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A demonstrator holding a sign holds up a fist after students built a protest encampment in support of Palestinians at the University of Southern California's Alumni Park on April 24, in Los Angeles, California. David Swanson/ReutersTensions escalated once police entered the University of Southern California campus, according to Jonathan Park, an editor of the Daily Trojan, the college’s newspaper. “When we saw the LAPD coming in from Vermont Avenue and working with campus officers, encircling on them, it definitely changed the mood,” Park told CNN’s Anna Coren. The Los Angeles Police Department said 93 people were later arrested on suspicion of trespassing during Wednesday's demonstrations at USC. There are also wider calls to cut ties with Israeli academic institutions and to cut funding from entities connected to Israel.
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Both are adding glamping resorts to their booking channels, where their members can earn and redeem points. Interest in high-end camping has remained strong since its boom during the COVID-19 pandemic. No word yet on whether it will include the high-end hotel brand's 12 other luxury camping resorts. But the addition of these glamping resorts to its booking channels isn't Hyatt's first venture into glamping. Alongside the Caribbean property's existing traditional hotel, Hyatt plans to deploy modular tiny-home-sized hotel room units directly on the beach.
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The effects of California's $20 minimum wage for fast food workers are starting to show. This translated to a 7% menu price increase at Chipotle locations in California. AdvertisementCalifornia's $20 wage for fast food workers is just a few weeks old, and the effects on workers and customers are beginning to emerge. At Chipotle, the law drove a 20% increase in wages for its restaurant staff in the Golden State, the company said during its earnings call on Wednesday. To offset that cost, menu prices notched up about 6% to 7% for customers in California, CEO Brian Niccol said.
Persons: Chipotle, , Brian Niccol Organizations: Service, Golden State, Business Locations: California, Chipotle, Golden
A wave of pro-Palestinian protests spread and intensified on Wednesday as students gathered on campuses around the country, in some cases facing off with the police, in a widening showdown over campus speech and the war in Gaza. University administrators from Texas to California moved to clear protesters and prevent encampments from taking hold on their own campuses as they have at Columbia University, deploying police in tense new confrontations that already have led to dozens of arrests. At the same time, new protests continued erupting in places like Pittsburgh and San Antonio. Students expressed solidarity with their fellow students at Columbia, and with a pro-Palestinian movement that appeared to be galvanized by the pushback on other campuses and the looming end of the academic year. Protesters on several campuses said their demands included divestment by their universities from companies connected to the Israeli military campaign in Gaza, disclosure of those and other investments and a recognition of the continuing right to protest without punishment.
Organizations: University, Columbia University, Columbia, Protesters Locations: Gaza, Texas, California, Pittsburgh, San Antonio
California remains one of the most expensive states to live in, according to a recent Creditnews Research study that found America's middle class is being priced out. In the report that asked, "Can America's Middle Class Still Afford Homeownership in 2024? ", the independent research house studied the relationship between income distribution and housing costs across America's 100 most populous metropolitan areas to find the most and least affordable places for the middle class. The least affordable metro areas were almost entirely on the Pacific coast. Five of the 10 least affordable metro areas are in California.
Organizations: Pew Locations: California, United States, San Francisco, San Diego
Chipotle Mexican Grill on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations, fueled by higher traffic to its restaurants. Excluding a 36-cent hit from increases to its legal reserves, the burrito chain earned $13.37 per share. Chipotle said traffic increased 5.4% from the year-ago period, while the average check was up just 1.6%. Chipotle has become the rare restaurant chain to report rising transactions despite higher menu prices. In March, Chipotle's board approved a 50-for-1 stock split, one of the largest in the New York Stock Exchange's history.
Persons: Chipotle, Jack Hartung, Brian Niccol, Chipotle's Organizations: LSEG, burrito, New York Stock Locations: Manhattan , New York, California
Memecoins are back and they're producing some wild returns even hedge funds can't ignore. Coins like Dogwifhat and Baby Doge Coin soared amid bitcoin's explosive rise in the first quarter. AdvertisementMemecoins have made a comeback amid bitcoin's big rally this year, and with skyrocketing returns in the highly volatile corner of the crypto market, some hedge funds have been jumping in, Bloomberg reported. California-based hedge fund Stratos debuted a fund that holds Dogifwhat, a token whose mascot is a dog in a beanie. Hedge fund Lekker Capital's founder, Quinn Thompson, told Bloomberg that memecoins are just another chapter in the saga of "retail frenzy," akin to the GameStop and meme stock madness in traditional markets.
