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Support Your Furloughed Federal Friends, Trump's Government Shutdown Hostages  

These are people. They matter. Their work matters. And they deserve to know it.

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2019-01-16 14:33:46



You can buy a bouquet made of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for Valentine's Day  

Walmart and Overstock are both selling a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup bouquet online. The faux flower and candy arrangement is a sweet twist on traditional Valentine's Day flowers. Both online retailers carry a variety of candy bouquets. A common  Valentine's Day gift is a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolate,  but what if you combined the two? Retailers already have, creating the "Reese's Extravaganza Bouquet," a bouquet loaded with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and faux f

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2019-01-16 13:46:03



This bag comes with me from work to the gym to dinner — it's no wonder why NYC women love them  

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. MZ Wallace Instagram Finding a versatile bag that's actually practical and doesn't sacrifice style can be a tough feat. MZ Wallace started making bags in 2000 to meet the needs of modern women who value both fashion and function.  The Large Sutton bag ($245) embodies these ideals and, for it's timeless style and pra

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2019-01-16 13:06:39



Maine residents are awestruck by an ice floe that has formed a perfect circle  

Tina Radel/City of Westbrook via AP A perfectly symmetrical circle of ice has formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. City officials say the 100-yard-wide ice floe was formed by a circular current in the river, which has been causing the ice sheet to continue rotating counter-clockwise. The rare site has become somewhat of a tourist attraction for Mainers, and a naturally occurring carousel for local birds. A suburb of Portland, Maine is gaining international attention for t

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2019-01-16 12:29:49



Meghan Markle wore a $35 maternity dress from H&M, one of her most affordable looks yet  

Splash News Meghan Markle wore a $34.99 H&M dress for her visit to Mayhew on Tuesday.  She paired the maternity dress with a cream Emporio Armani coat she's worn before. The dress is one of her most affordable looks yet. Meghan Markle has been building a royal wardrobe filled with designer duds in the past year from high-end labels like Oscar de la Renta and Givenchy. However, the duchess took a brief break from those expensive brands in favor of something a little mor

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2019-01-16 12:12:23



Morning Docket: 01.16.19  

* Neil Gorsuch wrote an opinion in favor of labor rights and against mandatory arbitration. Yes, that Neil Gorsuch. [Slate] * The Trump Administration takes an L: S.D.N.Y. judge rules they can't ask citizenship questions in the census. [New York Law Journal] * Federal courts are now intending to squeak by on funding through January 25th. This is the second extension the Office of Court Administration has been able to muster due to aggressive cost cutting. [National Law Journal] * Kirste

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2019-01-16 12:10:26



New York Judge Fully Annihilates Citizenship Question For Upcoming Census  

We already do the Census stupidly, but a District Judge halts Trump's attempts to make it even less accurate.

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2019-01-16 11:44:30



Older Attorneys And Younger Lawyers Practice Law Very Differently  

Veteran attorneys are usually more rigid in how they approach the practice of law, while younger attorneys typically embrace flexibility.

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2019-01-16 11:37:56



The Red Cross is getting involved after the Coast Guard became the first military branch to miss a paycheck because of the government shutdown  

Coast Guard members missed their first paycheck on January 15. The service has been without funding to pay them since the government shutdown on December 21. Coast Guardsmen are still working around the world, and communities throughout the US are organizing to support them and their families. "It's worrisome. I have to put food in my family's belly," said Coast Guard mechanic Kyle Turcott, who is working without pay. "It's hard to focus on search and rescue if you don’t know whet

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2019-01-16 09:55:32



How much money is 'Fortnite' making? Nearly $2.5 billion in 2018 alone, according to the latest report  

Epic Games "Fortnite" continues to be the biggest game in the world, with tens of millions of monthly players across seven different platforms. Even though the game is free, it managed to pull in nearly $2.5 billion in 2018, according to Nielsen's SuperData tracking arm. "Fortnite" offers a seasonal Battle Pass, which costs $10 and is wildly popular. More than one-third of US players are buying the Battle Pass, according to SuperData. "Fortnite" continues to dominate the attention of te

