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The top 5 disruptive trends in self-driving cars, delivery, transportation, and logistics (AMZN)

The top 5 disruptive trends in self-driving cars, delivery, transportation, and logistics (AMZN)

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BII Technology is disrupting nearly every part of our daily lives, and the transportation space is no different. The shift to digital is transforming the way businesses deliver and track goods, from the point of initiation to the final destination. Last-mile delivery, self-driving cars and trucks, delivery drone and robots, and artificial intelligence applications in logistics are all poised to change how companies send goods, how customers receive packages, and how the population gets from Point A to Point B. BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has highlighted five of the most important trends that we predict will drive major shifts in the transportation and logistics landscape in the next five years. These trends are based on ongoing research that includes forec
Top 10 waiver-wire pickups for Week 6 in your fantasy football league

Top 10 waiver-wire pickups for Week 6 in your fantasy football league

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Mitchell Leff/Getty With Week 5 of the NFL season nearly in the books, it's time for fantasy managers to start looking ahead to next Sunday's matchups. With bye weeks in full effect and injuries beginning to pile up across the league, your roster might not look as formidable as it did heading into Week 1, but keep in mind that when one door closes, another opens. The Giants, for example, lost a whopping four receivers to injury on Sunday, but that bad luck also elevated two of their other players to sleeper status. While everyone wants to trade for an every-down back or a marquee receiver, smaller, more opportunistic acquisitions might be the real key to fantasy success. Here are 10 players you should consider adding to your roster for Week 6. View As: One Page Slides Marlon Mack, RB ...
Top 10 waiver-wire pickups for Week 6 in your fantasy football league

Top 10 waiver-wire pickups for Week 6 in your fantasy football league

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Mitchell Leff/Getty With Week 5 of the NFL season nearly in the books, it's time for fantasy managers to start looking ahead to next Sunday's matchups. With bye weeks in full effect and injuries beginning to pile up across the league, your roster might not look as formidable as it did heading into Week 1, but keep in mind that when one door closes, another opens. The Giants, for example, lost a whopping four receivers to injury on Sunday, but that bad luck also elevated two of their other players to sleeper status. While everyone wants to trade for an every-down back or a marquee receiver, smaller, more opportunistic acquisitions might be the real key to fantasy success. Here are 10 players you should consider adding to your roster for Week 6. View As: One Page Slides Marlon Mack, RB ...
The ‘Diablo winds’ explain why the fires burning California’s wine country became so destructive

The ‘Diablo winds’ explain why the fires burning California’s wine country became so destructive

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An aerial photo of the devastation left behind from the Northern California wildfires that began on October 9, 2017. California Highway Patrol/Golden Gate Division via Reuters A series of fires in Northern California's wine country is shaping up to be one of the worst firestorms in state history. An estimated 20,000 people have fled the Sonoma and Napa valleys, as well as surrounding counties, as the fire races across fields and freeways. More than 1,500 homes, businesses, and other structures have been destroyed. Schools and hospitals have been closed, and power outages are widespread. Three people have died. The cause of the fires remained under investigation on Monday afternoon. But a weather phenomenon known as the "Diablo winds" is partly responsible for the widespread devastation. It...
White House budget director: Trump ‘clearly telegraphing’ military force against North Korea

White House budget director: Trump ‘clearly telegraphing’ military force against North Korea

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President Trump departs Washington for fund raising event in North carolina Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says there's no misunderstanding what President Donald Trump means when he says "only one thing will work" to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Budget director Mick Mulvaney tells NBC that Trump's "clearly telegraphing, and this should not be news to anybody," that "military options are on the table. ... They absolutely are." Trump says years of talking to the North and providing aid haven't worked. But Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy wants Trump to "stop doing hurtful things to the country's national security, like telling the North Koreans that there is no diplomatic path for them to give up nuclear weapons." GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says "there is
CBS Sports walks back report about whether Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem

CBS Sports walks back report about whether Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty CBS Sports columnist Jason La Canfora corrected a report in which he falsely claimed that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem if he was signed to a team. On Saturday evening, La Canfora told CBS about a recent conversation he had with Kaepernick and addressed the quarterback's refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police brutality. "He's not planning on kneeling, he's going to donate all his jersey sales, and he's planning on standing for the anthem, if given the opportunity," La Canfora said. Many media outlets read La Canfora's report as a shift for the quarterback, who hasn't been picked up by a team despite str
How global sports brands like Real Madrid are learning to think like digital media companies

How global sports brands like Real Madrid are learning to think like digital media companies