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Experts say tattoos can impact hiring decisions, especially in customer-facing roles. Putnam, from California, said she went into the store to ask why she hadn't gotten the job, and the hiring manager told her she didn't have enough experience. The hiring manager also denied that her tattoos played any role in the rejection. AdvertisementAnother commenter, who said they used to be a hiring manager for the store, said: "I will tell you it's the facial piercings and tattoos." Ivy Johnson, for example, who also has many tattoos, said she had worked in corporate America as a hiring manager before starting up her apothecary business.
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These caregivers can help children connect with the family's native tongue. "I definitely recommend it to families to help their children with their linguistic tools and global appreciation." Advertisement"We intentionally picked a Filipino caregiver who spoke Tagalog for live-in help because of how nurturing and outgoing the community is," Bhalla Mistry told BI. "Children who grow up multilingual often develop better communication skills and can switch between languages more easily," Bhalla Mistry said. Multilingual nannies can help children connect with their native tonguesMaria Olsson-Tysor of Orange County, California, hails from Sweden and only speaks Swedish to her children, while her husband speaks to them in English.
Persons: , Candi Vajana, Vajana, nannies, multilingualism, Jayna Patel, Patel, Natasha Bhalla Mistry, Bhalla Mistry, Bhalla, Maria Olsson, " Olsson, Tysor, Olsson Organizations: Service, Business, Montessori Locations: Miami, Singapore, London, COVID, Switzerland, Orange County , California, Sweden
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewThe FTC wants to give Americans the freedom to job-hop without pesky noncompete contracts getting in the way. The Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to approve a nationwide ban on noncompete agreements, the agency announced in a press release. The move could help American workers make $300 billion more a year, the FTC has previously said. Companies can keep existing contracts for some senior executives, but that will only affect about 0.75% of workers, the FTC said.
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This is the Tesla Musk is selling to Wall Street, and he's telling anyone with doubts to stay away. "If somebody doesn't believe Tesla's going to solve autonomy, I think they should not be an investor in the company," Musk said on the earnings call. In a shareholder deck that Tesla published before the call, the company featured a "preview of ride-hailing in the Tesla app." At an AI Day in August 2021, Musk said Tesla would build a humanoid robot, now known as Optimus. "No matter what, even if I got kidnapped by aliens tomorrow, Tesla will solve autonomy, maybe a little slower but it would solve autonomy for vehicles at least," Musk said.
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META YTD mountain Meta Platforms YTD Meta has the biggest tailwind on Earth being dangled in front of it — the newly signed law that says Chinese company ByteDance must sell TikTok or face a U.S. ban on the short-form video platform. AMZN YTD mountain Amazon YTD Amazon is also in the loved category but reports this coming Tuesday. NVDA YTD mountain Nvidia YTD I have no idea how Nvidia got to be a fence-sitter. AVGO YTD mountain Broadcom YTD Broadcom is iffy. CRM YTD mountain Salesforce YTD Salesforce has become mighty complicated.
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The top US diplomat landed in Shanghai where he is expected to meet local officials and business leaders, and he will then travel to Beijing for meetings with senior Chinese officials. “We are in a different place than we were a year ago when the bilateral relationship was at an historic low point,” a senior State Department official said. “Russia is no longer kind of on its back foot,” a second senior State Department official said. Blinken will make the case that China should weigh in “more directly” with Iran to be less provocative in the region, the second senior State Department official said. “In both cases the Chinese have taken some early steps,” said the second senior State Department official, adding that there is still “much more” that needs to be done on both fronts.
