Month: December 2019

A stock that’s nearly doubled since January helped supercharge 2 of the top-performing fund managers of 2019

A stock that’s nearly doubled since January helped supercharge 2 of the top-performing fund managers of 2019

If you bought a used car recently, chances are that it was not sold to you during an auction hosted by a company called Copart.…Read More »

Copart, an online auctioneer of used and salvaged cars, has soared 88% this year and 389% over the past five years.In separate interviews with Business Insider, two of the top-performing fund managers of 2019 discussed the drivers behind the company's success and explained why they were not selling even after such spectacular gains.Click here for…

Former TV meteorologist to seek Kansas Senate seat

Former TV meteorologist to seek Kansas Senate seat

A former Kansas City area TV meteorologist has announced plans to seek a Kansas Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of one of the…Read More »

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City area TV meteorologist has announced plans to seek a Kansas Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of one of the Legislature’s most conservative members.Mike Thompson, who served as chief meteorologist for WDAF until he retired last year, announced Monday that he is seeking the District 10…

A taste for dog

A taste for dog: Indonesia trade persists despite crackdown

Every year in Indonesia, at least one million dogs are brutally butchered for human consumption, according to various charities trying to stamp out the trade.…Read More »

Jogjakarta and Denpasar, Indonesia - Every year in Indonesia, at least one million dogs are brutally butchered for human consumption, according to various charities trying to stamp out the trade. "Everyone talks about the dog-meat trade in China and Vietnam no one talks about Indonesia's," Lola Webber, spokeswoman for the Dog Meat-Free Indonesia coalition, told Al…

Unroll.me settles with FTC after falsely claiming it didn’t collect and sell email data

Unroll.me settles with FTC after falsely claiming it didn’t collect and sell email data

Before this year’s blockbuster Superhuman scandal, in which the email app maker was caught providing a non-consensual read receipt feature to its users, there was…Read More »

Before this year’s blockbuster Superhuman scandal, in which the email app maker was caught providing a non-consensual read receipt feature to its users, there was the Unroll.me controversy. It erupted two years ago, when it was discovered the popular email cleanup tool was collecting information on user purchases and handing it over to its parent…

Social media is fast becoming your customers’ product research tool

Social media is fast becoming your customers’ product research tool

Twenty-one years old this year, no one can dispute the dominance Google has enjoyed in the world of search. After all, it has a massive…Read More »

Twenty-one years old this year, no one can dispute the dominance Google has enjoyed in the world of search. After all, it has a massive 81.5 percent market share worldwide. But, new players are beginning to chip away at its position in Europe and North America — particularly when it comes to users researching products…

Huawei doubles down on legal fight with U.S.

Huawei doubles down on legal fight with U.S.

An illuminated Huawei sign is on display in Zurich. THE KEY Huawei last night opened up yet another front in its battle against the U.S.…Read More »

An illuminated Huawei sign is on display in Zurich. (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP) (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images) THE KEY Huawei last night opened up yet another front in its battle against the U.S. government, filing a legal challenge to a Federal Communications Commission order branding the Chinese telecom a national…

Is selling your home without an agent worth the risk?

Is selling your home without an agent worth the risk?

In 2017, Stephanie and Tim Moore tried to sell their Wilmington, North Carolina, home on their own to avoid the real estate commission that would…Read More »

Michele Lerner, Special to USA TODAY Published 8:03 a.m. ET Dec. 3, 2019 | Updated 4:19 p.m. ET Dec. 21, 2019In 2017, Stephanie and Tim Moore tried to sell their Wilmington, North Carolina, home on their own to avoid the real estate commission that would cut into the slim profit they hoped to make.But after about four…

Trump’s hell suggestion outraged some faith leaders

Trump’s hell suggestion outraged some faith leaders, but his evangelical advisers are still defending him

President Trump appeared to mock Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and her late husband, former congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.), during a speech Wednesday in their home…Read More »

President Trump appeared to mock Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and her late husband, former congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.), during a speech Wednesday in their home state, suggesting that the World War II veteran and former congressman was “looking up” from hell.Trump told a rally in Battle Creek, Mich., that Debbie Dingell had thanked him for…

Bitcoin Billionaire Tim Draper Might Not Invest in India Ever Again

Bitcoin Billionaire Tim Draper Might Not Invest in India Ever Again Due to Controversial Citizenship Law

Tim Draper has suggested he will not tolerate religious discrimination. The Draper Venture Network is currently invested in India. The venture capitalist earlier this year…Read More »

Tim Draper has suggested he will not tolerate religious discrimination. The Draper Venture Network is currently invested in India. The venture capitalist earlier this year criticized a proposed cryptocurrency ban in the world’s biggest democracy. Bitcoin billionaire Tim Draper is not one to shy away from controversy. As protests escalate over India’s Citizenship Amendment Act…

Why you should put the Dominican Republic back on your vacation shortlist

Why you should put the Dominican Republic back on your vacation shortlist

Punta Cana is the 500-pound gorilla of Dominican Republic tourism. This tourism powerhouse on the country’s eastern coast attracts over four million visitors a year…Read More »

Mark Rogers, Special to USA TODAY Published 7:00 a.m. ET Dec. 4, 2019 | Updated 2:36 p.m. ET Dec. 9, 2019CLOSEPunta Cana is the 500-pound gorilla of Dominican Republic tourism. This tourism powerhouse on the country’s eastern coast attracts over four million visitors a year to its white sand beaches and affordable all-inclusive resorts. But…