while others are simply geared toward a mother who is ready for some "me time." New moms are among the busiest people in our lives, and they undoubtedly deserve a meaningful gift. Here are 49 of the best gifts for new moms: A T-shirt that makes a statement Greatwood Boutique/Etsy Gift a Greatwood Boutique Tough as a Mother Shirt, $11.90It goes without saying that moms are tough. Remind her just how tough and resilient she is with this super soft T-shirt. It's available in 13 different colors and sizes XS to 3XL. A letterboard for memorable milestone pictures Target Gift the Pearhead 10-by-10-inch Letterboard Set, $12.99Letterboards help parents say it all with a picture; they're often used for baby's birth announcement picture and to get a snapshot of milestones. This one is just the right size to prop next to baby for a picture. Basic birth recovery supplies Frida Gift the Friday Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit, $49.99After having a baby, things are a bit messy to say the least. Help mom recover with this kit that includes disposable postpartum underwear, instant ice maxi pads, perineal cooling pad liners, and perineal healing foam all stored in a convenient toilet-top storage caddy.  Something to help them stay caffeinated Amazon Gift the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, $24.99New moms need all the coffee. If cold brew is their thing, gift this cold brew coffee maker. It makes four servings of coffee. If mom preps it the night before, fresh coffee will be ready at the crack of dawn — right about when the baby wakes up.  A treat just for mom Milk Bar Gift a Milk Bar Fall Assorted Truffle Box, $44Doesn't a mom deserve some time to sit down and indulge a bit? They'll certainly be able to with this assorted truffle box from Milk Bar. It includes three different flavors of cake truffles: Birthday, Chocolate Birthday, and Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. A pick-me-up for her eyes Peach & Lily Gift the Cold Brew Eye Recovery Stick for $28With one swipe of this stick, mom's eyes will feel more awake and less puffy. They probably won't have time to put on a full face of makeup, but this will help them feel a little more put together after a night of broken sleep. A smart bassinet Happiest Baby Gift a Happiest Baby Gift Card, from $25This smart bassinet helps new moms and babies get sleep by combining gentle rocking with soothing white noise. The smart technology responds to baby by increasing motion and shushing when it detects fussiness. It also keeps babies in a secure swaddle so they stay safely on their back. The best socks they've never tried Bombas Gift a Bombas Gift Bag or Box, from $69You might be thinking: Really, socks? But having a nice pair can make a world of difference. Bombas spent two years perfecting its gym socks. With thoughtful innovations, like a blister tab and performance cushioned footbeds, their feet will notice the difference. Bombas also donates a pair to a homeless shelter for every pair purchased.  A minimalistic diaper bag Kibou Gift a Kibou Bag for $79Moms need their hands free to do all the holding, rocking, wiping, and feeding that comes along with new babies. This small diaper fanny pack is made of high-quality vegan leather and has room for wipes, diapers, credit cards, keys, mom's phone, and more. It even comes with a built-in changing pad. A floral arrangement to brighten their day The Bouqs Co. Gift a The Bouqs Co. floral arrangement, starting at $31These fresh flower arrangements come from farms that minimize waste and recycle water. Choose from classic bouquets like roses or sunflowers or opt for a more unique option that she can plant. The floral arrangement will be a bright spot in her day. Something to help them sleep Amazon Gift a Coop Home Goods Pillow, $60.99I know what you're thinking: Is it really worth $60 for a pillow? The answer is yes. This memory foam pillow is adjustable so it's comfortable for every type of sleeper. New moms need all the help they can get when it comes to sleeping. A virtual baby book Qeepsake Gift a Qeepsake Membership, from $47.88Qeepsake texts parents or caregivers questions to answer about their child. Parents simply text their answer back with accompanying photos if they desire and Qeepsake saves the responses. Then, users can order a book that displays all the questions, answers, and memories. Their favorite quote, framed Minted Gift a Minted Custom Quote, from $38Maybe a new mom has a favorite quote that reminds them of their baby or they're just a lover of words. This gift will be a beautiful keepsake for them to always remember the newborn phase.  A sentimental gift for a lasting memory MainEventUSA/Etsy/Insider Gift a Baby Hand and Footprint Kit, $25.95This gift freezes the littleness of their new baby in time. Nothing shows how fast a baby grows quite like comparing their growing hands and feet to how small they once were. This kit allows new moms to do the prints at home and add two pictures. A treat to satisfy their sweet tooth while supporting milk production Amazon Gift the Munchkin Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites, $21.75These delicious cookies come in prepackaged bags so they can easily grab a snack while nursing. Although more studies examining the benefits of lactation cookies need to be conducted, this convenient treat certainly won't hurt. A nightlight that will help their baby - and in turn, them - sleep well Amazon Gift the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, Night Light and Time-to-Rise, $59.99Rest is a nightlight, sound machine, and wake-up alert that grows with children — from soft light and white noise for midnight newborn feeding sessions to a preschooler's nightlight. Parents can customize everything — color, brightness, sound, and volume level — or they can choose from presets recommended by sleep experts.  A neck and back massager they can use any time Amazon Gift a Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager, $44.95New moms spend a lot of time hunched over: picking up baby, putting down baby, carrying baby, and feeding baby. This massager has heated nodes that rotate, and moms can move it around to any spot they're feeling tension. A memorable piece of jewelry Marky Baby Milk Jewelry/Etsy Gift the Marky Baby Milk Jewelry DIY Kit, starting at $33.04Moms who choose to breastfeed often face an emotional journey. The piece of jewelry from this DIY kit is made with their own breast milk so they can remember this special time long after their baby has grown up. A personalized beauty subscription Birchbox Gift a Birchbox subscription, from $45 for three monthsNew moms will inevitably be dealing with spilled milk, spit-up, and lots of dirty diapers. Make them feel pampered with a personalized beauty subscription. They'll be able to create her own Beauty Profile, making each box just right for them. A personalized T-shirt Known Supply/Instagram Gift a personalized Fitted Crew at Known Supply, $32 + $10 monogramLet's be honest — they're probably going to be spending a lot of time at home in the first year. What could be better than a cozy, comfortable tee made of Pima cotton? Bonus points if you choose a color that will hide a spit-up stain. Merino-wool sneakers Allbirds Gift Allbirds Wool Runners, $98When you're on your feet all day, a pair of good shoes makes all the difference. Allbirds wool runners won't fail them — they're soft, comfortable, and machine washable. You can't go wrong with the originals, but the new Tree line is similarly light and comfortable.  