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Oracle head Larry Ellison said Tuesday the company is planning a move to Nashville, Tennessee. Ellison said he now wants the company to be closer to the center of the healthcare sector. Larry Ellison, the software giant's cofounder and chairman announced plans Tuesday for a "huge campus" in Nashville, "which will ultimately be our world headquarters." "It's the center of the industry we're most concerned about, which is the healthcare industry," Ellison said at the Oracle Health Summit in Nashville, according to CNBC. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Larry Ellison, Ellison, Organizations: Service, Oracle, Oracle Health Summit, CNBC, Business Locations: Nashville , Tennessee, Silicon Valley, Austin, Nashville
Facebook co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, speaks at an Oculus developers conference while wearing a virtual reality headset in San Jose, California. Meta shows no signs of substantially trimming its losses from investing in the metaverse, as competition heightens between the Facebook parent and Apple in the virtual reality market. In its first-quarter earnings report Wednesday, Meta disclosed that its Reality Labs unit recorded a $3.85 billion operating loss. Analysts were expecting a $4.31 billion operating loss and sales of $512.5 million for the quarter, according to StreetAccount. Reality Labs has now lost more than $45 billion since the end of 2020, when Meta first began reporting the business segment separately.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Meta Organizations: Facebook, Apple, Reality Labs, Revenue, Meta Locations: San Jose , California
What if no one wants a cheap Tesla?
  + stars: | 2024-04-24 | by ( Matt Turner | Hayley Peterson | ) www.businessinsider.com   time to read: +6 min
Even at a lower price, say $25,000, it's a very significant purchase — likely one of the most expensive purchases a person will make. AdvertisementSo let's for a second look at why a lower ticket price might not be a panacea for Tesla. There are many other Tesla buyers, of course, but as Tesla introduces lower-cost models in search of different buyers, needs will shift. Musk and Tesla are politicizedAs Tesla looks to lure potential new buyers with a cheaper car, it will have to contend with souring consumer sentiment toward the EV maker. Maybe the pool of buyers for a cheap Tesla will be ginormous.
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New York CNN —Clear is a service that lets people skip the security line at airports with nothing but a biometric scan and $189. Clear, a publicly-traded security company, lets members jump the line at airports, sports, concerts and other venues. About 10% of California travelers are Clear members, according to a legislative analysis of the bill. The bill, which appears to be the first in the United States, won’t block Clear at California airports, Newman said. But Clear, and major airlines like Delta, California airports, and business groups like the California Chamber of Commerce oppose the bill.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, ” Sen, Josh Newman, ” Newman, Newman Organizations: New, New York CNN, Transportation Committee, California, Assembly, Gov, Transportation Security Administration, TSA, CNN, Travelers, ” Clear, Association of Flight, American Federation of Government Employees, California Chamber, Commerce, Airports, Committee Locations: New York, California, haves, United States, Delta
New York CNN —Trump Media & Technology Group is asking Congress to investigate its suspicions that illegal activity is driving down its share price. Nunes, himself a former Republican congressman from California, pointed to how Trump Media has been among the most expensive stocks to borrow. Nunes suggested there are signs of “naked” short selling, which involves someone selling shares they don’t own or have not borrowed. Jay Ritter, a finance professor at the University of Florida, said there are more obvious explanations for why some traders are betting against Trump Media. Last week, Nunes wrote a letter to Nasdaq, where Trump Media shares trade, alerting the exchange to concerns about market manipulation.
Persons: New York CNN —, Devin Nunes, ” Nunes, Nunes, ” Jonathan Macey, Jay Ritter, , Jay Ritter, Ritter, Jane Street, Ken Griffin, “ Devin Nunes, Organizations: New, New York CNN, New York CNN — Trump Media & Technology Group, Truth Social, Trump Media, Financial Services, Republican, Traders, Yale Law School, CNN, University of Florida, ” Trump Media, Trump, Citadel Securities, Virtu, Jane, Capital, Citadel, Nasdaq, CNBC Locations: New York, California, Virtu Americas, America
The US Supreme Court, after refusing to hear the claim on an expedited basis, took up the case after a lower court tore Trump’s immunity claim to shreds. We asked for your questions about the immunity claim, some of which I’ve tried to answer below with help from CNN’s reporting and Supreme Court reporters. When Smith asked justices to expedite the case and consider Trump’s immunity claim before an appeals court, they declined. If Trump’s immunity claim is upheld by the Supreme Court, what can anybody or any government body do to challenge the decision? MichaelThe Supreme Court is the final word on legal matters, so there is no higher authority to overrule its decision.
