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Mark Zuckerberg is trying to avoid personal liability in lawsuits over kids' social media addiction. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is arguing he can't be held personally liable for accusations that his platforms have led to kids being addicted to social media — and he may have a point. A ruling in the billionaire's favor would excuse him from being held personally liable but would not dismiss the cases against Meta. AdvertisementThe lawsuits claim that Zuckerberg's actions and inaction led to social media addiction and accused him of ignoring warnings that Facebook and Instagram were unsafe for kids. AdvertisementIf Zuckerberg is deemed personally liable, it could have major implications for other lawsuits filed against CEOs of social media giants.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Oberheiden, Oberheiden P.C, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Meta, Titania Jordan Organizations: Meta, NBC Bay, Business, Bloomberg, Bark Technologies Locations: Oakland , California
Ukraine's air force said it has shot down another Russian A-50 spy plane. Ukraine previously said it shot down a Russian A-50 in January. AdvertisementUkraine's air force said it shot down another Russian A-50 spy plane on Friday. The A-50 is a crucial spy plane that allows Russian to detect incoming Ukrainian missiles and identify ground targets. AdvertisementIn mid-January, Ukraine said it shot down another Russian A-50 spy plane over Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region on the same day it also said it shot down an Ilyushin Il-22 airborne command post.
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Workplace conflict often looks like high school drama, according to consultant Rosalind Wiseman. Wiseman is no stranger to teen drama — in fact, she literally wrote the book on it. The corporate world and high school aren't the same, but the similarities are striking"The answer that I should say is that, 'Oh, adults are so much more mature than kids,'" she told Business Insider when asked about how workplace drama compares to high school. Wiseman said workplace drama tends to look different than what you see in high school — teens can be far more "crass" — but the levels of sophistication in which the conflicts and undermining play out can be similar. AdvertisementWhatever the conflict, adults can end up feeling similar to high schoolers — excluded, taken advantage of, or even bullied.
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"That's an extraordinary power, and Putin did it effectively, making sure it wound up in the news." AdvertisementThe display of power by the Russian state, while jarring, is not out of the norm for Putin's regime, which has been accused of assassinations abroad for decades. Both Navalny's and the pilot's deaths fit Putin's playbook to a T, exemplifying the lengths to which the Russian regime will go to maintain the illusion of total power, Schmidt said. AdvertisementFor years, Navalny represented the most formidable threat to Putin's regime, criticizing corruption in the Russian state and organizing powerful anti-Kremlin protests. AdvertisementNavalny's death shows Putin is easily threatenedThe two experts said Navalny's death, rather than simply displaying Putin's power, actually highlighted his weakness.
Persons: , Vladimir Putin, Alexey Navalny, Putin's, Putin, Matthew Schmidt, Schmidt, Navalny, Simon Miles, Miles, Robert English Organizations: Service, Business, The University of New Haven, US Army's School, Advanced Military Studies, Russia's Federal Prison Service, Kremlin, Duke University's Sanford School of Public, Soviet Union, University of Southern Locations: Ukraine, Russian, Spain, Russia, Avdiivka, Russia's, Soviet, Moscow, University of Southern California, Soviet Union, Eastern Europe
Arizona is refusing to extradite a suspect wanted in a murder case in New York City. But the murder rate in Phoenix is actually higher than in New York, according to police data. "Having observed the treatment of violent criminals in the New York area by the Manhattan DA there, Alvin Bragg," Mitchell said. In his response to Mitchell, Bragg's office, however, noted that the murder rate is actually higher in Phoenix than in New York. AdvertisementStill, whether Mitchell's concerns about extraditing the suspect to New York are justified, they will likely strike a chord with Bragg's critics.
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Elon Musk has had it with Delaware — but don't expect other corporations to flee the business-friendly state, too. Musk also specifically went after the judge who ruled to void his pay package, Kathleen McCormick, calling her an "activist and politician" in an X post. "The reason Elon Musk frequently escapes account from other judges is because they don't see through his phantabulating," Lauren Pringle, editor of the Chancery Daily, which covers Delaware courts, told the outlet. Advertisement"I don't expect a mass migration of firms from Delaware," Michal Barzuza, a professor at the University of Virginia who researches corporate law and governance, told the Post. So, despite Musk's latest crusade against the state, it seems unlikely many other Delaware-based corporations will jump ship anytime soon.
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Read previewThe city of St. Louis is giving out $500 a month to 540 families, and in just three months recipients say it's helped them pay off debts and their bills. In St. Louis, recipients were chosen from over 5,500 applicants. Advertisement"The main categories where we see spending is pretty much where we anticipated," Adam Layne, the St. Louis city treasurer, told Business Insider in an interview. They had to be residents of St. Louis, have a school-age child, and have had a negative financial impact from the pandemic. Layne said the guaranteed basic income program took about a year and a half of planning and coordinating with partners, including researchers at Washington University in St. Louis.
