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Alcoholic ice pops are gaining traction throughout the world, as many countries like England and South Africa are selling pops of their own. Alcoholic ice pops are also making a splash here in the United States, with brands like Slim Chillers at Costco.  Alcoholic ice pops are often low in calories are a perfect summer treat.   If you thought frozen rosé was pretty basic, you'd be pleasantly surprised to discover that alcoholic ice pops are having a major moment this summer. While, as of now, it seems to be only Costco selling fruity... [Read More]
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A grand jury on Tuesday indicted Maria Butina, a Russian national with deep ties to the National Rifle Association. Butina is charged with conspiracy against the US and acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. A hearing for her case is set for Wednesday, the Justice Department said in an earlier press release. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here» A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, indicted Maria Butina, a Russian national with links to the National Rifle Association, on two charges. Butina is accused of conspiracy against the... [Read More]
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Netflix investors were less than pleased with the streaming platform's subscriber growth — the company's stock-driving metric, given its subscriber-based business model — when it released its Q2 earnings results on Monday. In the three months ending June 30, Netflix said it added 5.15 million subscribers, bringing the total domestic and international subscriber count to 130.1 million subscribers, which was about a million shy of its targeted 131.2 for the quarter. Its stock responded with a 14% tumble to $344.04 in after-hours trading. The difference in subscribers may seem marginal, but for Netflix — which is unique to... [Read More]
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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. More and more Prime Day deals are still being released every hour until the massive sales event officially ends at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight. Now through the end of the day, Prime members can save on hundreds of thousands of products, ranging from tech to smart home to kitchen to beauty and much more. To make your life a little easier (since we know firsthand how overwhelming... [Read More]
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International locations of American fast food chains like Burger King have unique menu items you can't find in America. Fast food chains try to incorporate local flavors and dishes on their international menus, resulting in some interesting and delicious creations. The Burger King menu in Japan is no exception, featuring everything from Teriyaki Whoppers to Melon Soda Floats. You can even order a hot dog with all the fixings, along with a refreshing pint of beer. We tried all of this and more at Burger King's Tokyo location. Following is a transcript of the video. Trying Burger King... [Read More]
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AbElena/Shutterstock As the founder and CEO of a global software company, this former sugar daddy has a net worth of more than $50 million. Making an effort to get back in the game following a divorce, he decided to try Seeking Arrangement and later went on to date three different women. Over the course of his time as a sugar daddy, he spent $200,000. Around 90% of that total was spent on his third woman alone. His last Seeking Arrangement relationship destroyed his ability to trust and made it difficult to date for some time... [Read More]
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US President Donald Trump made a three-day visit to the UK last week. During the trip, he and First Lady Melania Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II for afternoon tea at Windsor Castle. Twitter user @SamuraiKnitter pointed out the queen may have subtly shaded Trump by wearing three particular brooches on various days of his London trip, including the day he met with her. One brooch was given to her by the former US president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, as a personal gift. While most may think that a brooch is simply... [Read More]
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Your wedding can be the best — or worst — night of your life. In the midst of the celebration there's always that one guest (or two, or three, or four) who turn a lovely event into a nightmare. Threesomes, guests in wedding dresses, and loud drunk aunts — here are some of the wildest and most unusual wedding tales from the brides who lived through it all. Because these stories are curated from Reddit, INSIDER cannot independently authenticate these stories — but that doesn't mean they aren't delightfully cringey to read. We hope your own past... [Read More]
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Chef'd, a major meal-kit company, ceased operations on Monday. The company's more than 350 workers have been laid off, four sources with knowledge of the situation told Business Insider. The news comes as a surprise, as it is soon after a series of major announcements for Chef'd, which has raised roughly $45 million in funding over the last year. Chef'd, a major meal-kit company, suddenly shut down services on Monday. As of Tuesday, customers can no longer place orders on the meal-kit service's website. According to four sources... [Read More]
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Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."  "Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again," the sequel to "Mamma Mia!," is finally coming out 10 years after the first.  Almost all of the original cast returns for the sequel, but the movie is also a prequel of sorts, following a young Donna as she ends up on Kalokairi and meets all three of Sophie's potential dads. In the present day, Sophie is working to reopen her mother's hotel, finds out she's pregnant, and meets her estranged grandmother, played by none other than Cher.  It's a... [Read More]
