China just took another step to boost its struggling economy — but experts say it needs to do far more

China lowered borrowing costs for the second month in a row on Friday in an effort to bolster its struggling economy. The People’s Bank of China cut its Loan Prime Rate (LPR) by 5 basis points to 4.2%, a much smaller move than those made by the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank in recent weeks. But experts are warning that the cut might not be enough to stave-off slowing growth brought on by the ongoing trade war with the US. Visit the Markets Insider homepage for more stories. China cut its new one-year benchmark interest rate for the second month in a row on Friday, marking the country’s… Read More

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Bill Gates’ quiet summer of learning to BBQ, recommending books, and working a shift at Dairy Queen was interrupted by 2 scandals

Bill Gates, who slipped from his spot as the second-richest person in the world this summer, spent most of his time away from the media before gearing up for a press tour ahead of a new Netflix documentary about his life. He and his wife Melinda announced a new lobbying organization, separate from the Gates Foundation. Gates got some bad press too; He was linked to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s donations to MIT (a spokesperson for Gates says he never went into business with Epstein or was friends with him) and the Gates Foundation was criticized for giving Indian Prime Minister Modi a humanitarian award. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for… Read More

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Dispensed: How retailers are beefing up their health ambitions, insights from Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing, and a looming shortage of OB-GYNs

Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly newsletter, in which we recap the stories that kept the healthcare team busy while we weren’t driving out to Pennsylvania (more on that later) or out on a marathon-training session. Are you new to our newsletter? You can sign up for Dispensed here. First, continuing from last week’s coverage of Walmart Health, Walmart’s newest strategy in healthcare, we decided to take a step back and recap where all the retailers are at with this, from CVS Health to Kroger, and yes of course, Amazon. Companies like Walmart, CVS, and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here are their plans to upend the… Read More

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s former Soho apartment just hit the market for $4.7 million. Take a look inside.

A Soho apartment once owned by Kanye West is on the market for $4.7 million, a representative of luxury broker CORE Real Estate told Business Insider. The one-bedroom apartment features a home automation system, custom lighting and sound systems, and access to a shared rooftop deck with panoramic views of lower Manhattan, according to CORE Real Estate. West first moved into the unit in 2004 and sold it to its current owner last year, a representative of CORE Real Estate told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. For $4.7 million, you can live like a Kardashian. A 2,427-square-foot apartment that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West once called… Read More

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A former employee of Andrew Yang claimed he abruptly fired her because she got married and would stop ‘working as hard’

Kimberley Watkins, an ex-employee of Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang, writing in the Gotham Gazette Magazine, claims he fired her because she got married. In 2007, when Watkins claims the firing took place, Yang was CEO of education company Manhattan Prep. Yang denies the accusation, In a statement he called her claim “inaccurate,” and said he made decisions to hire or fire “singularly based on performance.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories A woman has claimed that Democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang fired her in 2007 because she got married. Kimberly Watkins, a former employee of Manhattan Prep, where Yang was once CEO, claimed that he told her that… Read More

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Tom Brady is rooting for South Africa, not the USA, at the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tom Brady will be supporting South Africa, not the USA, at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The NFL icon shared a message of support for the Springboks ahead of the tournament via Twitter early Friday morning. “Springboks, good luck to you in Japan,” said Brady in the video posted by the national team’s official account. “Kick some butt. Go Bokke!” South Africa take on current world champions New Zealand in its opening game on Saturday, and head coach Rassie Erasmus believes his team can go “deep into the tournament” if it remains injury-free, according to the Irish Times. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tom Brady won’t be… Read More

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After spending two full days with Apple’s new iPhones, I’m convinced the iPhone 11 is the best choice for most people — here’s why (AAPL)

Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are launching on September 20. All three phones bring noticeable camera upgrades that make it possible to take ultra-wide shots and capture better images in the dark. The phones also offer great battery life that can easily last more than a day on a single charge. But if you’re considering upgrading, it’s probably only worth it if you’re using an older model like the iPhone 7. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’ve owned an iPhone from day one — or at least for the last five years or so — you’ve probably come to expect major… Read More

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After spending two full days with Apple’s new iPhones, I’m convinced the iPhone 11 is the best choice for most people — here’s why (AAPL)

Apple’s iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are launching on September 20. All three phones bring noticeable camera upgrades that make it possible to take ultra-wide shots and capture better images in the dark. The phones also offer great battery life that can easily last more than a day on a single charge. But if you’re considering upgrading, it’s probably only worth it if you’re using an older model like the iPhone 7. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’ve owned an iPhone from day one — or at least for the last five years or so — you’ve probably come to expect major… Read More

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Google Chrome is getting way better tab management soon

If you’re a Chrome user who likes to have 50 tabs open at a time, Google is making things slightly easier soon. Tab management in Chrome currently requires you to hover over each tab and wait for a description of the tab or to simply spot one visually via the tiny favicon. This can be difficult when you’ve got a lot of tabs open, so Google is addressing it with a new preview that will allow you to hover over tabs quickly to get to the right one. Other browsers have been managing this better for years, including Microsoft Edge and Apple’s Safari, but it’s good to see Chrome getting… Read More

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Google Chrome is getting way better tab management soon

If you’re a Chrome user who likes to have 50 tabs open at a time, Google is making things slightly easier soon. Tab management in Chrome currently requires you to hover over each tab and wait for a description of the tab or to simply spot one visually via the tiny favicon. This can be difficult when you’ve got a lot of tabs open, so Google is addressing it with a new preview that will allow you to hover over tabs quickly to get to the right one. Other browsers have been managing this better for years, including Microsoft Edge and Apple’s Safari, but it’s good to see Chrome getting… Read More

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