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2019-01-16 06:56:23



Kourtney Kardashian gave her niece Chicago West a mini neon Mercedes G-Wagon to match Kim Kardashian's car  

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP and Kim Kardashian/Instagram Kourtney Kardashian gave niece Chicago West a mini neon Mercedes G-Wagon for her first birthday on Tuesday.  The toy vehicle, which is equipped with speakers, passenger seats, and headlights, resembles a Mercedes G-Wagon that Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian West with back in August.  Kim posted several photos and videos of Chicago (plus daughter North and son Saint) taking the new ride for a spin.  It's unclear ho

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2019-01-16 06:38:57



One of Yelp's biggest investors says its patience has 'worn out,' and is urging management to make changes or sell the company (YELP)  

Eric Risberg/AP One of Yelp's largest shareholders, SQN Investors LP, urged management to refresh its board of directors to create significant value for investors. If not, SQN says it should sell the company. Yelp traded above $90 a share back in 2014 when there were fewer business ratings and reviews platforms. But shares have since tanked more than 60%. SQN said the stock's underperformance is largely due to poor corporate governance, and said it is prepared to launch a proxy fight if the

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2019-01-16 06:06:07



Ask An Attorney: I Work In Biglaw. Should I Give Away My Sperm?   

Just remember the value of attorneys, and that even Biglaw attorneys need other attorneys to get it right.

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2019-01-16 05:58:59



Citigroup says it pays women 29% less than men in report that the bank's HR chief calls 'difficult'  

Citigroup's female employees earn 29% less than male ones in the latest report about the pay disparity among employees. Women make up just 37% of senior positions between the levels of assistant VP to managing director, despite their makin

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2019-01-16 05:39:13



Want Better Litigation Outcomes? Know Your Judges [Sponsored]  

With Gavelytics, you finally get the quantifiable and reliable judge information you need to customize your litigation strategy and increase your chances of winning.

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2019-01-16 05:23:58



Salaries Are Up And So Are The Non-Traditional Benefits  

The key to finding an employer that fits your style may be in the perks.

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2019-01-16 04:52:40



Sears, once the largest retailer in the world, has narrowly avoided liquidation. Here's how its downfall played out. (SHLD)  

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Sears' chairman, Eddie Lampert, has won a bankruptcy auction to keep the 126-year-old retailer from liquidating. Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, said last week that its bid of more than $5 billion would save up to 50,000 jobs and keep about 400 stores open. Since filing for bankruptcy in October, Sears has been facing a possible liquidation.  The department store has been losing money and closing stores for years. Many employees and analysts blam

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2019-01-16 04:31:49



LuLaRoe founder says the company is 'starting over' amid seller exodus and looming $63 million legal battle  

YouTube/LuLaRoe LuLaRoe's top executives say the multilevel-marketing company is "starting over" and "being reinvented." "I love that everybody is saying 'LuLaRoe 2.0,'" LuLaRoe founder DeAnne Stidham said in a video the company shared online. "I think that’s really what it is, because you know, we’re starting over." LuLaRoe's reinvention comes as it faces an exodus of sellers and a $63 million lawsuit from its chief supplier, Providence Industries. The suit originally sought $

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2019-01-16 04:24:05



Kremlin says it's 'stupid' to say Trump is a Russian agent amid reports he tried to hide Putin conversations  

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The Kremlin on Wednesday said it's "stupid" to believe President Donald Trump is a Russian agent.  This comes after a New York Times report claimed the FBI investigated Trump as a possible Russian agent after he fired former FBI director James Comey.  Trump on Monday said he "never" worked as a Russian agent.  The Kremlin on Wednesday rejected the notion President Donald Trump is secretly working as a Russian agent as "nonsense" an

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2019-01-16 03:46:17



Chipotle is planning to add new items to the menu, but first it wants customers to figure out what 'sofritas' and 'barbacoa' are (CMG)  

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Chipotle is testing new menu items including nachos, milkshakes, and quesadillas, the last of which is a top-requested item from customers.  However, following the successful launch of Chipotle's Lifestyle Bowls, CEO Brian Niccol says the chain is looking for ways to launch more "new" menu items that utilize ingredients that are already available in-store. "Our No. 1 selling meat is chicken," Niccol told Business Insider. "When you ask people, did you kn

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2019-01-16 03:27:45



One of 2019's Best  

At the start of every month, my partner at The Wealth Advisory and I pick the five stocks out of the Wealth Advisory portfolio that we think will perform the best, and we create two model portfolios to track our picks in order to see who does better. This month, I think I've got it in the bag.

