These 2 charts help show just how big Apple really is as it nears $2 trillion market value, according to Strategas Research (AAPL)

Apple is on the verge of hitting $2 trillion in market value after the company reported strong second quarter earnings and announced a 4-for-1 stock split. Chris Verrone, head of technical and macro strategy at Strategas Research Partners, highlighted two charts that help investors wrap their heads around how big a company with a $2 trillion valuation really is. The first chart shows that Apple is on the verge of being worth more than the combined value of the entire Russell 2000 small cap index. The second chart shows Apple surpassing IBM 40 years ago as the most concentrated stock in the S&P 500 at 6.5%. Visit Business Insider’s homepage… Read More

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The new Grand Reserve card offers bonus points on wine purchases that you can use for tastings, decanters, and more

The Grand Reserve World Mastercard is a new credit card that earns bonus rewards on wine purchases. You can use your points for wine accessories, tastings, and more — the company is working to add redemptions for actual wine through various wineries in the future. The Grand Reserve card has a $149 annual fee and includes a complimentary wine magazine membership, discounted tastings, and access to exclusive cardmember events. Other credit card companies have incorporated wine and dining benefits into their rewards programs, such as discounts on wine purchases through Amex Offers. See Business Insider’s list of the best rewards credit cards » Many top rewards credit cards offer fine-dining… Read More

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Mitch McConnell just opened the door for an extension of the $600 unemployment boost — if Trump supports it

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he could support an extension of the $600 unemployment benefit — if Trump supports it. At a weekly GOP press conference, McConnell said he could back a negotiated stimulus package containing the federal benefit. “We know this is going to be a negotiated settlement… but the American people in the end need help,” he said. However, Trump opposed extending the federal payout in May, and the GOP favors cutting benefits and implementing a 70% wage replacement program. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he could support an extension of the $600 federal… Read More

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The richest families in the world, ranked

The richest families in the world own billions, possessing $1.4 trillion in wealth collectively, according to Bloomberg. This wealth is derived from various industries, including retail, media, agribusiness, technology, and more. The collective net worth of the Belgian beer-making families behind Anheuser-Busch InBev dropped $16 billion in the past year alone. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As much of the world struggles with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many of the world’s richest families are as wealthy as ever. Bloomberg ranked the families with the richest fortunes across the globe — together, they possess $1.4 trillion in wealth from retail industries, media conglomerates, agribusiness companies, tech… Read More

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Bank of America savings rates are low, but similar to banks like Chase and Wells Fargo

Bank of America (Member FDIC) has a regular savings account, minor savings account, and custodial savings account. The bank pays 0.01% APY on all its savings accounts, but you may qualify to earn up to 0.05% APY on a Bank of America Advantage Savings Account if you’re a Preferred Rewards member with a large account balance. Some banks compound interest daily, but Bank of America only compounds your interest monthly. Bank of America pays similar rates to other big-name banks, like Chase and Wells Fargo, but you can earn more by opening a high-yield savings account with another institution. See Business Insider’s picks for the best high-yield savings accounts »… Read More

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Ford’s CEO switch-out shows that the automaker is still a family business — and that Bill Ford is still in charge (F)

Ford announced on Tuesday that CEO Jim Hackett will retire October 1 and be replaced by current COO Jim Farley. Ford remains a family business, overseen by Bill Ford, the company’s chairman and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford. The carmaker’s share price has been in decline for years, through three different CEOs. The Ford family still controls the company — and relies on the stock. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Jim Hackett announced his retirement as CEO for Ford after a tough three years of restructuring, the first voice on a conference call with the media was that of Bill Ford. “I thank him for his brave… Read More

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The best tape measures

No toolkit is complete without a great measuring tape. From the professional contractor’s work to the DIY home repair, countless projects call for precise measurements. The QuickDraw DIY Self Marking Measuring Tape is our top choice because its innovative built-in pencil ensures you mark the same spot you measured. See more: The best duct tape A measuring tape or tape measure is useful for landscape design, interior decorating, construction, crafts projects, and so much more. Imagine seeking the perfect placement for a painting, calculating the size of a bedroom, or planning the design of new kitchen cabinets and countertops without a tape measure — nothing would ever look or fit… Read More

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High school football: Layton Christian Eagles 2020 preview

Here’s an in-depth look at the Layton Christian Eagles football team heading into the 2020 season. Note: Layton Christian finished with a 2-7 overall record in 2019 and was fifth in 2A North with a 1-4 record. It was RPI seed No. 12 in the 2A playoffs, and was eliminated by Enterprise 50-0 in first round. LAYTON — For the third time in three years Layton Christian has a new head coach, but new coach Scott Feldman is hoping to bring some stability to the program amid the crazy circumstances surrounding high school sports these days. Feldman comes to Layton Christian after spending the past couple years as an assistant… Read More

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Go Fast Campers unveiled a ‘minimalist’ lightweight rooftop tent that turns a car into a camper in 3 minutes

Go Fast Campers unveiled the Superlite, a “minimalist” lightweight hardshell rooftop tent. The tent starts at $1,578, but a mattress pad and ladder costs an additional $279 and $100, respectively. The Superlite weighs 80 pounds and can be installed in around three minutes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Go Fast Campers unveiled the Superlite, a lightweight hardshell rooftop tent that can turn a car into a camper in under three minutes. Bozeman, Montana-based Go Fast Campers specializes in producing outdoor and camping automotive gear, including a camper unit for pickup trucks and rooftop tents. Now, the company has expanded on the latter to create a more affordable and… Read More

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US coronavirus testing is going in the wrong direction. Declines could partially explain why cases seem to be dropping.

The US’s daily coronavirus cases have declined over the last two weeks. The trend coincides with a decline in testing per capita in hotspots like Florida, as well as a rise in test positivity rates across 32 states. That means the decrease in cases could be driven by testing shortages or delays. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It seems like good news: The US’s weekly average of new coronavirus cases dipped 6% this week compared to last, and 8% compared to two weeks prior. On the surface, the nation’s outbreak looks to be declining after June’s dramatic case surge. But the recent downturn in cases may be “significantly… Read More

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