A variety of Korean sheet masks for an at-home spa day Facetory/Business Insider Gift the Facetory 7 Lux 1-Month Gift Subscription, $19.90They could try a different Korean sheet mask every day of the week if they wanted to. The unique sheets made with innovative ingredients are hard to find anywhere else — Facetory curates only the most interesting and effective in the K-beauty world.  Adorable leather baby moccasins Freshly Picked/Instagram Gift Freshly Picked baby moccasins, from $30These 100% genuine cowhide leather moccasins have a soft sole to help children who are starting to walk. They're easy to put on, will actually stay on your kid's feet, and come in many stylish prints and colors.  An Audible gift subscription Audible/Business Insider Gift an Audible subscription, from $15Do you know what's really hard to do when you're holding a baby, a bottle, and trying to cook all at once? Read a book. What's easier? Listening to one on Audible. They can listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and more while multitasking at home or strolling through the neighborhood. A luxurious bathrobe Snowe Gift the Snowe Bathrobe, $100Deemed the best and most absorbent terry robe on the market, Snowe's bathrobe is super comfortable and fluffy. It's perfect for a mom looking for moments of relaxation during an otherwise hectic day.  A necklace that symbolizes unbreakable bond between mother and child AUrate Gift the AUrate 14-Karat Connection Necklace, $380This beautiful necklace, available in yellow, white, or rose gold, manages to be simultaneously elegant and bold. The company has ideals they'll support, too: Its ethical solid gold is sourced from conflict-free suppliers and it donates a book to a child in need with each purchase.  A 5-year journal Write to Me Gift The First Five Years Baby Journal, $46.95This linen-bound guided journal prompts parents to record milestones and memories to cherish for a lifetime. They'll be able to look back at all the firsts — first birthday, first haircut, first steps — and beam with pride. A funny book about the realities of motherhood Amazon/Business Insider Gift "The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year," $14.99Any mom knows that motherhood is not all rainbows and sunshine. This book dispenses practical and useful information in a humorous format that will have new parents laughing through the particularly hard days.   A selection of soft, high-quality baby clothing basics Primary Gift a Primary gift card, $25-$250Shopping for baby clothing is easy at Primary, which was founded by two moms. The adorable, colorful, and gender-neutral styles are classic and made from safe Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, soft fabrics. Primary offers sizes from newborn through age 12. A fitness app so they can work out with a trainer at home Kira Stokes/Business Insider Gift a subscription to Kira Stokes Fit, from $14.99/monthFlexibility is paramount for busy moms, and a good fitness app offers just that. The Kira Stokes Fit app has abs, legs, core, and full-body workouts available to stream anytime, on any device, so moms can sweat on their own time.  Crib sheets from an Internet-famous bedding startup Brooklinen Gift the Brooklinen Mini Crib Sheet Set, from $32Adults love Brooklinen sheets, and now babies can enjoy the soft and comfortable experience, too. If they don't yet have a set for themselves, include a gift that will help them sleep as well.  A versatile diaper bag Amazon Gift the Skip Hop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag, available at Buy Buy Baby and Amazon, from $74.99The lightweight, minimalist design of this diaper bag makes it a versatile option for new moms. The included cubes make it easy to organize diapers, wipes, bottles, and snacks. There's also a convenient changing pad within one of its pockets. Dinner on the table in under an hour HelloFresh/Instagram Gift a HelloFresh Gift Card, from $70Meal kits take the guesswork out of cooking. Food is delivered weekly, meaning fewer trips to the grocery store, and the kit includes easy step-by-step recipes to prepare dinner — a snap when they're basically too tired to function. A long-distance touch lamp Filimin Buy a set of two Filimin Long-Distance Touch Lamps, $85-$170A new mom's life is busy and tiring, so they might not always be available to talk and catch up. When you want to let them know you're thinking of them and vice versa without actually saying anything, just tap the lamp to make the other one light up.  Stress relief in a tiny jade package Walgreens/Business Insider Gift Revlon Cool & Depuff Jade Stone Facial Roller, $9.99This facial roller can be used on all skin types to help improve circulation and reduce the puffiness that comes with sleep deprivation. It may temporarily firm skin, too. Most of all, it just feels good, especially when kept cool in the fridge. A modern baby book Artifact Uprising Gift the Artifact Uprising Baby Book "The Story of You," from $99With a sturdy fabric-bound cover (available in seven color/foil pairings), this interactive photo journal is a beautiful way to focus on the everyday moments rather than major milestones. The book is 100 pages and holds 47 photos. Register it online and get a complimentary set of Everyday Prints.  Leggings that feel and look great 90 Degree by Reflex/Facebook Gift the 90 Degree By Reflex High-Waist Power Flex Tummy Control Leggings, from $18We love these leggings because they are versatile, supportive, and silhouette smoothing. They also have a little pocket to hold keys or a credit card if she needs to run out. Available in 13 colors, these leggings are available up to size XXL and run true to size. A moment of zen Chiji Gift a Home of Chiji Energy Candle, from $39.99This brand's motto is "illuminate positivity" and when baby has been crying for hours, a positive vibe is desperately needed. These candles are infused with crystals like amethyst and rose quartz to bring some calm to a chaotic house. A comfortable nursing bra Amazon/Business Insider Gift the Motherhood Maternity Women's Wrap Front Nursing Sleep Bra, from $12.76All a new mom wants is to be comfortable, since chances are they aren't for most of the day. This wrap-front bra is soft, wireless yet supportive, and perfect for wearing all day and all night. A smart home device Amazon Gift the Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen), $49.99Hands-free music streaming, news and weather reports, thermostat controls, and alarms for naps or feeding, the Echo Dot does it all. They'll become a multitasking mom in no time with this smart home device. A soothing under eye treatment Sephora Gift Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, $25These gold foil eye masks provide a soothing treatment for tired eyes. They help with puffiness and dark circles. Best of all, they won't fall off like some sheet masks, so they can hold baby upright while pampering themselves. Bubble bath made from plant-based ingredients Walmart/Business Insider Gift the Hello Bello Bubble Bath, $5.98Hello Bello, the baby line from Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, prides itself on making premium, plant-based products like body wash, baby lotion, wipes, and this bubble bath. The gentle, hypoallergenic formula is dermatologist-tested and safe on sensitive skin, so both mom and baby can enjoy a nourishing playful bath. A soothie to keep pacifier off the floor Amazon/Business Insider Gift the Philips Avent Soothie Snuggle Pacifier Holder with Detachable Pacifier, $14.99This adorable pacifier and holder be used beginning at birth. The pacifier and animal detach from each other, so it's easy and fast to clean both pieces. It comes in a variety of cute critters like an elephant, giraffe, monkey, and seal.  