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SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said the company has a "no a--hole" policy. This stops staff shutting down conversations and allows people to propose big ideas, she said. In a speech to graduates, Shotwell said people should "listen harder" to solve hard problems. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell on Monday said the aerospace company's "no a--hole" work policy ensures everyone is heard and creates space for staff to propose big ideas. "At SpaceX, we have a 'no a--hole' policy," Shotwell said in a virtual speech to graduates in Northwestern University's 2021 commencement ceremony.
Persons: Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell, Musk Organizations: SpaceX, Northwestern, Northwestern University Locations: Elon
PwC announced a $12 billion plan to hire an extra 100,000 people between 2021 and 2026. About 10,000 of these hires will be Black and Latinx students, it said Tuesday. PwC is spending $12 billion on a new plan to hire 100,000 people over the next five years. PwC plans to hire 10,000 of these students over the next five years, he said. The infrastructure plan also includes a $3 billion drive to double its business in the Asia-Pacific region, PwC said.
Persons: PwC, Tim Ryan, Ryan, Bob Moritz Organizations: Fast Company, Financial Times Locations: PwC, Asia, Pacific
Melinda French Gates is meeting with Biden officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, advisors told Axios. She would meet lawmakers this week to discuss issues such as paid leave, the advisors said. French Gates visited the White House on Monday to meet Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Axios reported. Melinda French Gates is set to meet with Biden administration officials and lawmakers this week to discuss issues such as paid leave, Axios reported Tuesday. French Gates has an investment firm called Pivotal Ventures, which aims to advance social progress in the US.
Persons: Melinda French Gates, Axios, Gates, Ron Klain, Sen, Patty Murray, Bill Gates, Susan Rice, Joe Biden's, didn't Organizations: Biden, Capitol, White Locations: Washington
Global shipping disruptions could trigger delays in goods in this year's holiday season, industry experts say. A COVID-19 outbreak at a major Chinese port has led to a backlog of shipments, worsening an existing shipping crisis. "Heaven knows what's going to happen come August or September," one expert told the BBC. Shipping disruptions around the world could lead to a shortage of goods for the holiday season, according to industry experts. James Baker, container shipping editor at shipping industry publication, Lloyd's List, told the BBC that retailers are already putting in orders for the holiday season because they know how slow shipping is at the moment.
Persons: Insider's Rachel Premack, Tom Fairbairn, Nils Haupt, Lloyd, Haupt, James Baker, Baker, coronavirus Organizations: BBC, Reuters, Retailers, Maersk Locations: Guangdong, South China, China, North America, Europe, Suez, Yantian
Rising shipping costs could make Starbucks drinks, fireworks, and lumber harder to come by. The impact of this on product prices could be underestimated, an economist told Bloomberg. Some companies are already hiking up the prices of goods like burritos and groceries. People might not be aware of the full impact the current shipping crisis will have on higher prices for consumer goods, a leading economist told Bloomberg. But Rajanayagam warned that the higher shipping costs could stay post-pandemic, and that producers could become more willing to pass these higher costs on to consumers.
Persons: Volker Wieland, Rachel Premack, Jordi Espin, Shanella Rajanayagam, Rajanayagam, Insider's Kate Duffy Organizations: Bloomberg, Frankfurt's Goethe University, Container, Authorities, Costco, HSBC Locations: Frankfurt, Drewry, Guangdong, South China, Europe, Peru, they're
Brown's Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in London which has welcomed many royals, politicians, and celebrities over the yearsOutside of Brown's hotel Brown'sBrown's Hotel, which was first built in 1837, is London's oldest hotel, surviving two world wars and now COVID-19. The hotel has 33 luxury suites, 82 hotel rooms, a restaurant, bar, spa, gymnasium, and drawing room where afternoon tea is served. Compared to other London hotels which offer afternoon tea, including The Ritz and The Savoy, Brown's is more casual, hotel tea manager Karol Kurowski told Insider.
