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Orange juice manufacturers face a supply crisis and are considering alternative fruits. Brazil and Florida's orange supplies are declining due to disease and poor weather conditions. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest on the culture & business of sustainability — delivered weekly to your inbox. A report from Fundecitrus and CitrusBR said that the climate crisis and a citrus disease known as greening have caused Brazilian orange farmers to harvest their smallest crop in decades. Brazil is the world's largest orange juice producer and exporter.
Persons: CitrusBR Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Brazil, Fundecitrus, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewAhead of Israel's assault on Rafah, President Joe Biden issued several stark warnings to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A $1 billion arms dealThe statement suggests Biden will continue to move forward with a $1 billion weapons package to Israel. As BI previously reported, the weapons deal could be seen as an attempt to heal Biden's relationship with Netanyahu and to halt accusations that the US is emboldening Iran. For instance, Biden previously withheld a shipment of bombs before announcing that the planned weapons deal would go ahead.
Persons: , Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Netanyahu, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Matt Miller, Sen, Chris Van Hollen, Andrew Payne, Payne, Dave Harden Organizations: Service, CNN, Business, MSNBC, Gaza Health Ministry, IDF, Associated Press, State Department, Wall Street Journal, Getty, Washington Post, City University of London, Trump ., US Agency for International Development, West Bank, BBC Locations: Rafah, Israel, Gaza, Tal al, Anadolu, Iran
China unveiled robot dogs with machine guns that could replace soldiers. The move aligns with China's increased military budget and global shift toward robotic warfare. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementChina has showcased robot dogs capable of firing machine guns in the latest display of its military prowess. The remote-controlled robots were unveiled during a military training exercise conducted by China and Cambodia earlier this month.
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Virgin Voyages faces backlash after a free cruise winner said she has to pay $8,000 in flight costs. The cruise line's Australia voyages were canceled due to tensions in the Red Sea. Brand experts say Virgin should cover flight costs or offer different prizes to maintain trust. AdvertisementVirgin Voyages is dealing with a PR nightmare after a woman who won a free cruise said she'd have to pay $8,000 in flights to claim her prize. The adults-only cruise line, owned by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is known for giving away free prizes to promote its various international sailings across Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Persons: , Richard Branson's, Morgan Organizations: Brand, Service, Richard Branson's Virgin Group, Caribbean ., Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, Business Locations: Australia, Red, Europe, Caribbean, Australian, Melbourne, Tasmania
Callendar House in Falkirk, Scotland, was a filming location for 'Outlander' season two. The mansion dates back to the 14th century and was home to the powerful Livingston family. AdvertisementFans of "Outlander" can visit an ancient Scottish mansion where part of the series was filmed — and it won't cost a penny. Callendar House in Falkirk, Scotland, was used as a filming location in season two of the historical drama series. Dating back to the 14th century, Callendar House was once home to the Livingston family, one of the most powerful noble families in Scotland.
Persons: Livingston, , Callendar Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Falkirk, Scotland, Callendar
Read previewRussia's jamming technology appears to be increasingly interfering with Elon Musk's Starlink service in Ukraine. AdvertisementBrian Weeden, the chief program officer for the nonprofit Secure World Foundation, previously told BI that Russia has struggled to disrupt Ukraine's Starlink service. Because Starlink satellites are closer to Earth, latency — the delay between a user's action and a network response — is shorter. According to The Times, Russia may have gotten better at interfering with the signal by using more powerful and precise jammers. AdvertisementThe outlet said Russians were purchasing the technology from foreign countries, including the US, before smuggling it to Russian troops in Ukraine.
Persons: , Elon Musk's, Starlink, We're, Mykhailo Fedorov, Brian Weeden Organizations: Service, The New York Times, Business, 92nd Assault Brigade, The Times, Ajax, Times, SpaceX, World Foundation, Street, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense, Kremlin Locations: Ukraine, Russia
High-end travelers are turning to supervans with heated floors, Italian tiles, and home theatres, according to Lucas Ravizza, who builds and designs luxury vans for a living. AdvertisementLucas Ravizza is photographed inside one of the luxury vans he designed. Ravizza is among the many luxury van influencers sharing their designs online. Matt MaloneRavizza said he usually spends $180,000 buying and converting luxury vans for clients who use them as vacation homes. Ravizza said anyone can upgrade a van to add luxury elements, but there's one mistake they should avoid.