A women's multivitamin subscription Ritual Gift a 1-month supply of Ritual vitamins, $30New moms have a lot to juggle, and eating healthy, balanced meals may fall by the wayside some days. Help them get the nutrients to keep their energy up with these vegan multivitamins, which contain folate, vitamin D3, B12, iron, and magnesium, and are free of artificial colorants, synthetic fillers, and gluten. A reusable smart notebook Amazon Gift the Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, $27.99New parents live and die by a schedule. This notebook is surprisingly handy — it will send their handwritten notes to the cloud and wipes clean with a damp cloth. It makes sharing with the entire family a breeze, and no more wasting paper. The gift of hydration Walmart Gift the SodaStream Fountain Kit, $49.88Staying hydrated is key, especially for nursing moms. Indulge their sparkling water obsession with this sleek gadget that turns regular water into bubbly bliss in seconds. You'll also be helping to save the planet by eliminating hundreds of single-use plastic bottles.   Stress relief in portable balm form Amazon Gift the Scentered Aromatherapy Balm Sticks Gift Set, $33Scentered's balm sticks come in five functions — Focus, Sleep Well, Love, Escape, and De-Stress — and help them relax wherever they are. Each non-greasy balm contains up to 25 essential oils and is formulated with a blend of moringa and moisturizing shea butter.  A book that helps new moms who have endless questions Amazon/Business Insider Gift "Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool," $14.29If they loved Emily Oster's pregnancy book "Expecting Better," they'll dive right into "Cribsheet." The "data-driven guide" helps new parents with sleep, potty training, and much more.  A pair of embroidered makeup towels Weezie Gift the Weezie Makeup Towels, $40We've personally discovered Weezie's makeup towels are unexpectedly useful, and so will they. Even if they aren't washing off makeup, the fluffy fabric will feel great at the end of a long day. You can even have them embroidered to say "Mama" or a phrase of your choosing. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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George W. Bush is taking Liz Cheney"s side in her battle against Trump and will raise funds for her in Dallas next month

Two weeks ago, Trump endorsed Cheney's GOP primary opponent, Harriet Hageman, after targeting Cheney for months following her vote to impeach him. Former US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/Getty Images George W. Bush is joining the battle between GOP Rep. Liz Cheney and Donald Trump. In his first event of the 2022 campaign cycle, Bush will hold a fundraiser for Cheney in Dallas in October. Bush has condemned the Capitol rioters and Republicans who spread lies about the election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President George W. Bush is wading into the red-hot intra-party battle between Republican Rep. Liz Cheney and former President Donald Trump.In his first event of the 2022 campaign cycle, Bush will hold a fundraiser for Cheney in Dallas in October, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday. This comes just two weeks after Trump endorsed Cheney's GOP primary opponent, Harriet Hageman.Trump has aggressively targeted Cheney ever since she voted to impeach him for inciting the deadly Capitol riot in January and repeatedly condemned his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Cheney accused Trump and his allies of "poisoning our democratic system," urged her party to reject what she called "the dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality," and broke from most of her GOP colleagues in supporting a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Republican party retaliated against Cheney by stripping her of her leadership role in May. Trump has called the third-term congresswoman a "RINO," or "Republican in name only," and a "bitter, horrible human being."The Wyoming congresswoman has remained defiant in the face of Trump's repeated attacks, tweeting "bring it" following Trump's endorsement earlier this month. Bush has previously indicated his support for Cheney, who is a daughter of his former vice president, Dick Cheney. In January, Bush's chief of staff, Freddy Ford revealed that Bush had plans to call his former VP to wish him a happy birthday and praise his daughter's work shortly after she voted to impeach. While Bush hasn't denounced Trump by name, he's repeatedly condemned the Capitol riot, criticized "the reckless behavior of some political leaders" and their "lack of respect" for US institutions, "traditions," and law enforcement in the wake of the riot, and dismissed false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Bush compared the Capitol rioters to the 9/11 perpetrators. "There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home," Bush said. "But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And it is our continuing duty to confront them."Several other prominent Republicans, including former Bush advisors, are also scheduled to attend Bush's fundraiser for Cheney. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Facebook falls 5% after it says Apple privacy update led to negative performance for advertisers on the platform

Facebook shares tumbled on Wednesday as the company estimated it has underreported iOS web conversions by roughly 15%. Apple's privacy changes are hitting Facebook's business. PixieMe/Shuttstock Facebook shares pulled back 5% during Wednesday's session after an update about advertising on its platform. Facebook said it has underreported a performance metric for ads on Apple's iOS system. Apple issued its latest iOS update with privacy features on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook shares dropped Wednesday after the social media heavyweight said it has underreported advertising-related performance stemming from privacy changes made by Apple on its mobile operating system. Shares fell as much as 5% to $340.69 then trimmed the pullback to 4%. Facebook said in its business blog that it's hearing from clients that their costs for advertising have increased and that it is becoming more difficult for them to measure the impact of their campaigns on its platform. "In some cases, this is due to underreporting on our part. Our estimate is that in aggregate we are underreporting iOS web conversions by approximately 15%; however there is a broad range for individual advertisers," Facebook said. iOS refers to Apple's mobile operating system, with iOS 15 launched on Monday. Apple continued rolling out privacy features for its system which include giving iPhone users the ability to block email tracking by advertisers. Facebook said it noted during its July earnings call that it expected iOS updates to have a greater impact in the third quarter compared with the second quarter. Facebook said it believes "real world conversions," like sales and app installs, are higher than what's being reported for many advertisers. It said actions that it's taking include improving conversion modeling and stepping up investment ahead of the 2021 holiday season, a crucial period for advertisers. "We're optimistic about our multi-year effort to develop new privacy-enhancing technologies that minimize the amount of personal information we process, while still allowing us to show personalized ads and measure their effectiveness," said Facebook.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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The 4 best OLED TVs in 2021 for vibrant, high-end picture quality

