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Facing disaster, Russian businesses find Kremlin aid lacking

Facing disaster, Russian businesses find Kremlin aid lacking

MOSCOW (AP) — Desperate business owners in Russia have been pleading with the Kremlin for help in the pandemic shutdown. The response, however, has been slow and largely focused on big industries, leaving most smaller companies to fend for themselves and raising the prospect of massive unemployment and social unrest.The Kremlin’s anti-crisis measures reflect both…
Solar power continues growth in Minnesota

Solar power continues growth in Minnesota

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Different kind of shot: NBA owners enter tequila business

Different kind of shot: NBA owners enter tequila business

BOSTON (AP) — When Michael Jordan decided to get into the tequila business, he could have slapped his name on the label, maybe autographed a few bottles and sold out the whole run in hours.No matter what it tasted like.Instead, the basketball hall of famer and owner of the Charlotte Hornets teamed up with owners…
Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates.A lawyer for Andrew Favorov confirmed Tuesday that he is scheduled to meet voluntarily with the U.S. Justice Department. Favorov…
Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve

Decline in new US virus deaths may be temporary reprieve

The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. has fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. But scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself.“For now, it’s too soon to be reassured that deaths are going…
Lyft soars after agreeing to partnership with Gett, the owner of shuttered rideshare rival Juno

Lyft soars after agreeing to partnership with Gett, the owner of...

Reuters Gett, a ride-hailing company, announced Monday that it would partner with Lyft to expand its network for corporate clients in the U.S.  Shares of Lyft gained as much as 5.32% on the news. Gett also said Monday it would shut down Juno, its New York ride-hailing arm, to focus on the corporate transportation sector. …
Wedding license office reopens in ‘marriage capital’ Vegas

Wedding license office reopens in ‘marriage capital’ Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The states of Nevada and Colorado joined a western regional pact Monday to help fight the new coronavirus outbreak while moving closer to reopening businesses and modifying stay-at-home orders.Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak resisted joining a West Coast pact earlier this month with California, Oregon and Washington, saying he intended to base…
WeWork to sell MeetUp, cut jobs in 90-day turnaround plan

WeWork to sell MeetUp, cut jobs in 90-day turnaround plan

NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork said Friday it will divest from several side businesses and cut jobs as part of a 90-day plan to turn itself around following its botched attempt to sell stock on Wall Street.The office-sharing company will divest from five non-core businesses, including Meetup, the online community event organizer that WeWork bought…
Hinch-clipped: McLaren boss calls IndyCar change business

Hinch-clipped: McLaren boss calls IndyCar change business

The head of McLaren said Friday its IndyCar team will pay James Hinchcliffe not to drive for them in 2020, a change of direction for the organization set in motion when young driver Pato O’Ward became available.Zak Brown said the decision this week to remove Hinchcliffe from the Arrow McLaren SP car was strictly business.The…
Tech Innovator UGREEN Unveils Apple-Certified Charging Accessories Outperforming Market Products in Speed and Power

Tech Innovator UGREEN Unveils Apple-Certified Charging Accessories Outperforming Market Products in...

Press release content from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2020--UGREEN, the highly-rated manufacturer of electronic accessories and consumer technology products, is introducing to the market its new collection of phone accessories and charging devices in March – the big month for the consumer electronics industry…

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As colleges prepare to reopen, one aspect of campus life is being reconfigured: dining halls.Dining halls, long a place to gather and feast upon all-you-can-eat options, are shifting to takeout or reservation services.Some schools are turning to platforms like OpenTable and Grubhub to help manage takeout and dining hall capacity.Others are turning to robots.Visit Business…
We spoke to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and 9 top healthcare leaders. They all said coronavirus is creating a new and permanent foothold for tech giants in the $3.6 trillion industry.

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Here’s an exclusive look at the pitch deck fintech ComplyAdvantage used to raise $50 million from a SpaceX backer

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Silicon Valley and Trump are united against TikTok — for different reasons

Silicon Valley and Trump are united against TikTok — for different reasons

Reuters/Dado Ruvic Hello and welcome to the post-Bastille day edition of Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here.This week: TikTok, the disruption Silicon Valley…
‘Wild’ NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams

‘Wild’ NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams

Derek Stepan gave some words of advice to his Arizona Coyotes teammates not used to the bright lights of playoff hockey.“It’s the best time of the year to be playing,” he said.The time of year is different than usual, but the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs haven’t lost any of their luster or penchant for surprises.…