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What do the Chicago Bulls and Real Madrid have in common? The fact that they're not only major sports brands with fans all over the globe, but also aspiring digital media companies in their own right. Over the past few years, sports franchises have increasingly embraced their role not just as brands, but also content creators. The Bulls and Real Madrid are no different, churning out photos, videos and GIFs on social media, and most recently, even their very own shows on Facebook Watch called "Run With Us" and "Hala Madrid." "Sports companies have always been associated with producing and distributing content," said Rafael de los Santos, global head of digital at Real Madrid. "The difference is that now with digital we can customize content for different fans in different ways and on differ
35 drop-dead gorgeous treehouses you’ll want to live in

35 drop-dead gorgeous treehouses you’ll want to live in

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The Mirrorcube in Harads, Sweden.Photo courtesy of Treehotel Tiny homes are all the rage these days — they're cheap, better for the environment, and undoubtedly adorable. But treehouses take the tiny home trend to new heights. If you're craving nature and want to connect to your childhood roots, a treehouse is the ideal option. Unlike the days of your youth, however, treehouses are no longer rickety structures meant for parental escape: today's treehouse can be as modern as it is whimsical.  Here are 35 of the most incredible homes around the world that you won't believe aren't on solid ground. View As: One Page Slides Playa Viva in Guerrero, Mexico This treehouse at Playa Viva sits high above white sandy beaches, and includes a king sized bed, private bathroom, a lounge area with a h
The digital ad industry is officially out of ideas

The digital ad industry is officially out of ideas

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Web sites have lots of banners New York Daily News Digital advertising sure seems to be stuck thinking inside the box. Consider Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer at Procter & Gamble, who's been on something of a 12-city summer tour decrying the state of ad tech.Pritchard told an audience at the Dmexco conference in Cologne, Germany a few weeks ago that the various factions in the industry need to work together to build "the next generation of digital ads," reported Ad Age. "Bottom line, it is time for marketers and tech companies to solve the problem of annoying ads and make the ad experience better for consumers," Pritchard said Now, as the ad industry looks to converge this week in New York for Advertising Week, it seems perhaps fair to ask, 'hey Marc, where've you been?' After all
Kushner reportedly used a private email address to communicate with top White House officials

Kushner reportedly used a private email address to communicate with top White House officials

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump answer questions regarding the ongoing situation in North Korea, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, set up a private email address last December and has been using it to discuss official government business with other administration officials, Politico reported on Sunday.  Among others, Kushner communicated with prominent current and former aides including previous chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, senior economic adviser Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel. Sources told Politico that topics discussed primarily had to do with "media c
THE SOCIAL MEDIA DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT: Differences in age, gender, and income at the top platforms (FB, TWTR, LNKD, GOOG, GOOGL, SNAP)

THE SOCIAL MEDIA DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT: Differences in age, gender, and income at the top platforms (FB, TWTR, LNKD, GOOG, GOOGL, SNAP)

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BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Social networks are here to stay, and they're constantly evolving. Globally, more than 2.8 billion people — or 37% of the world's population — use social media, but the way those users interact with each other, and the platforms they adopt, vary widely. In the US market, gender, income, and education level have little impact on whether an individual has adopted social networking as an activity. Age does remain a factor — younger internet users tend to be more likely to engage in social networking overall, and adopt specific social platforms. While social platforms offer tools that let marketers target particular audience
I thought I wanted to be a lawyer — here’s why I’m happier as a social worker

I thought I wanted to be a lawyer — here’s why I’m happier as a social worker

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"There's nothing better than enjoying the job that you get paid to do." Author not pictured. Tech Hub/Flickr "I love my job. I think, at this point in my life, it's the perfect job for me," my colleague Sara Yzaguirre shared with me as we sat in her office. "I've been here almost three years, and I still actually love going to work and doing what I do." There you have it, folks. The few sentences most people wish they could truthfully say. But make no mistake—Yzaguirre didn't simply "luck out" or "happen upon" her current position as an advocate for college students who are also survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. "It was a process getting there," she said more than a few times during the course of our conversation. You see, when Yzaguirre began college, she p
Russia wants Trump and Kim Jong Un to calm down

Russia wants Trump and Kim Jong Un to calm down

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stand while waiting for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to their talks at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Saturday, July 8, 2017. AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults. Trump called the North Korean leader a "madman" on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" who would face the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" in retaliation for Trump saying the U.S. would "totally destroy" No...
Trump is about to wade into Alabama’s nasty Senate primary — and most of his top supporters are fighting him

Trump is about to wade into Alabama’s nasty Senate primary — and most of his top supporters are fighting him

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Getty Images/Alex Wong Many of President Donald Trump's most prominent, longtime supporters are actively working against his interests in Alabama's special election to replace former senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump endorsed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed by then-Governor Robert Bentley when Sessions took the helm of the Department of Justice. Trump has routinely took to his personal Twitter account to prop up Strange, writing as recently as Wednesday, "Alabama is sooo lucky to have a candidate like 'Big' Luther Strange. Smart, tough on crime, borders & trade, loves Vets & Military. Tu
Apple is falling on the first day the iPhone 8 is being sold (AAPL)