OLED TVs can deliver an impressive entertainment experience in your home. Here are our top OLED TV picks in 2021 from LG, Sony, and Vizio. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky OLED TVs offer key benefits over LCDs, making them ideal for buyers who want high-end image quality. The LG CX presents the best balance between picture and price of any OLED we've tested. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to provide the best product recommendations. OLED TVs have become popular among home theater enthusiasts, and it's easy to see why. Thanks to some key perks, OLED displays offer several benefits over traditional LCD TVs (including those branded as LED and QLED). Though they tend to be pricier, there's no substitute for an OLED if you want the best home theater experience for movies, streaming, and gaming.OLED stands for "organic light-emitting diode." Instead of using a traditional LED backlight like those found on an LCD TV, OLED screens are self-illuminating. This means that each pixel on an OLED can emit its own light or turn off completely, enabling an infinite contrast ratio.As a result, OLED TVs are capable of true black levels - something even the best LCDs have a hard time producing. Viewing angles are also better than typical LCD displays, making OLEDs a great fit for rooms where people need to sit off to the side of their TV. On the downside, OLEDs can't get as bright as flagship LCD TVs, which makes OLED displays less ideal for living rooms that let in a lot of sunlight. LG, Sony, and Vizio all sell OLED TVs in the US. While image quality does vary a bit between the displays, the TVs' physical design, connectivity, and software are the most telling differences. With that in mind, we've tested and researched several OLED displays in order to select the best models for a variety of needs and budgets. Here are the best OLED TVs you can buy:Best OLED TV overall: LG CXBest OLED TV for picture quality: Sony A80JBest premium design OLED TV: LG GXBest budget OLED TV: Vizio H1 The best OLED TV overall LG The LG CX OLED presents the best balance between picture performance, smart connectivity, design, and value of any OLED TV you can buy. HDR formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLGHDMI version: HDMI 2.1Sizes: 48,- 55-, 65-, and 77-inch modelsRead our LG CX OLED 4K TV reviewPros: Solid brightness for an OLED, HDMI 2.1 with next-gen gaming features, voice remote, lots of screen sizesCons: Processing and image accuracy aren't as good as Sony OLEDsWhen it comes to balancing image quality and smart features, the CX remains the best OLED TV you can buy. LG sells a 2021 successor to the CX, called the C1, but we think the CX presents a better value since it costs less and offers very similar performance. Like all OLED TVs, the CX provides pixel-level contrast with deep black levels and precise highlights. Peak brightness is also good for an OLED, with a max of around 700 to 800 nits. Thanks to the α9 Gen 3 Intelligent Processor, the CX is capable of advanced upscaling. This feature can make lower-quality video content, like Full HD (1080p), look cleaner and sharper. That said, Sony's OLED offerings are still known for slightly better processing.The panel offers very low input lag and includes compatibility with Variable Refresh Rate, Nvidia G-Sync, and 120Hz high frame rate. These features help make the CX one of the best gaming displays you can buy, and we think the 48-inch model is a great alternative to a traditional monitor.The CX is powered by LG's webOS and ThinQ platforms, enabling extensive streaming app support and voice control. The magic remote also features a unique pointer function which allows you to navigate through menus with a virtual cursor. The best OLED TV for picture quality Sony Sony's A80J is the best premium TV on the market for image accuracy, but it's a little pricey.HDR formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLGHDMI version: HDMI 2.1Sizes: 55-, 65-, and 77-inch modelsPros: High-end processing for industry-leading image accuracy, acoustic surface audio technology, HDMI 2.1Cons: No VRR support yet (coming in future firmware), a little expensiveThe Sony A80J OLED (2021) is the successor to last year's A8H (2020). Though both models offer similar performance, the new A80J features a few key upgrades for about the same price.Most notably, the 2021 model includes HDMI 2.1 ports, enabling advanced gaming features like 4K/120Hz for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners.  Sony also improved the display's picture processing with new cognitive technology to cross-analyze picture elements simultaneously instead of individually. The resulting image is stunning in person.This advanced processing gives the A80J an edge over LG and Vizio OLEDs when it comes to image accuracy. During annual TV competitions, Sony's OLEDs consistently come the closest to matching the look of professional broadcast monitors and we expect the A80J to be no different. The A80J also features a unique audio system with acoustic surface technology. Instead of conventional speakers, the TV uses actuators behind the panel to create sound from the screen itself. This lets speech sound as if it's coming from the mouths of characters on screen. Sony also offers a step-up A90J model, which adds a few extra perks here and there, including a brighter image in some picture modes. That said, image processing is the same and Sony says brightness capabilities are similar to the A80J when using the most accurate picture settings. Since the A90J is considerably more expensive, we think the A80J is a better overall pick. The best premium design OLED TV Monica Chin/Business Insider With a display so thin it can hang flush on your wall like a piece of art, the LG GX is one of the prettiest OLED TVs to look at — whether it's turned on or off.HDR formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLGHDMI version: HDMI 2.1Sizes: 55-, 65-, and 77-inch modelsPros: Same great image performance as the LG CX, thin design lets you mount it flush to a wallCons: More expensive than most OLED models with standard designsBeyond impressive picture performance, the GX boasts an exceptionally thin profile, enabling the display to be mounted like a piece of art hanging flush on your wall. At just 0.79 inches deep, the 65-inch GX Gallery TV offers an incredibly narrow design.LG has also been able to keep all of the TV's components within the panel. This means that GX TVs don't need to use an external box or soundbar unit as a connection hub. Instead, you can simply hook up all your devices directly to the display. When it comes to actual image quality, the GX OLED TV offers very similar performance to the rest of the displays on our list. Since those TVs are among the best you can buy, that's not a bad thing at all.At the end of the day, you're paying extra purely for style perks with this model, but if you plan to mount your TV on a wall, the GX can double as a genuine design piece for your living room.That said, LG has a new 2021 version of the GX available, called the G1. The updated model has a new "OLED evo" panel which promises improved brightness. It's more expensive than the 2020 model, however, so we still recommend the GX for most buyers.  