Persons: Brown's, Karol Kurowski Organizations: The Ritz Locations: London
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon has released a new single, with proceeds going to charity. The bank chief, who sometimes uses the name "DJ D-Sol," posted the song on his Instagram account. David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, dropped a new single as part of his dance-music side project. A Goldman spokesperson told the outlet: "David enjoys producing music, and he is dedicated to giving back. In February, Solomon made clear that he wanted staff back in the office, as Insider's Reed Alexander reported.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, David, Solomon, Insider's Reed Alexander, Goldman, Anna Cooban, Kate Duffy Organizations: New York Post, Goldman, Guardian, The New York Times, Times Locations: London
Humans will be able to reproduce on Mars, according to a scientific study. Scientists found sperm can survive on the Red Planet for up to 200 years. Researchers previously believed space radiation would destroy our DNA, making breeding impossible. Human reproduction will be possible on Mars because sperm can survive there for up to 200 years, a study suggests. But after six years, scientists found that the mouse sperm stored on the space station was still healthy.
Persons: Sayaka Wakayama, Insider's Kate Duffy, Perseverance Organizations: Space, Daily Mail, Japan's University of Yamanashi, Daily, NASA Locations: Mars
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is set to travel three miles to search for signs of life. Perseverance will explore a crater and pick up rock samples to be studied on Earth, NASA said. NASA's Perseverance rover is going on a road trip across Mars to search for signs of life. Since NASA's rover landed on the Red Planet on February 18, it's taken photos of the surface of Mars and supported the helicopter Ingenuity's flight tests. In its road trip, Perseverance will also measure and test the area in preparation for further exploration by humans and robots, NASA added.
Persons: it's, Jennifer Trosper, Trosper, Kevin Hand Organizations: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, Caltech, University of Arizona Locations: Cape Canaveral , Florida
The government has blocked any shipments of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, health officials told the WSJ. States already have stockpiles of the single-dose J&J shot, and vaccination rates are falling. US state and federal health officials told The Journal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is banning states from ordering the J&J shot. The vaccine suspension comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday extended the shelf life of the J&J vaccine from three months to four-and-a-half months when refrigerated. States currently have excess doses of the J&J vaccine, and millions of the single-dose vaccines are set to expire in June.
Persons: Johnson, Johnson COVID, Illinois haven't, Keith Reed, J didn't Organizations: Johnson, Wall Street, for Disease Control, Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, FDA Locations: Michigan , Oklahoma, Illinois
Several banks have thus far requested to learn about employees' COVID-19 vaccination status. Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Credit Suisse have surveyed workers about receiving the jab. Insider has reviewed memos from three banks — Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Wells Fargo — sent in recent days, inquiring about workers' vaccination status. Previously, Insider reported that Credit Suisse employees who had received the COVID-19 vaccine would voluntarily be able to return to the office beginning on June 14. Wells FargoWells Fargo alerted all US employees on June 10 that it will confidentially survey them in regards to their vaccination status.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Wells, hasn't, — Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo —, Reed Alexander, Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs, Scott Powell, Powell, Wells Fargo, Aaron Weinman, Anna Cooban, Kate Duffy Organizations: Credit Suisse, Opportunity Commission, New York Times, Employees, Labor Locations: Wells Fargo, Wall, Wells Fargo Wells Fargo
SpaceX is in talks with airlines about this in-flight internet, a Starlink vice president said, per The Verge. SpaceX would need to connect its Starlink satellites by laser links for the plan to work. SpaceX could soon provide in-flight WiFi to airline passengers via its Starlink satellite internet service, The Verge first reported on Wednesday. SpaceX would start connecting each Starlink satellite with laser links that don't need to bounce off ground stations. This would mean airplanes flying over remote areas, such as oceans, can still offer in-flight internet.
Persons: Elon Musk, Elon, Jonathan Hofeller, Hofeller, , SpaceX didn't, David Goldman Organizations: SpaceX, Connected Aviation Intelligence, Federal Communications Commission, FCC
Dr. Fauci said in a WSJ event that he feels compelled to read and reply to his thousands of daily emails. "I get asked a lot of questions that are medical questions [from] people who need help," Fauci said. Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that he feels an urge to reply to each of the thousands of emails that fall into his inbox every day. "I am the type of person, I get asked a lot of questions that are medical questions [from] people who need help," Fauci said. "A lot of the emails are people that really do need to get some feedback from you," Fauci said.
