American Airlines and JetBlue are trying to corner the market in the Northeast in an unexpected new partnership (AAL, JBLU)

American Airlines and JetBlue announced a new strategic partnership, bringing new codesharing, routes, and frequent flyer benefits to passengers. The move comes as part of an effort to attract travelers in New York and Boston. The partnership is similar to one announced by American and Alaska Airlines earlier this year. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. American Airlines and JetBlue announced a sprawling new alliance on Thursday, teaming up in an effort to become more competitive in the valuable Northeast market. The two airlines will form a partnership similar to the one American announced with Alaska Airlines earlier this year,… Read More

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Camille Grammer: The Real Housewives Are All Nasty Witches Who Hate Me!

Denise Richards’ drama and Aaron Phypers’ rudeness took a back seat on this week’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Camille Grammer was back. She had issues with everyone — and they all had issues with her. This episode saw multiple former Housewives return … with very mixed experiences. Camille Grammer met up with Kyle Richards, who was eager to quash their beef. As we have reported, Camille has used every opportunity to trash-talk her former castmates — and Kyle in particular — on social media. Camille made a spectacular exit on last season’s reunion. For this sit-down, she did apologize to Kyle for what she had said to her… Read More

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The ultimate guide to getting started in real-estate investing — according to entrepreneurs who built multimillion-dollar empires from scratch

Real-estate investing is the practice of buying, selling, managing, flipping, or renting property for profit. The most successful investors are highly adaptable. Jacob Blackett, the CEO of Holdfolio and founder of SyndicationPro, lost $70,000 on his first deal. Today he has a portfolio with 1,000 units. They’re also rigorous about choosing the right strategy, methodology, and location for their investments. To aid your decision-making, we’ve centralized months of reporting into real-estate investing trends in the guide below. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Real-estate investing is a path to passive income, financial independence, and the possibility of securing generational wealth. In the US, the allure of real estate hasn’t… Read More

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June e-commerce growth was the highest of the pandemic so far

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Payments & Commerce industry with the Payments & Commerce Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Global e-commerce sales posted their biggest increase of the pandemic thus far in June, with volume increasing 31% annually — up from 23% in both April and May, per ACI Worldwide. The increase was consistent across regions, and category growth mirrored other quarters: Top gains came in gaming (+70%) and retail (+68%), and declines were led by travel (-29%) and ticketing (-94%). Even with the growth, e-tailers… Read More

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Russian hackers linked to the Kremlin have targeted coronavirus vaccine research facilities in the US, UK and Canada, according to security officials

Russian Kremlin-linked hackers are launching ‘malicious’ cyber-attacks on organisations which are developing coronavirus vaccines to try and steal their research, according to UK government officials. A hacking collective called ‘Cozy Bear’ have been trying to steal data from research organisations around the world. The hacking group has previously linked to various cyber-attacks including the damaging leaks of Hillary Clinton’s private emails during the 2016 US presidential election. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Russian hackers who are “almost certainly” working for the country’s intelligence services have targeted coronavirus research facilities in the US, UK and Canada, according to allegations released by the UK government. UK security officials told journalists… Read More

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One of Wall Street’s highest-paid CEOs is hosting a virtual lunch with followers of finmeme account Litquidity. Jefferies’ Rich Handler explained how he’s ‘trying to help in a small way while the world is so upside down.’

The Instagram account @litquidity, which has 352,000 followers and offers a meme-filled take on the life of young Wall Streeters, is hosting a virtual lunch for 25 of its followers with the CEO of Jefferies Financial Group on Thursday. It’s the second time that Rich Handler, Jefferies’ CEO and one of the highest-paid executives on Wall Street, has shared his time with @litquidity’s followers. Rich Handler told Business Insider he hopes the lunch can bring a “younger generation of future leaders” together during difficult times. In an interview, Skylar, Handler’s 23-year-old daughter, opened up about how she helped her dad become a budding Instagram star: “I definitely gave him some… Read More

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Seattle’s newest billion-dollar startup: Qumulo reaches unicorn status with $125M round

Qumulo CEO Bill Richter. (Qumulo Photo / Andy Rogers) Qumulo is joining an elite club of Seattle startups. The company just announced a $125 million funding round that propels its valuation to more than $1.2 billion, making it one of a handful of “unicorn” billion-dollar startups in the Seattle region. Qumulo launched back in 2012, betting that companies would need help storing and managing large amounts of file data. There are now more than 150 billion files handled by Qumulo for customers such as Hyundai, Cinesite Studios, Telus, and others. “We’re all about data awareness,” said Qumulo CEO Bill Richter. “Data awareness cures data blindness, which is a real problem… Read More

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Apple’s ARM-based Macs will be more like iPhones than ever before

Image: Apple Apple made waves at WWDC this year when it announced that it’d be making its own Mac chips, switching away from the Intel processors the company has used across its laptops and desktops since 2005. While Apple may be new to computer chips, it’s been making its own processors ever since the original iPad and the iPhone 4. In fact, it’s one of the biggest advantages to Apple’s approach to design: Apple builds the chips, Apple makes the software, and Apple designs the hardware — every part of the process is under Apple’s control. Now, Apple is potentially poised to bring those same benefits to its Macs. The… Read More

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