The best budget OLED TV Vizio Vizio's 65-inch 4K OLED TV offers all the OLED picture quality benefits that home theater fans love for less than the competition.HDR formats: HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLGHDMI version: HDMI 2.1Sizes: 55- and 65-inch modelsRead our Vizio 4K OLED TV reviewPros: Unbeatable image performance for the price, only OLED model in the US with HDR10+, HDMI 2.1 portsCons: Glitches, on-screen app selection is limited, no voice remoteIn the US, OLED TV models have primarily been limited to high-end offerings from LG and Sony. Though these TVs have been undeniably gorgeous, they've also been expensive. Thanks to Vizio's OLED, however, that high cost barrier is starting to disappear.Just like Sony and LG's OLEDs, Vizio's model offers pixel-level contrast with true black levels. The display can't get quite as bright as LG's OLEDs, but it can get close with a max of around 700 nits. Vizio's OLED has comprehensive HDR support and it's the only model on our list with HDR10+ playback. It also supports HDMI 2.1. On the downside, the TV is missing a voice remote. You can still pair it with a separate Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa device, however.Though image quality is nearly identical to more expensive OLEDs, the Vizio does lose some points when it comes to general stability. I encountered glitches and compatibility issues when reviewing the TV. Thankfully, most of these problems have been fixed through firmware updates, but it's a shame the display's software isn't more reliable. Still, there's no denying the incredible value this OLED offers. When it's on sale it delivers unbeatable picture quality for the price. In fact, if it wasn't for those glitches, Vizio's OLED might even edge out the CX for the top spot on this list. As it stands, it's not quite there, but it's a fantastic option for budget-conscious buyers. OLED vs. LCD Samsung's QN90A uses an LCD panel. Samsung When buying a new TV, shoppers have two main display technologies to choose from: LCD and OLED.In the US, you can buy OLED TVs from brands like LG, Sony, and Vizio. Meanwhile, LCD TVs are sold by all major manufacturers, but some companies use different marketing terms for their LCD models, including LED, QLED, Neo QLED, NanoCell, and QNED.LCD TVs are known for their high brightness, especially on flagship models. On the downside, LCDs use backlights which can lead to washed-out black levels, blooming, and uniformity issues. LCD TVs are also known for mediocre viewing angles, which cause colors and contrast to distort when you sit off to the side.On the other hand, OLED TVs are celebrated for their infinite contrast ratios. Unlike LCD displays, OLED TVs don't need a backlight. Instead, each pixel dims and brightens on its own so the TV can create true black levels in dark scenes. OLEDs also have wide viewing angles. On the downside, OLED TVs can't get as bright as the best LCD TVs and they can be susceptible to burn-in in some instances.Ultimately, LCDs are generally better for buyers who watch TV in bright rooms that let in a lot of light. OLEDs are better for home theater environments where you watch movies with the lights off. Both display types can provide impressive picture quality but, in most cases, we prefer OLED for the very best contrast. That said, mid-range and entry-level LCD models are cheaper than most OLEDs, so they can be a better option if you're on a budget. Should you worry about burn-in on an OLED TV? Vizio Like plasma TVs of yesteryear, OLED panels are susceptible to a problem known as burn-in. This means that if a static image is left on the screen for hours on end — the CNN or ESPN logo in the corner, for example — a faint, ghostly image can be left permanently stuck on the TV.Though OLED owners should be aware of this risk, OLED TVs feature special measures to help prevent burn-in, including pixel-refreshers and pixel-shift modes. Websites like Rtings have conducted long-term tests with OLEDs, and while their results do prove that burn-in is possible, their tests show that buyers with regular viewing habits really shouldn't worry about it. You're more likely to notice temporary image retention, which is when a ghost image faintly lingers on the screen and then fades away over time. Though true burn-in is really only a risk in extreme situations, it is worth pointing out that LCD TV owners don't have to worry about burn-in at all.If you really only plan on watching content with the same static logos all day long, you're better off with an LCD (also branded as LED or QLED). Buyers with regular viewing habits, however, shouldn't be put off from buying an OLED TV because of burn-in. The best deals on OLED TVs from this guide If you want the best image quality and the darkest blacks you can only get from OLED TVs, we've rounded up the best deals we found on our top picks. Perfect for your family room, bedroom, or basement movie theater, you can score deals on displays from LG, Sony, and Vizio. These sets are terrific, but they often come with a sizable price tag. Luckily,  sales do pop up, with discounts that usually amount to at least $100 off.Here are the best deals we've found on OLED TVs65-inch OLED 4K TV (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)65-inch A80J OLED 4K TV (medium)Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us. Check out our other TV buying guides Amazon The best cheap TVsThe best 4K TVs  Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Florida"s new surgeon general says COVID-19 vaccines are "nothing special" and opposes mask mandates

Dr. Joseph Ladapo was appointed to surgeon general and secretary of Florida's health department on Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Dr. Joseph Ladapo to surgeon general and secretary of the state's health department on Tuesday. But Ladapo has come under fire for his criticism of COVID-19 vaccines and mask mandates. Ladapo also called COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special" in a recent press conference. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida's new surgeon general called COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special" in a recent press conference.Dr. Joseph Ladapo was appointed to surgeon general and secretary of Florida's health department on Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis."Vaccines are up to the person. There is nothing special about them compared to any other preventative measure," Ladapo said at a press conference on Tuesday, according to CBS News. "The state should be promoting good health, and vaccination isn't the only path to that. It's been treated almost like a religion and it's senseless."Ladapo came under fire for his views on COVID-19, having previously voiced criticism toward mask mandates and vaccines.In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Ladapo said he believes mask wearing has "a modest effect on viral transmission," and on Wednesday he signed a new rule allowing students to continue to go to school if they're exposed to an asymptomatic case of COVID-19, WFLA reported.He has also promoted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 infections.Health experts, however, have backed research that contradicts Ladapo's theories about COVID-19 protection measures.Recent data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention show people who are unvaccinated are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people who are vaccinated.Masks, meanwhile, have been shown to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19, the CDC said, and the Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting.Ladapo did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. Florida has seen high numbers of COVID-19 cases in recent months, and in mid-August, reached a record high of 16,000 hospitalizations, according to data from the Florida Hospital Association.The state's health department said last week that as of September 16, 70% of people eligible were vaccinated against COVID-19.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Former Democratic and GOP treasury secretaries warn of potential economic disaster as McConnell digs in on refusal to raise the debt limit