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2019-01-16 02:59:42



Four Tips for Modernizing Meetings in 2019  

Holding the same kind of meetings, where one person talks until everyone is bored out of their minds, is no longer acceptable. Instead, consider using these more effective meeting practices.

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2019-01-16 02:56:26



Tips for Buying a Home-Based Franchise  

Buying a home-based franchise could be your ticket to having a home business. But how do you know which ones are legitimate and how do you choose the right one?

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2019-01-16 02:52:46



7 Cash Flow Secrets Your Accountant Never Told You  

Improve cash flow with these seven tips for small business and home business.

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2019-01-16 02:42:22



The 5 biggest things to expect from PlayStation in 2019 (SNE)  

Sony Sony's got a big 2019. The much-anticipated follow-up to "The Last of Us" is expected to arrive on the PlayStation 4 — one of the last huge, exclusive games coming to Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles. Sony is also expected to announce the next PlayStation console in 2019, which may or may not be called the PlayStation 5. For the 91-plus million PlayStation 4 owners, 2019 is going to be another big year. Between the impending launch of blockbuster-to-be "The Last of Us: Part II,"

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2019-01-16 02:34:36



Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask in January  

January is when most people consider what their course should be for the coming year. Find out what questions you should ask yourself as a business owner this time of year.

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2019-01-16 02:25:09



Insurance for Independent Contractors  

As an independent contractor, you'll need insurance for several areas of your business. Here's an overview of the types of coverage you'll need.

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2019-01-16 02:22:55



The best champagne and sparkling wine you can buy online  

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. Don't get intimidated by all that elegant French on champagne bottles. Remember: It's just wine, and it's meant for drinking. We've researched and tested dozens of champagnes and sparkling wines to find the best ones you can buy online, and Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008 is our favorite. Does champagne have to be vi

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2019-01-16 02:16:03



How to Make Good Business Decisions  

Bad business decisions can cost your company thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, they aren't always easy to spot before the damage has been done. Here are five questions you should ask to help yourself make good business decisions.

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2019-01-16 02:13:15



Work-from-Home Tips to Reduce Distractions and Get More Done  

Distractions keeping you from getting your work done? Here's how you can work more productively when you run a small business from home.

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2019-01-16 02:07:19



The Warriors reminded everyone how dominant they are with a blowout against the top team in the West — and they're about to get even better  

Ezra Shaw/Getty The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors sent a signal to the rest of the league that they are still the team to beat Tuesday night. The Warriors blew out the Denver Nuggets — who have the best home record in the NBA — by 31 points on their home floor and set an NBA record with 51 points in the first quarter. Golden State is already annihilating the best teams in the league, but they're about to get even better with the addition of DeMarcus Cousins. Cousi

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2019-01-16 02:05:08



How to Handle Price Objections  

Price objections can take you off guard, especially when you thought the sale was closed. Find out the real reason customers sometimes think your prices are too high.

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2019-01-16 02:01:20



Set Goals You Can Achieve  

No matter the size of your dreams, you're more likely to realize them when you set goals. Here's how you can set goals more effectively.

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2019-01-16 01:58:32



Should You Purchase or Lease Business Equipment?  

Which is better, leasing or buying expensive equipment or machinery for your business? Here are the factors you need to consider to determine the best option for your company.