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AdvertisementAlexey Navalny, a dissident and the political nemesis of Russian President Vladimir Putin, spent the past few years of his life behind bars but still managed to stay connected to the outside world. In a letter sent to a friend, a photographer named Evgeny Feldman, Navalny said former President Donald Trump's agenda for a second term was "really scary," according to the Times. He said if President Joe Biden were to have a health issue, "Trump will become president," adding: "Doesn't this obvious thing concern the Democrats?" The journalist Sergei Parkhomenko said he received a letter from Navalny on February 13, a few days before Navalny's death was announced. Trump, for his part, didn't mention Navalny in the days after his death, despite condemnations from other leaders who directly blamed Putin.
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Read previewThe Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine with a Mi-8 helicopter in August was found shot to death in Spain last week, according to media reports in Ukraine and Spain. According to the outlet, Russian media reported Kuzminov had been found dead with at least five bullet wounds in an underground parking lot in southern Spain, near Alicante. AdvertisementSpecial Operation 'Titmouse'Kuzminov, a former captain in Russia's 319th separate helicopter regiment, defected to Ukraine in August when he landed a Russian Mi-8 AMTSh on a Ukrainian air base in Kharkiv. Ukrainian military officials said they would not surrender and were "eliminated." Advertisement"What is happening now is simply genocide of the Ukrainian people: both Ukrainian and Russian," he said in an interview released by Ukraine Defense Intelligence.
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California has served me well and the industry has certainly served me well, but it's just, wow. California has too many rules and regulations for businessesIn California, there are so many rules and regulations that change constantly. They're going to go down to those making $50,000, $40,000, $30,000. Jeffrey VonderHaarIn Texas, we got a large home with wide open spacesI've been doing business in Texas since 2016. Moving to Texas is disrupting in terms of my business because now I'm going to have to have a second front.
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The Trump Organization, Trump, and lieutenants face a $364 million judgment in a civil fraud case. But several factors, including the extent of Trump's fraud, could make him an outlier. "If allowed to stand, this ruling will only further expedite the continuing exodus of companies from New York," the Trump Organization spokesperson said. It's also worth noting the exceptional circumstances that led to the investigation into the Trump Organization. While running for attorney general in 2018, James promised to aggressively investigate Trump's business dealings.
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Angela Chao, CEO of Foremost Group, died in a car accident in Texas, the company said. Chao was married to venture capitalist Jim Breyer and was the sister of Elaine Chao. AdvertisementAngela Chao, 50, chair and CEO of the shipping company the Foremost Group, died in a car crash in Texas on Sunday, the company said. Angela Chao was also the sister of Elaine Chao, who is married to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Elaine Chao served as labor secretary under former President George W. Bush and transportation secretary under former President Donald Trump.
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Read previewRussian President Vladimir Putin told Russian state TV presenter Pavel Zarubin that he expected tougher questions from Tucker Carlson, seemingly trolling the former Fox News host. Putin, for his part, "didn't get complete satisfaction" from the interview, according to Politico EU's translation. Putin's chief complaint was that he expected more "sharp" questions from Carlson, a commentator who at Fox News previously defended Russia. Carlson was the first Western journalist to interview Putin since the invasion of Ukraine two years ago. An attorney for Carlson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
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Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill, died at age 94 on Saturday. Bob's Red Mill, founded in 1978, does over $100 million annually and sells in over 70 countries. AdvertisementBob Moore, the founder of Bob's Red Mill, who died on Saturday, set up a unique ownership model for his natural food company. Rather than sell out to a food giant, he transferred full ownership to his employees — more than 700 of them. He said employees at Bob's Red Mill feel valued and informed, an approach other companies could learn from.
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One person is dead, and multiple were injured in a shooting, according to the Kansas City police chief. Police responded to the incident near Union Station, where thousands celebrated the Chiefs' Super Bowl win. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementAt least one person is dead, and multiple people injured in a shooting following the Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday, Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves confirmed during a press conference on Wednesday. Police responded after shots were fired west of Union Station, near where thousands had gathered for a rally to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win on Sunday.
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One person is dead and nine were injured in a shooting, the Kansas City Fire Department told CNN. Police responded to the incident near Union Station, where thousands celebrated the Chiefs' Super Bowl win. AdvertisementMultiple people were shot following the Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday, police said. Police responded after shots were fired west of Union Station, near where thousands had gathered for a rally to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win. AdvertisementCNN reported that one person was dead and nine individuals had been injured, citing the Kansas City Fire Department.