Persons: , Lucas Ravizza, Tom Ripert, Ripert, Lucas, Matt Malone, Ravizza, Matt Malone Ravizza Organizations: Service, Business, Financial Times, Econ Market Research Locations: San Francisco
Read previewA man who spent two years moderating one of the internet's most influential sources of information on Ukraine is being called up to fight against Russia. Mykola Sokalskii, a 39-year-old film producer from Kyiv, started live-streaming on Reddit in 2020 after the pandemic began. Speaking to Business Insider, Sokalskii said the subreddit "skyrocketed" in popularity on Russia's full-scale invasion in 2022, swelling from 80,000 members to 906,000. "But that's just the way things are, and that's also the way you can portray war. Ukraine's parliament also passed a bill earlier this month that would allow the country's military to recruit prisoners to fight .
Persons: , Mykola Sokalskii, Sokalskii, Sokalskii —, that's, Skolskii, he'd, Zelenskyy, Narciso Contreras Organizations: Service, Russia, Business, New York Times, 42th Brigade, Anadolu, Getty Locations: Ukraine, Kyiv, Russia, Germany, Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast
Read previewAn Australian woman who won a Virgin Voyages cruise said she and her partner would have to pay a combined $8,000 for flights due to a change in the ship's itinerary. In a video shared to Virgin Voyages' Instagram account in November, a flight attendant FaceTimed with Virgin founder Richard Branson to announce the prize. Advertisement"I am pleased to gift each adult on board a free Virgin Voyages cruise," Branson said. Balkrushna Potdar, a marketing lecturer at the University of Tasmania, told ABC that Morgan's story could potentially damage Virgin Voyages' brand. In September 2023, Virgin Voyages announced it had secured $550 million in funding managed by the Private Equity Group of Ares Management.
Persons: , Morgan, Richard Branson, Branson, Chris Putnam, Balkrushna, Potdar, Scarlet Lady, Ares Management Organizations: Service, Virgin, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, Business, Virgin Airlines, Virgin Voyages, Independent, Overseas, Miami, Virgin's PR, BI, Voyages, Virgin Australia Group, University of Tasmania, Private Equity Group, Ares Locations: Melbourne, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, Brisbane, Red, Quay, Sydney, Europe, Caribbean, San Juan, Tortola, Basseterre, St, John's, Fort, de, France, Castries, Kingstown, Hobart, Ireland, Scotland, Portsmouth, England
Read previewIranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash on Sunday — and the country's former foreign minister believes US sanctions were partly to blame. AdvertisementIran's former foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the US sanctions — which prohibit Iran from purchasing US-built planes — could be partly to blame. In a phone interview with state TV on Monday, Zarif said the sanctions prevent Iran from having good aviation facilities. Related storiesThe US has imposed various sanctions against Iran since the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979. In 2009, a Bell 212 operated by Cougar Helicopters crashed off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada.
Persons: , Ebrahim Raisi, Raisi, Ahmad Vahidi, IRNA, ISNA, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Zarif, Farzin Organizations: Service, Business, State TV, Reuters, Bell, Iran International, ISNA News Agency, Washington Institute, The Washington Institute, Bloomberg, Cougar Helicopters, Post, United Arab Emirates, Safety, Iran's, of Foreign Affairs Locations: Iran, US, Iranian, Tehran, Canada, Louisiana, Newfoundland
Read previewKristin Chenoweth opened up about her decades-long friendship with Ariana Grande and defended the singer months after she was criticized for reportedly dating her married costar Ethan Slater. Grande stars as Glinda in the upcoming film adaptation of "Wicked," a role which Chenoweth played when the musical debuted on Broadway in 2003. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in "Wicked." Representatives for Ariana Grande did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Persons: , Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Ethan Slater, Grande, Glinda, Chenoweth, Slater, Dalton Gomez, Slater —, Lilly Jay, Bruce Glikas, Chenoweth —, AbbVie, I've, She's, Cynthia Erivo, Zach Sang, " Chenoweth Organizations: Service, Broadway, Business, Universal, Forbes, Variety, Daily Mail Locations: New York
Read previewThe US plans to send more than $1 billion in arms and ammunition to Israel despite growing tensions between President Joe Biden and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Getting the weapons to Israel could be a lengthy process. AdvertisementBiden later warned he would withhold additional weaponry if Israel went ahead with a widespread ground assault on the city. Seth Binder, an expert on US weapons sales with the Middle East Democracy Center, told the Journal that Biden's apparent U-turn weakens his influence over Netanyahu. Analysts say that Biden's handling of the Gaza war is among the issues corroding his support among them.
Persons: , Joe Biden, Benjamin Netanyahu, Biden, Israel, Nathan Howard, Netanyahu —, Seth Binder, Netanyahu, Sen, Chris Van Hollen, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, he's, Dave Harden Organizations: Service, Israel's, Officials, Street Journal, Business, CNN, White, Getty, Middle East Democracy Center, Washington Post, Pentagon, Israel, Gaza, US Agency for International Development, West Bank, BBC Locations: Israel, Gaza, Rafah, Washington , DC, Iran, Lebanon, Damascus, Syria
Mansfield said an Eras Tour proposal could be "really romantic" but urged couples to ensure their motives were deep. Make sure your partner would enjoy a public proposalAnother important factor to consider is whether your partner would enjoy a public proposal. Jaime Bronstein, a relationship therapist, said an Eras Tour proposal is a great idea if Swift's music has played a "significant role in your relationship." However, she added that it's important to check if a public proposal is something your partner would feel comfortable with. "If your significant other is more private or would prefer a more intimate setting, a public proposal at a concert might cause discomfort or anxiety," she said.