"Even a short-lived default could threaten economic growth," the group wrote in a letter. McConnell isn't budging on his refusal to help Democrats. Former treasury secretaries Tim Geithner and Henry Paulson speak at the Brookings Institution in 2018. Win McNamee/Getty Images) Six former Democratic and GOP treasury secretaries are urging Congress to renew the US' ability to pay its bills. "Even a short-lived default could threaten economic growth," they wrote in a letter. McConnell is standing firm on his view that Democrats have to raise the debt ceiling on their own. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of former Democratic and GOP treasury secretaries are urging Congress to immediately raise or suspend the limit on how much debt the US can pay back, as Republicans refuse to cooperate with Democrats and alarm mounts over the potential consequences of a federal default.In a letter sent to Congressional leaders, the group warned that failure to address the debt limit and a default could cause "serious economic and national security harm.""Even a short-lived default could threaten economic growth," they wrote. "It creates the risk of roiling markets, and of sapping economic confidence, and it would prevent Americans receiving vital services."The former treasury secretaries added that brinkmanship was "detrimental."The roster included Robert Rubin, who served in the Clinton administration; Henry Paulson, a treasury secretary during the Bush administration; W. Michael Blumenthal, who served in the Carter administration; Lawrence Summers, a Clinton-era treasury secretary; and Jacob Lew, an Obama-era treasury secretary; and Timothy Geithner, a treasury secretary during President Barack Obama's first term.The letter reflects increasing pressure on Congress to resolve the debt ceiling standoff, particularly Republicans. On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reaffirmed what he's said since July: Senate Republicans will not raise the debt limit and Democrats must do it alone."My advice to this Democratic government, the president, the House and Senate: don't play Russian roulette with our economy," he said at a Wednesday press conference. "Step up and raise the debt ceiling and cover all that you've been engaged in all year long."McConnell is urging Democrats to lift the borrowing cap on a party-line basis using reconciliation. It's the same procedure Democrats are employing to secure the passage of a $3.5 trillion social pending plan. Democrats are insisting Republicans must raise it alongside them, noting the national debt grew $8 trillion during the Trump administration. The GOP also raised it three times under President Donald Trump.Lifting the debt limit doesn't authorize new spending, it only gives the green light for the federal government to pay back what it already owes.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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eToro postpones plans to go public via SPAC to the 4th quarter, citing regulatory delay

Trading app eToro is pushing back its plans to go public to the fourth quarter. The company first announced its plan to list in March. An eToro logo is seen on a smartphone and a computer screen. Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images eToro is postponing its plans to go public to the fourth quarter, citing regulatory delays. The company first announced its plans to list in March through a $10.4 billion merger with Betsy Cohen's FinTech V SPAC. The Robinhood rival has been looking to expand in the US, a region that accounts for only 12% of its users. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Online trading platform eToro is postponing its plans to go public via blank check merger to the fourth quarter - slightly later than its initial plans to debut during the third - citing regulatory delays.The platform told Insider via email that it has already filed its F-4 publicly and is in the final stages of comments from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. F-4 is a type of SEC filing that mandates foreign issuers to register certain securities.Once approved, SPAC shareholders need to vote on the transaction, which takes 20 days, and then a few more days to finalize, eToro said."Given this timeline and where we are today, we wanted to be transparent with the market that a Q3 closing was no longer possible," eToro told Insider. "We have been working closely with the SEC since before we publicly announced the transaction and continue to do so."Financial News was first to report.The company first announced its plans to list in March through a $10.4 billion merger with Betsy Cohen's FinTech V SPAC.The brokerage, which competes with apps like Robinhood, has been looking to expand in the US, a region that accounts for only 12% of its users. As of the second quarter of 2021, most of eToro's customers are in Europe, comprising 68%, followed by the Asia Pacific region at 15%."We are committed to expanding our crypto offering," Yoni Assia, eToro CEO and cofounder, told Insider in August. "We're very excited about the outsized growth that we're seeing in America."In the second quarter of 2021, crypto assets drove 73% of eToro's total trading commissions compared with 7% in the same period last year. SPACs, shell companies that list with the aim of merging with private companies and taking them public, have exploded in popularity, and year-to-date SPAC issuance has far outpaced full year 2020 totals. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Hollywood workers: Tell us what you earn and how you budget as Insider reports on workplace culture in the entertainment industry

Insider is putting together salary diaries that reveal the challenges Hollywood strivers face in making ends meet in the entertainment industry. Northfoto/Shutterstock Insider is assembling salary diaries that reveal the challenges Hollywood workers face in making ends meet. Income inequality and workplace fairness are concerns in entertainment, and we want to hear from you. Respondents will be kept anonymous, due to the sensitive nature of the topic. See more stories on Insider's business page. The entertainment industry has a reputation for glitz and glamour, but the star-studded movies that make it to the big screen are built on the backs of thousands of crew members, support staffers, pre- and post-production workers who toil away - often for a fraction of the paycheck of the A-listers headlining a project. And for every TV showrunner or movie star, there are legions of actors and writers and directors who grind for years in the hopes of getting their big break. Movements like #PayUpHollywood and #IALivingWage have shone a light on the community of assistants and IATSE members, respectively, who often live paycheck to paycheck in expensive cities like Los Angeles and New York. And as Insider has reported, the COVID-19 pandemic of the past 18 months is leaving many workers wondering if they are a "lost generation" of future showrunners and execs whose careers may remain stalled indefinitely. The pandemic has additionally compounded the usual work stresses for young Gen Z and millennial staffers in Hollywood, prompting some to reevaluate the way they view work in relation to their mental health.In examining workplace issues and income inequality in Hollywood, Insider's Los Angeles bureau wants to hear from you, whether you're a writer, producer, actor, director, assistant, agent, composer, gaffer, makeup artist, studio exec, or an assistant or apprentice to any of the above.We're putting together salary diaries that reveal the challenges Hollywood dreamers and strivers face in making ends meet, including the money hacks and occasional perks that help along the way. For a look at what an Insider salary diary highlights, check out our DC bureau's coverage of congressional staffer pay on Capitol Hill. What we're looking for: A salary diary that breaks down your income and monthly expenses, in addition to your thoughts on pay satisfaction and your career trajectory in the entertainment industry so far. Email us at elow@insider.com with the subject line "Hollywood Salary Diary" if you're interested in participating. We'll contact you from there to send you a template so you can start tracking your salary and budget. We'd like to learn more about how much you pay for rent, utilities, groceries, transportation, professional clothes, student loans, work events, and more. Due to the sensitivity of the matter, Insider will not disclose your name, employer, or other identifying information in our coverage. We will ask for documentation of certain items during the fact-checking process, but will never publish or disclose those documents without your explicit permission.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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We tested Le Creuset"s classic Dutch oven and 6 other pieces - the cast iron cookware is pricey, but here"s why it"s worth the investment

