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The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.

Reuters/Stephane Mahe Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on developing portable, easy-to-use ventilators to prepare for a national health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic — but not a single one is in the federal stockpile. The US Depart.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 31st, 2020

12 little-known ways to save on a wedding dress

20th Century Fox Wedding dresses are notoriously expensive. The average bride spent $1,509 on a wedding dress in 2017, according to The Knot — and some spend much more than that. But there are severa.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 19th, 2018

I"m a financial planner — with layoffs on the rise, I suggest taking another look at your insurance

If you lose your job, you'll have plenty of other things to worry about — taking care of your finances now is a good idea no matter what. The offers and details on this page may have updated or changed since the time of publication. See ou.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 20th, 2024

The seemingly AI-generated ads for "Civil War," A24"s most expensive film, are laughable — especially if you"re from Chicago

After "Civil War" topped the box office A24 promoted the film with AI-generated art that had glaring errors, like a nonsensical depiction of Chicago. A view of downtown Chicago that showed the Marina City towers, located adjace.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytApr 20th, 2024

Zuckerberg says Meta"s Llama 3 is really good but no chatbot is sophisticated enough to be an "existential" threat — yet

Mark Zuckerberg said Llama 3 is Meta's most sophisticated chatbot yet, but he told The Verge that he believes no model pose.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 19th, 2024

I stayed at Disney World"s most expensive hotel that costs $900 a night. Here"s what it was like and why it was worth every penny.

I spent a night at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Although it's expensive, I loved its easy access to Magic Kingdom and beautifully t.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytApr 18th, 2024

Beyoncé and Jay-Z bought the most expensive mansion in California history — but it"s just part of their real-estate empire. Take a look at their homes.

From New York to California, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytApr 14th, 2024

Report: Microsoft Investigated Bill Gates Before He Left the Board

The board held an investigation after an employee alleged she had a relationship with Bill Gates, the WSJ said NEW YORK — Board members a.....»»

Category: topSource: timeMay 17th, 2021

Need to Know: The bond market is ‘useless’ predicting inflation, and stocks look even more expensive than they appear, strategist says

The question still reverberating in financial markets is to what degree the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief will be spent, either immediately or if coronavirus recedes enough for shoppers to be allowed, and wanting, to go out......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 19th, 2021

Why a successful office re-entry is all about the employee experience

There’s a common misconception that utilities, technology and square footage are the most expensive investments a business can make. As it turns out, people costs (salary, training, paid leaves, turnover) actually account for up to 10 times .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 8th, 2021

Mercedes Plant Employee Goes Berzerk, Uses Nearby Bulldozer To Wreck 50 Brand New Vans

Mercedes Plant Employee Goes Berzerk, Uses Nearby Bulldozer To Wreck 50 Brand New Vans Everyone is dealing with the stresses of Covid differently. Some may be adapting to working from home using Zoom. Others may be dealing with layoffs.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 6th, 2021

Oklahoma nail salon worker contracted the coronavirus shortly after the business reopened

Getty Images/Extreme Photographer A nail salon in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, said an employee tested positive for COVID-19 — just days after it reopened. "We have receive.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 15th, 2020

S.F. analytics company, a YC graduate, cuts 65 employees, nearly 20% of its workforce

Half the layoffs were in San Francisco, and spanned across sales and marketing roles. The reduction brings the company's total employee count down to 277......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 13th, 2020

My family saved over $400 in a month by staying home during the pandemic — here"s exactly how we spent our money pre- and post-coronavirus

jhorrocks/Getty Images I compared my family's spending from February and April and found that, because we're staying home, we spent far less in April. We spent dramatically less on dining out — $462 in February comp.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 10th, 2020

State employee layoffs likely without more federal help, top financial officers warn

Layoffs, furloughs and other unpleasant cuts are on the way in D.C., Maryland and Virginia without a massive increase in federal coronavirus relief, according to some of the Washington region’s top budget minders. As the exact contours of the pa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 30th, 2020

More Americans are working from home than ever because of the coronavirus crisis, but slow internet speeds and expensive electricity costs don"t make it easy for everyone. Here are the 10 worst states for WFH.

TK Americans across the country are working from home to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic — but slow internet and high electricity costs make it harder in some states than others. Hawaii and Alaska were ranked among the worst WFH states.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 24th, 2020

Mike Bloomberg spent over $1 billion running for president — that"s $23 million for each delegate he won

REUTERS/Carlo Allegri He did it — Mike Bloomberg managed to cross the billion dollar threshold in his run for president, according to the latest FEC filings. Bloomberg spent $1,047,623,103 of his own money on the campaign, to be exact. T.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 20th, 2020

14 of the most successful companies that were started in people"s basements, garages, and bedrooms

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Many successful companies were born in people's dorm rooms, garages, and basements. Some famous entrepreneurs spent years trying to bring their ideas to life — and even founding their businesses — from the.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2020

I spent a weekend at the Guild Hotel in downtown San Diego, part of the Marriott Bonvoy collection — here"s why I plan to go back

  Downtown San Diego is chockablock with hotels — and tourists — but The Guild San Diego is a new  Marriott Bonvoy property that offers a respite from the c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 16th, 2020

The best mattress protectors

You probably spent hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars on your mattress, so you should protect it from damage. The Bear Mattress Protector i.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 14th, 2020