Persons: , Taylor, Swift, Carmen Castillo, Castillo, Vernon Chamorro, We'd, Kate Mansfield, Tammy Nelson, Mansfield, Octavio Jones, Nelson, Chamorro, Alyssa Hildebrand, Forbes, Travis Kelce's, Jaime Bronstein Organizations: Service, Business Locations: TikTok, Tampa , Florida, Nicaragua, Singapore
A cruise ship worker was accused of stabbing a passenger and attacking crew members. AdvertisementA cruise ship employee was arrested after he allegedly used scissors to stab three people aboard a ship that was traveling to Alaska. The employee, identified as Ntando Sogoni from South Africa, had recently started working on Norwegian Encore, a ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line, according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Matthew Judy cited by AP News. The US Department of Transportation keeps a record of reported crimes on cruise ships through quarterly reports. The district attorney's office, Juneau's police department, Sogoni's lawyer, and Norwegian Cruise Line did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Persons: , Matthew Judy, Sogoni Organizations: Service, Norwegian Cruise, AP News, FBI, US Department of Transportation, Cruise Locations: Alaska, Seattle, South Africa, Norwegian, Sogoni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Juneau
Peter Thiel faced backlash from pro-Palestine protesters during an event in Cambridge, UK. Protesters interrupted his speech at the Cambridge Union and accused him of genocide. AdvertisementTech billionaire Peter Thiel was trapped inside a student debating hall on Wednesday by pro-Palestine protesters who accused him of genocide. Thiel, 56, is a cofounder of data-mining company Palantir, which supplies the Israel Defense Forces with technology for "war-related missions." Thiel was giving a speech at the Cambridge Union Society in the UK (which is independent of the University of Cambridge) when pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted his monologue.
Persons: Peter Thiel, Thiel, Organizations: Palestine, Israel Defense Forces, Protesters, Cambridge Union, Service, Tech, Cambridge Union Society, University of Cambridge, Business Locations: Cambridge
The company has sold 150 concert vacations since last year, according to The Telegraph. Russian music fans, however, appear to be so desperate to see their favorite artists that they are paying thousands to go on "concert vacations" abroad. A spokesperson for the operator told The Telegraph that it had sold 150 concert vacations since it launched its packages in the fall of last year. One of the packages — a five-day trip to see Ed Sheeran perform in Belgrade, Serbia, in August — costs around $1,123. "Western superstars don't perform in Moscow anymore," Jonny Tickle, a British man living in Moscow, wrote on X.
Persons: Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, , Snoop, Sheeran, Jonny Tickle, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Adele, Tickle, Guy Berryman, hadn't, Coldplay, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Elzy, Vakarchuk Organizations: The, Service, Express, The Telegraph, Scorpions, Ukraine, Europa, Coldplay, Russian Express Locations: Russian, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Zagreb, Croatia, Dubai, Belgrade, Serbia, Moscow, British, Dua, Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Ukrainian, Brussels
A German political party proposed a government cap on doner kebabs. Around €7 billion, or around $7.5 billion, worth of doner kebabs are sold every year in Germany, according to The Guardian and The Independent. The party plans to propose a government price cap of €4.90 (around $5.30) or €2.90 (around $3.10) for young people, The Guardian reported. If those decrease, then kebab prices also decrease," Gebel told BI. "The kebab price will remain high if the government does not change anything," she said.
Persons: Chancellor Scholz, , Kathi, Gebel, Olaf Scholz, Virginia Mayo, Scholz, Putin … I'm Organizations: Guardian, Service, Independent, Left Party, AP, European Central Bank, Federal Statistical Office Locations: Germany, Brussels, Virginia
A 12th-century French castle, Château d'Armainvilliers, is being auctioned for around $454 million. The castle was previously owned by King Hassan II of Morocco. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA 12th-century castle that once belonged to a Rothschild is being auctioned for a staggering €425 million, or around $454 million. It was once owned by Edmond de Rothschild, before being sold to King Hassan II of Morocco, a spokesperson for Meuwissen told Business Insider.