French cookware company Le Creuset represents the height of craftsmanship and style. We reviewed seven of its pieces to see if they're worth it. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Le Creuset/Instagram Le Creuset is known for its beautiful, well-crafted, and versatile enamel Dutch ovens. Its cookware is expensive, but Le Creuset's products last for years (if not generations). We tested seven pieces, including its Dutch oven, oven-ready stoneware, and non-stick cookware. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyRound Dutch Oven (small) Though startups like Made In are making headway against traditional kitchen brands, there are some decades-old names that home cooks may never let go of.Topping registry and gift lists everywhere, these legacy brands have been wished for, raved about, and passed down from generation to generation. For good reason - their products help to make your grandmother's famous chocolate chip cookies as well as your newfangled (her words, not yours) quinoa cacao bites.French cookware company Le Creuset is one such name, representing the height of craftsmanship and style, and accordingly, price. Its enamel cast iron Dutch ovens are widely considered the best in the industry, which is why many people are willing to commit to the $200+ investment and few ever regret it.You can't miss them in a kitchen. They're the smooth and glossy, weighty and substantial, brightly colored centerpiece of a shelf, stove, or countertop, and after cooking with them, you're unlikely to ever forget them.Basically, Le Creuset is the rare brand that's really as good as everyone says it is. The experience is kind of like going to your first SoulCycle class - you enter a cynic, but you emerge (hopefully less sweaty) a zealous convert. A brief history of Le Creuset - then and now Williams-Sonoma Le Creuset was created in 1925 by two Belgian industrialists, one who specialized in casting and the other in enameling. After meeting at the Brussels Fair, they created a foundry in Fresnoy-le-Grand, an area in northern France located along a major trade route. The cast iron cocotte, also known as a French oven or an enameled Dutch oven, was their first product. Its Flame color, a Le Creuset signature, is said to have been modeled after the vibrant orange hue of molten cast iron inside a crucible ("le creuset" in French). The cocotte was a groundbreaking product at the time because it made the kitchen staple of cast iron cookware both more functional and beautiful. It was something that home cooks could rely on every time to perform at high levels, but also an aesthetically pleasing piece that looked good on stovetops and dining tables alike. Based on Le Creuset's enduring success, it looks like our tastes haven't changed much. After World War II, as competitors flocked to steel and aluminum to make their cookware, Le Creuset doubled down on its enameled cast iron efforts, expanding into a range of other pieces and experimenting with exciting new colors. Today, you can shop its iconic Dutch oven alongside specialty cookware like woks and Moroccan tagines, bakeware like casserole dishes, and dinnerware. How to shop Le Creuset cookware and what to buy Sur la Table Enameled cast iron was and will remain Le Creuset's specialty. Its slow heat distribution and strong heat retention make it great for medium and low-heat cooking, from slow-cooking meats to roasting vegetables to baking rich desserts. The smooth interior encourages beautiful, delicious caramelization, plus it prevents sticking and is easy to clean. This material is safe to use on all heat sources, including electric, gas, induction, outdoor grill, and oven. Whether you're a first-time Le Creuset buyer or expanding a decades-old collection, this versatile, high-performing cookware is the main one to shop. All cast iron pieces are made in the original French foundry and each is hand-inspected by 15 people. They come with a limited lifetime warranty. Stoneware is best for baking tasks. It heats uniformly to create that coveted golden-brown crust while making sure that everything inside is cooked evenly, and it releases food easily. All stoneware pieces come with a limited 10-year warranty. Nonstick is a newer venture for Le Creuset and a nicer-quality upgrade from the nonstick stuff you've used before. Compared to cast iron, these aluminum-core products heat up quickly. All nonstick pieces come with a limited lifetime warranty. Williams-Sonoma Where to shop Le CreusetLe Creuset's full lineup of products is available on its website, where you can get free shipping on all orders, find recipes and events, and start a gift registry (through MyRegistry.com). It's easiest to shop all of Le Creuset's gorgeous colors and special limited-stock or limited-edition collections on the company's website. However, you can also find sales and exclusive colors at specialty retailers like Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table (the "Artichoke" shade looks as delicious as the real thing), and Crate & Barrel, and department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's. It's available at Amazon as well, but it might be more convenient to buy Le Creuset at those places if you shop there frequently. Review of Le Creuset cookware Three of us tested the cookware types I mentioned above - enameled cast iron, stoneware, and nonstick - and put the nearly 100-year-old company to the work. While this was my first experience cooking with Le Creuset, some of my colleagues have been using their pieces for years and can attest to the durability and wear of their cookware. Below, learn more about what it's like to cook with Le Creuset, from the classic Dutch Oven to the lesser-known Grill Pan. Shop Le Creuset cookware here:Amazon, Sur La Table, Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Macy's, Le Creuset, Williams-Sonoma Round Dutch Oven Ellen's beef stroganoff Ellen Hoffman/Business Insider Round Dutch Oven (5.5-Quart), around $370, available at: Le Creuset | Williams-Sonoma We used it to cook: beef stroganoff, broccoli and sausage orzo skillet, chicken pot hotdish, and so much more. Why we love it: The 5.5-quart version of the popular Le Creuset Dutch oven isn't cheap at $350, but it's the cornerstone of my kitchen; it offers a lot of versatility, a durable design, and crucially, even heat distribution. I use it to cook easy, one-pot meals on most weeknights — everything from beef stroganoff to spring peas and asparagus risotto to a broccoli and sausage orzo skillet. —Ellen Hoffman, Executive EditorI use a 4.5-quart version of this Dutch Oven, the same one that had