Persons: Fauci, Anthony Fauci, Disease, I've, Buzzfeed Organizations: National Institute of Allergy, Tech Health, CNBC, Washington Post, Journal's Tech
Goldman Sachs wants to know how many employees have been vaccinated, per a memo seen by the NYT. The bank gave staff a deadline of 12 p.m. Thursday to report their vaccination status. Goldman Sachs is keen to know how many of its US employees have been vaccinated as staff return to offices. The memo was sent earlier this week to bankers who had not yet reported their vaccination status, The Times said. It wasn't clear if report vaccination status was mandatory.
Persons: Goldman Sachs, Goldman, they've, Goldman Sachs didn't, David Solomon Organizations: The New York Times, Times, The Times, Workers Locations: Manhattan
A Pennsylvania man is accused of impersonating Trump's family online to defraud, the DoJ said. The New York Times first reported in December that Hall had impersonated Trump's brother Robert Trump, his sister Elizabeth Trump Grau, and his son Barron Trump. Central to the scheme was the impersonation of members of Trump's family, including Barron Trump among others, the complaint alleged. Trump fell for a fake Twitter profile of Elizabeth Trump when Hall tweeted that Elizabeth wanted to overturn the election vote. Twitter also blocked each of the fake Trump family member accounts that Hall created.
Persons: Trump's, Joshua Hall, Donald Trump's, Hall, Robert Trump, Elizabeth Trump Grau, Barron Trump, Audrey Strauss, Trump, Elizabeth Trump, Elizabeth Organizations: DoJ, Police, Department of Justice, FBI, New York Times, The Times, Trump, LGBT, Times, of, Twitter, Capitol Locations: Pennsylvania, United States, Southern, of New York
The US government is investigating how tax information on the richest Americans went public. ProPublica reported on the income and tax payments of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and other billionaires. The White House described the leaking of tax information as "illegal." The US government is investigating how some of the wealthiest Americans, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, had their tax information published online. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during Tuesday's briefing that the Biden administration is taking the "illegal" leak of tax information "very seriously."
Persons: ProPublica, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg —, Charles Rettig, Rettig, Lily Adams, Adams, Bezos, Buffett, Jen Psaki, Biden, Psaki, Joe Biden's Organizations: Amazon, Tesla, Nonprofit, Berkshire, Microsoft, Internal Revenue, Tax Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US, Office, District of Columbia, Berkshire Hathaway, IRS, White Locations: Musk
Southwest Airlines is turning to digital tools to recruit the best candidates, the WSJ reported. Southwest Airlines is using digital job recruiting tools, such as chatbots, to help find the best recruits, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday. In the past, it's taken Southwest up to 45 days to offer a candidate a job after posting it, Muccio said. Phenom People Inc. is the chatbot platform which Southwest uses to identify and notify the best candidates for a job, the Journal reported. Currently, the airline has 2,000 job openings, including flight attendants and airport operation staff, Muccio told the Journal.
Persons: Greg Muccio, we've, Muccio, Mahe Bayireddi Organizations: Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Wall, Digital, Phenom, Journal, Southwest Locations: Southwest, furloughing
SpaceX is turning two oil rigs into offshore launch pads for its Starship rocket. The oil rig was towed all the way from Texas to Pascagoula, ST Engineering's VP of operations said. SpaceX is building an offshore launch pad for its Starship rocket in Mississippi, The Sun Herald first reported on Thursday. Elon Musk's space company bought two oil rigs off the coast of Texas earlier this year with the intention of converting them into ocean spaceports. This will be the first time that Starship takes off from an ocean launch pad.
Persons: Elon, Jeffrey Gehrmann, Gehrmann, Gehrmann couldn't, Musk, Falcon Organizations: SpaceX, The Sun Herald, ST, Engineering, Offshore Inc, Sun Herald Locations: Mississippi, Texas, Pascagoula, Jackson County , Mississippi, Galveston , Texas
Five flight attendants told Insider they are looking forward to travel rebounding this summer. "I just had back-to-back layovers in Hawaii and, you know, crew members are not exempt from quarantine," the flight attendant said. Policing passengers over mask policies had made passengers more aggressive during the pandemic, flight attendants recently told Insider. The Association of Flight Attendants union expects the number of flight attendant jobs to climb from 80,000 in June to 100,000 by 2023, Insider's Kate Duffy reported. One Chicago-based flight attendant told Insider she got laid off for four months during the winter, and came back on board in March.