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The cofounder of Saints Capital previously lived in San Francisco with his wife, who also works in venture capital, and had a second home in Napa. AdvertisementSawyer is one of many Californians who swapped Silicon Valley for Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley, which has been called by some the “Beverly Hills of Arizona,” is nestled into the desert hills between Phoenix and Scottsdale in Maricopa County. An aerial shot of the golf courses and swimming pools of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Tim Roberts Photography/ShutterstockOf the more recent wealthy out-of-state movers coming to Paradise Valley, Levinson said the No.
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A startup plans to extract lithium from the Great Salt Lake by temporarily sucking up its water. AdvertisementUtah's Great Salt Lake is leaving behind a toxic bowl of dust as it disappears — but hope for a greener future may also lay in the salty water. The Great Salt Lake, the largest saltwater lake in the Western hemisphere, is laced with lithium, a mineral used to make rechargeable batteries in electric vehicles. A California-based startup called Lilac Solutions wants to remove billions of gallons of water from the Great Salt Lake, extract the lithium, and then return the water. AdvertisementThe Great Salt Lake has faced record-low water levels in recent years that scientists blame on excessive water use.
Persons: Bill Gates, , Raef Sully Organizations: Solutions, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Service, Street Journal, Lilac Solutions, Salt Lake Tribune, Mitsubishi, Nature Conservancy, EV Locations: Salt, California
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewRussian President Vladimir Putin delivered a strange performance fueled by Russian propaganda and imperialist posturing in his interview with right-wing media host Tucker Carlson last week. The two-hour interview revealed little new information about the war in Ukraine — beyond that it is likely to continue — but did manage to highlight Putin's increasing delusion, according to two Russia historians. AdvertisementThe Russian president parroted in great, slogging detail many of the erroneous talking points he's used over the years to bolster his belief that Ukraine ought to be under Russian control. "Instead, he showed that it wasn't Russian insecurity, but Putin's personal imperialism, that motivated the war," English said.
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Regardless, the Democratic Party could have avoided this altogether. But the same poll suggested that if the choice was between Trump and another Democratic candidate, 40% would probably vote for Trump and 48% would vote for the Democratic candidate. David Axelrod, a former strategist for Barack Obama, said at the time the polls would "send tremors of doubt" through the Democratic Party. If he continues to run, he will be the nominee of the Democratic Party," he wrote on X. The Democratic Party did not seriously consider putting up a candidate other than Biden in 2024, and it's left them with next to no alternative options.
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Bad night for a furious Biden
  + stars: | 2024-02-09 | by ( Kelsey Vlamis | ) www.businessinsider.com   time to read: +1 min
President Joe Biden held a last-minute presser after a special counsel report questioned his memory. Biden blasted the claims and scolded reporters who pressed him on them. But Biden also made a gaffe and misspoke just moments after defending his memory. AdvertisementPresident Joe Biden appeared furious on Thursday during a last-minute press conference held at the White House about the special counsel report on his handling of classified documents. While the report determined Biden should not be criminally charged, it included stark statements about his memory, describing it as "poor" and "hazy."
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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether Trump can remain on Colorado's primary ballot. The Colorado Supreme Court, however, overturned that judge's ruling and proceeded to ban him . The Supreme Court has never directly ruled on the application of the clause. US Supreme Court building Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesCarolyn Shapiro, founder of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, said kicking the ultimate decision to Congress could be "the worst thing they could do." Whatever the outcome, experts said there's little to no political cover for the Supreme Court.
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A man in California was charged with stealing trade secrets from a defense contractor. The Justice Department said the secrets involved information on missile-tracking technology. The man had previously applied to serve the Chinese government, prosecutors said. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . Gong, a native of China, is a resident of San Jose and has been a US citizen since 2011, the DOJ said.
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In a matter of minutes, Republicans failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. For days after gaining the majority, the GOP was unable to secure enough votes to make Kevin McCarthy House speaker. Between those two events, House GOP leaders lost control of the floor multiple times. Fourteen Republicans joined House Democrats in opposing the aid to Israel, a result that once would have been stunning considering the decades of bipartisan support for the nation. Now, it's just another reminder of how much of a mess Congress, and in particular, House Republicans, have become.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewAs an atmospheric river pounds Southern California with a historic deluge of rain, some of the hardest-hit areas also happen to be among the most desirable zip codes. Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles were both under flash flood warnings on Monday. AdvertisementFurther from Los Angeles, other areas that draw the wealthy also tend to be at an increased risk of flooding and landslides when huge quantities of rain hit the state. AdvertisementMontecito's fire chief told the Los Angeles Times that this storm could be more intense than the one that hit in January 2023.
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