Doug Jones on the South’s Confederate Past and Pandemic Present

When Doug Jones invokes the civil-rights movement of the early 1960s, he knows the stakes. Forty years before his upset win in a 2017 special election to represent Alabama in the Senate, Jones, a U.S. attorney, prosecuted Klansmen for the Birmingham church bombing—and insisted that the guilty verdict not be seen as the end of the movement’s story. Jones understands why Americans might be cynical about the current civil-rights protests. He understands why people might look at all of the demonstrations since George Floyd’s death and say that, so far, there’s been more political back-and-forth over whether “Defund the police” is a good slogan than actual change. “You only have… Read More

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16 online platforms where entrepreneurs can quickly list products and services, create a simple user experience, and blast out content to jumpstart a business from home

Entrepreneurs are moving online during the pandemic, if they didn’t already have ecommerce baked into their business model. It’s key to find the best platform for your needs, whether you’re a retailer, reseller, maker, or content creator. Service providers can also take advantage of several of these platforms. We looked into the best platforms’ features and costs, and how to decide which is right for you based on the type of entrepreneur you are and the type of market you want to reach. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. One of the most important steps an entrepreneur can take to adapt their business during the pandemic is to build… Read More

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How to clean your mask, according to experts

Like many of us living in this pandemic, I consider my cloth mask a staple item, as essential to have on me when I head out the door as my phone, keys, and wallet. Although masks can help protect us and those around us from COVID-19, the contamination that occurs when we wear them out can limit their ability to do so. I try to wash my mask with dish soap and hot water as soon as I get home, but occasionally I forget, and worry about whether my precautions go far enough. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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UBS lays out how a 2nd-wave coronavirus lockdown could lead to a devastating situation for stocks — one Wall Street has been warning about for months

UBS strategist Bhanu Baweja warns of a potential stock-market tail risk that involves an inflationary spike resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Baweja cites historical evidence from the post-WWII period, which featured a similar confluence of “supply shortages, solid income growth, high fiscal debt levels.” He also argues that a second wave of lockdowns would make an inflationary supply shock even more pronounced. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, a slew of renowned investment firms were already warning about the potentially dangerous and often overlooked prospect of inflation. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter Investing Insider. Click here for more BI Prime stories. There’s no denying that the coronavirus… Read More

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China’s Xinjiang Policy: Less About Births, More About Control

For years, when I was giving talks or discussing my reporting on China’s one-child policy, well-meaning audience members would inevitably ask a question that I had come to expect: “Of course forced abortions and sterilizations are bad,” they would say, “but isn’t the one-child policy good, in some ways? Doesn’t it help lift millions of people out of poverty?” This has always been the Chinese Communist Party’s narrative. The one-child policy, it claimed, was a difficult but necessary move that was crucial for the country’s advancement. Deng Xiaoping, then China’s paramount leader, insisted in 1979 that without a drastic fall in birth rates, “we will not be able to develop… Read More

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A new art exhibition exploring the greed of private space travel is inspired by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Contemporary artist Lincoln Townley is famous for his distinctive portraits of Hollywood royalty. Townley has just launched his new collection, Universe, which will exhibit in London’s Saatchi Gallery in September. The galactic-themed collection is inspired by the age of private space travel, which Townley says is motivated by “greed, self-publicity, [and] a desire to do things that other people cannot do.” Townley says that prominent tech figures collect his work in the US, and some collectors have already bought works from the Universe collection. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Lincoln Townley is a prominent UK-based contemporary artist, known for his surrealist celebrity portraits of Hollywood royalty like Michael… Read More

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Ed Davey says the Liberal Democrats must work together with Keir Starmer to defeat Boris Johnson

The current favourite to be the next Liberal Democrat leader says his party should work with Keir Starmer to defeat Boris Johnson at the next election. Ed Davey ruled out any sort of deal with the Conservatives, telling Business Insider: “They’re far too right-wing and I don’t want anything to do with them.” He said the Lib Dems would like to work tactically with Labour at the next election. Davey described Starmer as “very smart” and said:, “I don’t think a Starmer leadership at the next election is going to be firing its guns on us in the way Corbyn was.” Davey is the current frontrunner to succeed Jo Swinson… Read More

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The US is reportedly threatening to remove the dollar’s peg to the Hong Kong dollar. Here’s why that’s an empty threat from the Trump administration.

Bloomberg reported this week the US might restrict Hong Kong’s access to US dollars and potentially spell an end to the Hong Kong dollar’s 37-year currency peg to the US dollar. One analyst, however, rubbished the threats, saying that such a move “would be an act of war” and wouldn’t be implemented by the US. He also said Hong Kong and China both have combined reserves of US dollars of more than 3.5 trillion, which would effectively render the removal of the currency peg pointless. That’s because China and Hong Kong governments could simply use their dollar reserves to prop up the Hong Kong dollar regardless. Visit Business Insider’s homepage… Read More

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The US is reportedly threatening to remove the dollar’s peg to the Hong Kong dollar. Here’s why that’s an empty threat from the Trump administration.

Bloomberg reported this week the US might restrict Hong Kong’s access to US dollars and potentially spell an end to the Hong Kong dollar’s 37-year currency peg to the US dollar. One analyst, however, rubbished the threats, saying that such a move “would be an act of war” and wouldn’t be implemented by the US. He also said Hong Kong and China both have combined reserves of US dollars of more than 3.5 trillion, which would effectively render the removal of the currency peg pointless. That’s because China and Hong Kong governments could simply use their dollar reserves to prop up the Hong Kong dollar regardless. Visit Business Insider’s homepage… Read More

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Space tech fund Seraphim Capital ran its 600-hour accelerator entirely online during COVID-19, and says it worked better than an in-person incubator

Space tech VC firm Seraphim Capital hosted its most recent accelerator programme, Space Camp, entirely online due to the coronavirus. The fund says that speaking to promising startups over video chat formed stronger relationships than face-to-face meetings. “I think we had a closer relationship with our cohort than usual because we’ve seen peoples’ home and family life over video,” Rob Desborough, programme leader at Space Camp and partner at Seraphim Capital, told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Accelerator programmes are vital to the startup ecosystem because they give promising early-stage businesses access to industry know-how and development tools. Traditionally, exciting startups spend weeks, or even months,… Read More

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