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2019-01-16 01:48:20



Everyone's favorite flip phone from the early 2000s is getting 2019 makeover — a foldable display  

YouTube/PhoneDog Lenovo is reportedly planning to release a new Motorola Razr phone with a foldable display in February 2019. The new Motorola Razr will cost around $1,500. Motorola's fabled Razr flip-phone that was first released in 2004 is getting a 2019 makeover with a foldable display, according to the The Wall Street Journal.  The 2019 model is the result of an exclusive partnership between Lenovo — Motorola's parent company — and Verizon. Only 200,000 units of the

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2019-01-16 01:44:28



What's Hidden in Employee Expense Reports?  

Employees have been known to bill unusual (and sometimes questionable) items to their expense reports. Here's a look at common problems and abuses that AppZen uncovered in their research of expense reports from over one thousand companies.

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2019-01-16 01:38:01



5 Ways to Increase Transparency in the Workplace  

Transparency is important to today's employees and customers. Here are 5 ways you can increase transparency in your workplace.

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2019-01-16 01:32:30



10 Things to Learn from a Business Failure  

Failing at a business isn't the end of the world. In fact, it could be the beginning of a successful new business. Here are ten things you can learn if you've had a business fail.

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2019-01-16 01:25:16



The Secret to Reaching Your Goals  

Want your business to succeed? The first step is to decide what your business goals are and work from there. Here's why goals are so important.

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2019-01-16 01:11:16



Trump Administration Takes Aim At Online Gambling In Sudden Wire Act Reversal  

Will the federal government really try to shut down online lotteries, poker, and daily fantasy sports in 90 days?

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2019-01-16 01:06:27



The Startling Sexual Harassment Allegations Against A California Judge –See Also  

These Allegations Are Something Else: The judge is accused of 20 years of sexual harassment. UCLA Law Dean Weighs In On California Bar Exam: Welcome Jennifer Mnookin to the pages of ATL. Tragic News: Former Sullivan & Cromwell chairman dies in a house fire. What's Wrong With Tech Shows? Let's discuss. Just What Your Collection Needs: A Mueller action figure.

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2019-01-15 21:37:21



An essential guide to all major events on 'True Detective' season 3  

Warrick Page/HBO Warning: Spoilers ahead for "True Detective" season three, episode two: "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye." INSIDER is keeping a running timeline of all major events on "True Detective" this season. This seasons includes storylines from 1980, 1990, and 2015. Follow along with our interactive timeline below. HBO's "True Detective" is back for a third season, and the new installment of this mystery-driven anthology series has ramped up the stakes with three separate time frames. Our

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2019-01-15 21:07:36



On Emojis And Shutdowns  

Here are two concepts that shouldn't fit together, but welcome to 2019.

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2019-01-15 20:20:03



The Limits Of Constitutionally Guaranteed Free Association  

The state possess an inherent power to encourage commerce, but how far can that power be exerted over the moral values of consumers?

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2019-01-15 20:15:30



A Beginner's Guide To The Biggest Week In Legal Technology  

For anyone in legal operations who has not yet attended Legaltech, it can be a little overwhemling. Here's some advice to get you through it.

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2019-01-15 17:20:22



What's Hidden in Employee Expense Reports?  

Employees have been known to bill unusual (and sometimes questionable) items to their expense reports. Here's a look at common problems and abuses that AppZen uncovered in their research of expense reports from over one thousand companies.

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2019-01-15 17:01:18



Attorney general nominee William Barr appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for high-stakes confirmation hearings  

AP Photo/Alex Brandon Attorney general nominee William Barr appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation hearings on Tuesday. Barr, 68, previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. Since then, he's worked as a corporate lawyer in private practice. Read INSIDER's full coverage of the hearings. President Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation hear

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2019-01-15 16:51:06



Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they're overrated — here's why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead  

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. Connie Chen/Business Insider While many of my colleagues and friends love their PopSockets grips, I think they're overrated.  In my experience, the Speck GrabTab ($9.95) is a better phone grip and stand. It might not come in as many colors or patterns, but it's more secure, more comfortable to hold, and less obtrusive. 

