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Former Lebanon PM returns to Beirut after political fracas

Jamal Saidi Saad al-Hariri returned to Lebanon's capital. He recently resigned as the country's prime minister during a broadcast from Saudi Arabia. Rumors that he was forced to quit began spreading. BEIRUT - Saad al-Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as ...

US has imposed sanctions against North Korea that also target Chinese companies

REUTERS/KCNA The US has imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations. The Trump administration is trying to hurt trade between China and North Korea, in hopes of putting pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize. The sanctions were announced the day after the Trump administration ...

Digital publisher Food52 is promising to help you with your Thanksgiving emergencies within 10 minutes

Food52 Thanksgiving is a massive day for food content sites like Food52. The web publisher has a digital hotline promising readers help with cooking queries and emergencies within 10 minutes. Forgetting to defrost is a big issue. And sometimes it's a "purple turkey." For food publisher like Food52, ...

A federal grand jury has charged the Manhattan truck attack suspect with terrorism and murder

AP Photo/Andres Kudacki Sayfullo Saipov, the man accused of killing eight last month in a truck attack in New York City, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. He is charged with murder and attempted murder in the aid of racketeering activity, providing material support to ISIS, and violence and ...

A second judge has blocked Trump's ban on transgender troops

AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis A second federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the US military. Trump announced in July he would reverse Obama's policy of accepting transgender troops, citing concern over military focus and medical costs. The ...

Cuteness abounds when a US Marine gets pinned by his son during a promotion ceremony

Screenshot via YouTube A US Marine was promoted to sergeant, with his son appearing to pin on the emblems of his new rank. Cuteness ensued. Being promoted within the US military's noncommissioned officer rank is a special occasion in a service member's career, after which they are entrusted by their ...

New York City's subway is falling apart — here's how it compares to other cities around the world

2017 is a particularly bad year for the New York City subway. A few highlights: A train got stuck underground without air-conditioning in the summer for nearly an hour; a track fire bogged down multiple lines and sent nine people to the hospital; and after a train derailed for the second time in ...

British water firms are using a discredited medieval pseudoscience technique to look for pipes

ETprepper/YouTube 10 out of 12 big British water firms have admitted to still using "divining rods" to look for water. It's a medieval pseudoscience, with no reputable evidence that it works. When the parents of Sally Le Page, a British evolutionary biologist, tried to get help from their local ...

Salesforce's third quarter revenues were up 25% from last year

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Salesforce reported its third quarter earnings for fiscal year 2018 on Tuesday. The company previously announced that it expects to see $10.4 billion in revenues for the current year, fiscal 2018. Here's what Salesforce reported: Revenue for the third quarter was ...

How execs like Elon Musk and Richard Branson get more done in 24 hours than the rest of us

Ben Macmahon/AP The world's top CEOs know that time management is a very crucial skill in business. Elon Musk divides his day into five minute "chunks" to optimize his busy schedule. Richard Branson has a rule that no meeting can go on for more than ten minutes. They also believe that having less ...

Pixar chief John Lasseter confirms leave of absence as accusations break of him inappropriately 'grabbing, kissing'

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Disney Animation head John Lasseter is taking a leave of absence from Pixar because of "missteps," he wrote in a memo to Disney employees. There are reported allegations of misconduct by Lasseter toward Disney employees, including "grabbing, kissing, making comments about ...

Flight attendants share the 25 things they wish passengers would stop doing — and one thing that's not as bad as you think

withGod/ShutterstockWe all have annoying habits, and travel tends to bring out the worst in people. If you have any sympathy for your flight attendants, who, day in and day out, are privy to some of the most extreme human behavior, you'd make an effort to do better. The first step is knowing just ...

Meg Whitman is stepping down from the CEO job at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Getty Images Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced on Tuesday that CEO Meg Whitman will resign effective February 1, 2018. She will remain on the board of directors. She is being replaced by Antonio Neri, current President of HPE. Whitman has taken HPE through some drastic changes since she joined as ...

I've been traveling for work for years, and I make 3 choices to stay healthy when I have no free time

Strelka Institute/Flickr It can be difficult to stay healthy when you travel a lot and have no time to exercise. But your health can directly affect your job performance — so it's important to eat right and schedule a workout regularly. Pack gym clothes that are easy to carry just in case you ...

A type of mental exercise could reduce dementia risk by nearly 30%

A 10-year study found that a type of mental exercise is associated with a reduced risk of developing dementia. The exercise, called 'speed of processing' training, is designed to boost how quickly participants recognize objects. But critics argue that the correlation in the recent study isn't enough ...

JPMorgan might be getting into bitcoin even though Jamie Dimon hates it

Thomson Reuters JPMorgan is considering whether or not to help clients tap into a potential market for bitcoin futures, according to The Wall Street Journal. CEO Jamie Dimon has derided the digital currency as a "fraud" and said he'd fire employees for trading bitcoin. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's ...

The mattress that helped us with one of our biggest sleeping problems is up to $150 cheaper for Black Friday

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Bear If you’re in need of a new mattress, the best time of the year to buy one just might be Black Friday. The quality stays ...