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Grocery prices have fallen since Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods last year. Prices in the US fell 0.3% in the 12 months ending in June, compared to a 0.6% increase over the same period last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics. "Amazon is having downward pressure on pricing when it comes to groceries," according to Siddharth Kulkarni, a data science manager and analyst for Adobe Digital Insights. Grocery stocks were hammered after Amazon cut prices at Whole Foods last year. But one year after the acquisition, there has been only a minimal decline in... [Read More]
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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. Amazon's Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to stock up on essentials like home goods or tech for a whole lot less. And while there may be a couple big things you save hundreds on — like couches or mattresses — there also may be many things you save small amounts on that add up over time (like when our editor bough six months'... [Read More]
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A 67-year-old woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. Margaret Reynolds, who was a tourist from the United Kingdom, suffered a serious injury when the metal portion of the umbrella pierced her ankle. Reynolds was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment. Margaret Reynolds was enjoying a New Jersey beach when a freak accident destroyed her vacation. Reynolds, who was a tourist from the UK, was sunbathing on the Seaside Heights beach. Strong wind picked up a beach umbrella sitting in the... [Read More]
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Amazon has claimed record sales for Prime Day despite website issues that prevented them from cashing in on the deals. Website issues lasted for hours on Monday, which frustrated consumers and would be buyers. Starting the sale earlier might have helped Amazon buoy its sales growth from last year's Prime Day, but making the all-important Prime members angry could still have consequences. Despite its share of issues, Amazon is still sitting pretty this Prime Day — but it's possible the worst is yet to come. "The first ten hours Prime Day grew even faster, year-over-year,... [Read More]
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NBC Universal Instead of living it up her during her senior year of college, Jamie Ngo spent it perfecting her résumé and sending out job applications. She applied to 512 jobs in the span of eight months. Although she was rejected for most of the jobs, she learned to stop worrying about not being qualified. She ended up landing her dream job in New York City at a prestigious investment bank. 512 job applications in eight months. That's how I spent my senior year. I submitted roughly three applications each day,... [Read More]
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Goldman Sachs CFO Marty Chavez on Tuesday provided a window into the dramatic shift taking place across Wall Street as technology touches everything from trading to investment banking. The CFO's comment, made during a second quarter earnings call with analysts, suggests that the firm is beginning to move away from a decades-old focus on the compensation ratio. The significance of the comment cannot be overstated at a firm where the ratio has been a key metric, both for insiders as well as investors, since its beginnings as a public company in 1999. One simple 31-word comment... [Read More]
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According to The Information, Walmart is considering a streaming service of its own, which could cost less than $8 per month. An $8-a-month subscription plan would be lower than the current price of Netflix and Amazon. It could be a sign that the retail giant wants to take on the popular streaming services. Walmart might be taking on some of the biggest names in video streaming with a service of its own — and its price might be lower than Netflix or Amazon. According to The Information, Walmart is considering jumping into the streaming... [Read More]
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Kimberlie Le Fish-less "salmon" burgers may be the next frontier in the future of alternative meat products. Kimberlie Le, the 23-year-old founder of a startup called Terramino Foods, is crafting burgers that taste like salmon using ingredients found in other foods. Le was recently named a Peter Thiel Fellow and received $100,000 to pursue her idea. "Salmon" burgers without any fish may be the next frontier for the future of meat alternatives. Instead of smashing together beans and tofu or trying to coax animal cells to form edible tissues, Kimberlie Le, the founder... [Read More]
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Stephen Lam/Reuters GV, the venture capital arm of Google's parent company Alphabet, led a $16 million investment this month in self-serve online booking tool Peerspace. The deal reflects venture capitalists' continued interest in businesses digitizing tasks that once required going to a physical location or handling by phone. According to Peerspace, the company has accommodated tens of thousands of events like corporate meetings and film shoots. Alphabet Inc's venture capital unit GV led a $16 million investment this month in Peerspace Inc, a self-serve online booking tool for event spaces, the firms told Reuters on... [Read More]
AP Images Bond yields have moved higher this year. But it seems to be a pause in rather than an exit from the bear market. The bond bear market looks poised to continue through 2018. Bond bear market—paused or over? For nearly two years, 10-year Treasury yields marched steadily higher, supported by improving global growth, prospects for fiscal stimulus to boost the domestic economy, and steadily rising inflation. Add into this mix the Federal Reserve's rate hikes and balance sheet reduction, and it looked like the bond bear market would continue through 2018. ... [Read More]
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