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2019-01-15 16:36:46



Chipotle is considering raising prices as minimum wages rise, but the CEO says not to panic — they 'don't want to be like Whole Foods' (CMG)  

Hollis Johnson Chipotle is considering raising prices as minimum wages increase and the labor market tightens.  "We have a model that we can invest in our labor," CEO Brian Niccol told Business Insider. "And, we will use sales growth coupled with some pricing to handle it." Niccol said that Chipotle wants to remain accessible, and that the chain will be careful to avoid raising prices to a degree that could scare away customers. ORLANDO, Florida — Your Chipotle burrito may get

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2019-01-15 16:10:36



Video of Nairobi terror attack may have revealed a US Navy SEAL on secretive mission  

Euronews via YouTube Video of a suspected terror attack at an office complex in Nairobi, Kenya, may have captured a US Navy SEAL on a secretive mission to combat Islamic militants in Africa.  The attack, which left at least seven dead and 25 wounded, has been claimed by the al-Shabab terror group and may have come as retaliation for Kenyan troops fighting al-Shabab in Somalia. The US has been waging a secretive war against terror groups in Africa, some of which may have been caught on

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2019-01-15 16:03:57



New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announces she's running for president in 2020  

Lou Rocco/Getty Images Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is jumping into the 2020 presidential race Tuesday, making her the newest heavy-hitter in what will likely be a crowded Democratic primary. Gillibrand has one of the most progressive voting records in the Senate, has been a fierce critic of the president's in Washington, and spent the last few years championing women in politics.  The senator made her announcement on CBS' "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert.  Sen. Kirs

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2019-01-15 15:55:30



It's Mueller Time! Robert Mueller Gets His Own Action Figure  

This heroic superlawyer is 'the last thing standing between us and utter chaos.'

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2019-01-15 14:36:01



A witness says 'El Chapo' Guzman paid off a Mexican president with a $100 million bribe  

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido A witness in the trial of Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the drug lord bribed Mexico's previous president with a massive sum. One of Guzman's lawyers first mentioned the allegation in his opening statement, naming two previous Mexican presidents. The trial has been filled with accusations of bribery, but both presidents have denied the allegations. A Colombian drug trafficker described as Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's right-hand man who spent several

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2019-01-15 14:13:09



Saying 'I Do!': Prenuptial Agreements For Student Couples  

Do you need a prenuptial agreement if there are few assets at the time of marriage? You better believe it.

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2019-01-15 14:07:40



AG Nominee Claims He Won't Fire Robert Mueller, Even If Trump Orders Him To Do So  

There's just one little caveat...

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2019-01-15 12:51:39



32 funny, low-pressure Valentine's Day gifts for every relationship level  

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. Valentine's Day gifts can pose a unique challenge.  Depending on the recipient (or how long you've been seeing them), the traditional gifts of diamonds, surprise trips to Paris on private jets, and nightmarishly huge teddy bears may be a bit too enthusiastic. For those looking for no-pressure Valentine's Day gifts, hu

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2019-01-15 11:45:15



5 Ways to Increase Transparency in the Workplace  

Transparency is important to today's employees and customers. Here are 5 ways you can increase transparency in your workplace.

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2019-01-15 11:44:50



Set Goals You Can Achieve  

No matter the size of your dreams, you're more likely to realize them when you set goals. Here's how you can set goals more effectively.

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2019-01-15 11:35:16



Four Tips for Modernizing Meetings in 2019  

Holding the same kind of meetings, where one person talks until everyone is bored out of their minds, is no longer acceptable. Instead, consider using these more effective meeting practices.

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2019-01-15 11:16:33



50 thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts that aren't chocolate and a card — all under $25  

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. Shopping for Valentine's Day gifts can be stressful, but at the end of the day, Valentine's Day is about showing your loved ones you care and appreciate them. That's why we rounded up 50 great Valentine's Day gifts, all for under $25, that make thoughtful gifts no matter your budget or relationship status.  Tod

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2019-01-15 11:09:14



The Secret to Reaching Your Goals  

Want your business to succeed? The first step is to decide what your business goals are and work from there. Here's why goals are so important.