STOCKS RISE: Here's what you need to know

Jim Bourg/Reuters US stocks rose early on the second day of a holiday-shortened week and held onto those gains for the rest of the sessoion. The S&P 500 rose about 0.6%, the Dow Jones industrial average was up about 0.7%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was gained 1.0%. First up, the scoreboard: Dow: ...

Trump finally breaks silence on Roy Moore and offers de-facto endorsement: 'We don't need a liberal Democrat in that seat'

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump implicitly endorsed embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday. He said "we don't need" Democratic nominee Doug Jones to win the Senate seat from Alabama. "Roy Moore denies it — that's all I can say," Trump said of allegations ...

Trump says the AT&T-Time Warner deal is 'not good for the country'

Reuters / Carlo Allegri President Donald Trump told White House reporters on Tuesday that AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner is "not good for the country." The comments echo those made by Trump on the campaign trail in October 2016. Trump has been a staunch opponent of the deal for over a ...

Flight attendants reveal the craziest things they've seen at work

Bridesmaids / Universal Pictures Getting paid to travel to new and exotic places sounds like a dream come true. But as awesome as it may seem to work as a flight attendant, it's actually a lot more stressful than you might imagine. A recent AskReddit thread asked flight attendants to recount the ...

The sugar industry has been quietly funding one of the biggest misconceptions in modern nutrition

Flickr/IRRI Photos Several studies backed by multinational food and sugar companies have claimed sugar isn't that bad for us. These studies incorrectly suggested that eating fat is responsible for weight gain and obesity instead. New research is revealing how these studies were bankrolled by the ...

Tourbillon Capital, a $3.4 billion hedge fund that's been sounding the alarm about 'frothy speculation,' is suffering big losses

Russell Boyce/Reuters Tourbillon Capital is a $3.4 billion New York hedge fund led by Jason Karp. Karp has been warning of "frothy speculation," in the markets and has been preaching patience. The firm's flagship fund is down more than 10% for the year to November 17. Tourbillon Capital, a ...

A journalist that interviewed 538 CEOs says they all have 3 things in common

Sebastian ter Burg/Flickr New York Times journalist Adam Bryant has interviewed 585 CEOs over the last ten years. He says all the CEOs had a distinct "applied curiosity" about the world around them. These leaders all expressed liking being outside their comfort zones. They credited their long-term ...

'It's all marketing': Shaq weighs in on LaVar Ball's over-the-top persona

Business Insider asked Shaquille O'Neal for his thoughts on LaVar Ball, father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, before he was the recipient of critical tweets from President Trump. Shaq stopped by Business Insider to talk about his collaboration with home security technology company Ring, to raise ...

The most comfortable and supportive socks you'll ever wear are 20% for Black Friday

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The holiday season is here and finding meaningful gifts is extremely important, even if they're stocking stuffers. While everyone has ...

Under Armour executives are fleeing the struggling company

Facebook/Under Armour At least five major Under Armour executives have left the company since October. The most recent departure is Under Armour's head of footwear. Under Armour is seriously struggling. Under Armour executives seem to be fleeing the company. On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal ...

A top hedge fund recruiter explains why your college major doesn't really matter

Ilana Weinstein Ilana Weinstein is the founder of The IDW Group, which focuses on recruiting investment talent for all kinds of investment strategies. We asked Weinstein about the biggest trends in the hedge-fund business and how to get a senior-level job today. Here’s her best advice for ...

Ivanka Trump is stealing a strategy out of the first lady's playbook — and it's a brilliant political move

AP Photo/Evan Vucci Ivanka Trump was spotted wearing a $3,000 Dolce & Gabbana jacket. It was a piece that could have been pulled out of Melania Trump's designer-packed closet. By swapping fast fashion for designer clothing, Ivanka seems to be trying to appeal to a different crowd — just as ...

McDonald's new chicken tenders are a huge hit — but they're about to disappear from the menu across America

Hollis Johnson McDonald's is pulling Buttermilk Crispy Tenders from the menu as locations begin to run out of the new menu item. The chicken tenders will be back by the end of December. McDonald's told Business Insider "demand far surpassed our expectations." McDonald's is running out of its new ...

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says success is both luck and hard work

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has found massive success in his career. He was an early executive at PayPal, he founded LinkedIn, and he's now an investing partner at Greylock Partners. Where did that success come from? Hoffman joined Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," to answer the ...

Robinhood is going after established brokers with a brand new feature

Robinhood Robinhood, the Palo Alto brokerage known for offering commission-free stock trading, is letting folks transfer stock from their accounts with other brokers. The firm has said it will roll-out new features to meet the need of more sophisticated stock traders. Robinhood, the zero-commission ...

If you want to see what America would be like if it ditched net neutrality, just look at Portugal

Reuters/Kevin Lamarque The Federal Communications Commission is planning to ditch net neutrality, which requires internet providers to treat all data online equally. A Portuguese internet provider shows what the American internet could look like if net neutrality is scrapped. One company charges ...

12 of the best ugly sweaters guys can wear this holiday season

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If you really want to get into the holiday spirit, an over-the-top sweater is a must. Some holiday sweaters are so bold that they're ugly, ...