Persons: Château, King Hassan II, , Rothschild, Ignace Meuwissen, d'Armainvilliers, Edmond de Rothschild, Meuwissen Organizations: Service, Meuwissen, Business Locations: Morocco, Paris
China launched the Chang'e-6 probe to collect samples from the far side of the moon. AdvertisementChina on Friday launched a probe to collect samples from the far side of the moon, as it stepped up its space race against the US. The Chang'e-6 probe successfully lifted off from China's Wenchang Space Launch Center at 5.37 a.m. It will collect around two kilograms of lunar samples from the far side of the moon for analysis. "People want to know why this happened," Yi Xu, a professor at the Space Science Institute of Macau University of Science and Technology and a member of the Chang'e-6 science team told The New York Times.
Persons: , maria, Yi Xu Organizations: Service, US, NASA, Space Science Institute of Macau University of Science, Technology, New York Times Locations: China
The Dutch princess faced a kidnapping threat while studying at the University of Amsterdam in 2022. AdvertisementThe heir to the throne of the Netherlands, Princess Amalia, said that her fear of being kidnapped forced her to move countries. AdvertisementShe moved to a regular accommodation block in 2020, even though the Dutch royals have a palace in Amsterdam. As a result, she moved back to the main Dutch royal residence in The Hague. Princess Amalia of The Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam on September 5.
Persons: Princess Catharina, Amalia of, Catharina, , Princess Amalia, Amalia, Princess Amalia of The, van Katwijk, King Willem, Alexander, Per, Britain's Princess Anne, Michael Fagan, Fagan Organizations: University of Amsterdam, Service, BBC, Bild, Guardian, NOS, People, Royals, Royal Locations: Netherlands, Spain, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Princess Amalia of The Netherlands, Corona, Madrid, Dutch, Buckingham
Charges were filed in the disappearance of Mint Butterfield, naming a second person. Butterfield was found after six days of missing in San Francisco. AdvertisementA second person is facing charges over the disappearance of Mint Butterfield, the teen child of two tech founders. They are the only child of Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, who cofounded Flickr together in 2004. Stewart Butterfield also cofounded Slack and is worth around $1.6 billion, according to Forbes .
Persons: Mint Butterfield, Butterfield, , Caterina Fake, Stewart Butterfield, Slack Organizations: Mint, Service, Forbes, Business Locations: San Francisco, San Francisco's Tenderloin
This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. AdvertisementAshley Ketner works full-time in a corporate sales job where she proudly displays colorful tattoos on her arms, legs, back, and head. Speaking to Business Insider, Keter said she regularly gets new ink, as she believes her tattoos are a "personal art collection." "I obviously got the job based on my credentials, and very soon after being hired, my tattoos were on full display. While starting a conversation about tattoos with your employer could be intimidating for some people, it's worth noting that
Persons: , Ashley Ketner, Keter, Ketner, she's, Meg Wright Ketner, it's Organizations: Service, Business Locations: North Carolina, New York City
IQAir's air quality report ranked the world's most and least polluted areas. The report revealed 92.5% of countries and only 9% of cities met WHO's PM2.5 guidelines in 2023. AdvertisementSwiss company IQAir ranked the most and least polluted countries and cities in the world in a recent air quality report. And only 9% of cities surveyed achieved WHO's guidelines of acceptable PM2.5 levels in 2023. Meanwhile, cities in California, Georgia, and Iowa were named the most polluted, as shown in the below ranking.
Persons: WHO's, , IQAir Organizations: Service, Business Locations: California , Georgia, Iowa, Swiss, Arizona , Nevada, Colorado
Butterfield's parents cofounded Flickr, and their father later cofounded Slack. Their parents, Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, cofounded Flickr in 2004, and Stewart Butterfield went on to cofound Slack. Their disappearance resulted in an extensive search effort in Tenderloin, an area in San Francisco known for homelessness, crime, and drugs. Butterfield's parents, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, were married from 2001 until 2007, the New York Post reported. Stewart Butterfield cofounded Slack in 2013 with Cal Henderson.
Persons: Butterfield, Slack, , Mint Butterfield, Caterina Fake, Stewart Butterfield, cofound Slack, Christopher, Kio, Dizefalo, Adam Schermerhorn, Schermerhorn, Jyri Engeström, Cal Henderson Organizations: Flickr, Service, Saturday, Police, Marin County Sheriff's, San Francisco, Office, New York Post, Yahoo Locations: San Francisco, Tenderloin, Marin County, Marin
Travis Kelce auctioned off four Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets for $80,000 at a charity event. In 2023, Swift's Eras Tour contributed significantly to her estimated earnings of $1.1 billion. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementTravis Kelce sold four tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour for $80,000 at a charity auction hosted by Patrick Mahomes. Swift seemingly decided to auction off the tickets spontaneously, as they weren't included in the docket.
Persons: Travis Kelce, Taylor, Patrick Mahomes, , Swift Organizations: Service, Business Locations: Las Vegas
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