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2019-01-15 11:05:34



These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs  

Dia Dipasupil/Getty; Official SpaceX Photos/Flickr; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data into two charts that summarize the roles and duties of those being let go. Technicians, engineers, and machinists together make up a majority of SpaceX's

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2019-01-15 10:33:26



Former Biglaw Chairman Dies In Fiery Blaze  

According to a colleague, he 'thought about the law as a noble calling, and not just as a business or a profession.'

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2019-01-15 09:22:03



Judge Accused Of 20-Year Spree Of Sexual Misconduct  

The allegations are startling.

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2019-01-15 08:09:13



Excellent Test Scores Aren't Really A Requirement At This Law School  

You don't need a 180 on the LSAT to go here.

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2019-01-15 07:15:24



Curiosity Is The Foundation For Innovation  

A focus on curiosity is a great way to build a culture ready for long-term change and its attendant challenges.

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2019-01-15 07:11:06



Morning Docket: 01.15.19  

* States win big victory blocking Trump's birth control rules from taking effect. Now I guess he'll have to build a wall around vaginas too. [Law360] * Former Sullivan & Cromwell chief John Merow and his wife were killed in an apartment fire on Saturday. [New York Law Journal] * Quinn Emanuel adds Sandra Moser to co-head the firm's white collar practice. [National Law Journal] * Are the days of law firm expansion coming to an end? I'm guessing no. [Law.com] * William Barr will no

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2019-01-15 06:49:51



Stephen Breyer Is So Afraid Of Criminals He Sided With Clarence Thomas  

Criminal law makes strange bedfellows.

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2019-01-15 06:06:42



A photographer captured shots of Americans eating dinner for 3 years, and the photos show how different family meal time looks in busy homes across the US  

Lois Bielefeld What family meal time looks like in each individual household can vary greatly. It's something photographer Lois Bielefeld wanted to explore in her series "Weeknight Dinners." She visited more than 80 households across the Midwest and the South to capture how, what, when, and where people spend dinnertime with their families. Take a look at her series. Studies have repeatedly shown the benefits of having a set family meal time every day. Lois Bielefeld Source: ...

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2019-01-15 05:48:11



An ultra-Orthodox rabbi visited North Korea where practicing religion is punishable by death — here's what he saw  

Courtesy of Meir Alfasi Meir Alfasi is a rabbi, photographer, and former photojournalist who lives in Israel and has traveled to 80 countries. He spent five days in North Korea, where non-state-sanctioned religion is strictly forbidden. He had some close calls with North Korean officials and told INSIDER he'd "never felt so scared in my life." Wherever Meir Alfasi goes, he wears the uniform of the Chabad sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism: a black hat and long black coat called a bekishe.&nb

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2019-01-15 05:34:14



A bipartisan solution to the shutdown is a 'futile effort' without Trump's blessing  

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images A bipartisan working group is trying to create a compromise to end the record-breaking partial government shutdown. Any product they produce will have to get President Donald Trump's seal of approval or will face a veto. Most Republicans are holding the line on ensuring there is enough border security in any agreement that is to Trump's liking. WASHINGTON — A bipartisan working group of senators have formed to try to hash out the details of a solution t

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2019-01-15 05:24:12



Trump's new acting Pentagon chief just extended the mission for US troops at the US-Mexico border until the end of September  

US Air Force photo by Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez Active-duty troops deployed to the US-Mexico border will not be leaving anytime soon, the US Department of Defense announced Monday evening. The border mission, initially expected to wrap up on December 15, 2018, has been extended to September 30, 2019. The cost of the deployment is expected to hit $132 million by the end of this month. US troops deployed to the US-Mexico border will remain there until at least the end of Septe

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2019-01-15 05:20:53



The Detroit Auto Show has SUVs and horsepower on full display, but electric cars are pushed to the sidelines  

AP Photo/Paul Sancya Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week. And those models aren't even ready for production. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of SUVs and high-horsepower sports cars on display as cheap gasoline helps SUV and truck sales continue their dramatic climb. Some environmental groups contend that companies aren't really interested in efficiency b

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2019-01-15 05:03:25



The 10 most important things in the world right now  

GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images Hello! Here's everything you need to know on Tuesday, January 15. 1. Canada just joined the US in raising its travel warning for China after one of its citizens was sentenced to death. Both countries are now advising extreme caution at what they call China's arbitrary application of local laws.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un is 35 — here's how he became one of the world's scariest dictatorsSee Also:The...