Persons: Sarah, Jenn Ayala, unvaccinated —, Anthony Fauci, she's, I'm, Insider's Kate Duffy Organizations: Workers, Centers for Disease Control, Federal Aviation Administration, CDC, Delta, United, Air Transport Action, The Association of Locations: Georgia, San Francisco, Hawaii, New Jersey, COVID, Los Angeles, Delta, United, Southwest, Chicago
Jeff Bezos announced he's going into space with his brother Mark Bezos on July 20. Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he and his brother Mark Bezos will be flying into space next month. "Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space," Bezos posted on Instagram on Monday. The brothers will be flying on the first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft, which is made by Jeff Bezos' space-exploration company Blue Origin. Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000, and said in a 2018 interview that it's his "most important work."
Persons: Jeff Bezos, he's, Mark Bezos, Origin's, I've, Bezos, It's, Shepard Organizations: Shepard, Amazon
Airlines are looking to fill more jobs as air travel makes a comeback, a year after COVID-19 struck. American, Delta, and United are among the airlines on a hiring spree. One year after slashing thousands of employees' jobs due to COVID-19 cutting flight demand, top airline companies in the US are going on a hiring spree. American, Delta, United, and Southwest have all announced they are hiring pilots and other positions before the end of the year. The Association of Flight Attendants, a major airline union, predicted the number of flight attendant jobs would climb from 80,000 in June to 100,000 by 2023.
Persons: United, Delta, Akbar Al Baker, Sara Nelson, Nelson, Organizations: Hawaiian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qatar, The Association of Flight, CNN, Pilots, Air Transport Action Locations: United, Delta
The highest bid for a ticket on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket is currently nearly $3 million. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will hold the final phase of the auction live online on June 12. The bidding for a ticket on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft has reached nearly $3 million, according to the company's website. "Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space," Bezos posted on Instagram. Bezos, who founded Blue Origin in 2000, said in a 2018 interview that the company was his "most important work."
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Shepard, Bezos, Mark Bezos, I've, Isaiah J, Downing, New Shepard Organizations: Shepard, Texas . Locations: Texas
Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's companies picked Wyoming for their first advanced nuclear reactor. Billionaire friends Bill Gates and Warren Buffett will build a $1 billion "next generation" nuclear reactor in Wyoming, the state's governor said on Wednesday. The two companies said they would announce the exact site of the Natrium reactor demonstration plant by the end of 2021. The plant, which features a sodium reactor and molten salt energy storage system, would be safer, perform better, and be less expensive than traditional nuclear power, Gates said in a press briefing. Gordon tweeted that the nuclear reactor would provide on-demand energy and reduce CO2 emissions, as well as create hundreds of well-paid construction and operation jobs.
Persons: Bill Gates, Warren, Gates, Warren Buffett, PacifiCorp, TerraPower, Mark Gordon, Gordon Organizations: World Nuclear Association, Microsoft, US Department of Energy, DOE Locations: Wyoming, Natrium
United Airlines is purchasing 15 high-speed jets from startup Boom Supersonic. Boom's superfast plans could cut some flight times in half by 2029, United said. United Airlines announced on Thursday it would buy 15 super-fast airplanes from Denver-based start-up Boom Supersonic. Possible future journeys include Newark to London in three and a half hours, Newark to Frankfurt in four hours, and San Francisco to Tokyo in six hours, United said. The world got a taste of supersonic flight in the 1970s with the Concorde.
Persons: hasn't, United, Blake Scholl Organizations: Airlines, United Airlines, American, Concorde Locations: United, Denver, Newark, London, Frankfurt, San Francisco, Tokyo
Twitter just launched a subscription service, Twitter Blue, that will cost $2.99 a month. Twitter on Thursday launched a new subscription service called Twitter Blue. Under the In-App Purchases section on the iOS App Store, Twitter Blue is listed with a price of $2.99, or £2.49. A screenshot of a Twitter Blue subscription page in the In-App Payments on iOS. Technology blogger Jane Manchun Wong, who had prior access to Twitter Blue, tweeted in March that the subscription service allowed users to customize colors and app icons.
Persons: Twitter Twitter, Jane Manchun Wong, — Jane Manchun Wong, Wong Organizations: Twitter, Technology
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