The Florida data scientist who claims she was fired by the health department for refusing to alter COVID-19 data said she’ll turn herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest

Summary List Placement In a lengthy Twitter thread Saturday, Rebekah Jones, the data scientist who said she was fired in May by the Florida Department of Health for refusing to alter COVID-19 data, said she was turning herself into authorities Sunday after they last week issued a warrant for her arrest. The arrest warrant came about a month after authorities raided Jones’ Florida home and it’s not clear with what crime Florida officials plan to charge. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment Sunday.  An FDLE spokesperson told the told Florida Today the agency would be able to share more information about Jones’… Read More

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Norwegian health officials have adjusted their advice on who gets a COVID-19 vaccine as 29 frail elderly people die

Summary List Placement Norwegian health officials have warned that vaccinating the most frail older people with serious underlying health conditions could be dangerous after the country reported more than 25 deaths. The Norwegian Medicines Agency first reported on Thursday that 23 elderly people had died in a short time after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, 13 of which may have suffered from deadly side effects. However, the number of deaths has been updated to 29 people as of Sunday, according to Bloomberg. According to the agency, “all deaths” are linked to the Pfizer vaccine, which was the only one available in the country until Friday. Officials listed… Read More

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What happened last week? Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, Parler sued Amazon, and Loews Hotels cancelled a fundraiser for a senator.

Summary List Placement What happened last week? As Washington last week readied for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the incoming president announced a massive stimulus plan to rejuvenate the economy and update the country’s cybersecurity infrastructure.  Here are three big stories from the last week.   Biden introduced a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan On Thursday, Biden released a massive $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, the “American Rescue Plan.” “A growing chorus of top economists agree that, in this moment of crisis, with interest rates at historic lows, we cannot afford inaction,” Biden said as he introduced the plan in Delaware.  Read more: Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion… Read More

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32 books on everything from cautionary tales of young Wall Street to the science of sleep that rising stars in finance say you should read to get ahead

Summary List Placement We asked our Rising Stars of Wall Street to recommend a book to our readers and their selections range from the origins of value investing to a timely retelling of the Spanish Flu Pandemic, from “Margaritaville” singer Jimmy Buffett’s autobiography to a 368-page work on why we sleep.  The full selection of 32 books, and the stars’ comments about them, are below. Read our full list of the rising stars of Wall Street shaking up investing, trading, and dealmaking. SEE ALSO: Meet 2020’s Rising Stars of Wall Street from firms like Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, and Bridgewater shaking up investing, trading, and dealmaking “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara Rising… Read More

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Messaging app Signal is back up and running after being down for more than 24 hours

Summary List Placement Encrypted messaging app Signal said it was back up and running on Saturday following an outage that left its users without the service for more than a day.  In a Saturday evening tweet, the company announced it was “back” and thanked the “millions of new Signal users around the world for [their] patience.” Signal is back! Like an underdog going through a training montage, we’ve learned a lot since yesterday — and we did it together. Thanks to the millions of new Signal users around the world for your patience. Your capacity for understanding inspired us while we expanded capacity. pic.twitter.com/cRNV8kVtdF — Signal (@signalapp) January 17, 2021… Read More

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New lawsuit accuses Amazon of e-book price fixing

Amazon is facing a new lawsuit alleging that a deal between the company and five book publishers has created higher prices on e-books, The Wall Street Journal reported. The lawsuit filed by law firm Hagens Berman in a federal district court in New York, alleges that the publishers pay high commissions and other costs to Amazon, which in turn increases the retail price of e-books sold on the platform. Due to the deal between Amazon and the publishers— HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan — the Amazon price is the price the publishers charge other retailers as well, preventing other sellers from offering… Read More

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Meena Harris, niece of Vice President-elect Kamala, wants her new children’s book to inspire ambitious women (and girls) everywhere

Summary List Placement The plight of an unapologetically ambitious woman is well documented. Meena Harris is one of those women. The entrepreneur founded Phenomenal Woman, which creates products addressing sociopolitical injustices, and has another career as a children’s author. Her latest endeavor is a children’s book entitled “Ambitious Girl.” Set to be released on January 19, the book tells the story of a young girl who learns to embrace her ambitions in life. The book comes a year after the release of Harris’ first book, “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,” which was inspired by Meena and her aunt, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. (That became a New York Times best-seller, and… Read More

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Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of inauguration as vice president

Summary List Placement Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe Biden will take over the reins from President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The decision was confirmed by Harris aides, according to The Associated Press. Harris informed Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom of her decision, which paves the way for the appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who the governor nominated in December to fill the remaining two years of Harris’s seat. Padilla, 47, will be California’s first-ever Latino senator, a milestone achievement in a state that is roughly 40%… Read More

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FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the role you’ve always wanted

Summary List Placement To put it lightly, job searching during a pandemic can be a challenge.  Worldwide lockdowns have forced remote work, and the resulting recession has caused the US to lose 140,000 jobs in December alone, ending a seven-month streak of payroll additions. Even though it may be tough, job-seekers can still find work if they look in the right places and adopt the right strategies.  Insider has gathered the tools to help you do so. Below, we’ve compiled a list of advice from a range of experts, from career and executive coaches to HR leaders and recruiters, on how you can set yourself up for success this year. … Read More

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Kellyanne Conway told Bill Maher that she’s ‘disappointed’ that Trump’s accomplishments have been overlooked because of the Capitol riots

Summary List Placement Former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway continued to stay loyal to the president, defending his legacy and saying that Americans are “better off” because of him. In the interview with HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday, Conway condemned the “inexcusable” US Capitol siege on January 6 but said that the rioters did not represent most Trump supporters. “I think that those marauders and murderers, I think that they insult, not represent, the whole Trump movement and that 74 million is not a base, it’s a large percentage of this country,” she told Maher.  Conway also expressed her “disappointed” at the fact that many of Trump’s accomplishments… Read More

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