How a Netflix documentary got inside New York City's intensely insular Hasidic community

Netflix "One of Us" is a Netflix documentary that gives a rare look inside New York City's insular Hasidic community. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady spent three years making it. Two of the three people they spotlight in the movie said they suffered sexual or physical abuse before leaving the ...

Here's why your jeans have that tiny front pocket

Every pair of jeans has a tiny pocket in the front right pocket. Why? What is it for? Where does it originate? We found out! EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published on May 6, 2016.

Jennifer Lawrence says Harvey Weinstein was almost like a dad to her before the scandal: 'We had a nice relationship'

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for GLAAD Jennifer Lawrence said she was shocked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Weinstein was "was always almost paternal" to Lawrence while she was an actress. Dozens of women are accusing Weinstein of rape, sexual harassment, or sexual assault. Jennifer Lawrence said ...

REVIEW: The OnePlus 5T is not only a bargain — it's the best Android phone you can buy at any price

Business InsiderThe new OnePlus 5T is an excellent smartphone, but one thing about it stands out from the rest: its $500 price. That amount is near the top of what OnePlus has charged for its past smartphones. But it's hundreds of dollars cheaper than other top-of-the-line devices — many ...

6 outrageous perks Apple employees get, from celebrity concerts to discounts on the iPhone

Eric Risberg/AP Images • Apple, which Markets Insider reports has a current market cap of $871 billion, is one of the most prolific tech companies out there. • Using Glassdoor, Business Insider looked into some of its employee benefits. • Glassdoor users gave Apple's overall perks ...

What you need to know in advertising today

To get a show renewed for Facebook Watch, the social network’s three-month-old hub for episodic video, one metric you won’t be judged by is your show’s number of views. Nearly all of the Facebook-funded shows on Watch that have been renewed for second seasons enjoyed explosive ...

These are America's most expensive shopping streets, where rents cost a fortune and stores are thriving

Getty/Ari Perilstein Many retailers are closing stores, but luxury still seems to be thriving. Cushman & Wakefield has crunched the numbers to find the most expensive streets shopping streets in America. These shopping areas have thrived despite the retail apocalypse. If there's a retail apocalypse ...

Walmart is unleashing a key weapon against Amazon in 500 stores

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Walmart is adding pickup towers to 500 stores. We tested the tower, and it retrieved our online order within seconds. The towers are part of Walmart's strategy to leverage its physical stores in its battle against Amazon for customers online. Walmart is building ...

Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb' — here's the truth about what that means

Issei Kato/ReutersJapan is dealing with what economists call a "demographic time bomb." Through a vicious cycle of low fertility and low consumer spending, the country's economy has gradually shrunk over the last 20 years. Japan has coped with this demographic time bomb in creative and sometimes ...

'Little House on the Prairie' star says famous director Oliver Stone 'humiliated' her during a sexually-charged audition

Getty Images Melissa Gilbert, who starred on "Little House on the Prairie" from 1974 to 1983, said on SiriusXM's "Andy Cohen Live" that director Oliver Stone humiliated her during an audition for 1991 movie "The Doors." Gilbert alleged that Stone did it to get back at her for saying something ...

A mathematician explains what time you should get to the airport before your flight

APWhat's the best time to get to the airport? It depends on how much you hate waiting around an airport, and how willing you are to risk missing your flight. However, if you've never missed a flight, you're probably showing up too early. University of Wisconsin mathematician Jordan Ellenberg ...

Before billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman met Peter Thiel in college, the 'pinko commie' had heard of the 'libertarian wacko' — now, they've been friends for 30 years

Greylock Partners Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel have been been friends for 30 years and worked together at PayPal. From the day they met at Stanford, they were ideological opposites. The results of their friendship have made them two of the most influential people in Silicon Valley. To a casual ...

9 actors who would be a better Batman than Ben Affleck, who is 'contemplating' leaving the role

Ben Affleck currently stars as Batman in "Justice League," but it may not be that way in future films. The actor recently told USA Today he's "contemplating" starring in the stand-alone Batman film that's being directed by Matt Reeves . Affleck acknowledged that when he eventually leaves the role ...

New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed studies linking sugar to heart disease and cancer

Flickr/Coralie Ferreira New evidence shows the sugar industry suppressed scientific research that linked sugar to heart disease and bladder cancer in rats. The Sugar Research Foundation, the group funding the studies, cut the project short and didn't publish the results. Nutritionists caution that ...

Why 'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran is convinced rich kids have a disadvantage over poor kids in business

Brian Ach / Stringer / Getty Images Barbara Corcoran is a real-estate mogul and a star investor on the ABC series "Shark Tank." She thinks kids who don't grow up with money have an advantage over kids who were raised wealthy when it comes to business, partly because the former are accustomed to ...

Even experts can't agree on what companies need to do to survive the retail apocalypse

Getty / Tim Boyle Retailers view the holiday season as a critical time for attracting customers. Experts are split on the strategies that retailers need to prioritize, but they agree that they have to make their websites and stores work together. Retailers have to learn to anticipate new trends, or ...