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2019-01-15 04:42:13



Gearing Up For Legaltech 2019  

Check out these events at this year's show.

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2019-01-15 04:31:54



3 Questions For A Biglaw Challenger (Part II)  

Lawyers at Pierce Bainbridge will tell you that they've never had so much fun practicing law.

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2019-01-15 04:15:26



Some of the $107 million in donations Trump's inaugural committee received were reportedly spent in odd ways  

Getty Images President Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017 drew more than $100 million in donations, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The New York Times. The record-breaking $107 million in contributions from private donors amounted to at least twice that of Trump's predecessors. Expenses for the estimated 20 events around the Capitol reportedly included $10,000 spent on makeup services for 20 aides, and $30,000 to cover the daily expenses of contract staffers. About $6.4

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2019-01-15 04:06:33



10 Things to Learn from a Business Failure  

Failing at a business isn't the end of the world. In fact, it could be the beginning of a successful new business. Here are ten things you can learn if you've had a business fail.

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2019-01-15 04:05:46



10 things in tech you need to know today  

Harry How/Getty Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This tiny building in Wilmington, Delaware is home to 300,000 busin

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2019-01-15 03:45:19



Canada joins US in raising travel advisory after China's 'arbitrary' use of law to sentence Canadian to death in drug case  

CCTV/Reuters TV via REUTERS Canada has joined the US in raising its travel warnings for China, fearing a growing pattern of the arbitrary application of local laws to detain citizens from those countries. The move comes just hours after a Chinese court in Liaoning province sentenced Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death on rebooted drug-trafficking charges. Diplomatic relations between the US, Canada and China have been in sharp deterioration since the December arrest of a hig

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2019-01-15 02:51:36



Apple's share price plunge points to a looming trade recession in China  

China’s trade report for December was underwhelming to say the least. Imports and exports recorded the largest year-ended contraction since the second half of 2019. If Apple’s share price is any guide, the decline in Chinese exports is likely to get worse before it gets better. ANZ Bank says it’s now “likely” that China will experience a trade recession. Even with low expectations heading into its release, China’s December trade report was a horror

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2019-01-15 02:40:14



More coal-fired power plants were retired during Trump's first 2 years than all of Obama's first term, report says  

Jacquelyn Martin/AP More US coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump's first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama's first term, despite the Republican's efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states. In total, more than 23,400 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation were shut in 2017-2018 versus 14,900 MW in 2009-2012, according to data from Reuters and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Tr

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2019-01-15 02:38:04



How Trump's inaugural committee spent the record $107 million worth of donations to celebrate his election  

Drew Angerer/Getty President Donald Trump's inaugural committee raised the most of any previous administration: a whopping $107 million. For comparison, President Barack Obama's inaugural committee raised $53 million. Nearly two years after Trump was sworn in, a new report from The New York Times details how some of that money was spent. That's not the only scrutiny the committee is facing. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan and Brooklyn, are looking into whether there were any illegal foreig

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2019-01-15 02:36:06



The Time Is Now For California To Lower Its Bar Exam Pass Score  

The evidence is clear: California needs to align with the national standard.

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2019-01-15 02:18:14



The government shutdown is having a 'devastating impact' on an already backlogged immigration system  

Associated Press/Ramon Espinosa The ongoing government shutdown has had a "devastating impact" on the immigration system, resulting in more than 42,000 court hearings being cancelled over the last four weeks. Federal judges say these canceled hearings will take years to reschedule. America's asylum system is already backlogged by more than 800,000 cases. If the shutdown continues through the end of January, more than 100,000 cases will have to be rescheduled, according to Syracuse Universit

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2019-01-15 02:01:45



Snap is losing its CFO after less than a year, and the stock is plummeting (SNAP)  