previously belonged to my former boss' wife. She and I would swap recipes through her husband, delivering muffins and breakfast bars and favorite recipes to each other via his briefcase. At a holiday party at their home a few years ago, she gifted me one of her Le Creuset pots along with her matching frying pan. She gave it to me because she was growing partial to her Staub Dutch oven and didn't need so many in the house, but it was still one of the kindest gifts I've ever received. I love cooking in it and especially using it to serve stews, sauces, and orzo during dinner parties. —Sally Kaplan, Senior Editor Signature Lite Grill Pan Sally's grilled zucchini Sally Kaplan/Business Insider Signature Lite Grill Pan, $180: currently unavailableWe used it to cook: grilled summer squash phyllo pie, Beyond Meat sausagesWhy we love it: When I'm too lazy to fire up the grill on our rooftop (so, most of the time), I opt for this stovetop grill pan. It gives my veggies and meat substitutes the perfect grill marks, and it's easy to move around on the burner if there's a hot or cool spot (which happens with square-shaped pans). When I grill things like summer squash on it, and there's something so satisfying about turning it over to see those little charred and caramelized bits. The surface is relatively non-stick, so food comes up cleanly as you're flipping it, and the pan wipes down easily.  —Sally Kaplan  Mini Cocottes Connie's mini mac and cheese and veggies Connie Chen/Business Insider Mini Cocottes, $100, available at: Le Creuset We used it to cook: single-serving/app-sized mac and cheese, veggies, baked eggs, apple pieWhy we love it: These are hands down the most adorable pieces of cookware I own. The mini versions of the brand's classic cocotte are perfect for serving personal desserts, side dishes, and snacks like nuts or candy. They're made from stoneware, so they're best used in the oven on a baking tray and uncovered. The set I got came with a cookbook filled with recipes optimized for tiny portions, but if you're comfortable with experimentation, I can see the potential to get really creative (and cute) with these mini cocottes. —Connie Chen, Senior Reporter Square Dish Sally's fudgy vegan brownies Sally Kaplan/Business Insider Square Dish, $50, available at: Le Creuset |Bed Bath & Beyond (currently sold out)We used it to cook: fudgy vegan brownies, roasted apricots with coconut sugar, cornbread, and a million other thingsWhy we love it: I've had this square dish for about three years now, and it's one of the most-used dishes in my kitchen. I bake quick-breads and brownies in it, use it to roast veggies at high temperatures, and even make pot pies with fluffy, crispy drop biscuit crust. The coating on the stoneware is so glossy and smooth that it's always easy to clean — mine has been through hell and back, and still looks as new as it did the very first day I got it. —Sally Kaplan Nonstick Saute Pan Sally's vegetarian "meat" sauce Sally Kaplan/Business Insider Nonstick Saute Pan, $145, available at: Crate & Barrel | Le CreusetWe used it to cook: vegetarian "meat" sauce, garlicky zucchini noodlesWhy we love it: I have a lot of nonstick pans, but I threw two of them out after I cooked with this one for the first time. The nonstick coating is above and beyond what I've experienced before. It took about three seconds to wash the pot I cooked this sauce in because there was absolutely nothing sticking to it. Not only that, but it provided fast, even heat throughout, and the walls of the pan are just high enough that you can use it as a saucepan and saute pan interchangeably. It's an excellent value for $145 — I use it all the time. —Sally Kaplan Braiser Ellen's "sophisticated hamburger helper" Ellen Hoffman/Business Insider Braiser, $200, available at: Le Creuset We used it to cook: lemon thyme chicken thighs, rigatoni and chicken with vodka sauce (family recipe), and lots of other bigger, saucy pasta dishesWhy we love it: This pan is the perfect size for the kinds of one-pot, saucy pasta dishes I make all the time. It's super wide and deep enough that I don't have to worry about adding too much liquid and having the contents spill over the sides. It's also great for cooking meats and veggies since, like I said, there's plenty of surface area so everything has room to get nice and crispy.—Ellen Hoffman Rectangular Casserole Le Creuset Rectangular Casserole, $115, available at: Amazon | Le CreusetWe used it to cook: Enchiladas, lasagna, pasta casserolesWhy we love it: The depth of this 3.5-quart casserole dish is ideal for recipes that call for layering, and the stoneware construction ensures every layer, whether sweet or savory, heats evenly and comes out of the oven piping hot. Though you might think the enamel would be too delicate to touch with a knife, rest assured you can slice into your casserole worry-free. I do wish the handles were slotted so I'd feel safer carrying it out of the oven, so just be extra careful about not dropping your hard work on the ground. —Connie Chen Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Coinbase is planning to pitch federal agencies on crypto regulations following its public feud with the SEC

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said that his company was drafting a framework to help regulators deal with policy questions posed by crypto's rapid rise. Coinbase Co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Coinbase is preparing proposals for a crypto regulatory framework due out next month, the exchange's CEO said in an interview with TechCrunch. The interview came a day after CoinDesk reported that Coinbase's proposal would include ideas for when cryptocurrencies should be considered securities. It also came shortly after Coinbase walked back a crypto-lending product over which the SEC had threatened to sue the company. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Coinbase is preparing proposals for a crypto regulatory framework due out next month, the exchange's CEO said in an interview with TechCrunch.CEO Brian Armstrong said that his company was drafting a framework to help regulators create a structure for dealing with new policy questions posed by crypto's rapid rise."Coinbase wants to be an advisor and a helpful advocate for how the U.S. can create that sensible regulation," Armstrong told TechCrunch. "In fact, there's a proposal that we're putting out at the end of this month, or maybe early next month, that is our proposed regulatory framework."The TechCrunch interview came a day after CoinDesk reported that Coinbase's proposal would include ideas for when cryptocurrencies should be considered securities - an issue that has become a key concern for state and federal regulators.It also came shortly after Coinbase was forced to walk back plans for a crypto-lending product over which the SEC had threatened to sue the company. Many considered the episode a defeat for Coinbase and Armstrong, who had accused the SEC of "sketchy behavior" in tweets publicizing the agency's threat.Armstrong told TechCrunch that his ultimate aim was to create a unified framework for overseeing crypto - echoing a common complaint by crypto firms that regulators have prioritized punitive enforcement over a clear set of rules to follow."When I go to DC … they typically will ask us, 'Do you have a proposal of something we could try to shop around about how this could be regulated federally?'" said Armstrong, who complained that Coinbase must deal with "50 different state regulators for money transmission licenses, 50 for lending licenses" on top of six different federal agencies.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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