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The South has the highest concentration of states with about 50% of residents below the ALICE threshold. They're either the youngest or oldest workers in the workforce, often single parents, and full-time workers — but they're still not making ends meet. Married adults with children tend not to be ALICE, as 80% reported being above the ALICE threshold. ALICE Americans are all across the country and in both rural and urban areasALICE Americans exist everywhere from the isolated countryside of the US to the country's biggest cities. The breakdown between urban and rural ALICE is somewhat consistent — the ALICE population makes up 30% of the rural population and 28% of the urban population.
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Dr. Shafik herself was preparing to confer with the university senate, which could censure her as soon as Friday. On Monday, police were called in to make dozens of arrests at Yale and New York University. Mr. Johnson’s visit to campus will not include a meeting with Dr. Shafik. The university senate could vote on a resolution to censure Dr. Shafik as soon as Friday — not long after the 48-hour negotiation period concludes. By calling in the police anyway, the resolution said, Dr. Shafik had endangered both the welfare and the futures of the arrested students.
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CNN —Reggie Bush is getting his 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy back after having had to relinquish the award in 2010. “We are thrilled to welcome Reggie Bush back to the Heisman family in recognition of his collegiate accomplishments,” Michael Comerford, president of The Heisman Trophy Trust, said in a statement. We are so happy to welcome him back.” Michael Comerford, president of The Heisman Trophy Trust, in a statement on Wednesday. In a post on Instagram, Bush wrote, “No one can take from you what God has for you,” along with a picture of his Heisman Trophy. Bush will also be invited to future Heisman Trophy ceremonies and USC will receive a replica trophy.
Persons: Reggie Bush, Bush, ” Michael Comerford, , Reggie, Marcus Cassel, Chris Carlson, ” Bush, Johnny Manziel, , Vince Lombardi Organizations: CNN, Heisman Trust, Heisman, Trust, University of Southern, UCLA, USC, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, College, NCAA, Athletic, NFL, Twitter, New, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Saints Locations: Heisman.com, Instagram, University of Southern California, New Orleans
Now the California-based startup is attempting to make asteroid mining a reality. That makes AstroForge the only company with a refinery that can turn M-type asteroids into PGMs in space, he adds. Some in the scientific community are skeptical that the private sector will be able to afford asteroid mining. Its all-or-nothing, lower-cost approach may help push asteroid mining closer to reality. “I hope if nothing else,” Gialich says, “we’re known as a space company that went for it.”
Persons: Matt Gialich, Gialich, Jose Acain, , , we’re, “ We’re, AstroForge, Edward Carreon, “ that’s, , Dan Britt, REx, James Cameron, Larry Page, Britt, “ I’m, ” Gialich, NASA's, Aubrey Gemignani, ” Britt, AstroForge’s Organizations: CNN, Virgin, SpaceX, NASA, Companies, Apple, Center, University of Central, JAXA, United, United Arab Emirates ’ Space Agency, UAE Space Agency, AP NASA, Planetary Resources, Titanic, Google, NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Getty Locations: California, University of Central Florida, China, United Arab, United Arab Emirates, Utah, Los Angeles, Florida
Scripps , one of the largest local TV broadcasters in the U.S., has hired a financial advisor to evaluate inbound interest in acquiring Bounce TV, its over-the-air network geared toward African Americans, according to Scripps CEO Adam Symson. Symson declined to comment on the names of the bidders or the potential price for Bounce TV. He added a platform such as Bounce TV could also serve as a landing spot for a catalog of Black creators. Scripps officials began telling Bounce TV employees about the inbound interest on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the communications. Bounce TV, which debuted in 2011, is a free over-the-air network that broadcasts a combination of syndicated shows, movies and original content.
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Tesla has laid off 2,688 workers at its Austin factory, nearly 12% of the site's staff. The layoffs have also impacted workers at Tesla's other US and international locations. The Texas site employed about 22,777 people before the layoffs — meaning Tesla cut nearly 12% of its staff at the site. The broader layoffs appear to have affected workers across the country, as well as some staff at Tesla's international offices. Last week, a WARN notice revealed the cuts had impacted 280 workers at a Tesla facility in Buffalo, New York.
Persons: Tesla, Elon Musk, , Elon, Tesla's Austin Gigafactory Organizations: Service, Lone Star State, Worker, Business Locations: Austin, Texas, Tesla, Buffalo , New York, California, Nevada
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