Apple is falling on the first day the iPhone 8 is being sold (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.REUTERS/Rick Wilking Shares of Apple are down 1.69% to trade at $150.95 on the first day of availability for the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Shares have been falling since the company announced several new products, including the iPhone X, on September 12. Shares are down about 7.07%, or $11.91, since the market opened on the day of the launch event. That fall is equivalent to about $61 billion in value lost since the announcement. Friday marks the first day the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available for sale. The flagship iPhone X was likely delayed due to component supply constraints and is set to be released on October 27 of this year. Many analysts are wondering what demand for the new iPhones will look like. Many think Apple will sell a large number of devices in a "sup
Mueller’s investigators want to know what Sean Spicer knew when he said Trump had confidence in James Comey days before Comey was fired

Mueller’s investigators want to know what Sean Spicer knew when he said Trump had confidence in James Comey days before Comey was fired

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Sean Spicer Alex Wong/Getty Images Robert Mueller's investigators want to know what Sean Spicer knew when he said President Donald Trump had confidence in James Comey, the FBI director Trump fired just days after Spicer made the remarks in the White House press briefing room. Special counsel Mueller's team is asking for White House documents connected to the May 3 briefing during which Spicer said of Comey, "the president has confidence in the director," in response to questions on the matter. Reporters were scrambling to get clarity about Trump's position on Comey after Trump said the day before that the FBI director had given Hillary Clinton a "free pass" in the investigation of her use of a private email server. Mueller's team wants to know if Spicer knew of Trump's plan to fire Comey,...
10 accessories that’ll help you get more out of your MacBook

10 accessories that’ll help you get more out of your MacBook

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Generally speaking, if you own a MacBook, you should be happy with your purchase. They’re good laptops. But it’s not hard to see where you might run into some annoyances. Some might be specific to Apple, others might be more general. Either way, they’re a bummer, especially when you’ve paid through the nose to get your hands on one of these things.So, to help, we’ve rounded up a few simple accessories that can add to your Mac-owning experience in small but useful ways. They may not be applicable to everyone, and they won’t change the MacBook line’s more fundamental issues, but they should help
20 fast food salads, ranked by calories

20 fast food salads, ranked by calories

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Wendy's power Mediterranean chicken salad has 480 calories.Marcus F/Yelp The INSIDER Summary: Some fast food salads are as caloric as burgers, or even more so. We chose 20 salads from seven popular fast food chains and ranked them based on calories. Arby's roast turkey farmhouse salad had 230 calories, the fewest of all the salads. Wendy's spicy Caesar chicken salad had 720 calories, the most of all the salads. Fast food isn't always what it seems to be. Promotional photos often look way more enticing than the actual food, and the salads served at chains are often way more caloric than you think (sometimes even worse than a burger, at McDonald's at least). We rounded up 20 salads from seven popular fast food chains and ranked them by number of calories, according to information we found on
An investing legend who’s nailed the bull market at every turn shares the hidden secret of future stock gains

An investing legend who’s nailed the bull market at every turn shares the hidden secret of future stock gains

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Bloomberg TV It's conventional stock market wisdom that when investors run out of fresh cash to deploy, the end of a rally is near. Luckily, we're nowhere near that extreme scenario. As Goldman Sachs pointed out in a recent research note, the current cash position of 3.2% for mutual funds is "normal," showing that "skepticism abounds." In other words, the stock market lacks the type of overexuberant sentiment that can leave it vulnerable. Legendary investor Laszlo Birinyi — who has nailed the eight-year bull market at every turn — wholeheartedly agrees. In his view, the high level of cash still sitting on the sidelines is one of the most underappreciated elements of stock bullishness. Sure, strong earnings growth is great, but it's futile if there isn't ample money to invest. In an intervi
Bed Bath & Beyond craters 15% after big miss on earnings partly blamed on Hurricane Harvey (BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond craters 15% after big miss on earnings partly blamed on Hurricane Harvey (BBBY)

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Markets Insider Investing.com - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ:BBBY) shares plunged after a trading halt was lifted during Tuesday’s after hours session as the company posted quarterly results that fell short of expectations. The company earned $0.67 per share in its second quarter on revenue of $2.94 billion. Revenue missed the consensus analyst forecast by $70 million. While EPS was also a big miss - analysts were looking for $0.95. Bed Bath & Beyond said numerous issues caused the big miss, including restructuring charges, Hurricane Harvey, and a new accounting standard. The company added that it "is undertaking a number of transformational initiatives," which it will discuss in a conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern. Shares were recently down over 15%. Read the original article