Getty Tim Stone, the CFO of Snapchat parent company Snap Inc., is quitting. Stone, who came to Snap from Amazon, only took the job in May 2018. He is walking away from most of a $20 million pay package. Snap has said that Stone will be sticking with the company through at least its quarterly earnings call on February 5th.  The company's stock has cratered around 8.5% on the news. Snap says that it's Q4 2018 financial results are likely to be "slightly favourable to the top end of our

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2019-01-15 01:52:17



An artist turns Picasso's paintings into 3D illustrations that look like photographs of real objects  

Omaraqil Omar Aqil is a CGI and 3D artist from Pakistan. Aqil was inspired by his "all-time favorite artist," Pablo Picasso, to create a three-part series called "Mimic." For this project, Aqil turned 18 of Picasso's most famous paintings into 3D illustrations that look like photographs of real objects. Speaking to INSIDER, Aqil said that he was inspired to create the series after studying Picasso's work for years. Aqil said this series was his way of creating "new visual experiments

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2019-01-15 01:41:21



Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask in January  

January is when most people consider what their course should be for the coming year. Find out what questions you should ask yourself as a business owner this time of year.

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2019-01-15 01:20:37



What You Can Learn from Reading A Syllabus (And Why We Hate It When You Don't)  

The answers to all of your questions are probably in the syllabus. Just READ IT already!

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2019-01-15 01:07:28



Republicans swoop in to do damage control, stripping Rep. Steve King of House committee assignments after 'white supremacy' remark  

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa was stripped from his committee assignments on Monday night after his controversial remarks on white supremacy drew backlash from lawmakers in both parties. King's comments, published in a New York Times report on Thursday drew swift backlash after he questioned why "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" were considered controversial. Following his removal from the committee assignments, King described the move as a "a political

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2019-01-15 01:04:51



A Closer Look At The Best LSAT Scores At The Top Law Schools  

Impressive scores.

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2019-01-14 21:19:48



Above The Law's 2018 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: The Finalists!  

Cast your vote for one of these seven deserving nominees!

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2019-01-14 20:52:42



Snowflakes That Stay On My Nose And Eyelashes — See Also  

THIS IS MY FAVORITE HEADLINE TODAY: Being A Judge Doesn't Help When You Crash Into A Police Car THIS IS MY FAVORITE VIDEO TODAY: Law School Versus Trade School THIS IS MY FAVORITE ACT OF DESPERATION TODAY: Law School Openly Begging Students To Talk To Kasowitz THIS IS MY FAVORITE LIE TODAY: AG Nominee Says It's 'Vitally Important' That Robert Mueller Be Allowed To Complete Russia Probe THIS IS MY FAVORITE CONTEST TODAY: Above The Law's 2018 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: The F...

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2019-01-14 20:25:26



When You License More Than You Think: 3 Considerations When Licensing Proprietary Information & Know-How  

Remember: one size does not fit all when it comes to the licensing of proprietary information and know-how

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2019-01-14 20:22:10



Tax Deductible Startup Expenses  

What expenses are tax deductible when you start a business? Here's an explanation.

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2019-01-14 16:04:45



AG Nominee Says It's 'Vitally Important' That Robert Mueller Be Allowed To Complete Russia Probe  

Talk about a change of tune...

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2019-01-14 15:52:20



Four Tips for Modernizing Meetings in 2019  

Holding the same kind of meetings, where one person talks until everyone is bored out of their minds, is no longer acceptable. Instead, consider using these more effective meeting practices.

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2019-01-14 15:23:32



10 Things to Learn from a Business Failure  

Failing at a business isn't the end of the world. In fact, it could be the beginning of a successful new business. Here are ten things you can learn if you've had a business fail.

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2019-01-14 13:59:54



Sheila Warren Of World Economic Forum: Solving Corruption Problems In Colombia Using Blockchain  

Her methodology leverages design-thinking methods to create tools that use blockchain technology to address this challenge.

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2019-01-14 13:53:48



Judge Learns The Hard Way — Being A Judge Doesn't Help When You Crash Into A Police Car  

Acting like a big shot didn't help.

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2019-01-14 13:14:29






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